2016 National Championships

Regional and National tournaments are only open to members of American Youth Football. Visit www.joinayf.com and www.americanyouthfootball.com for information on becoming a member. View the Checklist for participating or requirements for registering to participate in the National Championships.

Hotel Requirement & Travel

Teams must stay in an AYF aproved hotel to be eligible to participate.

Scores & Brackets

Scores. Brackets and Performance Orders, are subject to change.

Event & Party Tickets

Universal Islands of Adventure Party & Attraction tickets; also available onsite. Event tickets sold onsite.

Webcast and Photos

Order photo packages, videos and sign up for webcasts Football, Cheer.

Sponsor Interaction

Connect with our sponsors at Nationals.



The week is full of activities, including football & cheer check-in, the private party at Universal Studios, the invite only Hall of Fame event. Don't miss coaches meetings (Head Coaches Only), routine reviews, football clinics, and of course the main event; all of the cometitive football games and cheer, step & dance routines.


Participating in the National Championships

Checklist/Procedure for Teams/Squads that will participate in the AYF/AYC National Championships

1. Complete all mandatory paperwork. Prior to competing in a sanctioned qualifying Regional of Conference Tournament, ensure each player, their respective guardians, all volunteers and all associations have completed all of the items in the mandatory forms packages and have had them certified by their Regional representatives.

2. Qualify. To qualify for the National Championships you must participate in a regional championship, a sanctioned qualifier or receive a wildcard from the National Office.

3. Register. Register your team/squad via the National Competition On-line Team Registration form at (MYAYF.com). You must complete the registration form in full and pay the registration fee. Details and due dates are listed below. Upon completion of the on-line registration form, each team will receive a unique Team Booking Code. Registrations from teams that have not been approved by the AYF Football Commissioner/AYC Cheer Commissioner/ or a sanctioned AYF Regional Host are not be eligible for the event.

4. Book in an Approved Hotel. Each team must stay, for the duration of the event at one of the AYF/AYC-approved hotels and provide the Team Booking Code assigned to your team at the end of the registration process (step 3). For a detailed explanation of this process and hotel options see the HOTELS page.

5. Arrive. Arrive in Orlando in time for the allotted Check-in Day. AYF check-in is Saturday December 3rd and AYC Check-in is Thursday December 8th. All participants must be in attendance at team check-in. All teams must have completed paperwork/ID's and Team Books and have had them approved and certified by the Regional Representative. Head Coaches must attend the mandatory coaches meeting in their respective sport.

6. Compete. Compete In the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS!


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Cheer Squads





Tournament Rules

We count on players cheerleaders, coaches and spectators to follow the rules to maximize everyones expereince and enjoyment.

Your behavior effects everyone around you. As a participant and or spectator, we demand that you exhibit sportsmanship and be gracious, win or lose. In addition to playing rules, you are required to be respectful to others. We have adopted a code of conduct for behavior on and off the field, to which you are expected to adhere.

Players should exhibit and display sportsmanship both on and off the field.

Coaches are expected to set an example for their players and parents and respect the decisions of officials and field marshals. It is the coaches responsibility to control his players and parents both on and off the fileds.

We expect parents, guardians family members and all spectators to be respectful of eachother, the facilities, their surroundings and the hotels that are accomodating our event.

AYF has a zero tolerance policy for behavior that does not represent our beliefs and code of conduct. Behavior in contravention to these expectations and beliefs may result in immediate removal from any of our facilities.

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Mighty Mite/9U AA Invitational Divisions at Nationals


NOTE: Any “Sweat Down” or Extreme” weight loss used by a player to make weight will be grounds for immediate suspension for the players own safety.

Any Coach, Administrator or Team Personnel found to have advised, encouraged, or tolerated any “Sweat Down” or “Extreme” weight loss techniques will be grounds for immediate suspension. Suspension will be anywhere from one year to permanent depending on severity. Head Coaches will be held responsible for the actions of all team personnel.

Jersey Requirements: All Teams are required to bring TWO (2) jerseys. One dark jersey for all home teams, and teams designated visitors will wear white jerseys. If a team doesn’t have two (2) jerseys, they must notify AYF headquarters, prior to arriving, so special arrangements can be made.

Wilson AYF Football Usage: The Wilson AYF logo'd football is the Exclusive Football of AYF Tournament and Competitions. All Games will be played with this football, each team will receive a game ball on-site or they can use their own Wilson AYF football. (Shop for the official football click here).

Find AYF Official Rules in the AYF Rules and Regulations Manual. Rule Books can be downloaded at www.MYAYF.com.

