Non-Tackle Football

Aurora Youth Football Provides Alternative to Traditional Programs

Youth Football programs across the country are changing. For some players and their parents, the safety concerns surrounding traditional tackle football leagues can steer young football players away from the sport. The Aurora Youth Football Association is proud to be on the forefront of providing alternatives to traditional tackle-only programs.

For the third year in a row, the AYFA is offering its unique non-tackle football league. Historically, Flag football was the only alternative to tackle football. However, the AYFA observed that transition from flag to tackle football was difficult for players who were not accustomed to the fundamentals of the traditional game.

The non-tackle league incorporates many of the same rules from traditional football without the heavy hitting and tackling for those athletes who are not currently prepared for tackle football. One of the biggest advantages of the non-tackle league is that it incorporates an offense and defensive line which is lacking in traditional flag football and is a major component of traditional football.

If your child is interested in participating in the AYFA non-tackle league, registration is now open and is available for pre-k through kindergarten, 1st grade through 2nd grade, 3rd grade through 4th grade, and 5th grade through 6th grade. Please go to our new and improved website for all pricing, start dates, practice information, etc. Early registration ends June 1st ; after that time there will be a late fee added to registration. The AYFA is looking forward to continued success of this innovative program in 2017 and beyond.

AYFA Spirit Wear

Order Your AYFA Spirit Gear By Sunday, June 18th to ensure that you receive it before the season starts. Expected delivery is the 1st week of July. Please contact Nick Courtad at with any questions.

Youth Non-Tackle (Flag) Football:
$85 / $125

Plus $3 service fee. 
(Age Levels: Pre-K - K, 1st - 2nd, 3rd - 4th, 5th - 6th)

  • Pre-K (must be 4 by August 1) to 2nd Grade:   Jersey’s and Flags only.  $85  
  • 3rd Grade to  6th Grade:   Helmets, shoulder pads, pants and jerseys provided.     $125   
  • Practice: Pre-K to 2nd Grade: 1 practice each week / 3rd Grade to 6th Grade: 2 practices each week

All questions related to Non-Tackle Football can be directed to: 
Tom Courtad - 216-312-1067 or  John Gallucci -