USA Football

Spartan Families,

2019 was another tremendous year for Stanwood Youth Football. We had four out of five teams reached the playoffs and we had two teams invited to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Northwest Regional Championship. Additionally we broke in the new turf field at Stanwood HS, which looked great. We would like to thank all of our players, parents, volunteers, and coaches for making 2019 a successfull season.

2020 brings changes to our Stanwood Youth Football Board. Big Andy Peterson has stepped down. We want to thank Andy for all his hard work with SYF from running our annual carwash, setting up the field almost every game day, and being a great assistant coach and mentor.

Reed Bumgarner and Kyle Eldridge after serving close to 20 years combined, are taking a step back and are going to advise the new SYF Board going forward. We cannot thank them enough for the many hours that they gave and putting Stanwood Youth Football on the map as one of the premier youth football programs in Washington.

2020 looks to be another exciting and successful year for Stanwood Youth Football. Please like our Facebook page for notifications on all the great things happening in 2020.


Player Safety Update

Dear Parents,

For the past 34 years, Stanwood Youth Football has been committed to our children by instilling timeless values and physical fitness through the fun of football.

And now we've found a way to do it better.

By partnering with USA Football, the official youth football development partner of the NFL, we have strengthened our program by adopting Heads Up Football, a new way to teach and play better, safer football.

Endorsed by medical experts in the area of concussion as well as football experts on all levels of the game, Heads Up Football affords our league the following:

  • Football's only nationally certified coaching education course for all head and assistant coaches
  • Concussion awareness and education for all coaches
  • Safer tackling techniques to lessen the risk for head injuries
  • League-wide instruction on proper equipment fitting, helmets in particular
  • The latest information on heat- and hydration-related issues

USA Football's Heads Up Football program also includes two clinics before the start of the season: an instructional clinic for coaches and a player safety clinic for parents and players.

In addition to earning coaching certification, each Stanwood Youth Football League coach receives USA Football's online coaching tools to better teach your child, including a video drills library, a practice planner, playbooks and more.

Parents are encouraged to be involved throughout the process to ensure their youth players are learning Heads Up Football skills. Take full advantage of the health and safety resources offered by USA Football, by registering for a free Parent/Player Membership at

Your child's health and safety is our highest priority - nothing else comes close. With your involvement and through new and exciting teaching resources, I look forward to our finest season to date, in 2014.


Stanwood Youth Football