8th Grade All Star Game: The 2016 AYF 8th Grade All-Star Game will be played at IMG Performance Center. Players will be selected from AYF leagues throughout the world. AYF will be actively scouting and selecting players who are participating at Nationals. If you would like to be considered, please contact your AYF Regional Director. For more information.

Cheer Dance & Step


Cheer Skill Divisions: White, Red and Blue Skill Division Guidelines are listed in the AYC Rule Book. AYC teams participating in the region and national competitions will need to declare a team’s skill division before the start of the fall competition season.

Find AYC Official Rules in the AYC Rules and Regulations Manual. Rule Books can be downloaded at www.MYAYF.com.


Past Champions

American Youth Football and Cheer is proud to recognize its past champions and congratulates everyone who has advanced to the National Championships. Join the excitement and catch all the action, watch Last year's national championship highlight show.



Tiny Mites & Mighty Mite,
National Division I: Pee Wee, Watkins Hornets (Atlantic)
National Division I: Jr. Pee Wee, Virginia Cavaliers (Atlantic)
National Division I: Jr. Midget, Watkins Hornets (Atlantic)
National Division I: Cadet, Marshall Height Bison
National Division II: Pee Wee, Michigan Warriors (Midwest)
National Division II: Jr. Pee Wee, Hunterdo N. Huskies (Big East)
National Division II: Jr. Midget, Hunterdon Huskies (Big East)
National Division II: Cadet, Dulles Patriots (Atlantic)
All American: 10 & Under, W. Valley Bandits (Desert Pacific)
All American: 11 & Under, Los Toros Bulls (Desert Pacific)
All American: 12 & Under, Shutdown Academy (Atlantic)
All American: 13 & Under, Naperville Patriots (Midwest)
Conference All Stars: 8th Grade pool A, New Jersey All Stars (Big East)
Conference All Stars: 8th Grade pool B, San Diego (Desert Pacific)
Conference All Stars: 12 & Under, Metro(Atlantic)
All American: 14 & Under, pool A, Inland Empire Ducks (Desert Pacific)
All American: 14 & Under, pool B, Central VA Hurricanes (Atlantic)

Cheer, Step & Dance

Division 8 Small White: Toms River North Indians
Division 8 Small Red: Jackson Jaguars
Division 10 Small White: Berkley Eagles
Division 10 Large White: Oxford Wolverines
Division 10 Small Red: Bedford Jaguars
Division 10 Large Red: Ansonia Coppers
Division 10 Small Blue: Hunterdon Huskies
Division 10 Large Blue: Toms River Angles
Division 12 Small White: Northwest Cheer
Division 12 Large White: Ansonia Coppers
Division 12 Small Red: Wall Knights
Division 12 Large Red: St Barts Buffalos
Division 12 Small Blue: Toms River North Indians          
Division 12 Large Blue: Shelton Vikings
Division 14 Small White: Tyngsboro Tigers
Division 14 Large White: Ayeer-Shirley Broncos
Division 14 Small Red: Pelham Razorbacks
Division 14 Large Red: Howell Rebels
Division 14 Small Blue: St Barts Buffalos
Division 14 Large Blue: Hunterdon Huskies
Division 18 Small White: Bridgeport Chargers
Division 18 Small Red: Derry Demons
Division 18 Small Blue: Toms River Raiders
Division 18 Large Blue: Pembroke Spartans
D14 Elite Small Red: New Hampshire Elite
D14 Elite Small Blue: New Hampshire Elite
Division 8  Dance: Brooklyn Titans
Division 10 Dance: Fords Bearcats
Division 12 Dance: Buxmont Panthers
Division 14 Dance: Brooklyn CHIEFS
Division 18 Dance: Buxmont Panthers
Division 8  Step: Brooklyn Titans
Division 10 Step: Brooklyn Dymondz
Division 12 Step: Plainfield Vikings
Division 14 Step: Brooklyn Dymondz
Division 18 Step: Bridgeport Chargers


2015 American Youth Football & Cheer National Championship Highlight show

Contact Us

Please recognize that during the Naional Tournamnet, national staf may not be able to return your call in a timely fashion, so it is important to direct your questions/concerns to your regional representatives first and National staff second.

Parents should direct questions to coaches, team managers or their association or conference preseidnets. Associations and conference presidents should direct questions to your regional leadership. Football and Cheer Commissioners are available to answer quesitons. We are not able to accomodate scheduling requests or exmptions from the hotel requiement.