On Saturday, Aug 23rd Muldoon Park in Pelham, NH was given a new name. It is now know as the George M. Muldoon Park ~ Andy Vanti Football Field.
Andy has been involved with the Pelham Razorbacks Youth Football & Cheer and NHYFSC for over 25 years. He has given unselfishly to thousands of football players, cheerleaders, and coaches that have been a part of the Pelham program which serves children ages 5 to 15 years of age Volunteering his time to ensure their season is memorable.
On December 11, 2013 Andy was inducted into the American Youth Football Hall of Fame. One of the highest honors bestowed to individuals who serve the youth of their communities for more than 25 years.
Andy retired as president for the 2014 season however is still very active with the Pelham Razorbacks still volunteering many hours of his time helping where ever he can.
Congratulations Andy, they NHYFSC and member associations truly appreciate all you have done!!!!
Click here for additional images of the Dedication Ceremony.
Batch of mosquitoes tested positive in Londonderry. "Since we know that the agents that cause these diseases are here in New England, everyone should make it part of their routine to take precautions every time they go outside." Posted by WMUR on 8-15-14
The NHYFSC advises all associations of potential medical hazards from mosquitoes. All parents and participants should take individual responsibility to avoid mosquitoes by using mosquitoe repellant.
NHYFSC FOOTBALL & CHEER STARTS FOR THE 2014 SEASON!!!!
On Monday, July 28th the New Hampshire Youth Football & Spirit Conference begins the 2014 season. During the month of August teams will undertake preparing for the season with physical conditioning, concussion awareness education, and practices.
The conference is entering its 6th season with grade based levels of participation. This change has resulted in extensive growth by participants as this process is more inclusive than other types of football and cheer structures. The conference will continue offering the Flag football program which steadily grows each season as an introductory level for participation without the pressure of tackle football.
The conference will host its 10th Annual Academic Achievement Awards program that has been very successful in acknowledging participants for their academic success. To date we have honored 3496 participants at the Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels of achievement.There has also been $234,000 worth of scholarships since the awards inception in 2005. The conference has a strong commitment to fostering and acknowledging academic success.
The NHYFSC will be hosting its state wide cheer competition on Saturday, November 1 at Southern New Hampshire University. Squads that place 1st, 2nd and 3rd are eligible to participate in the American Youth Cheer Region Competition in Manchester, NH.
For all of the above to happen it requires many volunteers. The NHYFSC wants to acknowledge the member associations, their boards of directors, volunteers such as coaches, team parents, concession workers, and the list goes on!THANK YOU!!!
We look forward to another great, successful season.
At the April Cheer meeting we decided that all NH teams would do the same half time routine for 2014. Kate Spencer from the Bedford Jaguars agreed to choreograph the dance for all teams to use. Please don't modify it by adding stunts, tumbling, or jumps. It is intended for all teams at all levels to unite and do the same dance together, not one team then the other, not one team in front of the other, together with team A athletes standing on each side of team B athletes, etc...
On Monday July 14th Kate taught the dance. Learning first hand from Kate on how to teach to your athletes is an added bonus. For those of you that don't know Kate has been teaching dance for a number of years and her Jaguar teams always score high in the dance category.
We have posted the half time dance here and on the Cheer Facebook page for any association that was unable to attend on the 14th.
Click here for the Halftime Routine Music, Counts and Counts with Music for the divisions.
Hey Coaches, we have built a page specifically for you.
There are many documents and forms in the Hey Coach tab. This area is password protected. Speak to your president or cheer coordinator for the password or email
. When you send a request for the password please make sure you include your full name and association you are registered with.
The NHYFSC held their 9th Annual Academic Achievement Award Reception Sunday, April 6th .
The conference recognized 519 children at the Gold, Silver and Bronze levels of achievement. The participants also demonstrated outstanding involvement with community service, volunteerism, or clubs and organizations.Each recipient receives a certificate that acknowledged the participants success in the classroom.
Scholarships totaling $20,000 was awarded to 23 exceptional students.
The NHYFSC congratulates all the recipients for their tremendous accomplishments.
Check out the pictures of some of the amazing individuals that attended the reception.
Lumberjacks Football & Cheer Welcomed as newest member
We are very excited to announce Lumberjacks Youth Football as the 25th member association of the NHYFSC.
At the March president's meeting Jerrod Grimes, President of the Lumberjacks petitioned for membership into the conference. The presidents voted to accept the Lumberjacks as their newest member association.
The Lumberjacks will be joining the conference for the 2014 season. They are currently accepting registrations for both football and cheerleading.
A few of the reasons the Lumberjacks choose the NHYFSC is we are a fully age/grade based conference without weight restrictions. We offer a highly competitive 8 game regular schedule, state playoffs, region and national championships. We also offer an Academic Achievement program providing academic recognition and scholarships for post-secondary school, just to name a few of the advantages.
