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 8 & Under, 10 & Under, 12 & Under, 14& Under and even an introductory 6 & Under division. LINYC age divisions are governed by a birthdate deadine of August 1. LINYC plays National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) rules. That means real football rules, all the time.
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.
KINGS COUNTY CHIEFS
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNER-UP
The Longs Island New York City Youth Football League's 2016 10U champions, the Kings County Chiefs journeyed to Daytona Beach, Florida for the 2016 SNI National Youth Football Championships.
The Chiefs proved up to the task as they overcame adversity and battled their way to a 2nd place finish in the elite tournament of the nation's best youth football teams. Proof that the best come to play in the LINYC!
LONG ISLAND NEW YORK CITY
YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE
LINYC WELCOMES NEW CLUBS TO AAU FOOTBALL
Now under the prestigous banner of AAU Football, the LINYC has been busy this offseason adding a number of new football clubs to AAU Football and the league. The LINYC would like to welcome the following clubs to AAU Football and the LINYC's AAU Youth Football League:
Valley Stream Green Hornets
Kings County Chiefs
Wheatley Heights Chiefs
North Hempstead Raiders
New York City Blackhawks
(Clubs signed to LINYC enter all their age divisions. Ex: 14U, 12U, 10U, 8U)
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