The American Youth Football League was started in 1996 with 6 teams from Boca, Cooper City, Pasadena, Plantation, Sawgrass and Weston.

In 1998 two more teams were added from Pembroke Pines and West Pembroke Pines.

In 1999 the League added teams from Tamarac and Coral Springs.

In 2000 a team from Davie was added.

In 2002 a final team was added from Coconut Creek.

In 2006 by-laws were changed and three teams were added from Northeast, Fort Lauderdale and Deerfield Beach

In 2012 two teams were added from Miramar and West Park