The principal office of the corporation is located in Snohomish County, State of Washington.


The designation of the county of state of the corporation's principal office may be changed by amendment of these Bylaws. The Board of Directors may change the principal office from one location to another within the named county by noting the changed address and effective date below, and such changes of address shall not be deemed, nor require, an amendment of these Bylaws:


The association may also have offices at such other places, within or without its state of incorporation, where it is qualified to do business, as its business and activities may require, and as the board of directors may, from time to time, designate.



This association is organized for charitable purposes primarily to conduct local or national competition in tackle football and to support and develop amateur athletes for that competition under Section 501 (c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code or corresponding Section of any future federal tax code.



Conduct a high school feeder type youth tackle football program where local young athletes are instructed in the fundamentals of tackle football.


  1. Provide instruction in tackle football tactics, strategy, and rules.
  2. Provide tackle football skills training and development.
  3. Provide for the development of teamwork and leadership in athletics.
  4. Provide for athletic conditioning to meet the rigors of local and regional competition.
  5. Provide a safe, fun and non-discriminatory atmosphere for young athletes aged 5 through age 14.
  6. To engage in other activities related to conducting a successful youth tackle football association.

A. 5 - 7 year old Pee Wee division
B. 8 - 9 year olds 89er division
C. 10 - 11 year olds Junior division
D. 12 - 14 year olds Senior division
E. League age is age as of July 31st.
F. Playdown rules are found in NSJFL rules and regulations.


A. Tackle Football fees will be determined by the Executive Board on a yearly basis.
B. There are no refunds of registration, camp or fundraiser fees. Parents who withdraw their child (ren) can, if they choose, present their case for a partial refund of their registration fees to the Executive Board. The Executive Board will then vote on how much, if any, of a refund that parent shall receive. All hard costs will be deducted prior to determining a possible refund. Hard costs include but are not limited to insurance and jersey.
C. Sponsorships / Team Fees

  1. Team Fees are used to cover associated league costs and are to be raised by each team in MYFA on an annual basis.
  2. MYFA Executive Board will set Team Fees prior to the start of each season based on costs associated with NSJFL.
  3. Each team will be required to have a sponsor or raise the funds through team fundraising activities.
  4. Any and all sponsorship funds must be paid to the Treasurer of the MYFA. Any sponsorship funds, that exceed the required Team Fee, will be held in MYFA's bank account. Once the Team Fee has been met, 50% of the additional funds raised, up $1500 is eligible to be reimbursed to cover costs associated with running the team (team party, equipment, trophies, etc).
  5. 5. No sponsors name or logo will appear on uniforms. The sponsors name can be used on team pictures, schedules, team banners, etc.
D. Budget
  1. A budget shall be prepared each year prior to the start of the season and submitted to the Treasurer. The budget shall include all (forecasted) income and expenditures. It is the responsibility of the elected officers to operate under a balanced budget
  2. A current Profit & Loss Statement will be given at each meeting.
  3. The ledger books shall be closed, no later than December 31 of the current football season.
  4. Checking accounts for football will have two signatures. Two of the five officers will have to sign each check. Only elected officers have authority to sign checks and must not be in the same family.
  5. All capital expenditures must be approved by a majority of the executive board members.


