about the runnin’ utes

The Runnin’ Utes Youth Football Organization is designed to teach the basics and fundamentals of football and life. This process allows your young athletes to progress from a youth league to the middle school, and then on to high school focused on the same principles they’ve been learning throughout their youth. 

We promote sportsmanship and safety first and foremost, and provide a positive coaching philosophy that encourages our youth to return year after year. 

Announcement: Off-season workouts begin soon.

Our Mission & Vision

Runnin’ Utes Youth Football Organization (RUYFO) is a non-profit organization aimed at giving the youth (ages 5-11) of Indianapolis a chance to participate in an ALL play Football and Cheerleading program.

Our focus is on helping our youth build Character, Sportsmanship, Self-Confidence and Learn Responsibility & Teamwork in a competitive environment while gaining a strong sense of community.  RUYFO provides a structured, safe and secure environment for the children to learn these life skills.

Our goal is to teach the fundamentals of football and cheerleading in an atmosphere where fun is the key word in fundamental.

 

Runnin’ Utes Youth Football is a member of the Indiana Youth Football League.

Philosophy & Style of Play

Runnin’ Utes coaches are expected to teach fundamental football skills in a controlled, positive, challenging, fun, and safe environment.  The success of the RUYFO program begins and ends with a coach’s ability to model core-values to his players and inspire his players to do the same.

RUYFO coaches represent the community. Their words and actions will, therefore, be a positive reflection of theRUYFO mission and core values.  The RUYFO Board of Directors expects commitment (through word and action) to the RUYFO mission, core values, and coaching philosophy from its coaching staff.  The RUYFO of Directors expects the personal and professional lives of its coaches to reflect the highest standards of behavior on and off the field.  No coach or staff will discriminate against any player, coach, staff or parent based on their race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, family status or disability.

Why Join Us?

Our program is lined up by former high school coaches and former players with the desire to teach and coach the future leaders of Indianapolis.  This opportunity allows for better growth as well as gaining better preparedness when going into high school football and resulting in a better experience for our youth. 

Not only are we about football but we are about family!  “Players First” is what RUYFO is about and that environment allows the excitement of not only learning football but growing with a team and family! 

A new level of priority will be given to academics within our organization.  Working hard in school is just as important as working hard at practice.  Runnin’ Utes Youth Football is putting together ideas on improving our recognition of Grades and Attendance in school. 

Our World Class Mentoring

For years the Youth Football Community has been divided by organizations.  Our goal is to bring everyone together.  Our partnership with local and surrounding county programs results in a better experience across the board in all age levels.  

Not only are we about football but we are about family!  “Players First” is what RUYO is about and that environment allows the excitement of not only learning football but growing with a team and family!

 It is important to teach our children the importance of “Giving Back”.  Runnin’ Utes Youth Football will be involved in many upcoming events and will invite the members of our organization to be involved. 

A new level of priority will be given to academics within our organization.  Working hard in school is just as important as working hard at practice.  Fauquier Youth Football is putting together ideas on improving our recognition of Grades and Attendance in school. 

Club History

Runnin’ Utes Youth Football has been an active part of this community for over 10 years and welcomes kids from Indianapolis as well as the surrounding areas. The Runnin’ Utes Youth Football Organization offers Recreational Football with the opportunity to also play outside the county by partnering with the Indiana Youth Football League to play our seasonal games.  Our program provides members the opportunity of learning the fundamentals of tackle football starting at the age of 5 and moving up in each age group with the transition into high school.  

Become Volunteer or Donate Today

We operate on a full volunteer basis and encourage everyone to take part in making this experience for your child the best it can be.  For questions or If you are interested in how an hour of your time can make a difference please fill out the form below and we will reach out to you.

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