Spartan Youth Club is a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster a positive learning environment in which children develop mental, physical and emotional growth. By promoting commitment, teamwork and sportsmanship, children of all ages and abili
All applicants will be required to attend a pre-certification course, pass a CBI background check, and complete an approved Concussion Course. The AYL/Spartans are partnering with USA FOOTBALL to certify coaches in Heads Up Tackling, Concussion Awareness, and Equipment Fitting. Stay tuned for more information on how to access the USA FOOTBALL site through the Spartan Program. If you are interested in helping teach kids the fundamentals of football, please contact the Football Director immediately!
There is no guarantee that you will receive a head coaching position until all background information and team availability is confirmed.
To apply on linego to the registration link and select 2014 Football Coaches Application
You have reached the official home of the Spartans! The Spartans are the premier youth football organization servicing Aurora, Centennial and Arapahoe County. The Spartans are one of the largest youth football organizations in the state of Colorado. The Spartans compete against other youth organizations in the Arapahoe Youth League (AYL). The member clubs of the AYL are; Spartans, Hawks, Bruins, Dolphins, Warriors, Eagles and Thunder. The Spartans offer tackle football for kids ages of 6 through age 14. Our goal is to teach the fundamentals of football and promote sportsmanship. If you are looking to have your child learn the fundamentals of football and have fun you are in the right place! Come join us and become a Spartan - Where youth comes first!
For questions please contact:
(Due to the high volume of calls, questions will be answered via email only however, our website is mostly conclusive and most of your questions can be answered RIGHT HERE...!)
Kevin Johnson - Director of Football
Greg Albaugh - Director at Large
Kenny Williams - Director at Large
JJ Rullo - Director at Large
Registration will begin on May 1, 2014. Coaches will not receive an official rosters until the middle of July!
Once you register your child and receive a confirmation, please allow until mid July before you hear from your coach. Again, rosters will not be available to coaches until after registration has closed in July!!
Registration fees will be increased for the 2014 season. Spartan Football continues to be one of the least expensive clubs to play for in the AYL. Due to increased insurance costs, fees from our field providers, and replacement of football practice equipment the Football Board has raised registration fees to $205 for early registration and $255 for late registration. Register early to save $50.
Each player must attend the MANDATORY WEIGH IN on Saturday August 16, 2014. The location will be Sports Authority Corporate Offices - 1050 W Hampden Ave, Englewood, CO 80110. The exact time for Spartan weigh ins will be provided to each Head Coach.
Any player who does not attend the Mandatory Weigh-In will not be allowed to play in the first game.
Weigh In - Saturday August 16th
Make Up Weigh In - Fee $40 Cash - Wednesday August 20th 6:00 PM - Avalanche Grill Family Sports Center
1st Late Weigh In - Fee $40 Cash - Wednesday Spetember 3rd 6:00 PM - Avalanche Grill Family Sports Center
It is highly recommended that every player undergo and pass a physical exam before participating in tackle Football. Parents make sure your child has passed a routine physical exam before signing them up.
The Spartans, in conjunction with the Arapahoe Youth League, offer three different divisions in which kids can compete depending on your child's skill level and football experience. If you have any concerns regarding where your child should play please contact the Football Director.
This division is considered ourbeginnersdivision and is recommended for players and coaches who have very little or no tackle football experience. This division is a good building tool for kids to learn the fundamentals of the game. CFC teams will only be offered if there is enough first or second year players to complete a roster. The minimum play requirements for this division are 32 plays per game.
The AFC divison is considered our intermediate division. Players, teams and coaches with one or more season of tackle football experience are encouraged to sign up for this division. AFC Coaches do not control their rosters. We allow returning players to return to the same team each season. The minimum play requirements for this division are 24 plays per game.
The NFC is considered ourcompetitive division where the more committed and competitive players play. All NFC Coaches control their rosters. If you are interested in trying out for an NFC team please check back soon for TRY OUT INFORMATION. The Spartans are always looking for more players to help strengthen all of our NFC rosters. The minimum play requirements for this division are 16 plays per game.
PLAYING TIME IS EARNED!
The Spartans, along with the AYL will not allow kids under the age of 6 to play organized tackle football. We recommend 4 and 5 yr. olds start out by playing flag football. For information about a local flag football league in SE Aurora, Centennial, and the surrounding area please check DEX ONLINE! Any kid who turns 6 before the first week of the regular season will be considered for possible placement.
Age of Players
The AYL Football Program is for ages 6 to 14. Players enrolled in High school are not eligible to play in the AYL.
football. i.e.: All 14 year olds must be in the 8th grade to play in the AYL. (REV. 10/98)
2013 Weight Eligibility for Various Divisions
Play Down Weight
All Single Patch players must be on the line of scrimmage and can only advance the ball on a forward pass. A player is patched and must wear a patch on the upper part of the shoulder at all times.
All Double Patch players must be on the line of scrimmage at all times and cannot advance the ball on any set play. A double-patched player must wear two patches on the upper part of each shoulder at all times.
Play Down Weight: This weight is the maximum weight a child can weigh in order to play down one age division. For instance a 10 year old that weighs 80 pounds can play down with the 9 year old age group because of his "limited" size.Parents must request to have their child play down.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "It's not the size of the child in the fight but the size of the fight in the child!"