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||5-6||4s allowed if 4 on or before 8/1/current year|
|Tykes||7-8||6 if 7 on or before 8/1/current year|
|Rookie||9-10||8 if 9 on or before 8/1/current year|
|Junior||11-12||10 if 11 on or before 8/1/current year|
|Senior||13-14||12 if 13 on or before 8/1/current year|
* An athlete 6, 8, 10 or 12 can play up 1 age bracket.