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May Huddle
new members2013
A HUGE AYF WELCOME to over 1000 teams that have recently joined AYF! 
For a list of New Championship Conferences and Associations click here!

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Each month AYF will choose a member article for the Huddle.  If you article is chosen you will receive a free AYF t-shirt.  
 Do you have an interesting event or story to share with fellow AYF/AYC members.  We would love to hear about it and feature it in upcoming issues of The Huddle.

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AYF Membership is spanning the 
globe.  We are happy to welcome and join hands with new organizations from ChileIsraelMexico & the Philippines!

Beware of False Youth League Sign Ups!

With Football and Cheer registrations in process we are asking you to take a moment to always be aware and research the league in your area to ensure that it is an actual AYF affiliated league properly conducting registration while adhering to guidelines.

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Giving Back 2010
Jerraud Powers 
Lids have agreed to donate the following items to DECATUR YOUTH FOOTBALL this year: chainman vests, pylons, markers, indicator chain set and jerseys for the Senior Raiders and Senior Bears! A big thanks to Jerraud Powers for "giving back" to the community and Gita Young, Lids Senior Marketing Director.  Let's CHEER on Jerraud and the Cardinals this fall and support Lids hats and other products!


Keep the circle of Giving Back moving! If you have any uniforms, equipment, field supplies, or anything you want to share with the AYF community please email AYF Services .

President's Corner 
with Joe Galat

Epic Camps are customized to fit any and all of your specific needs! We have developed wellrounded, action packed schedules for each unique camp and our pricing is unbeatable! EPIC gives you the option to modify your daily schedule and/or class selection for all private camps. You get exactly what you want!

Custom Day Camps designed specifically for you, the AYC! All you need is the camp location and we'll handle the rest! 1, 2 or 3 day camps are available!  See your special AYC pricing below:

1 day - $37/camper ~ 2 days - $67/camper ~ 3 days - $97/camper 

Coaches attend free!

Typical camp runs 9:00-3:00 with 1 hour lunch Minimum of 12 campers required.  Travel fees may apply.

The AYC Coaches' Clinics are one of our most popular services! We not only teach you the latest techniques but also teach you HANDS ON so be ready to have some fun! We will teach skills plus AYC safety and score sheet information.  $40/coach - 10 coach minimum

For more information or to sign up for your EPIC Camp today, email Breanna Hall at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call her at 877-322-2310.


All 2013 American Youth Cheerleaders and Coaches can get a complimentary issue of Recreational Cheerleading Magazine. 
To get your free issue, email Valerie with your name, address, what AYC team you are part of along with your choice of magazine.


American Youth Cheer will be featured on the cover of our upcoming Spring 2013 issue. In addition, you will find AYC highlights in each issuethroughout the year. Subscribe now and receive 4 issues for $14.99.  Click here to subscribe! 

Recreational Cheerleading Magazine is the VOICE for Rec Cheerleading.

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Memorial Day

"AYF would like to express our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to all of the families and victims affected by this recent tornado tragedy that struck Oklahoma.  People who wish to make a donation to support the Red Cross response to the disaster in Oklahoma can visit Red Cross or help the Salvation Army's efforts by giving online at Salvation Army" 


Academic Achievement Alliance

Over 350 young and talented athletes were named to 

the Ameriaaacan Youth Football and Cheer All American Team - 2012 Academic Achievement Alliance.   


These scholar athletes each hold at least a 96 percent grade point average while making a mark in their local communities.   


All of the AAA winners exhibit AYF's four pillars of achievement - academics, respect, discipline, and performance.

To be considered for these scholarship awards these scholars exemplified Academics, Sportsmanship and Community. 


Please join us in congratulating the 2012 Academic All American Team!  


The athletes below have exceeded not only Academic excellence but also involvement in their community.  AYF is recognizing these stellar athletes with a monetary scholarship award:


CARL ALLEGRETTI         GRAY                BEASLEY          SOUTHWEST


 SCHOLARSHIP     JOHN                PRATO            BIG EAST




 SCHOLARSHIP      ANDRE            LEDE                 DESERT PACIFIC








 SCHOLARSHIP      JORDAN          LEWIS              SOUTHEAST

 SCHOLARSHIP      CHASE            GARZIO            SOUTHEAST



Regional Winner - Atlantic Region 
The Atlantic Region would like to name Tress Cochran as a Regional Winner for her achievements with cheer. Please congratulate her on her achievement!
USASF's Cheerleading Worlds
World Cheer
American Youth Cheer was delighted to be a guest at the USASF's Cheerleading Worlds at the Wide World of Sports April 26-29th.  The Cheerleading Worlds is the leading cheer championship for the top level cheerleading squads to compete in a invitational bid-only competition.  Over 680 cheer and dance teams competed with representation of over 15 countries.   This awesome event brings the top All Star gyms, staffs and teams to vie for a National Championship crown for over 30 divisions.
Many of these great gym owners, choreographers and coaches generously lend a hand to many of our AYC teams across the country.  
Our own Julie Bolton, from Cheer For a Cause, was on hand to meet with the many Cheer For A Cause Junior Ambassadors across the world to promote their anti-bullying campaign.  Please to see all the amazing things our AYC partner, Cheer For A Cause does via cheerleading to prevent bullying around the world!
Cheer May

New to AYC this year is the idea of unifying all our cheer teams throughout the country.  One way to do that is to have ALL cheer teams learn the same halftime routine with the same music to perform TOGETHER at football games.  How cool is it to watch both cheer teams from different sidelines join together, mix and mingle on the 50 yard line and know the same routine?  Keep  to view and download the 2013 AYC Halftime Dance and music!  


Keep checking the Cheer Resources information on  to see what new and exciting information we have as the year progresses!  In June look for our AYC Halftime Dance and Music, and updated cheer information!


Our partner, EPIC Brands, headed to Jersey to instruct an awesome coaches AYC clinic for AYC coaches.  They demonstrated basic stunting, progressive and creative stunting, basic tumbling, how to maximize points on our score sheet, proper and progressive stretching and so much more!  Our coaches clinics help every beginner coach and coaches who want to learn what's new and creative! Coaches clinics are essential for every staff and team!  Pleasecontact us and we'll help design a custom coaches clinic for your team, association and conference!    

Team Leader May

Team Leader is ready to help you create a Uniform Package for your team.  Simply call 1-877-265-7555 to discuss needs for your team.


Uniform Packages starting at $59.99 for Shell & Skirt!  Unbeatable Quality & Delivery.  Uniform Packages to fit any budget.

Coaches, don't miss out on this exclusive AYC offer - TeamLeader is offering a Free Back Pack or Free Jacket with all orders over $1,000.  

Team Leader AYC Jacket

They have the largest selection of Uniform Packages featuring packages starting at $42.99.  View their entire catalog online at

TeamLeader BackPack


TeamLeader is the Official Cheer Uniform Company of AYC.  

Life Touch

Football and cheer season will be here before you know it! Book now to secure the best date with the OFFICIAL photographer of AYF & AYC, Lifetouch Sports!


With Lifetouch, you can expect more sensational images, more options for your coaches & parents, and more flexibility for your league.


It's time for your league to Experience The Lifetouch Difference:

  • Efficient Picture Day Operations
  • Convenient Online Ordering
  • Flexible Delivery Options
  • Amazing Portraits & Products
  • Local Representation

Visit to learn how the Lifetouch Sports Performance Program can elevate your game.


AYF / AYC Insurance: The Gold Standard by John Sadler


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"If you train hard, you'll not only be hard,
you'll be hard to beat."
-Herschel Walker

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