A. All players must fill out and complete the MYFA registration form along with any other applicable forms, and pay all fees before gear is distributed enabling the player to participate in any game or practices. Players who have not completed the registration process are not covered by insurance. It is the responsibility of the players' parents and coach to see that no child participates in a practice or game until he is covered by league insurance. Coaches must verify with league secretary that each player on his draft roster has completed all necessary forms and that an acceptable birth certificate has been provided to the league for age verification.
B. All returning players remaining within an age group will return to the same team as the prior year. Any exception will need to be approved by the Executive board. Petitioners must present their case to the Executive Board in writing via e-mail and will be considered at the next regularly scheduled meeting. Petitioners are encouraged to attend the meeting to answer any necessary questions.
C. Any player moving from one age group to another the same year that their previous season's head coach is also moving up in age group will be placed on that coaches team the following season unless the player's parent requests that they be placed back into the draft.
D. Any player moving from one age group to another, when their previous season's head coach is not also moving up, will automatically be placed into the draft and is eligible to be a "Coach Pick"
E. A team, whose Head Coach is returning from the previous season or has a first year Head Coach, is allowed up to eight (8) "Coach Pick's" per season. A team, whose Head Coach is moving up in age division, is allowed up to four (4) "Coach Pick's" per season. A "Coach Pick" is a player that is signed to a team, prior to the Draft, with the approval of the Player's Parent and the Head Coach of the team. Once the player is signed to a team, he/she is on that team until he/she moves up an age division.
F. Each team is typically allowed up to four (4) play downs per season. A play down is a player that plays the season in the age group below his/her age. The specific rules regarding qualifying to be a play down can be found in the NSJFL Rules and Regulations.
G. Every Head Coach is encouraged to recruit new players to MYFA. Any player recruited, by a Head Coach, to MYFA for their first season will be placed on that coach's team. A coach can recruit players up until the start of Monday of preseason camp. A recruited player is not considered to be a Coach Pick.
H. Each team is allowed two (2) out of area "waivers" per NSJFL Rules and Regulations.
I. No late sign-ups (after the draft has occurred) unless special exception is approved by the executive board. Team assignment will be designated by the League President.
J. Teams will be filled by a draft system during Thursday of preseason camp.
K. The team with the most losses from the prior regular season has the first draft pick in the up-coming season. The second pick goes to the team with the second most losses and so on. Post season wins or losses do not affect draft position.
L. Expansion teams will receive the first pick of the draft for that year.
M. A participant that does not make at least one tryout will automatically be considered a hat pick.
N. Hat picks will be picked in order and placed on teams as a continuation of the draft. Hat picks take place only after the draft pool has been finished.
O. A minimum of two tryouts shall be held prior to drafting players. Each player shall go through at least one tryout unless the player is returning to an assigned team, the player is a coach pick or he/she is a recruited player. Players not making a scheduled tryout may have a special tryout as long as a coach from each team in that division is able to be present.
P. Teams can be of unequal size depending on the number of players on a team prior to the draft taking place.
Q. When a new team "expansion" is added to MYFA, the draft will proceed as follows:
a) A predetermined roster size will be established by the MYFA President based on dividing the total number of players by the number of teams.
b) Round 1: New team picks first followed by existing teams in order of most regular season losses.
c) Subsequent rounds, each team will draft in order until his/hers pre-determined roster limit is full, or until all kids in the draft are taken. If roster positions remain open then hat picks begin until rosters reach their pre-determined limit.
"Brother Option" will be available only when requested by parents at sign-ups. This will be used as two picks so coach must have a minimum of two picks left in the current draft.
R. In the case of brother picks all coaches and league president will calculate as best as they can what round of the draft those kids should be drafted by. The last brother to be drafted must be drafted in the round that was decided on by the coaches involved in that draft and the league president.
S. All Head Coaches shall provide the MYFA Secretary their roster prior to the start of the Monday of preseason camp. This will allow for a smooth Draft and ensure that all Recruited players have been documented.


A. The working "Coach" shall be defined as Head Coach, Assistant Coach shall be any coach not considered the Head Coach.
B. Equipment Manager: Each Head Coach will be required to have an equipment manager.
C. Team Parent: Each Head Coach is required to assign a team parent who attends all board meetings during the regular fall season. This parent is responsible for passing along all information obtained from the board meeting to all other parents on that team.
D. Coaches shall be responsible men or women of the community with a working knowledge of football fundamentals, practice and game planning, and our MYFA Bylaws and NSJFL Rules.
E. Coaches must be at least 18 years of age and have completed the coaching application, Watch Report application (criminal history check), attend coach's interview and successfully complete (and recertify annually) the USA Football tackle certification course. Coaches will be chosen by the Board of Directors.
F. It is the responsibility of the head coach to insure that all practices end on time and to allow the parents sufficient time to pick-up their children. In the event that parent(s) have not arrived at the conclusion of a game or practice to pick up their children, it is the responsibility of the Head Coach to remain until all children have been picked up.
G. At no time will adult participants swear, drink alcohol, take drugs, smoke, or chew tobacco while participating with the children. In addition, no adult will belittle, bad mouth, or physically abuse any player in any association for any reason.
H. The removal of a coach or individual from any game for any action deemed inappropriate, by an association representative, will be reviewed and a decision rendered by a vote of the association's Executive Board. The coach, or individual, under review will have the right to address the Executive Board with any character witnesses he/she chooses to explain his/her circumstances. After the review the subject must leave the meeting. A vote of the Executive Board will commence. If the majority vote is to remove the subject, then the subject shall not participate in the association for a period of at least one year. If the majority vote is to retain the member, then no further action will be taken against the subject.
I. In the event that there are complaints against or about a coach, the Executive Board will meet and decide if a review is necessary. If a review is determined to be needed, the same process will be used as described in paragraph H above.


