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Happy Holiday Season from the NMYFL!

Serving the Northern Twin Cities Area, MN

2022 was the NMYFL's 8th year. Thank you to our members: Blaine Youth Football, Centennial Youth Football, Coon Rapids Youth Football and Spring Lake Park Youth Football. We supported 53 tackle teams grade 2-6 and 13 flag teams K-1.

2022 wall of champions

  • 5th Grade - Blaine Bengals
  • 6th Grade - Blaine Gladiators
  • 2nd Grade - Centennial Chiefs
  • 3rd Grade - SLP Panther - Blue
  • 4th Grade - Blaine Bearcats
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Bowl Games for 2022 were held on Saturday, October 15th  at Aquatore Park and Spring Lake Park HS. Our Bowl Championship Games were played on Sunday, October 16th at Centennial High School.

2022 - Bowl Games Schedule

Click on the link for full schedule. Updated 10/15 8:30 PM

Association Websites

If you are interested in playing youth football this season please visit your home association web site below, where you live or attend school. All registrations and team formations are conducted by the associations. This website only contains league information and is not directly connected to  the associations administration for registration, team formation or activity days.

2022 League Update

Click on the link below to get updates, schedule and results for each grade level.

2023 Games Begin


2023 season games begin on Monday, August 28th for Grade 5-6!
First Weekend of games is Saturday, September 9th.

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2022 Playing RULES

Below are the 2022 Grade Level Playing Rules. Click the document provided to view. Note, we will play 8-person football for grades 2 & 3 in 2022 . 

2023 Field Locations

Looking for a game field, check out the field locations page and game field links below:

2023 NMYFL Field Locations

All Home Games are listed on this page.


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 11:30 am on Saturdays. All other decisions will be made at the game site at game time so please report to the field.

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 or postponement.

2023 Referee Interest

Are you interested in become a part of the NMYFL referees group. Complete the registration interest below and we will get you prepared for the 2023 Season.

Kevin Johnston

NMYFL - Managing Director

Phone: 763-587-3021


How to Post Scores Using Quick Score
To quickly add in only the score to be displayed on team pages :

  1. Sign in and turn on Edit Mode. 
  2. Find the Team Page you want to score from. 
  3. Select the Game Schedule sub tab.
  4. Under the Status column, click on the "time of the game".
  5. Scroll down and choose Quick Score. 
  6. Input the score of the game, and change the Game Status to Final. 
  7. Click Save. 

NMYFL 2022 Season Review

The 2022 season started on Monday, August 29th with a limited schedule of 5th and 6th grade games this week. It was a season that returned us to normalcy as we continue to battle the pandemic, but we had 53 tackle and 13 flag teams across our four community associations n action this year.

In 2022, we also competed in crossover games at the 4th, 5th & 6th grader level against teams from the TCNFL. In all or teams played 54 non-league games in October against teams from the other league. 

Thanks to all the coaches, players, referees, spectators and board members of our associations for making this season possible. It was great to see everyone out watching youth football and having a good time.  

We had more than 900 players, 180 coaches and 30 referees in our league this season. 

See you next August!




The North Metro Youth Football League (“NMYFL”) enters its 8th year in 2022. 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:

  1. Provide a framework that allows teams from the various participating communities to play each other.
  2. Establish a uniform set of playing rules and provide educational training for coaches and referees to create consistency in enforcement of playing rules.
  3. Develop and maintain game schedules for each grade division among the participating communities.
  4. Provide a mechanism and authority for receiving, investigating, and resolving complaints.
  5. Create opportunities to educate all participants on the value of participation in youth sports and volunteerism in the communities we serve.