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Click on link below to complete registration.


Click on link below to complete registration.


Click on appropriate link below to complete background check or coaching certification.  Both must be completed and on file with LYF prior to coaching eligibility.  If you are a first responder or educator with previously passed background check, please provide your certification to LYF executive board.

Accessing Online Background Check

  • Click link above
  • Complete required information on each page.
  • Check electronic signature or acknowledgement box at bottom of each page.
  • Click CONTIINUE button at bottom of each page.
  • Review Data Input
    • Click on COMPLETE REGISTRATION button at bottom of page

Accessing Online Certification

  • Click link above
  • Login or create new account
  • Click on "Access Certifications" section
  • Select appropriate Youth Certifications Course
  • Click on "Get Certified"
  • Click "Continue to Payment"
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  • Complete certification course

Lawrence Youth Football Overview

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 6th grade in the Lawrence, Kansas area. The organization offers tackle and flag football.

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

  • Cost - $220.00 with shoulder pads and/or helmet 
  • Cost - $160.00 without shoulder pads and helmet 

Flag has six divisions: K-1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade.  (Flag divisions can be combined due to number of players and teams)

  • Cost - $110.00

Games will begin the first weekend after Labor Day and run through October.  League games are played on Sundays at Youth Sports Complex 4911 W. 27th.  In tackle divisions, LYF partners with other leagues around Northeast Kansas to provide a full and varied schedule for their teams.  Typically 2 games throughout the season, are played at an away location (Basehor, Topeka, Manhattan or Eudora) and very possibly on a Saturday.  This allows for the possibility of a road game within our 7 game regular season schedule.  Flag division games are played against only LYF member teams.  In the K-1 flag division, there is a possibility of playing one road game during the season at an away location (typically Eudora).  At the end of the regular season, the top 4 teams in each tackle division will advance to a playoff, culminating in our Toy Bowl Championship game at Free State High School.  Also, the top 4 teams in each flag division will advance to a single day, playoff and championship held at the Youth Sports Complex.

Online registration is required at  Registration link is available on June 15 through the start of the season.  Registration with an established team affiliation is recommended.  If you prefer to sign up individually without a team affiliation you will be assigned to a team.  LYF will assign unaffiliated player based on team and individual player considerations. Secondary insurance is provided with your registration.  All players are required to pay the applicable registration fee prior to being placed on a roster or receiving equipment.  All flag divisions will play 7 on 7 competition.  LYF recommends 10 players per team. If you want to put a team together, please contact the LYF board of directors for approval.

Practices are at various locations, depending on the team you play for. Practices are normally two or three nights per week, again depending on the team.  

LYF requires all league coaches to complete and pass an annual background checks which is paid for by LYF when done on our website.  LYF requires all of the tackle coaches to complete annual, USA Football Coaching Certification which is also paid for by LYF. This training provides the fundamentals of coaching in a safe and positive environment.  The USA Flag Football Coaching Certification is also available to LYF flag league coaches, but not required nor paid for by LYF.  If you, or someone you know are interested in coaching please contact or board of directors for details.  LYF welcomes new coaches and teams. 

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Board Of Directors Lawrence Youth Football

Bret Toelkes


Clint Bradley

IT Director / Director of Flag Operations

Phone: (785) 550-5248

Steve Walter

Vice President / Director of Equipment & Facilities

Tim Pinnick


Sebastian Bonner

Director of Remote Operations / Community Relations

John Randolph

Director of Tackle Officials

Darren Green

Director of Flag Officials