Youth Football: Teams Training Details

The primary purpose of the IAFA Youth Football League is to provide an introduction to the sport and basic skill development of youth players in a fun and safe environment. The Youth League will prepare young players to compete at the senior level.

No prior American Football experience is required. Youth coaches across the league will ensure players receive the proper training to safely and effectively participate in the sport. Many of the sporting skills acquired in traditional mainstream sports of Ireland are transferable to American Football. Even if a player has no previous sporting experience, youth coaches will make sure the player is prepared before stepping onto the pitch.

Age Requirements: Eligible players must have reached 15 years of age to participate in IAFA sanctioned youth competitive games. Players who are 17 on January 1st or later of the current football season year are eligible to play in that year; even after turning 18.

Example #1: Player X turns 18 years old on January 2nd, 2019. Player X is eligible to participate in the 2019 youth football season.

Example #2: Player Y turns 18 years old on December 31st, 2018. Player Y is NOT eligible to participate in the 2019 youth football season. Player Y should participate in senior level football. Senior level’s minimum age is 18.

Antrim Jets
When?
Every Sunday, 11:00 to 13:00
Where?
Antrim Forum Leisure Centre
Equipment Provided
Helmet and Shoulder Pads
Contact Details
Gerry McCabe (Head Coach) - gerrymccabe26@hotmail.co.uk
Belfast Knights
When?
Every Sunday, 10:00 to 12:00
Where?
Shaws Bridge Sports Grounds
Equipment Provided
Helmet and Shoulder Pads
Contact Details
Belfast Knights Facebook Page
Cill Dara Crusaders
Contact the Cill Dara Crusaders Facebook Page for all details.
Cork Admirals
When?
Every Sunday from 10:00
Where?
PBC Sports Grounds
Equipment Provided
Helmet and Shoulder Pads
Contact Details
Cork Admirals Facebook Page
Dublin Rebels
Contact the Dublin Rebels Facebook Page for all details.
Louth Mavericks
When?
Every Saturday, 10:00 to 11:30
Where?
DKIT Campus Sports Grounds
Equipment Provided
Helmet and Shoulder Pads
Contact Details
Iarla Donlon (Youth Team Coach) - 353858172974
South Dublin Panthers
When?
Every Saturday from 12:00 (Starting 31 Aug)
Where?
Westmanstown RFC
Equipment Provided
Helmet and Shoulder Pads
Contact Details
South Dublin Panthers Facebook Page