Tucson Youth Football and Spirit Federation kicks off 50th season

The football and cheer organization for kids was originally founded in 1969

TYFSF begins 50th season

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - This season will be the 100th for the NFL which formed and played its first games in 1920.

Here in Southern Arizona the Tucson Youth Football and Spirit Federation begins its 50th anniversary season.

The local football and cheerleading organization is comprised of 15 associations with competition for kids from the ages of 5-to-14.

This TYFSF season is expected to feature an estimated 100 football teams and cheer squads.

The association includes:

  • Broncos (Marana)
  • Cardinals (Santa Cruz)
  • Cowboys (Tanque Verde)
  • Dolphins (Oro Valley)
  • Falcons (Tucson)
  • 49ers (Sahuarita)
  • Jaguars (Tucson)
  • Raiders (Tucson)
  • Rams (Southwest)
  • Redskins (Tucson)
  • Scorpions (Tucson)
  • Steelers (Tucson)
  • Thunder (Tucson)
  • Vikings (Vail)
  • Wildcats (Tucson)

Teams compete in seven divisions:

  • Flag – Ages 5, 6 and 7
  • 8U – Ages 7 and 8
  • 9U – Ages 8 and 9
  • 10U – Ages 9 and 10
  • 11U – Ages 10 and 11
  • 12U – Ages 11 and 12
  • 14U – Ages 12, 13 and 14

The city championships will be held this year on October 27 (cheer) and November 2 (football).

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