News & Announcements

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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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...

READ MORE for Fees Information

CFA Fall Flag Football for Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade

By Mike Williams on 3/12/2014

CFA is excited to announce that we are offering a 2014 Fall Flag Football League for Pre K, K, 1st, and 2nd Grades. There will be approximately 10 players per team. The program was tremendous success in 2013.  Register starting March 30th to take advantage of our early registration rate.

The goal of the Chesterfield Football Association (CFA) Fall Flag Football Program is to blend skill development with a fun environment to foster an interest in the great game of football. The program is open to all area Pre-K, K, 1st, and 2nd grade players and teams.

Fall Flag Football (Pre K, K, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd):

  • Early Bird Registration - March 30th to May 15th: $85
  • Late Registration - May 16th to August 27th: $110

CFA Proudly Announces Our 2014 Organization Awards

By Mike Williams on 2/25/2014

During the 2014 Coaches Clinic held on Thursday, February 20th, CFA recognized the following 2014 Award Winners:

Coach of the Year:  Gary Bertolucci.  Year after year, Coach Gary Bertolucci consistently achieves  the highest parent survey scores in the organization.  Additionally, Coach Bertolucci helps CFA mentor new coaches on communicating and managing expectations on and off the field. 

Assistant Coach of the Year:  Jack Abel.  As Defensive Coordinator for CFA Team Paul, Coach Abel was instrumental in Team Pauls back-to-back Super Bowl victories.   Coach Abel returns to CFA in 2014 as a Head Coach of CFA Team 2-1. 

Business Manager of the Year:  Sharon Khoury.  Sharon is the rock behind CFA Team Black.  Sharon successfully managed all the off field adminstrative requirements so that Coach Black could focus on the development of the young men he leads.   Sharon and Coach Black's work relationship is a model for all CFA Teams to follow.

Vision Mission Values:  Dave Sargent.  Coach Sargent turned a very difficult situation into an incredible success story.   Coach Sargent made every player a contributor by insuring each player participated in 100 plays for the season.  By season end, each player had participated in over 150 plays.  

Congratulations to All !!