A. All equipment is the property of MYFA. Any abuse or misuse of equipment may result in the Executive Board requesting said equipment be returned at any time. Parents can and will be charged for any equipment that is damaged due to intentional abuse or misuse.
B. All players will be outfitted with similar equipment. Gear will be provided solely by MYFA.
C. All teams will be issued equipment as a team. Players who do not receive equipment with their team will need contact their team's equipment manager to coordinate gear fitting/procurement.
D. No equipment will be issued without a parent or legal guardian present. The parent or legal guardian must sign for the equipment after it is issued and before it leaves the premises. The parent or guardian who signs the equipment will be financially responsible for any damaged or missing equipment at the end of the season gear check in.
E. All equipment will be collected by the Head Coach directly following the last game of the season for that team. The head coach will then make arrangements with the Vice President of Equipment to return gear to inventory.
F. Prior to the start of each season, the Equipment Director will submit a "need list" to the Executive Board. The need list will be discussed and the decision to purchase any, or all of the "need list" will be voted on by the Executive Board. An inventory of all gear related assets will be turned in to the Treasurer so a gear budget can be put in place no later then March 1st of each year.
G. Equipment collection at the conclusion of the season shall be the responsibility of the Vice President of Equipment and will be collected on an assigned "turn in gear day". The Gear Manager, Secretary and Head Coach of each team will inventory the gear, and bill for gear lost, damaged or not collected. All gear is to be stored by the association during the off-season.
H. It is the responsibility of the association to keep gear in good repair and properly certified.
I. It is the responsibility of the Vice President of Equipment to keep an updated log book on all gear owned by the association as to the condition of the gear. Any time gear is repaired, discarded, re-furbished or inspected the Vice President of Equipment must reflect this in the gear log book.
J. Parents are required to return gear, in clean condition on the assigned turn in day. If gear is not turned in after the last game, the association will charge the parent(s) $255.00/$285.00, the cost to replace the missing gear.

  1. Pant/pad set $30.00 or $60.00 depending on the equipment.
  2. Helmet $125.00
  3. Shoulder pads $100.00
K. A $10.00 non-refundable cleaning deposit will be required by anyone checking out gear.
L. The team's equipment manager will be responsible to see that each player on their team has the proper equipment and that all equipment is kept in safe working order. The Vice President of Equipment must be notified immediately of any unsafe, missing, damaged or defective gear.
M. Team equipment managers will be the only team representative to contact the Vice President of Equipment for equipment issues. Players and parents must go through their team equipment manager with any and all issues.
N. The team's equipment manager will be responsible for the team equipment repair kit and first aid kit. Problems or concerns must be brought to the Vice President of Equipment immediately.



The officers of the association shall be a President, a Vice President of Fields, a Vice President of Equipment, a Vice President of Promotions, a Secretary, a Treasurer, a Registrar, a Sr. League Representative, and a Webmaster. The corporation may have a Chairperson of the Board, one or more Vice Presidents, Assistant Secretaries, Assistant Treasurers, and other such officers with such titles as may be determined from time to time by the Board of Directors.


Any person may serve as officer of this corporation.


Officers/Executive Board Members shall be elected by the remaining Executive Board Members, each Head Coach and one Assistant Coach that are present at the meeting in which the election is held. Each Executive Board Member shall hold office for the standard two (2) year term until he or she resigns, or is removed, or otherwise disqualified to serve, or until his or her successor shall be elected and qualified, whichever occurs first.


Any Officer/Executive Board Member may be removed, either with or without cause, by simple majority vote of the remaining Executive Board Members, at any time. Any officer may resign at any time by giving written notice to the President or Secretary of the corporation. Any such resignation shall take effect at the date of receipt of such notice or at any later date specified therein, and, unless otherwise specified therein, the acceptance of such resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective.


Any vacancy caused by the death, resignation, removal, disqualification, or otherwise, of any officer shall be filled by the remaining Executive Board Members. In the event of a vacancy in any office other than that of President, such vacancy may be filled temporarily by appointment by the President until such time as the Board shall fill the vacancy.


The President shall be the chief executive officer of the association and shall supervise and control the affairs of the association and the activities of the officers. He or she shall perform all duties incident to his or her office and such other duties as may be required by law, by the Articles of Incorporation, or by these Bylaws. The President shall preside at all meetings of the members.


In the absence of the President, or in the event of his or her inability or refusal to act, the Vice President' shall perform all the duties of the President, and when so acting shall have all the powers of, and be subject to all the restrictions on, the President. The Vice President shall have other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law, by the Articles of Incorporation, or by these Bylaws, or as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors.

