USA Football
CTYFL is the Only Fully Certified Heads Up Football League in Central Texas

Heads Up Football is USA Football's comprehensive approach for a better, safer game with an emphasis on player safety. As the only Certified "Heads Up" Football League in Central Texas, CTYFL requires all its organizations to be certified also.

Heads Up Football was created by USA Football with support from the NFL.

The program focuses on four key areas - 1) concussion awareness, 2) proper equipment fitting, 3) coaching education and 4) Heads Up Tackling, which aims to take the head out of the line of contact. All of this combines to help make you a more confident, efficient tackler while helping to improve safety. To learn more watch the 2 program overview videos below and the 5 step-by-step videos on the right:

(Heads Up Tackling Overview Video #1)

(Heads Up Tackling Overview Video #2)

(Endorsed by the NFL, Roger Goodell Talks About "Heads Up")

(John Harbaugh, Rex Ryan, Mavin Lewis ad others talk about The "Heads Up Program")

CTYFL Age Breadown

CTYFL is a no boundry , no weight limit league (except the pee-wee division) that has division breakdown by ages:

For Fall -

  • Midget Flag - Non contact, ages: 4 and 5 years old
  • Pee-Wee Flag - Non contact, ages: 6 and 7 years old
  • Pee-Wee - Full contact, under 75 lbs, ages: 5, 6 and 7 years old
  • Rookie - Full contact, no weight limit, ages: 7 and 8 years old
  • Junior - Full contact, no weight limit, ages: 9 and 10 years old
  • Senior - Full contact, no weight limit, ages: 11 and 12 years old

For Spring -

  • Rookie - 11 man tackle, ages: 7 & 8 years old
  • Junior - 11 man tackle, ages: 9 and 10 years old
  • Senior - 11 man tackle ages: 11 and 12 years old
  • Varsity - 7 man no contact, no weight limit, 7th grade and 8th grade (concurrent school year)


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