At theSemper Fidelis American Youth Football (AYF) All-Star Bowl
Zach Cunha of the Windham Wolverines, Windham, NH and Josh Arruda of the Monadnock Mountaineers, Jaffrey, NH have been selected for the Semper Fidelis AYF All Star East Football Team. Spotlighting the nation’s top youth football players, this event brings together the top 70 football players from across the USA to compete East coast versus West Coast. These youth from New Hampshire have been honored as two (2) of the top 36 (13-15 year olds) players from the East Coast. They were hand-picked by their coaches and the East coaching staff from among thousands of AYF athletes to show their skills at StubHubCenter in Carson, California on Sunday, January 5th, 2014.
These All Star Players from Windham and Jaffrey, New Hampshire have been working hard all season. Both Josh and Zach were players on the 2013 NH 8th Grade Conference All-Star team which secured the Bracket A Championship and runner-up Grand Champions in Kissimmee, FL and now have the opportunity to represent the New England region at the 2014 All-Star Bowl game.
Competing in this competition means a lot to these players. Zach and Josh are honored to represent their town, state, and the east coast, and will have an amazing life experience playing with the elite 8th grade football athletes from across the US. Family and coaches should beam with pride as these players acknowledge them as their role models who help push them, support them, and have confidence in all they do.
“The All-Star event is a great way to celebrate the accomplishments of our young athletes and provide them with the experience of seeing the top high school recruits move to the college level, providing extraordinary motivation for them to keep up with their work on the field and in the classroom” said AYF president, Joe Galat.
The NH-AYF players will ‘ring’ in the new year at an all-star week packed with football, bonding with other AYF All Star players from across the U.S. and mingle with the nations top high school players.
We are so proud of Zach and Josh and wish them Good Luck in the game. We will be cheering you on!!
On-line Registrations for the 2014 are open for all member associations.
To register for the 2014 season click on the Register Online link in the left hand column.
Please read the instructions which explains the process if you are a returning registration or new registration. Once you have read the information, scroll down to find the association in your area and click on Begin Registration.
If you have any questions or problems please email
The 2013 season for the New Hampshire Youth Football & Spirit Conference has come to a close.
As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child so it is true that it takes hundreds of volunteers to provide over 4000 children the opportunity to participate in a football and cheerleading program.
We would like to acknowledge those who have made the season a success.
·The Presidents, Cheer Coordinators and Board of Directors that manage each association
·The Mom’s, Dad’s, families and friends, that volunteer at the local associations.
·The 25 member associations of the NHYFSC.
·The towns, communities and local business’ that support our local member associations.
·As well as the many, many others that help and support us throughout the year.
The New Hampshire Youth Football and Spirit Conference wish everyone a Great and Happy New Year.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2013 NH CONFERENCE ALL STAR TEAM CHAMPIONS Bracket A
Thursday the NH All Star team dominated the field against the Michigan Semyal All Stars. It was clear from the first kick off the NH All Stars were not going to walk away without the championship trophy in their group.
The football players and coaches arrived ready to get the job done.
At the end of the 4th quarter, NH walked off the field with a 20 - 0 victory and a championship trophy for the 8th Grade Conference All Star Bracket A division.
The team will compete Friday at 2:00 pm for the Grand Championship against the New Jersey All Stars.
GREAT JOB TO ALL THE PLAYERS AND COACHES, We are so PROUD OF YOU!!!!
American Youth Football created the All-Star division to allow the older players that will be leaving youth football and getting ready to move on to high school an opportunity to play with kids from other teams they may have competed against over the years. They believe this will allow the individuals a better understanding and friendships to develop and play in a national championship. In addition it offers coaches from different organizations the opportunity to work together to further the objective of providing and giving back.
Good Luck to all the football players and coaches.
American Youth Football & Cheer has announced Andy Vanti, president of the Pelham Razorbacks will be inducted to the Class of 2013 Hall of Fame.
This is the highest honor bestowed on an Individual at AYF. The nominees represent volunteers who have dedicated over 25 years of their lives to youth. They have been nominated by their peers.
Andy will be inducted during ceremonies to be held during the National Championships the week of December 8th in Orlando, FL.
In 2009 Andy was awarded the AYF/AYC Volunteer of the Year.
Andy has been a dedicated volunteer with the Pelham Razorbacks contributing a huge part of the programs success. In addition to making sure the hundreds of children that have participated in the program have as much fun as they were successful, his efforts have included, installation of lights at Muldoon Park, increased practice area, strong effort insuring that all football and cheer participants have quality equipment and construction of concession and equipment storage area. This is just a small list of Andy's accomplishment.
The sum of his efforts are the many children who have benefited from his goal to provide the best experience possible.
The New Hampshire Youth Football & Spirit Conference Congratulate Andy for all his dedication and support to the Pelham Razorbacks and the NHYFSC Conference over the years.
n Sunday, November 3, 2013 the New Hampshire Youth Football & Spirit Conference hosted its State Championship football games for Division 1 and Division 2, at 2 sites, Motto Field at Stellos Stadium in Nashua, NH and Laconia High School Field in Laconia, NH.
