USA Football

About the Cobras
Posted Jun 30, 2014


The Montclair Cobras are members of the Garden State AYF League (American Youth Football). We are a founding member of this league. Coach Howard Finney established the Montclair Cobras in 1969. Our league has a National Affiliation as an AYF Program and with USA Football. We are proudly one of Montclairs longest running youth programs. In the Garden State AYF Conference we are comprised of the following programs: Montclair, Orange, East Orange, Paterson, Union County, Morris County,  Bergen County, Sommerville and Hudson County. The Garden State AYF is  a full contact program and kids participate in 5 levels:

 U13 or Varsity 

Boys 13 years of age and those who turn 14 after August 1. No HS students can participate, regardless of age nor can boys who turn 14 before August 1.

 U12 or JV 

 Boys 11 and 12 years of age and those who turn 13 after August 1.

 U11 or Pee Wee

 Boys 10 and 11 years of age and those who turn 12 after August 1.

 U10 or Jr. Pee Wee

 Boys 9 and 10 years of age and those who turn 11 after August 1.

U8 or Sub Juniors

Boys 7 and 8 years of age and those who turn 9 after August 1.

 All Coaches are trained and certified through USA Football and AYF. All Coaches must recertify every year.  They are educated on heat disorders, concussion awareness and prevention as well.