Welcome to Cardinals Nation
Home of the 2016
U11 & U13 State Champions
Why Cardinals football?
We are a TEAM
Your child will learn the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, trust, and dedication.
Our coaches are knowledgeable, dedicated, and caring and work hard to instill our core values in each and every one of our athletes.
Merrimack Cardinals are a team of highly accomplished athletes
In 2017, all of our football teams made state playoffs.
Our U10 football team were the 2013, 2014, and 2015 State Champions.
Our U11 and U13 football teams were the 2016 State Champions.
What you need to bring
Athletes will need to bring cleats, a water bottle, protective cup, and a desire to work hard and have fun.
All other equipment will be provided for their use.
What we provide
Flag football teams for ages 5-7.
Tackle football is offered for ages 6-13. (8U-13U) you can play up two levels.
Practices are held at Wasserman Park.
Regular season games are held on Sundays from the end of August-October
The first 10 hours of practice are completed in only helmets, cleats, t-shirts and gym shorts - no pads are worn until conditioning hours are completed.
AYF football divisions
Flag division - ages 5 - 7
U8 - ages 6 - 8
U10 - ages 8 - 10
U12 - ages 10 - 12
U14 - ages 12 - 14
Age cut off for all divisions is July 31st. There are no exceptions.
4 regular season home games
4 regular season away games
NYFSC regional playoffs (for qualifying teams)
NYFSC national playoffs (for qualifying teams)