The NHYFSC is proud to announce the 2013 State Football Champions:
Grade 4 ~ Keene Knights
Grade 5 ~ Pelham Razorbacks
Grade 6 ~ Pelham Razorbacks
Grade 7 ~ Pelham Razorbacks
Grade 8 ~ Windham Wolverines
Grade 4 ~ Manchester South Sabres
Grade 5 ~ Hollis Brookline Jr Cavaliers
Grade 6 ~ Milford Mustangs
Grade 8 ~ Monadnock Mountaineers
The NHYFSC congratulate all the teams for all they have accomplished this season.
Keene Knights - Grade 4, Londonderry Wildcats - Grade 6 and Windham Wolverines - Grade 8 will advance to the AYF New England Region Quarter Final round. The region quarter finals will be played in Rhode Island at Cumberland High School in Cumberland, RI on Sunday, November 10th.
The American Youth Football Region Finals will be played on Sunday, November 24th at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Winning teams will advance to the AYF National Championships in Orlando, Florida the week of December 7th.
The finalist will move on to compete in the AYF/AYC New England Regional Championships on November 23, 2013 at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. The New England Region Competition will include squads from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. Squads placing at Regionals for their division are eligible to compete at the American Youth Cheer National Competition in Florida in December.
For additional information and to get all the latest news regarding the New England Region Championships visit the New England Region website at www.newenglandregionals.com
Good Luck to all our advancing cheerleading squads.
New Hampshire Youth Football & Spirit Conference changed to a GRADE-BASED structure!!!
Beginning with the 2009 season our playing format changed to the American Youth Football (AYF) ALL-AMERICAN DIVISION.
The New Hampshire Youth Football & Spirit Conference (NHYFSC) member association presidents approved and voted on restructuring the football program to a Grade-Based format after much research and reviewing youth football national trends.
Bill Brown, National Football Commissioner for AYF, the largest youth football and cheer organization in the country, met with member associations and presented the All-American Division format, which has been offered by AYF for years.
In the past, the NHYFSC offered football in an age/weight restricted format. While this was well suited at the time, the Grade-Based format represents a more natural progression and development for today’s youth football players. The Grade-Based program will better align us with national trends and create a true feeder program for all of our High Schools.
What is the All American Division?
The All American Division is a Grade-Based program that fosters participants in the same grade of similar age to play together. This will provide consistency and continuity for the players and teams through the 8th grade and onto high school. It is our belief that this change will strengthen our overall football program.
What is Grade Based?
Grade based is a grade appropriate division, protected by age without weight restrictions. The participants of this division will be together with the same children they play baseball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, etc. The same children they attend class with and play together at home in their back yards with. They will be with their peers at all times, in fact they’re with their peers from the 1st grade right up to 8th grade and onto high school. Click here to view the Grade Level Chart.
Why Grade Based?
The program is socially correct. You have parity at every level, each child moves with their respective team. With a grade based program you don’t have a child playing at one level this year and then have to jump up 2 levels the following year because of a growth spurt. Every child can play at the appropriate grade level. As the children progress through the program and move onto high school they know they can play with kids of all sizes
What the NHYFSC has to offer?
4th Grade through 8th Grade – Individual teams can be formed at each of the five (5) competitive grade levels. Participate in a schedule that leads to state playoffs and the opportunity to advance to regional and national championships. They will continue to play national federation rules.
Grade 3 - Instructional – A combination of Readiness, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades. This level will continue as our instructional level so the participants can learn and develop the skills they need to play the game of contact football.
Flag Football, introduced in 2008, will continue to be offered to our participants ages 5 to 7. The level came about based on trends and parents request. The focus of the level is to provide a safe controlled environment to introduce these younger participants to teamwork and the game of football.
All other aspects of the conference will continue to operate in the same great manner. The NHYFSC mission is to provide an opportunity for the children to participate in a safe, structured environment that supports sportsmanship, healthy competition and academic achievement. Cheerleading will continue to follow the AYF/AYC Nationally published division format.
This is a very exciting time for the New Hampshire Youth Football & Spirit Conference, its member associations and the children of New Hampshire. This progressive change will provide all children the opportunity for improvement, expansion and advancement, within a more appropriately structured format.
Click on the Members tab to the left to find and register with an association in your area.
2014 AYF Volunteer of the Year award presented to Tammy Gagne, NHYFSC Cheer Coordinator
2013 Andy Vanti, Pelham Razorbacks President inducted into the AYF Hall of Fame.
2012 Deb Smith, NHYFSC Secretary inducted into the AYF Hall of Fame.
2010 AYF Academic Achievement award presented to the NHYFSC
2010 AYF Volunteer of the Year award presented to Deb Smith, NHYFSC Secretary
2010 Robert Schiavoni, NHYFSC Vice-Commissioner inducted into the AYF Hall of Fame.
2009 Volunteer of the Year Award presented to Andy & Linda Vanti of Pelham Windham Razorbacks
2009 AYF Giving Back Award presented to the NHYFSC
2007 Richard Pelletier, NHYFSC Commissioner inducted into the AYF Hall of Fame