Maryland Youth Football Leagues currently has 34 distinct youth football leagues listed. They cover the entire state (including DC) and some leagues even cross into Virginia. If you are looking for a flag football or tackle football experience for your child, or if you are interested in non-traditional winter, spring, even indoor youth football leagues, then please check the leagues below. If you have any questions or if you wish to add a league, please contact us at

Anne Arundel Youth Football League

The AAYFL was founded over 50 years ago. It serves Andover, Annapolis, Brroklyn, Cape St.Claire, Chesapeake, Crofton, Ft.Meade, Generals Highway, Harco, Harundale, Maryland City, Old Mill, Pasadena, Severn, Severn Park, South River as well as several other communities. It offers flag and tackle football in a variety of weight classes up to unlimited for kids 4 to 14 yeas old. 

The Arena Club

This NFL-affiliated flag football league is based in Bel Air, Maryland. Contact the league at 410-734-7300 or email Chris Fielder

Balto City Upton Department of Parks & Recreation

Contact: Sherron Bogues at

Capital Beltway League

Capital Beltbay was founded in 1969 and serves the communties of Woodridge, Lamond Riggs, Forestville, Mont.Village, Southern MD, Westlake, Peppermill, Ridge, KLM. Children must be between the ages of 6 to 14 and age and weight restrictions do apply. Contact the league at 301-875-6967 or via email

Charles County Parks & Recreation

Charles County Parks & Rec runs a youth tackle football league with teams from Hughesville, Indian Head, La Plata, Southern Maryland Youth Association (Bryans Roadarea), St. Charles, Waldorf and Westlake. This is a coed league for boys and girls aged 5 to 14. There are several weight divisions from up to an unlimited division. To contact the league call 301-932-3470 or email the director, Nick Vitielliss.

Chesapeake Area Youth Unlimited Football League

This youth football league is based in Temple Hills, Maryland. You can contact them at 240-304-7215 or via email

DC Parks & Recreation Pop Warner

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) runs a Pop Warner affiliated youth football league for kids 5 to 15 years old in six age/weight classes. The league is operated in conjuction with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. You can contact them at 202-498-2243.

Dorchester YMCA Flag Football

The Dorchester YMCA offer flag football in the fall. Contact the league at 410-221-0505 or email Melissa Slacum

Frederick County Parks & Recreation

Frederick County runs a 5 on 5 coed NFL-affiliated flag football league at Utica Park on Saturdays. For more information, contact David Kling at 301-600-1637 or watch this video.

Frederick Youth Football League

The FYFL is based in Freederick, Maryland and has been in operation for almost 60 years. It is a coed league for children 5 to 13 who are residents of Frederick County. It offers both flag and takcle programs. Contact the league at 240-367-6300 or via email.

Grass Roots Youth Football League

Grass Roots offers a Spring/Summer football season. Participating teams are from Baltimore County, Baltimore Metro, the District of Columbia, Fairfax County,Loudoun County, Montgomery County, Prince George's County, and Southern Maryland. For more information, please email the league. 

Greater Baltimore Youth Football League

The GBYFL is for kids from 5 to 13 years old. It serves the communities of Loch Raven, Middle River, Northwood, Overlea, Pikesville, Randallstown, Cockeysville, LTRC, Owings Mills, Parkville, Perry Hall, Stembridge, Baltimore, Dundalk, Edgemere, Turners Station, Towson, Gardenville and Holy Dirt. You can contact the league through the website.

Greater Metropolitan Youth Football League

Based in Clinton, Maryland, the GMYFL provides the communities of Maryland and Northern Virginia both spring flag football and spring tackle football. These communities include District Heights, Laurel, Hyattsville, Leonardtown, Pax River, Patuxent, Unity, Accokeek, Kentland, MAYFL-OC, Montgomery Village, Ridge Road, Banneker, Kingman, Takoma, Takoma Park and others,  Children from ages 5 to 15 are eligible for flag; ages 8 to 14 are eligible for tackle. Contact the league at 240-475-1624 or email Rick Taylor.

Henlopen Pop Warner

Henlopen Pop Warner is a coed Pop Warner affiliated league which serves Woodbridge, Berlin, Cape Henlopen, Delmar, Dover-CR, Harrington, Laurel, Lower Sussex, Milford, Newark-Bear, Seaford, Smyrna-Clayton, Sussex Central, Wicomico. Contact the league president, Harry Hudson, at 302-245-7088

Howard County Parks and Recreation

Howard County runs its NFL-affiliated flag football league from Columbia. They actually have a fall flag football season, a winter flag football season and a spring flag football season. In addition, they offer tackle seasons in both the fall and the spring. Teams are from Elkridge, Ellicott City, Laurel, Howard County and Western Howard County. You can contact the league at 410-313-4715 or email Sandra Lambert.

Kent County Pop Warner

This fall Pop Warner league is for players 5 to 15 years old. For more information, contact Art Ramirez at 443-480-2250. 

