YOUTH FOOTBALL...THE WAY IT SHOULD BE PLAYED
From Long Island to New York City, the LINYC has proven to be the gold standard in class, integrity and competition.
With organizations spanning as far as White Plains to New Jersey to Long Island and New York City, the LINYC is continuing to grow. As the licensed Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) league for the New York Metropolitan district, the LINYC has solidified itself as the most elite youth football league in the area. The LINYC age divisions are 6 & Under, 8 & Under, 10 & Under, 12 & Under, 14 & Under. LINYC age divisions are governed by a birthdate deadine of August 1st. LINYC plays National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) rules. That means real football rules, all the time. All age divisions, with the exception of the 6 & Under division, are eligible to qualify for the AAU League-based National Championships.
AAU is recognized as excellence in a multitude of youth sports and tackle football is no exception. The Long Island New York City Youth Football League is dedicated to excellence and our clubs can now enjoy the prestige of being a member club of the AAU and competing in the exclusive LINYC AAU Youth Football league, complete with league-based National Championship tournaments annually in Florida during the month of December.
After the Amateur Sports Act of 1978, the AAU has focused its efforts into providing sports programs for all participants of all ages beginning at the grass roots level. The philosophy of "Sports for All, Forever," is shared by over 670,000 participants and over 100,000 volunteers.
Sports for all, forever!
The mission of the AAU is to offer lifelong progression of creeds, to enhance the amateur sports programs for persons of all ages, races and physical, mental and moral creeds, to enhance the physical, mental and moral sportsmanship, good citizenship and safety.
USA Football celebrates coaches across the country
Football is forever by USA Football
LINYC CROWNS SUPERBOWL CHAMPS
The Longs Island / New York City Youth Football League crowned a champion in each of its divisions on November 6, 2016 at Malverne Senior High School in Malverne, NY.
In the 14U Division the Valley Stream Green Hornets were awarded the coveted Superbowl trophy along with 12U Division winners the Brooklyn Panthers and the undefeated Kings County Chiefs were crowned the winners in the 10U division.
LONG ISLAND NEW YORK CITY YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE
In September 2016, the New Yfork Giants and USA Football welcomed the LINYC to Giants Stadium, complete with a set of high fives from New York Giants superstar wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr.
LINYC VISITS THE GIANTS
The kids were invited as part of a presentation to the LINYC from USA Football as well as the New York Giants organization announcing the organizations partnerships.
LONG ISLAND NEW YORK CITY
YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE
LINYC WELCOMES 10 NEW CLUBS TO AAU FOOTBALL
Now under the prestigous banner of AAU Football, the LINYC has been busy this offseason adding twelve new football clubs to AAU Football and the LINYC. (Clubs signed to LINYC enter all their age divisions. Ex: 14U, 12U, 10U, 8U, 6U)
The LINYC, working closely with AAU staff, has been fielding a rush of phone calls from organizations looking to join the elite football league for the 2017 season. The league projects participation by eleven to twenty football clubs this season. The LINYC and AAU Football are expecting to meet with these clubs over the next month and are expecting to formally sign these clubs by the end February 2017 for the Fall 2017 season.
Become an AAU Football Club
“The LINYC Youth Football League is the sole AAU licensed tackle football league for the AAU New York Metropolitan District and the AAU National Football Qualifier for the 2017 AAU National Tackle Football League Championships in Orlando, Florida."
AAU National Football Chair
SCHUTT Takes Interest in LINYC
LINYC & AAU FOOTBALL READY FOR 2017 SEASON
After what seemed like a very short offseason, LINYC and AAU Football officials are ready to launch the 2017 season with a bang, as some of the areas top teams and rivalries have joined the league and are ready to do battle.
The 9-game season will begin on Saturday, September 9, 2017 with the playoffs following and the Super Bowl to be played on December 2, 2017. The league's Super Bowl champions qualify to participate in the AAU Football League-based National Championships in Orlando, Florida from December 14, 2017 - December 17, 2017.
The league will select All-Stars to participate in a star-studded Pro Bowl at season's end and wil hold a red carpet "LINYC / AAU FOOTBALL (NY METRO DISTRICT) AWARDS CEREMONY" to salute those LINYC / AAU Football student-athletes that excelled on and off the field.