Knox Metro Youth Football League is comprised of over 100 teams from twenty-two commissions (clubs) across Knox County and City of Knoxville. Knox County and City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Departments act as league administrators coordinating league games played weekly at John Tarleton and Tommy Schumpert Parks from mid-August through late October with seven regular season games followed by playoffs. KMYFL offers flag and tackle football in two divisions, AFC and NFC, for eight age divisions: Flag (6U), Jr. Hoppers (7U), Hopper (8U), Cutter (9U), Minor Pee Wee (10U), Pee Wee (11U), Jr. Varsity (12U), and Varsity (14U).
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.
All Knox Metro Youth Football League games are played under the supervision of Certified Athletic Trainers through a partnership with Tennessee Sports Medicine Group.
To register to play in KMYFL, please contact the desired Commission (see link below) for registration information.
- Dead Period: June 24 – July 7 No team activities, voluntary or mandatory
- July 8th – Mandatory practices may begin
- July 15th – Practices with helmet & shoulder pads
- July 23rd – Practices with full pads
- Saturday, August 11th – Games begin (7U-14U) (see schedules below)
- Saturday, August 18th – 6U Flag games begin
- Monday, Sept. 3rd – Last date to add player to roster
- No Games
- September 1 – 3 – Labor Day Weekend
- October 6 – 13 – Knox Co. Schools Fall Break
- October 31 – Halloween
2018 Preliminary Plan of Age Groups & Day of Games
- Saturdays - 6U (Flag), 7U
- Mondays - 10U, 11U
- Tuesdays - 9U, 12U
- Thursdays - 8U, 14U
- Makeups may be played on other days, as needed.
League Rules and Procedures
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:
- Youth Sports Concussion Policy
- Concussion return to play
- Registered Officials Concussion Policy
Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Age Division Quick Reference
Game Cancellation Information
- Follow us on Twitter @knoxcountyparks
- Game Line 215 – GAME(4263) for updates concerning weather related changes or cancellations