Ayden Arts and Recreation is offering Youth Football for ages 5 to 13.

The Ayden Arts and Recreation sponsored leagues and activities are formed and operated on the principles of good sportsmanship, fair play, courtesy to others, healthy activity and other policies pertaining to all-around community understanding and development.  In an effort to meet this goal, teams will be comprised of youth of all skill levels. The emphasis is to have fun, improve skills, learn team play and develop a passion for the game.

Our season is from September to November. Games and practices are typically done Monday thru Thursday. Games will be played at Ayden District Park and Winterville fields.


Flag Football teaches the basic fundamentals of youth football.  This league provides the players with guidance while learning the basics.  Kids will learn the fundamentals, sportsmanship and team work while having FUN.

The cost is: 
$20 residents
$40 non residents



Our Tackle Football League focuses on the basic fundamentals of the sports of football.  Kids of all talents levels can learn and improve their skills.  Our coaches stress sportsmanship, work ethic and team work.

Weight Limit:  A minimum weight of 50 lbs will be required for age’s 8-13.Please refer to table below for position weight requirements. Players required to play offensive and defensive line will wear a black “X” on the back of the helmet.  Players required to play offensive line only will wear an orange “X” on the back of the helmet.  Any player with an “X” must play interior line. (tackle to tackle)


8-10 yr. olds

11-13 yr. olds


Skill Position

Max 115 lbs

Max 140 lbs

O & D Line

116-135 lbs

141-155 lbs

Players shall display black “X” on helmet at all times

O Line Only



Players shall display orange/red “X” on helmet at all times

Minimum weight for 8-13 yr. olds is 50lbs




The cost is :
$25 Residents
$50 Non residents
Volunteer Coaches

The success of our youth sport programs relies on the great support of our volunteer coaches. Please consider volunteering to help our kids have a great football experience.  We will hold a coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. If interested, please indicate so during the registration of your child or call the Ayden Arts and Recreation Department. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you on the field!


Click here for Coaches Application


Ayden Arts and Recreation uses volunteer coaches that have been certified though National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS). 


Click here for Information on National Alliance for Youth Sports


North Carolina High School Athletic Association rules and guidelines will be followed, except where noted in the Ayden Arts and Recreation league rulebook under “Football Coaches Handbook”