The best youth football in Herndon, VA! Our purpose is to provide boys and girls, ages 7-16, an opportunity to play American Football and learn sportsmanship, teamwork, and responsibility while having fun!

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Welcome to Herndon Optimist Youth Football (HOYF)!

We are sad to report that we are discontinuing our tackle football program because of parental concerns about concussions, low registration numbers due to age-weight limits preventing players from playing with their friends, and unsustainable costs of equipment reconditioning and FCYFL fees.

If there is sufficient interest, we will have a flag football program in Fall 2021. Click HERE to go to our flag football website for more information.

If you have any questions, please submit your question via the "Contact Us" menu option and we will get back to you as quickly as we can.


What is Herndon Optimist Youth Football?

Herndon Optimist Youth Football (HOYF) provides an excellent American football experience to kids ages 7-16 in Herndon, VA, and surrounding communities. The HOYF program focuses on teaching not only football skills, but just as importantly, good sportsmanship, teamwork, and safety while having fun!

We enforce the HOYF Code of Conduct as well as player playing time rules to ensure both spectators and kids have a positive experience participating in our program. Coaches and Team Managers must complete background checks and sexual abuse awareness training, and Coaches must also complete football coach training before participating in HOYF practices and games.



by posted 08/23/2020
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