National Championships

The AYF/C National Championships




American Youth Football has nine regions including Desert Pacific, Mountain Northwest, Midwest, Southwest, Big East, Atlantic, New England, Central Midwest, and Southeast. Each region is responsible for conducting qualifying football championships for the National Championships. Regional championships are played in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving weekend. Each region is responsible for scheduling their own Regional Championship, dates therefore may vary accordingly.

View your region here.



Invitations Divisions for the AYF National Championships Include: Contender, Mighty-Mite, Tiny-Mite, Conference All-Star, International.


Championship Divisions can be found here. Please for more information.




2013 produced the biggest and best AYC National Championships, in all of the AYC divisions, 230+ Cheer, Dance and Step squads competed for a title. But only the best, the top 3 teams from each region, in each divions, will qualify for the National Championships in Kissimmee, Florida. Will your team be the one to play for an overall championship?

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Championship Divisions for Cheer can be found here.

Inspiration Division - The AYC National Cheer Competition offers a non-competitive Cheer Division for those cheerleaders with cognitive or physical disabilities. A team can request to travel across the country and be invited to enjoy our National Championship.

For information for starting an Inspiration Cheer program or participating in our National Cheer competition, please contact AYC at


Spirit Party- The night before the National Championships, AYC hosts a Spirit Party for all of the squads participating in the tournament to pump up the excitement! The Spirit Party is a fun and safe environment to prepare for competition and meet their fellow cheerleaders from across the country. We encourage all members of the teams, including coaches, junior demonstrators and cheerleaders to come celebrate their journey to the AYC National Championship!

All teams interested in participating please contact



View our National Championship TV Shows:


2013 - As Seen on NBC Sports & G4



2012 - As Seen on NBC Sports