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 8/1/current year
|Flag||4-5||3 if 4 on or before 8/1/current year|
|Tykes||6-7||5 if 6 on or before 8/1/current year|
|Rookie||8-9||7 if 8 on or before 8/1/current year*|
|Junior||10-11||9 if 10 on or before 8/1/current year*|
|Senior||12-13||11 if 12 on or before 8/1/current year*|
* An athlete 7, 9 or 11 can play up 1 age bracket. A 5 cannot play up and a 3 that will be 3 on 8/1 cannot play up to be with the Flags.