Knox County Tennessee

Knox Metro Youth Football League


Knox Metro Youth Football League is comprised of over 100 teams from over twenty commissions (clubs) across Knox County, City of Knoxville, and a few out of county organizations. The Knox County and City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Departments work jointly to administer the league. The KMYFL offers 6u & 8u flag divisions and 7u-14u tackle divisions. The flag season is played mid-July through early September. The tackle season is played mid-August through October.

KMYLF has adopted USA Football’s Heads Up program, a national initiative to help make the sport of football better and safer for participants. KMYFL administrators, commissioners, coaches, parents and players will implement the six key components of the Heads Up program league wide, which includes: coach education and certification, concussion recognition and response, heads up tackling and blocking, prevention of sudden cardiac arrest, heat preparedness and hydration, and proper equipment fitting.

To register to play in KMYFL, please contact the desired Commission (see link below) for registration information. Commission Contacts (Flag and Tackle)

2021 KMYFL Champions & Finalists

Commission/Team Required Documents

Important Dates

  • Dead Period - June 27 - July 10
  • July 11 - Mandatory practices may begin
  • July 18 - Practices with full pads
  • Tuesday August 16th - Games may begin (flag & tackle)
  • No games
    • Sept 3-5
    • Oct 8-15

League Rules and Procedures

Lightning & Inclement Weather Policy

Heat and Heat Index Policy

Youth Sports Commissions (Clubs)

Background Checks and Concussion Policy

Knox County Parks & Recreation local youth sports association coach (head and assistant) is required to submit a background check and complete the concussion training prior to coaching. Youth Sports associations (Commissions) are expected to return all completed coach and player forms to Knox County Parks and Recreation offices. All parents must read the concussion policy and sign the form. Click on the following links for information:

Concussion Training
Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Game Cancellation Information

  • Follow us on Twitter @knoxcountyparks
  • Game Line 215 – GAME(4263)  for updates concerning weather related changes or cancellations

Field Locations & Layout

Schedules - Standings

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