The best American Football in Herndon, VA! Our purpose is to provide boys and girls, ages 7-16, an opportunity to play American Football and learn sportsmanship, teamwork, and responsibility while having fun!

Welcome to Herndon Optimist Youth Football!


Registration for coaches and team managers is open.

Registration for our free skills development camps in July is open.

Early Bird registration for our Fall 2018 program is open - register now for $199!

Dick's Sporting Goods (DSG) is once again one our league sponsors - click HERE for discount coupons good all season long.


We are one of the sports sponsored by the Herndon Optimist Club and operate under the umbrella of the Fairfax County Youth Football League (FCYFL). Our goal is to provide boys and girls, ages 7-16, of Northern Virginia an opportunity to play American-style full-contact tackle football and learn sportsmanship, teamwork, responsibility, and how to play the sport safely, while also having fun.



Travis Whitlock
Commissioner, HOYF