Zionsville Youth Football League Earns Gold Level Status in USA Football Program 

By Samuel Teets | Posted 1/25/2024

The Zionsville Youth Football League located in Zionsville, Ind. has earned Gold Level status through USA Football’s League Excellence Program for the 2023 season.     

USA Football’s League Excellence Program is a way for youth football organizations to earn recognition for their commitment to raising operational standards and providing great environments for athletes and their families.    

The Zionsville Youth Football League offers flag football, TackleBar, which is a limited contact version of the sport that teaches form tackling, and tackle football for young athletes. Children play flag football from kindergarten through second grade before playing TackleBar in third grade. Athletes in fourth through sixth grade play tackle football.  

“It’s a great opportunity to get to know the kids and parents and other coaches,” Zionsville Youth Football League President Kyle Riddle said about his program. “We all love football and love seeing the kids have a great time with it.” 

The Zionsville Youth Football League achieved Gold Level status in 2022 and 2023 and has received grants to help supply necessary, up-to-date equipment for athletes. Riddle said that seeing players improve and step up to accomplish things they didn’t think they could do is one of the most inspirational aspects of working in youth football.  

The Zionsville Youth Football League and USA Football, which is also located in Indiana, have a strong relationship. Riddle and long-time league Commissioner Chris Coffman have built an excellent program.  

Congratulations to the Zionsville Youth Football League on another successful year and for earning Gold Level status.