A) VP of Fields: Must coordinate all logistics relating to field scheduling, payments, and usage for any and all practices, jamboree games, regular season games and post season games. It is the responsibility of the VP of Fields to set up and take down the fields for games and jamboree. He/she must also coordinate scheduling of field reps and score board operators for all games at MYFA's home field.
B) VP of Equipment: Must keep an up to date and accurate inventory of all of MYFA's equipment, to include player safety equipment, practice and game uniforms, training/practice equipment, and field set up equipment. VP of Equipment is responsible for providing an equipment needs list to the Executive Board at the regularly scheduled April meeting. VP of Equipment is responsible for coordinating preseason gear check out and post season gear check in.
C) VP of Promotions: Is responsible for promoting MYFA and increasing public interest in our association. VP of Promotions must operate within a budget and coordinate erection of signage to advertise sign up dates by April 1st and removal of signage after preseason camp.


The Secretary shall:

  1. Certify and keep at the principal office of the corporation the original, or a copy, of these Bylaws as amended or otherwise altered to date.
  2. Keep at the principal office of the corporation or at such other place as the Board may determine, a book of minutes of all meetings of the Directors, and, if applicable, meetings of committees of Directors, recording therein the time and place of holding, whether regular or special, how called, the names of those present or represented at the meeting, and the proceedings thereof.
  3. The Secretary shall see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws or as required by law.
  4. Keep at the principal office of the corporation a membership book containing the names and address of each and any members, and, in case where any membership has been terminated, he or she shall record such fact in the membership book together with the date on which such membership ceased.
  5. The Secretary shall exhibit at all reasonable times to any Director of the corporation, or to his or her agent or attorney, on request therefore, the Bylaws, the membership book, and the minutes of the proceedings of the Directors of the corporation.
  6. In general, perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as may be required by law, by the Articles of Incorporation, or by these Bylaws, or which may be assigned to him or her from time to time by the Board of Directors.


The Treasurer shall:

  1. Have charge and custody of, and be responsible for, all funds and securities of the corporation, and deposit all such funds in the name of the corporation in such banks, trust companies, or other depositories as shall be selected by the Executive Board.
  2. Receive, and give receipt for, monies due and payable to the association from any source whatsoever.
  3. Disburse, or cause to be disbursed, the funds of the association as may be directed by the Executive Board, taking proper vouchers for such disbursements.
  4. Keep and maintain adequate and correct accounts of the associations' properties and business transactions, including accounts of its assets, liabilities, receipts, disbursements, gains and losses.
  5. Exhibit at all reasonable times the books of account and financial records to any Directors of the association, or to his or her agent or attorney, on request therefore.
  6. Render to the President and Directors, whenever requested, an account of any or all of his or her transactions as Treasurer and of the financial condition of the corporation.
  7. Prepare, or cause to be prepared, and certify, or cause to be certified, the financial statements to be included in any required reports.
  8. In general, perform all duties incident to the office of Treasurer and such other duties as may be required by law, by the Articles of Incorporation of the corporation, or by these Bylaws, or which may be assigned to him or her from time to time by the Executive Board.


The Registrar / Webmaster shall:

  1. Administer and maintain MYFA league website.
  2. Maintenance shall include posting current status of league, updating league calendar, adding sponsor information, and posting information requested by board.
  3. Coordinate league registrations, including online and in person sign ups.
  4. Supply board members with updated registration data necessary to facilitate league operations.


The SR League Representative shall:

  1. Positively and professionally represent MYFA while attend all NSJFL league meetings and report back to MYFA Board Members the status of the NSJFL.
  2. Notify MYFA President if not able to attend the NSJFL meetings so a representative can attend in their absence.


Officers shall serve without salary or compensation other than for reasonable expenses necessary to carry out the obligations and responsibilities of their office and the corporation.



The Executive Board may, by a majority vote of all its members, designate an Executive Committee consisting of five Board members and may delegate to such committee the powers and authority of the Board in the management of the business and affairs of the corporation, to the extent permitted, and except as may otherwise be provided, by provisions of law.

By a majority vote of its members, the Board may at any time revoke or modify any or all of the Executive Committee authority so delegated, increase or decrease but not below two (2) the number of members of the Executive Committee, and fill vacancies on the Executive Committee from the members of the Board. The Executive Committee shall keep regular minutes of its proceedings, cause them to be filed with the corporate records, and report the same to the Board from time to time as the Board may require.


The association shall have such other committees as may from time to time be designated by resolution of the Executive Board. These committees may consist of persons who are not also members of the Board and shall act in an advisory capacity to the Board.


Meetings and action of committees shall be governed by, noticed, held and taken in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws concerning meetings of the Executive Board with such changes in the context of such Bylaw provisions as are necessary to substitute the committee and its members for the Executive Board and its members, except that the time for regular and special meetings of committees may be fixed by resolution of the Executive Board or by the committee. The Executive Board may also adopt rules and regulations pertaining to the conduct of meetings of committees to the extent that such rules and regulations are not inconsistent with the provisions of these Bylaws.



