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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Regional Combine Camp

By Trica Cullinane on 4/16/2015

Regional Combine Camp

Powered by Football University

Who: 5th-11th Grade

When: Saturday May 23, 2015

Where: Lutheran High School

              5100 Mexico Road

              St. Peters, Mo 63376

Additional Information can be found at

First and Goal Football Camp

By Engage Sports on 4/15/2015

First & Goal Football Camp

Sponsored by Mercy Sports Medicine

All Day and Half Day Camps Available

Who:  2nd Through 8th Grade

When:  July 6th -9th 2015

Where: Parkway West High School Turf Field


Additional information can be found at

Elite Flag Football

By Engage Sports on 2/17/2015

Registration is now open for Elite Flag Football

March 21st – May 16, 2015

At CBC and DeSmet High Schools

Players ages 1st through 8th Grade

Skills Clinic is 3/21 and games begin 3/28


Please Register at

We accept registration for complete teams or we can take individuals and group them onto a house team.


By Mike Williams on 1/27/2015

CFA listened to our parent and coach feedback.   Registration for the 2015 Season is now open!

Why is registration open in January?

  • Flexibility - families can register at a time that fits their needs.   Please keep in mind, all players must be registered by Friday, April 10th
  • Financial - families can spread out payments via the CFA payment plan.  If you register by February 15th, monthly payments are $75.   

Register via the REGISTRATION NOW BUTTON - on the right hand portion of our home page

Why should you son play at the Chesterfield Football Association?

  • CFA offers multiple levels of competitve play which meet the needs of each team - Select (Red.Blue); Non-Select (GOLD) 
  • Certified Coaches via USA Football's Head Ups association.  100% of CFA's coaches and assistant coaches must be certified by USA Football.
  • Background Checks are conducted on 100% of CFA's coaches and assistant coaches
  • Quality Equipment, Fields, Referees, and Uniforms with your players name.   
  • 4:1 - Coach to Player Ratio which prepares you son to play high school football.   
  • 7 game league schedule and a post season tournament
  • Trainers for every home game
  • No mandatory work duty



By Mike Williams on 1/27/2015
1. Player Certification - Additional Household Information - VERY IMPORTANT
The Gateway Football League (GFL) By-Laws specifies, the Chesterfield Football Association (CFA) must determine a player’s primary residence when determining the eligibility of a particular player.  

New process - In support of the certification process, all families will have to enter their Primary Address, Time Spent at the Primary Address, along with their player’s School Name and School’s Zip Code.   If a player does not have a Secondary Address, then family will submit N/A in the Secondary Address field, and 0% in the field for How Much Time at the Secondary Address.

What if my player resides at two residences?
We realize there may be situations where players may live at multiple addresses due to their family situation.    In the event a player resides at multiple addresses, all families will have to enter their Primary Address, Time spent at the Primary Address, a Secondary Address, Time spent at the Secondary Address, along with their player’s School Name and School’s Zip Code.   

PLEASE NOTE:   All parties involved, player, player’s parent, head coach, assistant coach, business manager, and CFA are responsible to make certain player’s information submitted during the registration process is accurate.   Please note the information submitted during registration is utilized by CFA for the league certification process.  Any player, player’s parent, coach, or business manager who knowingly omits or submits false information as part of the registration or certification process, will face disciplinary action from CFA.

2. Volunteer Information - No Mandatory Work Duty 
For the 2015 season, the Chesterfield Football Association (CFA) has eliminated the Mandatory Work Duty Requirement and Work Duty Buyout.    CFA still relies upon many volunteers to support the operation of our organization.     While the mandatory work duty requirement has been removed, CFA is still looking for volunteers to assist with Equipment Pick Up/Equipment Return, and Field Set Up.  If you would like to volunteer for a 2 to 3 hour shift, please click on the attached link during registration to schedule a time to volunteer.   Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community.  

3. Fundraiser - $90
In 2015, the Chesterfield Football Association (CFA) has transitioned to a mandatory fundraiser.  The fundraiser amount was reduced by $30 to $90.  Each family will receive 6 car wash certificates to either resell, use, or give as a gift.     Proceeds from the CFA Fundraiser support the maintenance of our helmets and shoulder pads.  

4. Uniforms - $65
In 2015, each player will get to keep their jersey.   A player will receive three jerseys – Old Navy; Old White; and a New Navy or Gold (with the player name on the back)

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: