A TYFA year is split into 2 seasons. Spring is for fun and Fall is very competitive. Each is mutually exclusive of the other. TYFA cheerleaders cheer for football games and then (in the Fall only) have a State Cheer Competition with the highest scoring squad going to a national event. In the Cheer Program there are 6 eligible age brackets all of which may compete.
- Mascots (3-4 year olds)
- Flag (4-5 year olds)
- Tykes (6-7 year olds)
- Rookies (8-9 year olds)
- Juniors (10-11 year olds)
- Seniors (12-15 year olds)
Cheer is available for both Boys and Girls with no discrimination against their size or weight. In the Fall, prior to the football playoffs starting, a massive State Cheer Competition is held. Squads are broken down in the competition:
Each of these is further broken down by Large squad and Small squad. In addition to squad size, each of these is broken down by the age brackets above and a ”Mixed" bracket can be added. Single and Tandem competitions are also available.