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Fall Football League Registration


2022 registration will be open from Memorial Day (May 30th) thru the 4th of July only. There is no guarantee that players attempting to register after July 4th will be able to be placed on a team or participate for the 2022 season. Please read all of the information below:

Items to gather and have completed BEFORE you begin the 2022 registration process:

  • Forms to  be downloaded, completed and signed:

  • Take a photo or scan of your child’s Birth Certificate

  • Child’s current T-shirt Size

  • Child’s current weight

  • Measure tape or string and ruler to measure head circumference and height (inches)

  • Credit Card 


Before or after the registration process:

  • Schedule a 2022 Physical for your child. Every player must have a physical completed in the year 2022 (preferably after April 15th) and documented on the 2022 Physical and Medical History Form PW. Physical forms not uploaded during registration must be received prior to August 15th, 2022

  • Purchase a mouth guard that straps to a face mask

  • Find appropriate football cleats for the 2022 season

  • TCYFA provides each player the use of approximately $400+ of up to date equipment for the season (helmet, chin strap, shoulder pads, practice pants and uniforms).Each player is required to attend a mandatory equipment fitting in August to ensure the proper fitting. TCYFA has also purchased $1,000s of safe tackling and drill equipment for practices as well.

  • Download & install the SportsEngine  app, then LOG IN to the app using the same credentials from this registration.


Please read these important notes BEFORE you begin this registration process:

  • 2022 Player Fee is $130 per participant for an 11-week/7-game season (scholarships considered upon request on a case by case basis, please contact for consideration)

  • Registration is open from Memorial Day (May 30th) thru the 4th of July only

  • Registrations are only accepted online. The process should be easy, but if you need accommodation, please contact the Board President at

  • PLEASE SAVE & WRITE DOWN THE USERNAME/EMAIL/PASSWORD you use for this registration. You will need it later to use the SportsEngine app or SE website for schedules or to add additional contacts.

  • It is recommended returning players login using their existing SportsEngine profile to register for the current season (there is a password recovery feature)

  • Immediately after completing your online registration you will receive a confirmation email from “Traverse City Youth Football Association Online Store Receipt”. If you do not receive this email within 2 hours, check your spam/junk folder. If not received, your registration was not completed correctly and your player is NOT REGISTERED. In this situation registration should be redone or contact us for further assistance.

  • Online registrations are processed securely using a credit card and are paid directly to TCYFA. Upon conclusion of this registration session, you will see a charge on this account from Traverse City Youth‚Äč.

  • TCYFA will always work directly with families when circumstances change and refunds are needed prior to August 8th (credit card processing fees will not be refunded). At checkout, Sports Engine also offers a "PROTECT YOUR REGISTRATION FEE INVESTMENT from REGSAVER" for an additional fee. Please understand this is in no way required and if you do choose to use this service, refunds are worked out directly between you and the third party company (Regsaver).

  • Families will be required to upload digital copies of the signed YMCA registration form and birth certificate to complete their registration and payment. Uploading a current physical will be the only document that is optional during the SportsEngine registration process if your child’s 2022 physical has not been completed yet.


2022 Registration, Team Placement Timeline and other important information:

  • Registration is open from Memorial Day (May 30th) thru the 4th of July for all returning or new players that will be in grades 3,4,5 or 6 in 2022-23. There is no guarantee that players attempting to register after July 4th will be able to be placed on a team or participate for the 2022 season.

  • Initial team and coach placement will be established in July and communicated via the SportsEngine app. All players registered by July 4th will be placed on the correct team for their Zone/School (Glads, Titans, Trojans). 

  • 3rd/4th Grade Pee Wee players will be placed on teams with other players from their elementary school (Glads, Titans, Trojans).

  • 5th/6th Grade Juniors players will be placed on Glads, Titans or Trojans teams based on the school they attend and their residence address. When more than one Glads, Titans, Trojans team exists, coaches will hold an informal ‘draft’ to place players and balance teams.

  • A 7-10 day late registration window MAY be held in July if there are players on the waitlist and/or if enrollment is low (2021 had record high enrollment). Late registration will be $155 per player. Team preferences/zones/school will not be considered for any late registrations that are accepted.

  • August equipment fitting and pick up (Date and times TBD based on number of teams)

  • August 15 optional practice & conditioning week 

  • August 20 Team Picture Day (tentative)

  • August 22 - mandatory  practice & conditioning  week 

  • August 29 - regular practice week

  • September 5 -  *regular practice week (game the following Saturday)

  • September 10 - Game 1

  • September 17 - Game 2

  • September 24 - Game 3  

  • October 1 - Game 4

  • October 8 - Game 5

  • October 15 - Game 6

  • October 22 - Game 7 / Jamboree

Traverse City Youth Football Association is a 501c3 non-profit managed by a Board of parent volunteers to provide a fun, safe and positive tackle football experience for students in Traverse City that isn’t able to be provided by our schools in these grade levels.  TCYFA is not governed by the Grand Traverse Bay YMCA, LEAP, TCAPS or GTACS.