AMFA – FAQs
Who is the AMFA and how are they organized? AMFA is the Arvada Midget Football Association. The AMFA is a non-profit association and is administered by an elected Board of Directors. The elected board is made up of a President, 1st and 2nd Vice President and Treasurer. The appointed members are Secretary, Team Parent Representative, Age Group Coordinators (3), Field Manager, Equipment Manager, and County Representatives (2). This executive board is elected each year at the December Coaches meeting. Each team has one vote, cast by the team manager or head coach.
Where is the AMFA located? Our mailing address is: PO Box 1679 Arvada CO 80001-1679.
Our physical address is: 10415 W 64th Place (Campbell Cottages).
Phone 303-424-3460 FAX 720-420-3626
When is the AMFA season? The AMFA is part of the larger Jefferson County Midget Football Association (JMFA). The season runs from early August until late November. Children are divided into teams based on their grade level, 1st grade through 8th grade.
How do I register my child to play? Registration can be completed online or walk-up. Online registration starts as early as May 1st and can be completed through the website at www.arvadafootball.com Walk-up registration takes place at the Campbell Cottages 10415 W 64th Place. There are typically two walk-up registration dates in June and one final opportunity in early July (see important dates below and/or on the website).
How much does it cost? The cost of registration is $200. The fee includes a team jersey for players that are new to AMFA.
Are there other requirements? (1) Each player must receive a physical examination before he/she is eligible to participate in any practice or games. The physical examination may be obtained from your physician or at the time of registration. The doctors available at registration are independent and not associated with Arvada Midget Football Association, Inc. AMFA, Inc. is not responsible for the physical examination or its results. (2) An original birth certificate must be copied by an AMFA Board member along with a copy of current school enrollment with grade placement. These documents will be kept in the player’s packet.
What equipment does my child need? In addition to the registration fee, each player is required to play in JMFA approved equipment. Equipment is available during each registration date. This equipment includes helmet, mouthpiece, chin strap, shoulder pads and area approved pants (including pads). Each player will also need cleats which can be purchased at the retailer of choice for each family.
How does my child get placed on a team? New players enter a draft where they are typically placed based on their local school affiliation. A player is able to submit one request to try to be placed on (1) a specific team OR (2) with a specific friend OR (3) in a specific Division. NO requests are guaranteed but every effort is made to match requests. Players/families are contacted following the annual draft to be introduced to the coach and understand practice logistics, dates, etc.
When are practices and games? There are typically 3 practices and one game per week. Games are typically held on Saturday, although in some cases games are scheduled during week due to field availability and other schedule logistics. Teams are scheduled to play 8 games for the season.
What if my child has never played football before? For all 4th through 8th grade players who are new to tackle football, AMFA highly encourages each of them to request Division 3.
What are the important dates to remember? Below are the important dates for the 2015 season (please also refer to the website for additional dates):
MAY 1st On line registration begins
Walk Up Registration and Equipment (At the Cottages)
June 1 (Wednesday) 5 to 8 pm
June 25 (Saturday) 10 to 2 pm
July 14 (Wednesday) 5 to 8 pm
Registration closes on July 16th
August 1 Practice begins
August 13 Arvada Days/Picture Day
August 18 Weigh-ins
August 27 Zero Week Games
November 12 & 13 Carnation Bowl Weekend
Where are practices and games? Practice schedules/locations are provided to the coaches at the time of the draft. Each player/family will be contacted with these logistics once they are known. Games are typically on Saturday and will vary based on the opponent. The JMFA region stretches from the Legacy High School area from the north, down to the Highlands Ranch area to the south, and west to the Evergreen High School area.
Are there regular meetings for the AMFA group? The AMFA Board meets once a month, unless a special meeting is required, starting in February on the second Wednesday of the month. Meetings are held at the Campbell Cottages, 10415 W 64th Place (64th Pl. and Miller), at 7:30 P.M. During the season and at 7:00PM in the off season. Meetings are open to the Board Members, Coaches and/or Team Managers only. Check on the website calendar to make sure that it's scheduled, as from time to time dates are changed because of scheduling conflicts.
What is the AMFA’s Mission Statement? Arvada Midget Football Association (AMFA) is a non-profit, community based youth athletic organization serving Arvada families for over 50 years. We are an all volunteer organization including our board of directors, coaches and managers. Our goal is to provide children grades 2nd through 8th with a positive environment while learning and playing tackle football. This experience includes positive self esteem, team building skills and life lessons. We provide a positive atmosphere for our players and their families to enjoy.