Spirit Cheerleaders

Eligibility: Athlete’s age by 08/01 of current year.

Mascots (3-4 year olds)
Flag (4-5 year olds)
Tykes (6-7 year olds)
Rookies (8-9 year olds)
Juniors (10-11 year olds)
Seniors (12-13 year olds)
Varsity (14-15 year olds)

Spirit athletes are recommended to cheer at their age appropriate football team’s game; however, each organization has the authority to organize as they see fit.

Regular season games may require travel between a major city or their surrounding town. During the playoffs teams may travel across the state.

Gate fees may vary depending on game site and requirements set by their venue policies/contracts. Games may be played on Sundays and Holidays.

Competing Cheer & Dance Squads
Cheerleaders are given the opportunity to showcase their special custom routine at TYFA’s annual state cheer competition. Every year our competition is held at an esteemed venue. It is one of the most unforgettable events your athlete will experience.

What is it like, you ask? IMAGINE…
Every athlete will experience the rush and nerves rising alongside their teammates, feeling and hearing their heartbeat as they eagerly await to perform, waiting for the noise to die down. There they stand like soldiers at attention, looking so sharp with their white crisp clean shoes, neatly embellished pressed uniform preparing to compete. Spectators gazing upon their special athlete, they notice how awesome and pristine they look with their hair slicked back pulled up into a high ponytail with dangling curls and a shimmering hair bow perfectly placed on top of their ponytail. Cheekbones, lightly touched with rose blush and smooth tinted lipstick across their lips, smiling back at the spectators, all the while they are saying to themselves, “please, please let us win this.” Family and friends going wild filling the space with loud chants for the team and proud mamas and papas screaming from the top of their lungs, “You can do it, baby!”

…IMAGINE that rush of excitement! Your athlete deserves that and much more.

What does it take to put a team together?


  • Optional to participate in competition.
  • All cheerleaders must be certified
  • TYFA Affiliated

          Must cheer at games throughout fall season, when associated with a TYFA organization

  • TYFA Non Affiliated

          Cheer squads affiliated with another league, but would like to compete in TYFA’s competition.  

For more information email cheerhelp@tyfa.com