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Added 8/7/20

2021 Board Elections

We will be holding board of directors elections on Sunday, February 21st at 6:00 pm. Elections will take place via Zoom Meeting.


The following positions are available:

President (2 year term)

Football Coordinator (2 year term)

Equipment Coordinator (2 year term)

Concessions Manager (1 year term)

Volunteer Coordinator (2 year term)

Assistant Program Coordinator (2 year term)


If you or someone you know would be interested in joining our Board of Directors please send a Letter of Intent via email to our President at

Added 9/30/20

Cardinal Game Day COVID Protocol

If you are heading to one of our games this season, please read our Safe Game Practices here.  All visitors, spectators, volunteers, players and coaches MUST follow these rules.  

Added 8/7/20

Cardinals Merchandise Store is Open!

Get your Merrimack Cardinals merchandise for the 2020 season now! 

Merchandise will NOT be available at concessions this year.  This is your only chance to get Cardinals merchandise for this year.  The store will close on September 3rd so get your order in today!

Added 8/7/20

Dick's Shopping Weekend

Get 20% off your entire purchase at Dick's 8/14/20 - 8/17/20.  Click here to get the coupon and help support the Merrimack Cardinals!  

Added 8/4/20

Tackle Football Equipment Pickup

We will be taking payments and having equipment pickup at the MYA building (487 Daniel Webster Highway) for Tackle Football on the following dates:

Friday, August 7th 6pm-8pm
Sunday, August 9th 9am-Noon
Tuesday, August 11th 6pm-8pm

When you arrive at the building, please head upstairs to submit payment and check registration paperwork.  You must complete payment before you can take equipment home.  After you have completed payment/paperwork, you will head downstairs to collect your equipment.  

We will have hand sanitizer set up as you walk in the door, please sanitize coming into the building and when leaving.  Everyone will be required to wear a mask in the building.  If there are too many people in the building, we will ask you to wait outside or in your car. 

Please submit your medical release to us ASAP. You may send your completed form to or you can bring it on any of the equipment pickup dates.  Your child will not be allowed to take the field until the form is completed.

We will be taking Credit/Debit Card or Check only, no cash please.  The cost for tackle football is $230.  There is a sibling discount of $25.

We will be having payment/paperwork dropoff for cheer and flag football at a later date. (more info coming soon)!

Added 7/23/20

2020 Season Update

Come join us!

The Merrimack Cardinals are moving ahead with a 2020 season!  We will be offering Flag Football (ages 5-8) for $80 and Tackle Football (ages 8-13) for $230. Practices will begin August 17th.

We will also be offering a sideline cheer program for the 2020 season. The team will be cheering at football games and performing a halftime Pom/Dance routine. Unfortunately, due to COVID, we will not be attending any competitions and will not be stunting. The cost of the program is $50 and the participants will receive a t-shirt, pom poms and bow. Once the football games start, there will be 1 practice per week. We will have additional practices/clinics during pre-season to prepare.  Pre-season will begin on August 17th.

Head to our website to register today!

Any football questions, please reach out to our Football Coordinator at

Any cheer questions, please reach out to our Cheer Coordinator at

Added 7/2/20

2020 Season Planning is underway!

We are still planning a 2020 season and are working with the NH Youth Football and Spirit Conference and AYF/AYC  on new regulations.  NHYFSC released a statement here.  And please follow New England American Youth Football & Cheer on Facebook for updates! 

We will have more information coming soon!

Added 6/25/20

Registration Paperwork

Registration paperwork is now available on our Policies page. 

All forms must be completed before the season begins. 

Added 4/21/20

COVID-19 Letter from NHYFSC

Per the New Hampshire Youth Football & Spirit Conference, all in-person registrations are postponed, but online registration is still open.  There are currently no changes in the timeline for the 2020 season but the situation is being monitored and we will provide an update as soon as we have one. 

Please read the full letter here.

Added 4/6/20

2020 Season Registration is Open!

Registration for the 2020 season is now open.  Register by April 30th for the Early Bird rate and your chance to win a free registration!  Click here for more info.

Click the Register Now button on the home page to get started.   

For everyone's safety, we are delaying in-person payments until a later date.  We will make an announcement once dates have been set.   

Come join the Cardinals today! 

Added 12/31/19

Board of Directors Elections

Elections for the 2020 season will be held on February 16th @ 6:30 at the MYA building!

If you are interested in running for an open position, please send a letter of intent to the Cardinals President


Open positions for 2020 are:


Fundraising Coordinator

Concessions Coordinator

Program Adminstrator


Cheer Coordinator

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