2016 AYF Atlantic Region Preview | Youth1

2016 AYF Atlantic Region Preview

American Youth Football (AYF) is is the largest youth football and cheer organization in the United States, boasting 1,000,000 members with leagues in all 50 states and worldwide. 

The 2016-2017 season kicked off on July 25th, as it was the first time the football teams were allowed to practices.  Here’s a look at the Atlantic Region and the must know information for this year.

Atlantic Region

States Represented:  Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina

Conferences eligible to participate in the National Tournament:

East Carolina (North Carolina)

Delmarva (Delaware/Maryland)

Greater Charlotte (North Carolina)

Hampton Roads (Virginia)

The Metro (DC/Maryland)

Northern Virginia (Virginia)

Piedmont Youth Football & Cheer League (North Carolina)

Southern Maryland (Maryland)

Virginia Alliance (Virginia)

2015 National Champions:

The Atlantic Region was home to the most AYF National Champions out of any region in the country last season.  These teams will be returning to defend their national crown. Their national champions were:

National Division I: Pee Wee, Watkins Hornets

National Division I: Jr. Pee Wee, Virginia Cavaliers

National Division I: Jr. Midget, Watkins Hornets

National Division I: Cadet, Marshall Height Bison

National Division II: Cadet, Dulles Patriots

All American: 12 & Under, Shutdown Academy

Conference All Stars: 12 & Under, Metro

All American: 14 & Under, pool B, Central VA Hurricanes

2016 Atlantic Region Championship Dates:

Football Check ins: Fri, Nov.11th

Football Championships: Nov 12th-13th



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