|Two-time NFL Super Bowl Champ QB Bubby Brister came to the NYFC and was impressed with the talent and effort the kids put on forth.
The National Youth Football Championships remain the largest, most exciting single weekend, post-season youth football & cheerleading competition in the world. This gathering of young football & cheerleading athletes annually brings together over 200 youth organizations from throughout North America
for a family vacation weekend filled with youth sports, held concurrently in three different cities! Several other smaller upstart tournaments have tried to parallel what the NYFC is all about in the hopes of "riding our coat tails" (up to and including choosing very similar names for their event!), but rest assured that you have reached the homepage of the most well run and well respected youth football and cheerleading competition held anywhere in the United States. We've been family run and serving the youth football community for over four decades!
The NYFC has been the home to over 250,000 football and cheerleaders looking to end their season in first-class surroundings in a safe and competitive football environment. While the majority of these young athletes may not even go on to play high school varsity football, we do have a large number that have gone on to play high school, and event college and professional football. Both Ahman Green (Green Bay Packers) and Eric Crouch (Nebraska Cornhuskers) were stars here at the NYFC! NFL and College legends often drop by the NYFC, as Super Bowl Winning Quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers Bubby Brister and NCAA stalwart Coach Dave Roberts were the latest to attend.
|NFL Superstar Ahman Green played at the NYFC as a teen and ran like he did at Nebraska and the Green Bay Packers.
Ask anyone who's attended the NYFC and they will say the NYFC represents all that is good about youth sports! It is a sports vacation holiday for the whole family featuring a three-day, two-game football tournament with age & weight divisions ranging from 7 years old through 15-16 years old. Additionally, the Eastern NYFC competition features an exciting youth cheer competition known as the National Youth Football Cheerleading Championships. Cheerleaders at ALL events have the thrill and excitement of cheering on the sidelines in front of solid crowds and then at halftime as well! Both the football and cheerleading events provide wonderful experiences for everyone who wishes to make their group a part of this unique weekend.
|Cary Davis played with longtime NYFC studs Mathews-Dickey Bulldogs from St. Louis, Missouri before playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2011 Super Bowl.
And while the primary focus on the NYFC weekend is the football & cheer, event locations provide fun & entertainment for every team members, from the players & cheerleaders to the coaches & spectators. This all-around approach to a great weekend is what keeps teams returning year after year!
This website has been designed to give players, cheerleaders, coaches and parents a solid understanding to what a trip to the National Youth Football Championships is all about. It is our hope that you will use this site as a tool to help everyone connected with your team feel that they are completely up to speed and a part of the experience that comes with their attendance at the NYFC. Nothing can take the place of actually being here, but hopefully, this site will give you so much information you will feel as though you have been here before!
The most frequently asked question here at the NYFC is, "we've never traveled anywhere before, do you have any suggestions for how we could make this trip actually happen.....successfully"! Therefore, we have put together a hotsheet outlining tips on how to best prepare your group to be a part of the National Youth Football Championships. Take a few minutes and look this over BEFORE you start to think about attending. We have teams every year that can make the decision to attend the NYFC in 2-3 days but they are the EXCEPTION! Prior planning and effort makes attending a breeze!
|J.C. Watts was a U.S. Congressman, a college football Heisman Trophy finalist, and a Canadian Football League QB before he attended the NYFC when his son led the Chantilly Bulldogs from Chantilly, Virginia to their then first ever NYFC championship victory.
|Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch captured an NYFC Championship with the Kingswood Panthers from Omaha, Nebraska.
Teams from all walks of life annually make the NYFC a part of their yearly calendar. This is one of the things that makes the NYFC so special. In 2011, we had the Panama Sharks attend from Central America. Canadian teams annually head south to play as well. Teams from everywhere who want to end their year with unparalleled special memories make the trip! It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many of these kids and it can be for yours as well! Having produced this event for decades, the NYFC remains the most trusted post-season youth football & cheerleading event in existence anywhere in the world
. It has earned this reputation through the laser focus on giving the kids a great football weekend in a safe, trusted, organized atmosphere. And frankly, when you are looking to involve yourself in the time, effort and money it takes to attend any post-season tournament, it is important that you can trust the group producing the event. The NYFC delivers on their promises every year -- and more!
So if you are a coach, team representative, league official or just a great parent with a child who loves and plays the game and you have any questions about the NYFC event after looking through the NYFC invitation, the Frequently Asked Questions and other site information, please feel free to contact our office at your convenience to see how your team or teams can become part of this fantastic youth event.
WHEN YOU COME TO THE NYFC, YOU ARE NOT A STRANGER - YOU ARE PART OF OUR FAMILY!