The AYFFL seems like an extremely unorganized - money making sham event. It's facilitated and ran my Mike Petrullo who is rude, dismissive, and verbally abusive to and behind peoples backs. Some of the coaches curse, encourage pushing, hitting, shoving etc. to children as young as 6 years old. It's really a shame that this league can operate. It's almost like UFC for children run by a man who seems angry and abusive. Speaking as a parent who currently has children in the winter league- I would caution anyone against this league. I've seen it myself. I will not put my children in this league again, and will caution anyone I can about it's ill practices.