News & Announcements


Chesterfield Football Association coaches are Heads Up Certified by USA Football

By Trica Cullinane on 5/4/2015

More than 2,100 youth tackle football players age 5-15 across 100 teams and 10 youth organizations spanning four states were matched for location, socio-economic, playing standard and other factors. Datalys placed independent athletic trainers at the leagues’ practice and game fields to manage and document player health. Datalys’ study of the Heads Up Football program employed the same intensive methodology as its NCAA Injury Surveillance Program and the National Injury Treatment, Injury and Outcomes Network (NATIONTM). Of the 2,108 players in the study’s sample, 1,404 were in Heads Up Football-practicing leagues, and 704 were in leagues that did not employ Heads Up Football. Datalys sought a two-to-one difference in 2014 Heads Up Football program players to balance its youth football safety surveillance data from 2012-13.

Why Football Matters

By Trica Cullinane on 4/28/2015

Why Football Matters, by John Harbaugh

"Football is under attack, but the game and the values it instills in young men are critical to our society."

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St. Louis Rams Training Academy

By Trica Cullinane on 4/23/2015

St. Louis Rams Training Academy

Play Smarter, Play Faster, Play Elite

The St. Louis Rams Training Academy - Powered by Elite Football & Elite Performance  - is proud to offer all football players the most complete athletic performance and football skills development program in the country: Football 360 this unique program develops long lasting speed, rapid change of direction, plus football specific functional strength, and elite level, position specific skills.  

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What Happens if Severe/Inclement Weather Occurs During Practice

By Mike Williams on 8/6/2014

What should I do when severe weather occurs during practice?

Last night provided a good reminder of what to do in the event of inclement/severe weather.     When there is a threat of severe weather, CFA and City of Chesterfield are in close communication to assess/monitor the status of the fields.   

An air horn will notify coaches, players, and parents when the there is a delay due to severe weather.  It is City of Chesterfield and CFA policy that if practice is delayed or cancelled (listen for horn) due to bad weather during practice, every coach, player, and parent goes to their cars and not the pavilion. 

If a player is dropped off and no parent is present, the coaches are responsible to get their players in cars.  When there is a chance of severe weather, we strongly suggest that you should stay with your son instead of dropping him off.

Each strike of lightning results in a 20 minute delay. 

In all cases, do not wait for a horn if you feel conditions are not safe for your son.   

Prior to Practice - Field Status will be updated at 3pm each day.  You can check CVAC Field Status at:


CFA Business Managers - Are you ready for some football???

By Mike Williams on 7/16/2014

For July 28th, CFA Business Managers has your team completed the following:

  1. Medical Release for Each Player
  2. Baseline Testing for Each Player (7th and 8th Grade)
  3. Are you ready for the GFL Certification?
  4. Does your on-line roster match the GFL submitted roster?
  5. My GFL Roster is compliant with the GFL By-Laws
  6. All of my Coaches have completed all the required CFA certification


Help CFA Kick Off BearCare on Saturday June 7th !!!

By Mike Williams on 5/30/2014

 Join Kevin Demoff - EVP & COO of St. Louis Rams; La’Roi Glover, NFL Vet & Rams Dir. of Player Engagement; Dr. Robert Paul, Biological Psychologist; plus other Rams players & personnel, CFA Families, and

What will WE do? 

We’ll address concerns surrounding concussions, staying hydrated and alert on the field, tackling, and more

What will YOU do?

Meet NFL celebrities, learn about football safety, try out some drills and maybe even become a Bear!

Where to go?  

The Elite Football Academy 17363 Edison Avenue

When is it?  

June 7th, 2014 from 11am - 1pm


2014 Equipment Pick Up - Saturday, May 10th - 8am to 2:30pm

By Mike Williams on 5/8/2014

Saturday May 10:
* 8:00 am - 9:30 am -- 8th grade, 7th grade

* 9:30 am - 11:00 am -- 6th grade, 5th grade
* 11:00 am – 1:30 pm – 4th grade, 3rd grade, 2nd grade
* 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Additional pickup time

We will not start anyone in the Equipment Pickup process after 2:00pm, you will have to wait until July 2014 before regular season practice begins to pick up your equipment.

Additional Reminders:

  • Fischer’s Sporting Goods will be at Portafab for all of your football related purchases.  
    • New Families especially 2nd grade – make certain you purchase an equipment bag and work out set from Fischer’s.  
  • The Bear Warehouse will be liquidating old CFA Apparel, old White CFA game jersey’s($5 a jersey) and will sell trash bags ($40/case). The Bear Warehouse only accepts Debit/Credit cards.

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2014 Registration for Tackle Football, Flag Football and Cheerleading is now open !

By Mike Williams on 3/30/2014

Registration for the 2014 Season will begin at 6pm tonight, March 30th.  Returning families will have until April 24th to register so that they gurantee a spot on their respective team. 

Registration is available for:

  • Tackle Football - Grade 1st through 8th
  • Fall Flag Football - Prek, K, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
  • Cheerleading
Use the attached link to register:

CFA 2014 Registration to Start March 30th, 2014 - Openings at All Age Levels: 1st to 8th Grade

By Mike Williams on 3/12/2014

Come Be a Part of the largest Youth Football League in St. Louis by playing at the Chesterfield Football Association (CFA).  Chesterfield Football Association is committed to giving young athletes an opportunity to develop themselves physically and emotionally through athletic participation.  We will provide an environment that allows each athlete to develop skills needed to ensure success throughout their lifetime.  We will accomplish this by providing a supportive atmosphere that builds confidence and self-esteem, teaches the value of teamwork and trust, and inspires everyone to give their very best effort at all times.  Come join CFA in 2014. 

March 30th: Early Registration - All Grades 1st to 8th:
Early registration for returning players will open on March 30th. If you have been put on your coaches roster, you are GUARANTEED back as long as you register before April 17th. You should receive an invitation to register via email.

Apr 6th: Public Registration - All Grades 1st to 8th:
Public registration will open on April 6th. If you are not on a preseason roster, please select the 'Assign me to a Team' option.
Registration Requirements
Before you can complete a player tackle football registration, parents will be required to:
• Provide an accurate address and school which the player resides
• Indicate work duty preference (work 4 hours, claim an exemption or buy-out) learn more....
• Select a fundraising option (choose products to sell or buy-out) learn more...
• Agree to our Code of Conduct - learn more...

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