President's Message

Welcome to the Texoma Youth Football League. We are a North Texas football organization with over 1,000 student/athletes and 12 participating towns in 2018. Our league is made up of boys ages 5 to 12 (grades K-6th) from Anna, Bonham, Celina, The Colony, Denison, Denton, Lake Dallas, Little Elm, Melissa, Prosper, Sherman and Van Alstyne.

TYFL was founded in June 2003 with 6 participating towns (Bells, Blue Ridge, Celina, Melissa, Pottsboro and S&S). The inaugural season was played with a 3rd/4th combined grade division only. The TYFL is deemed one of the most competitive youth football leagues in North Texas and while the wins and records are exciting, one of the most important aspects of the TYFL is the focus on teamwork, sportsmanship and the development of our youth.

As of summer 2014, the TYFL has become a part of the USA Football Heads Up program and all TYFL Coaches will be certified through USA Football. Heads Up Football is USA Football痴 national initiative to help make the sport of football better and safer. Heads Up Tackling is a step-by-step protocol to teach the core principles of the skill and sets a new standard in player safety. The program utilizes five fundamentals through a series of drills to reinforce proper tackling mechanics and teach players how to properly tackle with a focus on reducing helmet contacts. For more information you can go to http://usafootball.com/headsup/

Lastly, TYFL is very fortunate to have the many board volunteers, non-board volunteers and sponsors that keep our program moving forward. Our partnership with the school districts listed above allows us to provide our kids with the best fields, equipment and facilities in the state and is a true asset to our league. I encourage each of you to get involved in 2018 with the best youth football league in North Texas!

Sincerely,

Chris Hickson
TYFL President


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