About our Football Program:

  • CYFA is a grade based league. Football Teams are assembled by district and also by grade level: Kindergarten, 1-2, 3rd, 4th and 5th.
  •  As a participant in the CYFA recreational youth football program, your child will benefits from the opportunity of playing football for the Cherokee County, Georgia high school district they currently live in. Each district grade level football team wears the same school colors and identifies with the same high school mascots as they prepare for the upcoming middle school and high school programs.

Practice & Season Schedule:

  • Practice begins the last week of JulyPractice days and times will be determined by your child's coach and practice facility availability. Your coach will contact you with practice information after your child has been drafted on a team.
  • Teams are allowed (2) two-hour practices per week in full pads, and one one-hour practice (called a “walk-through”) in shorts, helmets and cleats, no pads. The walk-through is usually held on Fridays, but each head coach determines which day he holds his walk-through.
  • Regular season games will begin on Saturday, August 25 and run through Saturday, October 20, 2018. Games may also fall on a week night.
  • Playoff games will be held on Saturday, October 27 and Saturday, November 3, 2018.
  •  All grade-level championship games will be played on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

Player Safety:

  • CYFA is a Head's Up Certified organization developed by USA football to advance player safety in the game of football
  •  A Player Safety Coach is present within each district of our youth organization that is responsible for teaching coaches clinics and measuring the results of this initiative.
  • Your child will learn proper football fundamentals taught by qualified coaches who've been certified to teach proper tackling technique
  • Your child will be provided with a properly fitted helmet and shoulder pads to ensure your child is playing a better, safer game
  •  We work with several of the leading equipment providers in the country to equip our young athletes with the latest technology in head protection while still providing a comfortable fitting helmet.

Football Registration: 
Online Registration Opens March 15, 2018.
CYFA offers families an affordable Payment Plan Feature allowing you to pay your registration and camp fees in monthly installments.

  • Football Registration:  $330 (Early Pricing valid from March 15-May 14, 2018)
  • Football Camp is scheduled for July 16-20, 2018 (Monday - Friday)

    Your Football Registration fee includes:  t-shirt, magnet, 2 game jerseys, helmet decals and name lettering on the jerseys. Your registration price also pays for referees, field usage, maintenance fees and other costs.

A sibling discount is available to families with more than one child participating in our football and cheerleading programs. To receive the sibling discount, you’ll pay full price for the first child and each additional football or sideline cheer registration will be discounted $30.

What District Am I In?
Below you’ll find a list of elementary schools located within each of the six high school districts - Cherokee (Warriors), Creekview (Grizzlies), Etowah (Eagles), River Ridge (Knights), Sequoyah(Chiefs) and Woodstock (Wolverines):

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