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Springfield Youth Athletics

About our Club

Springfield Youth Athletics (formerly-Springfield 5A) is a non-profit organization created to provide activities and opportunities for young people, regardless of race, religion or economic status, in the urban Springfield community and surrounding area. We committed to the preparation and development of young adults academically, athletically, and socially. Over the past 22 years, the organization has partnered with the City of Springfield in creating athletic teams for youth (ages 8-14) and providing academic programs to support and guide these individuals scholastically.  These efforts have resulted in these individuals obtaining entrances into various universities across the country and careers in law enforcement, social services, medical services, Corporate America, and entrepreneurs.  

Our mission is to provide activities year-round and have partnered with the National Football Association to bring NFL Youth FLAG Football to the Pioneer Valley in 2014. We also, expanded our offerings at the end of 2013 into 2014 by introducing basketball (ages 7-16) both local and AAU travel teams as well as promotion of soccer, boxing, wrestling and fitness programs.

Additionally, we merged with Springfield Youth Football to create one of the most powerful tackle football programs in the area competing locally in the SAFL and travel teams in the AYF league. Under our organizational umbrella, we house the Springfield Tigers (AYF), 5A Bulldogs (SAFL), Step Sisstas (Dance) and the Ragin Bulls (Basketball).