OUR PHILOSOPHY

Why L.A.F.A.?

LAFA's philosophy is aligned with the Independent Youth Football League (IYFL) and AYF Regional structure that offers competitive teams to compete in the AYF Championships in Florida. Our practice schedule are 3 days a week with an optional day not to practice to help accommodate player and family schedules.

Player safety is our #1 priority.

Our Approach

Develop, Grow, Compete - LAFA Your Football Evolution

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  • LAFA's approach is structured to ensure that every community kid that wishes to play football has the opportunity to develop, grow, and compete with various options of flag and/or tackle football.
  • We offer developmental and competitive teams, along with off season camps to keep players and families engaged.
  • Players are also evaluated to assist us in placing players to have the best possible outcomes for personal growth and development.
  • We have great facilities where we offer all equipment except a helmet.
  • We also offer cheerleading, so we can provide an awesome overall football experience.

LAFA Coach Certifications

  • Coach Training Certification for Head Coaches, Coaching Youth Football
  • The AYF Way 3rd Edition
  • Independent Youth Football League background screenings and Child Abuse Checks
  • USA Football Certifications

LAFA Coaches ALso Certified with Heads Up Football®

Heads Up Football® is a comprehensive program developed by USA Football to advance player safety in the game of football. LAFA has been an active member organization since 2016.

Board Members

Executive Board Members - for 2021:

  • GREGG LONG - Commissioner
  • JOE MCALLISTER - Assistant Commissioner
  • STEVE O'KANE - Secretary
  • ROB SCHELLHAMMER - Treasurer

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General Board Members - for 2021:

  • Ches Crognale
  • Anthony Falco
  • Jeremy Goodwin
  • Don Lammey
  • Jim Lindsey
  • Bill Garner
  • Mark Yoder

Be a Volunteer

By law, all coaches and assistants in all divisions must obtain their clearances in order to work with the children.  If you desire to be an assistant, it is recommended that you start the clearance process immediately in order to be ready for the season. You can begin the process to obtain your clearances via the link below. This will be strictly enforced during the entire season. No exceptions will be made. If you do not have clearances, you will not be permitted on the field.

P.O. BOX 1311
WEST CHESTER, PA
LAFAWC@GMAIL.COM