ABOUT IYFL

We are a Non-Profit501(c)3 youth football league. Our mission is to provide a transformative and inclusive youth football experience that goes beyond the game itself. We are dedicated to nurturing the physical, emotional, and social development of our young athletes, instilling lifelong values and empowering them to become well-rounded individuals and future leaders in our community.

IYFL’s vision is to serve as a catalyst for stimulating Football in the State of Idaho and to play a major role in unifying all the leagues in Idaho under one set of rules.

IYFL BYLAWS

IYFL is a League that provides:

  • Structure
  • Standardized Football Rules
  • State Playoff System
  • Scholastic Excellence Program
  • Governance over the League

IYFL uses a combination of the NCAA rules and a set of “home grown” rules that are modifications to the NCAA set and provide the unique rules to IYFL. 

IYFL has 1 season, Fall.  Practices start the beginning of August. Games start the beginning of September.

IYFL has 3 eligible age brackets which are available to both Boys and Girls with no discrimination against their size or weight. 

Eligibility is determined by what age an athlete will be on 07/31 of current year

8u, 10u and 12u 

Key Elements of our Mission:


1. Athletic Excellence: We strive to develop athletes who not only possess
exceptional football skills but also demonstrate discipline, sportsmanship, and a strong work ethic. Through quality coaching and comprehensive training programs, we aim to cultivate a culture of continuous improvement and teamwork, allowing our players to excel on and off the field.

2. Character Development: We believe that sports serve as a powerful platform for character development. Our league is committed to fostering traits such as integrity, resilience, respect, and responsibility. We instill in our athletes the importance of fair play, ethical behavior, and the ability to overcome challenges with grace, creating a foundation for lifelong success.

3. Inclusivity and Diversity: We embrace and celebrate the diversity within our community. Our league is dedicated to providing equal opportunities for all young athletes, regardless of their background, skill level, or socioeconomic status. We create an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported, fostering a sense of belonging and camaraderie.

4. Holistic Growth: We understand that youth sports play a vital role in the overall development of young individuals. Our league aims to promote physical fitness, mental well-being, and healthy lifestyle habits among our players. We encourage them to strive for academic excellence, develop leadership skills, and engage in community service, nurturing well-rounded individuals with a strong sense of civic responsibility.

5. Community Engagement: We believe in the power of community and the importance of giving back. Through partnerships with local organizations, businesses, and volunteers, we actively engage with our community, promoting positive social change and addressing key challenges. We aim to create a supportive network that not only benefits our athletes but also enriches the lives of families, coaches, and stakeholders involved in our league.

By adhering to our mission, we aim to inspire and empower the next generation of football players to reach their full potential, fostering a love for the game and equipping them with the skills and values necessary to thrive in all aspects of life.
Together, we can build a legacy of excellence, integrity, and unity through the beautiful game of football.