State Cheer Competition – TYFA Cheerleaders compete annually in a State Cheer Competition. This competition is the girls chance to showcase their talents and their hard work as they compete against other TYFA squads for a state title. Like football, cheer events are held in prominent or professional facilities. Cheerleaders compete at several levels of skill: Mascot, Novice, trip right before Christmas. Any State Championship site we play at can be driven to and back again in the same day.
Youth Certification – All Football players and Cheerleaders are required to be certified by TYFA in order to verify that they are the correct age and that they are participating with the correct age group. This is done annually. A picture ID is created for them which allow them to participate.
Spring Season – TYFA provides a ‘recreational’ spring season for the Midgets, Rookies and Juniors of 6 games and a Bowl weekend.
Fall Regular Season – Based on schedule dynamics, teams will receive 4 home and 4 away games. The home team may charge gate.
State Football Playoff Format – All regions that have TYFA organizations participate in the playoffs. Our Playoff games are normally held at prominent High School stadiums, College and professional stadiums (such as the Alamodome, Texas State and Texas A&M). All of our age groups compete for a state championship. Playoffs are Cross‐Regional so teams may have to travel.
International Games – TYFA teams have played numerous games against teams from Mexico to give our gives a different cultural experience.
TYFA offers 2 Divisions of Play – TYFA is one of the few leagues that offers two divisions of play in football similar to the 5A and 4A concept:
- Division One: is for experienced organizations with a history of success.
- Division Two: is for first year TYFA organizations or for those organizations from small towns that do not have the talent pool the larger cities have.
- Organizations can be moved between the divisions based upon records in order to maintain a certain level of competitiveness.