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

  • Playoff games

  • NYFSC regional playoffs (for qualifying teams)

  • NYFSC national playoffs (for qualifying teams)