When registering, players will choose which high school they plan on attending when they reach 9th grade. This will determine which team they will be placed on during their time in the AYFA.
We currently are aligned with Appleton East (Rebels), Appleton West (Tigers), and Appleton North (Chargers). Each program works in conjunction with their respective high school program to prepare players for the transition to High School football
For the 6th and 7th grade programs, the fee schedule for 2023 is as follows:
$175 - Registration Fee Early Bird- After May 1st Registration will go up to $200
$ 75 - Volunteer Fee (will be refunded once volunteer hours have been fulfilled)
$200 - Optional Fundraiser Buyout
Players are encouraged to participate in the fundraiser vs. choose the buyout.
For 8th-grade players the fee is a $40 co-curricular fee that is paid to AASD.
The backbone of AYFA is our 8th-grade program. Since there are no fees charged, it is critical that we have full participation from our student-athletes in our fundraiser!
8th graders are therefore expected to participate in the fundraiser.
Scholarships are available to those in financial need…no player will be turned away for financial reasons. Players receiving a scholarship must participate in the fundraiser.
All football equipment for 6th & 7th-grade players is provided through AYFA.
AASD provides equipment for 8th-grade players.
Players need to provide cleats and a mouth-guard.
Games are typically held on Saturdays at the following times:
6th Grade – 10:30 am
7th Grade – 12:00 pm
8th Grade – 1:30 pm
We play an 8 game schedule, 4 home games and 4 away
The season usually begins the third Saturday of August and through Mid-October.
Home games are played at the respective high schools on the turf fields.
Transportation may be provided to away games outside of Appleton
Players are required to ride the bus to the away game.
We play in the Great Lakes Independent Football Leagues (GLIFC)
Teams are from NE Wisconsin Area
St. Joes Wildcats (Green Bay)
St. Phillips Falcons (Green Bay)
Oshkosh North Eagles
Sheboygan North Raiders & South Redwings
Fond du Lac Cardinals
Appleton North /East/West
7 on 7 is an opportunity for skill position players (QB/RB/WR/TE/DB/TE) to try new positions while learning their respective team’s base offense and defense. Think two-hand touch using the Chargers, Tigers, and Rebels schemes.
It is open to all AYFA Players and there is no cost to participate
6th Grade plays @ Appleton West / 7th Grade @ Appleton North / 8th Grade @ Appleton East
Dates for 2023 TBD
Players can wear shorts, t-shirts, and cleats
We begin practice on Monday, July 31, 2023.
Practice times are determined by each head coach, but they are typically from 5:30 -7:30 M/T/W/TH during the summer, and then M/T/TH once school begins. Practice times are adjusted as daylight fades in the Fall.