About Football

UpdatedWednesday April 7, 2021 byNSYFCA.

“NSYFCA is by far the most organized and well-run youth sports program I have ever been involved with.  My son has improved greatly in the sport over the past two years, but most importantly has developed leadership skills, focus, and discipline, things I didn’t think I would see until high school---and he’s only ten!”

       ~Beth McGonagle    8th Grade Parent


The lessons and values being instilled through youth football and cheer will last a lifetime – lessons like hard work, discipline, commitment, and team work.  These are the vital character traits we are trying to engrave in the players and cheerleaders that come through our program.

Football is truly a team sport, for both boys and girls. Through the course of a season you can really see the kids begin to operate as a team. The complexities of football also make it very interesting for the kids. After a play is called in the huddle, they must understand the play, understand what they need to do in their position on that play, line up in the proper position, ensure that they know the snap count and “go” at the proper moment, and finally, execute their responsibility on that play.

The reason to start playing now is not to become a professional athlete, it’s because it’s fun, it physically conditions your son, and it builds a sense of teamwork and responsibility that will carry over to other sports, and help your child throughout school and life.

Finally, unlike many other sports, Northborough and Southborough are not rivals in football. Your child will meet and become friends with people in the partnering town. When your child goes to high school, he won’t be in classes with rivals, he’ll be in class with friends and teammates.



Age Range


Cannot turn 11 on or before 8/1


Cannot turn 12 on or before 8/1


Cannot turn 13 on or before 8/1


Cannot turn 14 on or before 8/1



With any sport, there is always a risk of injury.  We are committed to ensuring our coaches are always up to date on the safest way to provide a great experience for the athletes, and that the program is providing the best, and safest, equipment available.  Our coaches attend numerous clinics where they are trained on the safest blocking and tackling techniques.