For Tackle Football TYFA uses a combination of the NCAA rules and a set of "home grown" rules that are modifications to the NCAA set and provide the unique rules to TYFA.  TYFA uses their own set of rules for Flag.

TYFA has 2 seasons, Spring and Fall.  Each is slightly different and are explained in the appropriate Structure menu item on the right.

TYFA has 5 eligible age brackets which are available to both Boys and Girls with no discrimination against their size or weight. 

Eligibility is determined by what age an athlete will be on 08/01/current year

AGE BRACKET AGE NOTES
FLAG 4-5 If 4 or 5 on or before 8/1  (no 3s)
TYKES 6-7 If 6 or 7 on or before 8/1  (no 5s)
ROOKIES 8-9 If 8 or 9 on or before 8/1
JUNIORS 10-11 If 10 or 11 on or before 8/1
SENIORS 12-13 If 12 or 13 on or before 8/1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* An athlete 7, 9 or 11 can play up 1 age bracket.