About the Deerfield Beach Bison
The Deerfield Beach Bison is competitive tackle football club. We are one of 13 teams that compete in the American Youth Football League (AYFL) in SouthFlorida. Practices begin in mid-July and run 4-6 times per week. We play an eleven-game schedule starting in mid-August, and conclude theseason with a two round single elimination playoff for the top 8 teams in each weight division, and ultimately the AYFL Super Bowl. Games are played on Saturdays, beginning with the Peewee team at 9:00 am, with each successive weight division game beginning 5-10 minutes after the completion of the prior game. The season’s schedule is structured so that each city plays roughly 50% of their games at home, and the other 50% away.
The McDougle Family Foundation started from the vision of two brothers, Stockar & Jerome McDougle, who are retired NFL players and played at rival high schools – Deerfield Beach High and Ely High. Both Stockar & Jerome attended college and became first round draft picks into the NFL. After looking back over their school careers, both realized that there is a missing link in the guidance of our nation’s youth. Many youth, especially athletes, leave school with little education and find themselves lacking the skills needed to succeed in life after the NFL. The McDougle Family Foundation wants to equip youth with tools and strategic strategies to continue to be successful after high school, college, the NFL, the NBA, etc. We provide mentoring, coaching and training for today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders.
The Deerfield Beach Bison are a proud member of the AYFL