2017 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 Studios Party & Attraction tickets; also available onsite. Event tickets sold onsite.

Webcast and Photos

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

Sponsor Interaction

Connect with our sponsors at Nationals.

 

Calendar

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.

Football Venue
Austin-Tindall Park 4100 Boggy Creek Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34744

Cheer Venue
Silver Spurs Arena 1875 Silver Spur Ln, Kissimmee, FL 34744

Host Hotel
Omni Championsgate
1500 Masters Blvd, Championsgate, FL 33896





 

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 2nd and AYC Check-in is Thursday December 7th. 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!

135

Football Teams

220

Cheer Squads

8

Days

100%

Fun

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.

AYF and AYC Logo Patch Placement Guideline. Purchase Patches.

Forms

 

Football

Mighty Mite/9U AA Invitational Divisions at Nationals

Divisions

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.

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 2017 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

Competition Format

All cheer teams will compete on Saturday, December 9th, 2017. The top 5 highest scoring teams in each division will advance to compete on “Super Sunday", December 10th, 2017 for the 2017 AYC National Championship. The total combined score for both days will determine the National Champions (and runners-up) which will be announced during the Super Sunday awards ceremony.

A discounted ticket price will be available for squads’ friends & family members that advance to Day 2 (Sunday December 10th, 2017). Dance, step, & elite cheer squads will compete on one day only, Sunday December 10th, 2017 in the morning session. 

 

Divisions

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.

2016

Football

National Division I: Pee Wee, SE Tarheels (Atlantic)
National Division I: Jr. Pee Wee, Ridge Road (Big East)
National Division I: Jr. Midget, Blackhawks AC (Big East)
National Division I: Cadet, Blackhawks AC (Big East)

National Division II: Pee Wee, Hunterdon Huskies (Big East)
National Division II: Jr. Pee Wee, SSS Baltimore (Big East)
National Division II: Jr. Midget, Manalapan Braves (Big East)
National Division II: Cadet, San Francisco 49ers (MoUntain NorthWest)

All American: 10 & Under, Wilmington Pilots (Desert Pacific)
All American: 11 & Under, Wilmington Pilots (Desert Pacific)
All American: 12 & Under, Patriots youth Football (Mid West)
All American: 13 & Under, Chandler Bears (Desert Pacific)

Conference All Stars: 10 & Under, pool A, Phoenix (Desert Pacific)
Conference All Stars: 10 & Under, pool B, Southern Maryland (Atlantic)
Conference All Stars: 12 & Under, pool A, Metro (Atlantic)
Conference All Stars: 12 & Under, pool B, Blackstone Valley (New England)
Conference All Stars: 14 & Under, pool A, Pennsylvania (Big East)
Conference All Stars: 14 & Under, pool B, Tucson (Desert Pacific)

All American: 14 & Under,Pool A, Central Virginia Hurricanes (Atlantic)
All American: 14 & Under, Pool B, Inland Empire Ducks, (Desert Pacific)

 

Cheer, Step & Dance

Division 8 Small White: TEXAS TOROS
Division 8 Small Red: GOFFSTOWN SCREAMIN’ EAGLES
Division 8 Large White: MIDDLESEX BLUE JAYS
Division 10 Small White: RUMSON FAIRHAVEN BULLDOGS
Division 10 Large White: WATERBURY KNIGHTS
Division 10 Small Red: ANSONIA COPPERS
Division 10 Large Red: BEDFORD JAGUARS
Division 12 Small White: TEXAS TOROS
Division 12 Large White: CEDAR PARK TIMBERWOLVES
Division 12 Small Red: SOUTH CAROLINE MUSTANGS
Division 12 Large Red: KEANSBURG TITANS
Division 12 Open Blue: JACKSON JAGUARS
Division 14 Small White: MERIDEN RAIDERS
Division 14 Large White: HOLLIS-BROOKLINE CAVALIERS
Division 14 Small Red: BRICK DRAGONS
Division 14 Large Red: MANALAPAN BRAVES
Division 14 Small Blue: SALEM RAMS
Division 14 Large Blue: SHELTON VIKINGS
Division 18 Small White: BROOKLYN DYMONDZ
Division 18 Small Red: DERRY DEMONS
Division 18 Small Blue: PEMBROKE SPARTANS
Division 18 Large Red: WOONSOCKET REDSKINS
D14 Elite Small Red: NEW HAMPSHIRE TEAL ELITE
D14 Elite Small Blue: NEW HAMPSHIRE BLUE ELITE
Division 8 Dance: SAN FRANCISCO BROWN BOMBERS
Division 10 Dance: PLAINFIELD VIKINGS
Division 12 Dance: WESTSIDE CUBS
Division 14 Dance: WESTSIDE CUBS
Division 18 Dance: BROOKLYN DYMONDZ
Division 8 Step: BROOKLYN TITANS
Division 10 Step: BROOKLYN TITANS
Division 14 Step: BROOKLYN DYMONDS
Division 18 Step: PLAINFIELD VIKINGS

 

2016 American Youth Football & Cheer National Championship Highlight show

Contact Us

Please recognize that during the Naional Tournament, 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.