2023 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

Stay at an AYC Approved Hotel

Scores & Brackets

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

Event & Party Tickets

Sea World Party & Attraction tickets; also available onsite. Event tickets sold onsite.

Webcast and Photos

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

Sponsor Interaction

Connect with our sponsors at Nationals.



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

Football Venue
Paradise Coast Sports Complex
3940 City Gate Blvd N, Naples, FL 34117

Cheer Venue
Osceola Heritage Park Arena
1875 Silver Spur Lane Kissimmee, FL 34744

Football Check-In
North Collier Regional Park
15000 Livingston Rd. Naples, FL 34109

Cheer Check-In
Osceola Heritage Park Arena - Events Center
1875 Silver Spur Lane Kissimmee, FL 34744


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 or a sanctioned qualifier.

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. Cheer teams must stay, for the duration of the event at one of the 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. For football teams the stay-to-play policy will be reinstated for 2024.

5. Arrive. Arrive in Orlando for cheer, step & dance and Naples for football, in time for the allotted Check-in Day. 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!


Football Teams


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 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.





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 AYF 8th Grade All-Star Game. 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, 2023. The top 5 highest scoring teams in each division will advance to compete on “Super Sunday", December 10th, 2023 for the 2023 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.

Dance & step will compete on one day only, Friday December 8th, 2023. 



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.

View the 2022 Highlight Show

2023 National Championship Highlight Show - Coming in February




Football Champions
6U D1 Marshall Heights Bison - ATL
7U D1 Space City Bounty Boyz - SW
8U D1 PME Bears - ATL
9U D1 DMV U Ferrari Boyz - ATL
10U D1 Miami Gardens Ravens - SE
11U D1 Blackhawk Athletic Club - BE
12U D1 Miami Gardens Ravens - SE
13U D1 OG Ducks - BW
14U D1 Ginn Elite Panthers - MW

6U D2 Prime Time Elite Bulldogs - ATL
7U D2 River Boys - SE
8U D2 Secret Society Panthers -ATL
9U D2 River Boyz - SE
10U D2 Southwest Stampede - DM
11U D2 North Carolina Darkhorses - ATL
12U D2 Las Vegas Tribe - DM
13U D2 Arizona Suns - DM
14U D2 5280 Jr Buffs - SM

10U All Star Michigan Youth Football League - MW
11U All Star Black & Gold Conference - DM
12U All Star NJAYF - Jersey Shore - BE
13U All Star NYS Nevada - DM
14U All Star NJAYF - Jersey Shore - BE

10U Invitational Craven Jaguars - ATL
11U Invitational Maryland Clovers - BE
12U Invitational Spring Valley Hornets - BE

D8 Brooklyn Titans - BE
D10 Bronx Gems - BE
D12 Brooklyn Dymondz - BE
D14 Westside Steelers - MW
D16 Brooklyn Dymondz - BE
D8 Patriots Hornets United - SW
D10 Southfork Panthers - ATL
D12 Texas Toros - SW
D14 Brooklyn Dymondz - BE
D8 Detroit Spartans - MW
D10 West 7 Rams - MW
D12 Motor City Jaguars - MW
D14 West 7 Rams - MW
D16 Brooklyn Dymondz - BE
D8 L1 SM Sayreville Junior Bombers - BE
D8 L1 LG Eastside Cowboys - MW
D8 L2 SM Brooklyn Dymondz - BE
D8 L2 LD Jackson Jaguars - BE
D10 L1 SM North Haven Nighthawks - NW
D10 L1 LG West 7 Rams - MW
D10 L2 SM Manalapan Braves - BE
D10 L2 LG Toms River Warriors - BE
D12 L1 SM Texas Toros - SW
D12 L1 LG New London Whalers - NE
D12 L2 SM Cedar Park Timberwolves - SW
D12 L2 LG Brick Cheer - BE
D12 L3 SM Sayreville Junior Bombers - BE
D12 L3 LG Jackson Jaguars - BE
D14 L1 SM Holmdel Hornets - BE
D14 L1 LG West 7 Rams - MW
D14 L2 SM North Attleboro Rockets - NE
D14L2 LG Norton Black Knights - NE
D14 L3 SM Medway Colts - NE
D14 L3 LG Derry Wolverines - NE
D14 L4 OPEN North Middlesex Patriots - NE
D14 ELITE SM Central Mass Elite
D14 ELITE LG New Hampshire Elite
D16 L2 SM Northwest Cheer - NE
D16 L2 LG Forsyth County Broncos - ATL
D16 L3 OPEN Northern Athletics Diamonds - BE
D16 L4 SM Toms River Warriors - BE


Our Sponsors

We couldn't do what we do, without the help and support of our dedicated sponsors, partners and vendors. Please support them, so they will continue to support us.


Home of the AYF National Championships

Kissimmee Sports


Official Mouthguard


Official Football of AYF


Official Scoring Platform

Rebel Athletics

Official Cheerleading Uniform

Sadler Insurance

Endorsed Insurance Provider

Northwest Designs

AYF/AYC Logo Apparel

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.