MORRISTOWN, NJ - The American Instructional Football League (AIFL) is a non-profit organization that provides both basic and advanced instruction in football. It is a NO CONTACT football experience providing lots of fun and friendly competition. AIFL flag football is a great way for children to get physically fit, have a blast with friends and make a minimal time commitment. AIFL is part of the NFL Play60 program that seeks to gets physically active at least 60 minutes per day. There are leagues in Bergen County, Middlesex County and now in Morris County.
The league operates in all four seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter). Seasons are typically 10 weeks long and breaks down into 2 weeks of Pre-season where professional Parisi Performance Coaches teach all the players and coaches the Active Dynamic Warmup, run all players through drill stations to learn/practice skills that will help them play at a higher level and scrimmage under the direction of current and former high school and college football players.
Weeks 3-8 are regular season games with official referees, volunteer coaches and guidance provided by Parisi performance coaches. The last two weeks are post-season play and regardless if a team makes it to the final 4 or not, everyone has games. Champions receive a well earned trophy and a photograph posted on the website and published in local papers.
The Morris County League is brand new. All games will be played at Central Park at Greystone in Morris Plains. Teams will be playing on a turf football field where 4 games per hour will be run.
The cost to play is $145 for all ten weeks and this price includes the official NFL Game Jersey (reversible for home and away), flag belts, and trained referees. Game schedules and standings are posted weekly on the website.
The top three goals of the program include:
- Teach children the game of football
- Develop character, leadership and positive self-esteem in every participant
- Create a fun experience for everyone involved
Total involvement in all the leagues is about 750 kids between the K-8th grades. The leagues are very organized, run very professionally and the staff is very responsive to parent and coach input.
To register your child through the website, visit – www.aiflag.com and then click on the county you are playing in.