Michigan Youth Football Leagues

Youth-football-leagues.com has 23 youth football leagues in Michigan listed below. They are listed alphabetically. If you have a correction or you wish to add a league, contact us at info@youth-football-leagues.com.

Central Michigan

Central Michigan Youth Football League

The CMYFL is based in Chesaning, Michigan and serves the communities of Alma, Breckenridge, Bullock Creek, Carson City, Central Mountcalm, Corunna, Chesaning, Freeland, Hemlock, Ithica, Lakeview, Merril, Ovid-Elsie, Owosso, Saginaw Township, St.Charles, St.Louis, Swan Valley and Vestaburg. Children in grades 3 through 8 are invited to play. For more information, contact the league 989-293-7102 or via email

Greater Newaygo County Youth Football

This Newaygo-based fall tackle league is for boys and girls ages 5 to 11. The league serves the communities of Fremont, Grant, Hesperia, Holton, Newaygo, and White Cloud. Weight restrictions apply. For more information contact Daniel Durst at 231-519-1062.

Midland Area Youth Football

The MAYFL serves boys and girls ages 8 to 13 in central Michigan. Children attending (or eligible to attend) the schools of Midland, Meridian, Bullock Creek, Coleman, Clare, Harrison or Freeland are eligible for the MAYFL. Children from outside those areas can play at the league's discretion. You can contact the league at (989) 839-9797 or visit their contact page.

Mid Michigan Pony Football League

This league is based in Charlotte. Participating communities include Charlotte, Eaton Rapids, Fulton-Middleton, Ionia, Jackson, Lakewood, Leslie, Maple Valley, Mason, Olivet, Pewamo-Westphalia, Portland and Springport. For more information can (517) 667-8490.

Mid Michigan Rural Football League

The MMRFL was founed in 1990. It serves the counties of Genesee, Oakland, Saginaw, Shiawasee and Tuscola and central Michigan. It is a coed league for children ages 8 to 13. Contact the league at president@mmrfl.org.

Mid Michigan Youth Football League

The MMYFL is for kids in the Lansing area. Teams are grouped by age. Kids ages 7 to 15 are eligible. There is no weight limit. Contact the league via email

YMCA Pop Warner

This tackle league was founded in 1995 in Traverse City, Michigan. It includes teams from the 10 surrounding counties including the towns of Bellaire, Benzie, Boyne City Brethren, Cadillac, Central Lake, Charlevoix, East Jordan, Elk Rapids, Evart, Forest Area, Frankfort, Glen Lake, Harbor Springs, Kalkaska, Kingsley, Lake City, Ludington, Mancelona, Manistee, Manton, Marion, McBain, Mesick, Onekama, Pellston, Petoskey, Pine River, Scottville, Suttons Bay and Traverse City. Contact them at 231-933-YMCA or via email.

South Michigan (Grand Rapids, Lansing, Flint and south)

Beverly Hills/Birmingham Indoor Football League

This NFL-affiliated winter flag football league is for boys and girls in PreK through 7th grade. It is a 7 game season that begins in December. Contact this league at 248-877-7529.

Big City Football League

The Big City Football League is an unlimited (no weight limit) program founded in 2005 for ages 7-14. Games are played within the state of Michigan as well as out-state, non conference competition.  The BCFL focuses on skill development, player performance and academic success. The BCFL is a member of USA Football and participates in post season tournaments. For more information or to schedule games call the league office at 313-695-9104 or email: info@bccfl.org.

Downriver Junior Football League

Downriver includes participating clubs from Allen Park, Dearborn, Grosse, Huron River, Lincoln Park, Melvindale, River Rouge, Riverview, Romulus, Southgate, Taylor, Washtenaw, Woodhaven and Wyandotte. For more information, contact league president, Brian Noe.

Flint Area Youth Football League

This league's web site is no longer active, but for more information, contact (810) 336-4181 or (810) 610-2136.

Forest Hills Youth Football League

The FHYFL is has a tackle league for kids in grades 3 through 8. They also offer flag football. Participating communities include Grand Rapids, East Rockford, Kenowa Hills, North Rockford, East Kentwood, Spring Lake, Grand Haven and a host of others. Contact the league via email

Genesee County Pop Warner

This Pop Warner affiliated league services the kids of Genesee with five separate weight classes (included an unlimited). 

Howell Recreation Authority

Howell Rec offers a 5-on-5 coed flag football league. For more information, call 517-546-0693.

Lansing Parks & Recreation

The city of Lansing has a coed flag football league for kids in grades K through 5. The league is open to city residents as well as non-residents. For more information call 517-483-4280 or emailthem at tstowell@lansingmi.gov.

Michigan Center Youth Football League

This small tackle league offers six locally sponsored teams and seems to really capture the feel of hometown youth football. Contact the league via email.

Michigan Youth Flag Football

MYFF is quite possibly the most complete football league catalogued on this site. Based in Pontiac, it offers football year-round; complete spring, summer, fall and winter football seasons. It also has cheerleading. In addition, the league claims to be the largest NFL youth flag football league in the state. Children in grades K through 8 are invited to play. Some participating communities include Clarkston, Farmington, Fraser, Howell, Huron Valley, Lake Orion, Livonia, Macomb, Milford, Northville, Plymouth-Canton, Romeo, Shelby Township, Southgate, Trenton/Riverview/Woodhaven, Utica/Sterling Heights, Walled Lake, Warren, Waterford, Wayne-Westland and West Bloomfield. This list is niot comprehensive. But children in surrounding cities are invited to play as well. Contact the league at (248) 454-9700.

Michigan Youth Football and Cheer Conference

The MYFCC was founded in 2010 and offers football and cheerleading opportunities to boys and girls in southeastern Michigan. Participating teams come from the towns of Birmingham, Brighton, Clinton Township, Farmington, Lakes, Macomb, Pontiac, Rochester and West Bloomfield. 

Northern Rocket Football League

Based in Grand Rapids, the NRFL hosts 34 teams from the counties of Kent, Ottawa, Montcalm, Mecosta, Osceola, Isabella and Ionia. It is a coed league offering both tackle and flag football for kids ages 8 to 14 years old. Weight restrictions do apply. Contact the league via their web site.

Northern Youth Football League

The NYFL was founded in 2005 and has franchises in Brandon, Clarkston, Davison, Lake Orion, Lapeer, Oxford, Try and Waterford. The league is divided into three divisions. Children aged 8 to 14 are eligible. Weight restrictions do apply. Contact the league via email at northernyouthfootball@yahoo.com.

Oakland Flag Football

Based in Birmingham and Bloomfield, Michigan, this NFL-affiliated league offers bother fall and spring football for kids in PreK through 8th grade. Contact this league at 248-341-3500 or via email

Southeast Michigan Pop Warner 

Site is temporarily down.

Trenton Parks & Recreation

The City of Trenton, Michigan hosts an NFL-affiliated youth flag football league for kids in Pre-K through 8th grade. For more information, call (248) 454-9700 or visit either their website or Michigan Youth Flag Football.com.

Waterford Michigan Parks & Recreation

Waterford hosts a 5-on-5 flag football league complete with cheerleaders, for kids in K through 8th grade. For more information, contact the league at 248-454-9700 or visit either the Parks & Rec site or www.michiganyouthflagfootball.com.

West Michigan Junior Football League

The WMJFL is for kids in grades 3 through 6. The towns of Allendale, Byron Center, Calvin Christian, Fennville, Hamilton, Holland, Kelloggsville, Sailor YPD, Saugatuck, Unity Christian, West Ottawa, Wyoming Park and Zeeland participate in the league. Contact them though their contact page.

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