History of the League

Sound Mind Sound Body Youth Association was founded in 2022 by the presidents of the organizations. SMSBYA National affiliate is AYF which has been around since 1996. The Association is geared towards both boys and girls ages 5-14. The football season runs from July- December and practices are held throughout the summer Monday-Friday every week and during the school year Tuesday-Friday. Practice times, registration cost and volunteer opportunities differ from each organization. 

Our Vision

We are the future. Unity in the community. We are the leaders of our community.  We aim for positive outcomes in all situations.

01 Improved academic performance 

02 Reduction in truancy 

03 Respect for authority

04 Increased self-esteem 

05 Student retention 

06 Student persistence 

07 Parent engagement


01 INTEGRITY Defined: Let’s be honest

02 ACCOUNTABILITY Defined: Willing to accept responsibility

03 RESPECT Defined: Regard for the feelings, wishes, rights & traditions of others

04 UNITY Defined: Joined together for a common purpose

05 COMMUNITY Defined: Working to be a part of something greater than ourselves: Being connected and responsible for what happens in our neighborhood

06 TELL OUR STORY Defined: Being proactive, not reactive. Coordinated effort into using social media and events for marketing and positive publicity.

07 MERCIFUL Defined: Treat people with kindness and forgiveness, not cruel or harsh.

Our Goals

01 Phenomenal Gameday Experience – Safe, Clean and FUN! 

02 ELITE Student-Athlete Performance – Compete for National Championships 

03 Professional Coach Conduct & Enrichment 

04 Respect for the league, referees, teams, and students 

05 Safe Practice Environment 

06 Organizational control: Each organization is evaluated on how it participates, engages, enforces, or is accountable for internal issues.

Our Common Purpose

We operate after-school programs where students spend over 300 hours of mentorship coordinated by volunteers weekly. We accomplish this by facilitating football and cheer programs. Our purpose is to ensure comprehensive development of students in our community. Our focus is the academic, health, and physical wellness, spiritual/mental and social development of all students. 

Football & Cheer Teams

Browse team and contact information to learn more about each organization.


See where your team falls in this season standings.

Season Recaps

Check out highlights of previous football and cheer seasons.

2022  |  2023

League Wide Events

Check our calendar of events where our teams come out to showcase their talent. 

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