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Welcome to TC Youth Football!

By TCYFA 07/06/2022, 10:15pm EDT

Your player is registered for the 2022 TC Youth Football season! Participation in TC Youth Football has increased significantly each of the past three seasons. This season, we had to close registration early due to reaching our max enrollment (equipment capacity). We have a large number of players on a waiting list. 

Below are some details on what will happen next for your player: 

  • Download & install the SportsEngine  app, then LOG IN to the app using the same credentials from this registration. If you are not logged in, or have logged in as a 'fan' you will not receive team communications. You can add other parents/guardians/contacts to your player so they can log into the app. Open your ACCOUNT (or ACCOUNT SETTINGS), then HOUSEHOLD, select your PLAYERS NAME, and then ADD GUARDIAN.

  • Player and Coach team placments will be posted by July 15th via the SportsEngine app. All players registered by July 4th will be placed on the correct team for their Zone/School (Glads, Titans, Trojans) whenever possible. Balancing skill and number of players per team will take priority over friend/coach requests. This year, we are planning on the following number of teams at each level: 1 Trojan pee wee, 2 Trojan JV (Juniors), 1 Gladiators pee wee, 2 Gladiators JV, 2 Titans pee wee, 3 Titans JV. 

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

  • 5th/6th Grade Juniors players will be placed on Glads, Titans or Trojans teams based on the school they attend and their residence address.

  • Have your submitted your 2022 Physical yet? 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 (but the sooner the better!). You can submit a physical after registration by e-mailing to (include the players name), or log into (on a computer), sign in, select 'registrations' and you can edit your registration info and upload the forms.

  • Purchase a mouth guard that straps to a face mask

  • Find appropriate football cleats for the 2022 season (we will post an informal cleat exchange in mid-July at: )

  • If you determine your child will not be able to play this season, please contact ASAP so we can add the next player from the waiting list.

  • 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 (dates for each team are TBD). TCYFA has also purchased $1,000s of safe tackling and drill equipment for practices as well. 

Important Dates - 

  • 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 - morning)

  • 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.

2022 Registration OPEN!

By TCYFA 05/30/2022, 7:30pm EDT

Traverse City Youth Football Association Registration is OPEN thru July 4th for incoming 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders to play 11 on 11 tackle football! Please see this page for all registration details and the link to register and pay online -

2022 TCYFA Fall League Information & Registration

By TCYFA 04/16/2022, 12:00pm EDT

2022 TCYFA Fall League Information

Please see our REGISTRATION page for detailed information on the 2022 registration process, timelines and requirements.

2022 registration will be open from Memorial Day (May 30th) thru the 4th of July only. The registration link will appear on the REGISTRATION page when active. 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. Our goal for 2022 is to have less players on each team to allow for more playing time and player development. Registering early better allows us to make this happen.