Iowa Youth Football Leagues has 11 youth football leagues in Iowa catalogued below, sorted alphabetically. If you have a correction or you wish to add a league, contact us at

Elkhorn Youth Football

Founded in 1994, and based in Arlington, Nebraska, the league includes 20 participating communities from Nebraska and Iowa, including Arlington, Ashland, Auburn, Bennington, Blair, DC West, Elkhorn, Ft.Calhoun, Gretna, Gross, Hickman, Logan-Magnolia, Missouri Valley, Nebraska City, North Bend, Oakland-Craig, Plattsmouth, Roncalli, Sprongfield Platteview, Tekamah-Herman, West Point and Yutan. It is a tackle league with three age brackets. Contact the league at

Greater Des Moines Catholic Football League

This league was founded in 1964. Despite its name, it is open to all youth regardless of their relgious affiliation. Players in grades 1-3 participate in flag football. 4th through 8th graders play tackle football. Wieght restrictions apply at every level. Contact the president at 771-2967.  

Indianola Youth Football

4th, 5th and 6th graders in Indinola can participate in tackle football courtesy of Indinola Youth Football. This league was founded in 1992 and currently sports 14 teams in two size brackets. A rare feature of this league is that children are drafted onto a squad and remain on the squad throughout their tenure. For more information contact league president Garrett Davey at 961-4938 or send them an email.

Johnston Youth Football

Based in Des Moines, this league is for kids in 3rd through 6th grades who reside in the Johnston Community School District. There is a weight limit on ball carriers in the younger age divisions. Contact them at their contact screen.

Manchester Youth Football League

This league is for kids in grades 5 and 6. For more information contact Tim Egemo at 563-927-6922.

Metro Youth Football

The MYF was founded in 1971 to provide the youth of Cedar Rapids the opportunity to play both flag and tackle football. The flag football program is actually a spring season for kids in grades 1 through 4. The fall tackle program is for kids in grades 4 through 6. Contact them at 393-8696 or via email.

Northwest Youth Football League

The NYFL is a tackle football league for kids in grades 3-6. They are based in Storm Lake but they have a complete listing of their participating communities. For more information, call them at 712-229-5514 or send them an email.

Pride of Iowa Youth Football League

Founded in 2005, the league offers the following teams: I-35 White,I-35 Blue, Bedford, Corning, East Union, Lamoni, Martensdale, St. Marys, Southeast Warren, Central Decatur, Nodaway Valley, Ringgold Raider Black, Ringgold Raider White, Shenandoah Maroon, Shenandoah Silver, Creston White, Creston Black, Bethany MO White, Bethany MO Purple, Albany MO, Worth County MO, Red Oak Black, Red Oak Orange, Clarke Gold, Clarke Maroon, Clarinda White, Clarinda Red, Glenwood Black, Glenwood Gold, East Mills, Fremont-Mills-Tabor, Creston Red, Nishnabotna. Contact the league at

West Des Moines Little Pro Football League

Communities participating in this youth, tackle football league include Adel, Ames, Atlantic, Huxley, Boone, Carroll, Grimes, Gilbert, Harlan, Nevada, Norwalk, Ogden and Story City. Contact them at 515.266.2399 or via email.

Western Iowa Youth Sports

WIYS was started in 1991 in Council Bluffs and offers takcle football to the residents of southwest Iowa. Children in grades 4 through 7 are invited to play at no cost. Players will be assigned to teams based in high school districting. The partipating school districts include Abraham Lincoln, AHST, Lewis Central, Riverside, Saint Albert, Thomas Jefferson, Treynor, Tri-Center and Underwood. Some weight restrictions apply. Contact the league through their contact screen

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