Maryland Youth Indoor Football

This is a indoor spring tackle league with no weight limit. Teams are assigned geographically. This is a state-wide league with fields in Frederick, Jessup, Harmans, Landover, Westminster, White Marsh and Rockville. Contact the league at 443-878-3445 or via email.

Metro American Youth Football

Based in Lanham, Maryland, the MPWAYFL hosts teams from Upper Marlboro, Lanham, Temple Hill, Forest Hills, Virginia, Oxon Hill, Brandywine, Charles County, Leonardtown, Mechanicsville, Maryland as well as a team from Virginia. Contact the league at 202-436-9296 or via email

Metropolitan Baltimore Youth Football Conference

This Pop Warner affiliated youth football league is for players 5 to 14 years old in the metro Baltimore area. They offer a variety of age/weight brackets. The league can be reached at 410-687-1260 or via email

Mid Atlantic Flag

This Preston, Maryland, NFL-affiliated flag football league can be contacted at 410-310-8495 or via email

Mid Maryland Youth Football Conference League

The MMYFCL is a massive league for players ages 6 to 13 in six different divisions. They have multiple teams from Columbia, Ellicott City, Elkridge, Maplewood, South Germantown, Sykesville, Bowie, Silver Spring, Olney, Damascus, Linganore, Oakdale, Urbana, Woodlawn, Arbutus, Reisterstown, Westminster, Winfield, NorthCarroll, Clarksburg, St.Peters, Columbia, Gaithersburg, Hampstead, Poolesville, Laurel, Frederick, Catonsville and numerous teams from Howard County. For more information, contact league president, Mike Milani.

Mountain Valley Youth Football

Mountain Valley hosts teams from Boonsboro, Brunswick, Catoctin, Frederick, Hagerstown, Gamber, Middletown, Mt.Airy, Tuscarora, Walkersville and Taneytown, Maryland in three divisions. 

National Youth Football League

The NYFL is based in Baltimore and hosts teams from Baltimore Metro, Baltimore County and Prince George County. More specifically, teams are from Baltimore, Mount Pleasant, Gwynns Falls, Marlow Heights and Rosedale. For more information contact Roland Brown at 410-660-0198. 

Potomac Valley Youth Unlimited Football League

Established in 2006, Potomac is an unlimited weight league for kids 6 to 14.  The league sports teams from Maryland (Montgomery, Prince Georges, Calvert, Charles, Ann Arundel), DC and Virginia (counties of Arlington and Fairfax and cities of Alexandria and Falls Church). Maryland counties of  in the State of Maryland, and  in the Commonwealth of Virginia. For more information, contact director Melvin Evans.

Premiere NFL Flag

Founded in 1996, Premiere is an NFL-affiliated flag football league in Prince George County for kids 5 to 14 years old. Contact the league at 240-997-4236 or via email

Prince George's County Boys & Girls Club

This league offers coed tackle football in two weight classes, 65-125 and unlimited. It also hosts a flag league. The club itself is located in Greenbelt, Maryland. It hosts teams from Allentown, Bowie, Camp Springs, Cinton, District Heights, Fort Washington, Marlboro, Oxon Hill, Silver Hill, Forestville, Glenarden, Kettering, Hyattsville, Peppermill, South Laurel, Port Towns as well as several as Prince George. The league can be contacted at 301-446-6800. 

Rockville Football League

Rockville overs tackle youth football for kids ages 6 years old up to the 8th grade. For 6,7 and 8 year olds, flag football is available. Some weight restrictions apply. The league is based in Bethesda, Maryland and includes other local teams from Rockville. Contact league president, Eric Heckman at 301-765-7979.

Rookie League Sports

This sports club runs an NFL-affiliated coed flag football season in the fall for kids ages 6 to 12. They are based in Salisbury, Maryland. Contact them at 410-548-2668 or via email

Saint Mary's County Youth Sports

This county-run, NFL-affiliated flag football league is for boys and girls ages 4 to 17. They offer both a fall and a spring league. For more information email the league. 

Southern Maryland Youth Flag Football League

The largest NFL-affiliated flag football league in the state, the SMYFFL serves boys and girls in Charles County and all of southern Maryland. Kids ages 5 to 17 are eligble to play. This is a fall league, however, they also offer a more competite "elite" league in the spring. For more information, please contact league president Doug Roth

Upper Chesapeake Youth Football League

The UCYFL serves 8 to 13 year olds in Harford, Cecil and Baltimore Counties, with ten teams from Aberdeen, Bel Air, Cecil County YMCA, Edgewood/Joppatown, Emmorton, Fallston, Harve de Grace, Hereford, Jarettesville and North Hartford. Weight limits do apply. For further information, please email the league.

Washington County Junior Football League

The largest youth football organzation in Washington County, the league was founded in 1966 and offers fall tackle football for players in grades 3 through 8. All games take place in Hagerstown, Maryland. Contact the league via email.

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