The Executive Board, except as otherwise provided in these Bylaws, may authorize any officer or agent of the corporation to enter into any contract or execute and deliver any instrument in the name of and on behalf of the corporation, and such authority may be general or confined to specific instances.


Except as otherwise specifically determined by resolution of the Executive Board, or as otherwise required by law, checks, drafts, promissory notes, orders for the payment of money, and other evidence of indebtedness of the corporation shall be signed by the Treasurer of the corporation.


All funds of the association shall be deposited as soon as it is practical to the credit of the corporation in such banks, trust companies, or other depositories as the Executive Board may select.


The Board of Directors may accept on behalf of the corporation any contribution, gift, bequest, or devise for the nonprofit purposes of this corporation.



The corporation shall keep at its principal office:
(a) Minutes of all meetings of Directors, committees of the Board, indicating the time and place of holding such meetings, whether regular or special, how called, the notice given, and the names of those present and the proceedings thereof;
(b) Adequate and correct books and records of account, including accounts of it's properties and business transactions and accounts of its properties and business transactions and accounts of its assets, liabilities, receipts, disbursements, gains, and losses;
(c) A copy of the corporation's Bylaws as amended to date, which shall be open to inspection by the members, if any, of the association at all reasonable times during office hours.


Every Director shall have the absolute right at any reasonable time to inspect and copy all books, records and documents of every kind and to inspect the physical properties of the corporation and shall have such other rights to inspect the books, records, and properties of this corporation as may be required under the Articles of Incorporation, other provisions of these Bylaws, and provisions of law.


Agent or attorney may make in person or any inspection under the provisions of this Article and the right to inspection shall include the right to make copy and make extracts.


The Board shall cause any annual or periodic report required under law to be prepared and delivered to an office of this state or to the members, if any, of this corporation, to be so prepared and delivered within the time limits set by law.



No substantial part of the activities of this association shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation (except as otherwise provided by Section 501 (h) of the Internal Revenue Code), and this association shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements), any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office.

Notwithstanding any other provisions of these Bylaws, this association shall not carry on any activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under 501 (c) (3) of the Internal revenue Code, or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170 (c) (2) of the Internal Revenue Code.


No part of the net earnings of this corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its members, Directors or Trustees, officers or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes of this corporation.


Upon dissolution of this corporation, its assets remaining after payment, or provision for payment, of all debts and liabilities of this corporation shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Such distribution shall be made in accordance with all applicable provisions of the laws of this state.


In any taxable year in which this corporation is a private foundation as described in Section 509 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code, the corporation 1) shall distribute its income for said period at such time and manner as not to subject it to tax under Section 4942 of the Internal Revenue Code; 2)shall not engage in any act of self-dealing as defined in Section 4941 (d) of the Internal Revenue Code; 3) shall not retain any excess business holding as defined in Section 4943 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code; 4) shall not make any investments in such manner as to subject the corporation to tax under Section 4944 of the Internal Revenue Code; and 5) shall not make any taxable expenditures as defined in Section 4945 (d) of the Internal Revenue Code.



Subject to the power of the members, if any, of this association to adopt, amend or repeal the Bylaws of this corporation and except as may otherwise be specified under provisions of law, these Bylaws, or any of them, may be altered, amended, or repealed and new Bylaws adopted by approval of the Executive Board.


If there are any conflict between the provisions of these Bylaws and the Articles of Incorporation of this corporation, the provisions of the Articles of Incorporation shall govern.

Should any of the provisions or portions of these Bylaws be held unenforceable or invalid for any reason, the remaining provisions and portions of these Bylaws shall be unaffected by such holding.

All references in these Bylaws to the Articles of Incorporations shall be to the Articles of Incorporation, Articles of Organization, Certificate or Incorporation, Organizational Charted, Corporate Charter, or other founding document of this corporation filed with an office of this state and used to establish the legal existence of this corporation.

All references in these Bylaws to a section or sections of the Internal Revenue Code shall be to such sections of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as amended from time to time, or to corresponding provisions of any future federal tax code.


We, the undersigned, are all the Directors or incorporators of this association, and we consent to, and hereby do, adopt the foregoing Bylaws, consisting of preceding pages, as the Bylaws of this corporation.

Dated: 1st day of July 2012

President _________________________________________Date___________
Vice President of Fields _____________________________Date___________
Vice President of Equipment__________________________Date___________
Vice President of Promotions__________________________Date___________
Sr. League Representative____________________________Date___________