Middleton Cardinal Youth Football Mission

To provide the youth of Middleton, WI (Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District) with a competitive and non-discriminatory football league that affords the opportunity to all children to participate in youth football. The CYF club grew out of a need for positive mentoring for youth today in sports. The club’s focus is on teaching fundamentals, competitive spirit and sportsmanship.

It is Cardinal Youth Football’s goal to provide a structured, guided and disciplined activity for youth so that we may impart the values of good sportsmanship, good character and leadership qualities. These qualities will give the children a better self-image and elevated self-esteem that will stay with them through adulthood.

The CYF is in participation with the Dane County Area Youth Football League, Inc. (DCAYFL). The DCAYFL is a full contact youth football program, which emphasizes instruction in the fundamentals of football, while competing against youth of the same age from surrounding communities in and near Dane County.

Participants practice and play in officiated games. Games are played on Saturdays beginning in early September and continuing for 7 weeks.

Established in 2006.

Cardinal Youth Football Board of Directors


Mike Briggs

President, Program Director and Head Official.



Bill Vogel

Treasurer, Communications, Registration and Scheduling.



Angie Gmur

Secretary, Fundraising, Apparel and Photos.



Matt Vande Sande

Coaching Director, Facilities.



Jon Templin

Players Safety Rep, Players Health and Asst. Equipment Manager



Nick Fritz

Equipment Manager, Social Media and Webmaster