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Welcome to the Pike Area Youth Athletic League!

The Pike Area Youth Athletic League is a non-profit organization for youth football and cheerleading. Serving the tri-state areas of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, P.A.Y.A.L. aims to inspire the youth of our local community and surrounding areas and to practice the ideals of sportsmanship, scholarship, and physical fitness.


The specific objectives of our program are: to familiarize all participants with the fundamentals of football and cheerleading; to provide an opportunity to participate in a supervised, organized, and safety-oriented manner; and to keep the welfare of participants free of any adult ambitions and personal glory.

Coaches Needed

The Pike Area Youth Athletic League (PAYAL) is seeking tackle and flag football, and cheerleading coaches for the 2021 season. 
It is our objective to create a meaningful and rewarding experience for our players and cheerleaders.  

For football coaches, we are asking for qualified coaching candidates who can demonstrate the following credentials and/or qualities: 

  • Prior playing and/or coaching experience (mandatory for head coaching candidates only)
  • Inspire a positive and productive learning environment for all players
  • Serve as a positive role model for our children
  • Put the best interests of the children above his/her own
  • Communicate well with players, parents, other coaches, and the PAYAL Executive Board
  • Willing to make the necessary time commitment (Note: a typical week would entail approx. 3 practices per week with a game on Saturday.)
  • Follow the rules established by the league, especially those associated with playing time for all players
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the safety of all players
  • In accordance with our current bylaws, each coach must obtain and submit their "Heads Up Tackle" Coaching Certification as provided through an online program offered by USA Football
  • Obtain required volunteer background clearances as mandated by Pennsylvania State Law
  • Attend mandatory coaches meetings, as established by the PAYAL Executive Board
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by posted 04/11/2021
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