The Great Plains Youth Football League, a non-profit organization for 3rd - 8th grade tackle football players, works to make the tackle football experience safe, fun and healthy for all children. The Great Plains Youth Football League promotes the value and importance of sports and physical activities in the emotional, physical, social and mental development of our participants. The league believes that participation in youth football develops important character traits and lifelong values. In addition, we believe that the lives of youngsters can be positively impacted by participation in youth football.
The league, originally founded in 1994, is now celebrating our 25th season! The organization, originally named the Elkhorn, Valley & Waterloo Football League, thus EVW, focused on providing an environment for youths to learn sportsmanship while learning the game of tackle football. Since 1994, the league has grown from fewer than 85 players on 4 teams representing the communities of Elkhorn, Valley and Waterloo in eastern Nebraska, to our current number of more than 2,400 players on more than 100 teams, representing 34 program members in Nebraska and Iowa.
The Great Plains Football League places the safety of its' players first. All volunteer coaches and administrators must pass a thorough background check annually. We are also a proud member of USA Football. Each coach in our league is required to adhere to a Standards of Conduct agreement. Fair play is ensured through the administration of League rules governing player ages and weights, practice and game schedules and overall team composition.
Great Plains Youth Football believes in giving back to the community as well. We believe that it is the duty and responsibility of our league, program members, teams, coaches, parents and players to be involved in community activities and to be positive role models to others.
We thank you sincerely for choosing to be a part of the Great Plains Youth Football family and we will work diligently to ensure that as a league, we are continually looking for ways to improve and make this the best league it can be for everyone who wants to coach or participate. We are dedicated to making this a wonderful experience for each and every one of you.