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.
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.
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.