The Tennessee Youth Football Alliance, more
commonly known as TYFA, was formed in 1996 by several community-based
programs within Middle Tennessee.
It is unique in that every member community has an equal voice in
the administration of the organization. Thus the name "Alliance"
instead of league.
Alliance strives to provide a framework in which tackle football and
cheerleading is offered and the ideals of good sportsmanship and fair play
are stressed and taught.
member community elects 2 members to serve on the Executive Board. One
serves as the Executive Director, who is responsible for administering the
rule and regulations of TYFA at their community and the second person serves as a Voting Delegate, who
votes on all issues and rule changes presented. Our President,
Secretary, Treasurer and Vice Presidents from each conference are elected from the Executive
Board. Executive Board members may also serve on the Rules & Ethics Committee,
the Finance Committee, and the Competition & Scheduling Committee.
The cheerleading program, a component of
TYFA, is known as the Tennessee Youth Football Cheerleading Alliance, (TYFCA), which is under the direction of the Cheerleading
Vice President, a
sub-committee of the Executive Board. This committee elects
an Cheer Athletic Director from each community. In October, TYFCA sponsors a Cheerleading
Competition, where the squads compete against others in their division and
are judged on spirit; dance; cheer technique; stunts and showmanship.
members of the Executive Board, the Officers, and the
committees can be found on the
"EXECUTIVE BOARD" page.
communities are divided into 3 conferences, National, Central and American, depending
on the overall size of each community. Each Conference may be divided into
divisions as necessary for scheduling and standings determination. To
view our divisions, go to the
community is responsible for appointing their coaches, in both football and
cheerleading. All coaches, actively instructing in practices or
coaching in games, are required to be certified by a national coaching
organization such as the
and agree to the Coaches Code of Conduct.
In 2011 we had
24 communities, sponsoring 214
teams for children ranging in age from 5-14. That's a total of
4,303 football players and 1,071 cheerleaders.
As the growth continues, so
does the concerns about getting the necessary information out to all the
community's and their members. The website has been designed with
that in mind.
It is the intent of the Executive Board that this
site be continually updated. Changes and revisions will be clearly marked
and e-mailed to each community. However, the community officers and
officials will have the latest information and their changes should be
considered as "final".