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LYF Season Update

Lawrence Youth Football coaches, parents and families.


The LYF Board has been working hard to create a number of protocols to ensure a successful and safe season.  We have shared our ideas with administrators in the county and city and have received positive feedback.  It is our goal to create an opportunity for youth in our area to be able to participate in football this year.  We want to make sure that we are taking the necessary steps to not only begin the season but to finish it as well.  The board feels that it is very important for you to understand that at this time LYF has made the decision to delay purchasing the supplemental medical insurance policy that can help with additional medical costs in the event your player becomes injured while participating in an LYF practice.  LYF will have this policy in place before any equipment is checked out and any game schedules have been created.  Thank you for your patience as we all work through these difficult times.  We hope to have a message for you soon regarding how we can proceed and how soon.


Thank you,

LYF Board

Sign up now for 2020 Tackle and Flag football!!

LYF 2020 Season Timeline

Lawrence Youth Football (LYF) will play the 2020 season in both flag and tackle divisions contingent on national, state and local authority directives regarding participation restrictions related to Covid 19. 

 The enrollment link is now  available on this website. Online enrollment will take place prior to our equipment checkout on August 15.

The regular season will kick off on Sunday Sept 13th and conclude with the annual Toy Bowl on Sunday, November 1.  Please continue to follow this website for further updates and league information as it becomes available.

Lawrence Youth Football welcomes any, and all area and state teams interested in participation in our league.  Should your organization be interested in joining LYF please contact us at


We have prepared and anxiously await our 2020 season of Lawrence Youth Football 

LYF Coaches:

In 2020, all coaches at all levels, both Tackle and Flag are required to get their USA Football Coach certification.  The following link is your pathway to get that certification.  From now until August 22, 2020, LYF will pay the fee for you.  After that date, you will be responsible for your fee.  USA Football notifies LYF when you have completed the course and we will provide a sideline pass for you to be worn each game on the sidelines when your team is on the field.  Please retain a copy of your certification for your records.  

Let’s have a another great season in LYF starting with the Coaches Certification. It as a learning tool that helps coaches provide a safe platform for our youth in both practice and in games.  We are proud to have you as a coach and remember-

                                           “It’s a Different Game”


Thank You,

Bret Toelkes


Lawrence Youth Football

Heads Up Football

Coaches can login to their current account or create a new account

Accessing Online Certification:


  • Create account or login at
  • Click on “Training” on the left of the page
  • Click on “Take Me There”
  • Add course
  • Type in Coupon Code LYFCERT20
  • Start Certification

Lawrence Youth Football

Lawrence Youth Football (LYF Inc.) was founded in 1963. It is a Not-for-Profit organization. LYF provides the fundamentals of football in a competitive environment for youth in Kindergarten through 7th grade in the Lawrence, Kansas area. The organization offers tackle and flag football.

Tackle has five divisions: 2nd - 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade.

  • Cost - $160.00 with pads ($6.20 admin fee)
  • Cost - $140.00 without pads ($4.55 admin fee)

Flag has six divisions: K-1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade.

  • Cost - $100.00 ($4.25 admin fee)

Flag divisions can be combined due to number of players and teams.

Helmet and shoulder pads are available. Secondary insurance is provided.

Players are required to pay the applicable registration fee prior to being placed on a roster or receiving equipment.

LYF will have inter-league play during the season to allow for similar competitive teams to play each other.  Games are played on Saturday and Sunday at the Youth Sports Complex (YSC), 4911 W 27th Lawrence, KS, located at the intersection of the South Lawrence Trafficway and Wakarusa Drive.