North Metro Youth Football League games may be cancelled due to severe weather or unplayable fields. Game cancellations will be posted on this site by 4:30 pm during the week and by 10:30 am on Saturdays. All other decisions will be made at game time.
Games can and will be played in rainy conditions and above freezing (32 degrees) temperatures at game time. Coaches will communicate to their teams when there is a cancellation.
The MSHSL has moved all levels of high football for Minnesota to the Spring, but we will start games on September 1st. We have had communications with the MN Dept of Health and the state administration there are no plans to restrict youth sports. We have developed the NMYFL Competition Protocols to guide our league play on game day, but other than that it's time to play some football!
On August 11th Spring Lake Park opted out of playing tackle football this Fall and will not be participating in our league this season. Blaine, Centennial and Coon Rapids will be participating and with that we will have 33 teams this season grade 2-6. We will also, for the first time, be conducting some crossover games at the 4th-6th grade level with the Twin Cities North Youth Football League (TCNYFL).
We are living in a different world right now with Covid-19 and we ask everyone's cooperation on changes with our league programming and game day experience. We are working to mitigate any risk for players, coaches, officials, and spectators.
NMYFL - League Director
Please go to Grade Level League Pages for Final Schedules:
5th & 6th Grade teams see date switch for week of 10/5 TUE/THU Games.
The 2019 season served four great football communities with grade 2-6 tackle football. We had 44 teams with approximately 800 players, 175 coaches, and 30 game officials. We also aligned with Trusted Coaches and USA Football again this season as well as the Youth 1st Initiative at all grade levels.
In 2020 due to Covid-19 we are planning for 35+ teams as associations are in final planning stages of getting ready for the season.
For local association and team information please visit our league member's association web sites below:
**Spring Lake Park has opted out of participating in the 2020 NMYFL season and is not playing tackle football this Fall.
The North Metro Youth Football League (“NMYFL”) enters its 6th year in 2020. The league is a collaboration of communities located in the north metro of the Twin Cities organized to provide a tackle football league for youth. In 2017 the NMYFL had its highest number of teams serving 63 tackle teams, 200+ coaches, and 1,340+ players across grades 2-6. The league also welcomed Coon Rapids at grades 2-6 and St Francis at grade 2.
In 2015, the first year of the league, we served community based football associations of: Blaine, Centennial, Coon Rapids, Irondale, Mounds View, and Spring Lake Park. Grade level divisions were offered for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.
In 2016, the league expanded to 57 teams, including 5th & 6th grade divisions, as well as welcoming St. Anthony at the 5th & 6th grade level and Andover at the 2nd grade level.
Philosophy and League Functions
The league is organized to coordinate the activities of the member communities participating teams. The league is an informal organization, and operates with a minimum of rules, regulations, policies and procedures. The focus of the league is on providing youth with the opportunity to play tackle football and grow participation in the sport.
The basic operating functions of the league are as follows: