Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance presented by Metro by T-Mobile

Home to more than 13,000 football players and cheerleaders

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The Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance (OBYFA) presented by Metro by T-Mobile, has more than 13,000 youth participants, playing in eight leagues across South Florida, from north of Lake Okeechobee to Key West. Since its inception in 1999, the Orange Bowl has invested more than $7 million in youth sports in South Florida.

The program has produced notable talents such as former New York Jets second round NFL draft pick and 2012 Orange Bowl MVP, Geno Smith. 

The Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance presented by Metro by T-Mobile is comprised of the following leagues:

Recreational Leagues

  • Key West Junior Football League
  • Palm Beach County Youth Football League
  • West Boynton Football League
  • Western Communities Football League

Competitive Leagues

  • Florida Youth Football League
  • Glades Tri-City Youth Athletic League
  • Miami-Dade Xtreme Youth Football League
  • National Youth Football League

 

OBYFA EVENTS

Orange Bowl Park of the Week

The Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance presented by Metro by T-Mobile Park of the Week program
recognizes select youth football parks across South Florida each Saturday during the fall as part of its continuous community engagement and support through the inclusion of sports.

At each Park of the Week visit, Orange Bowl Committee members, staff, ambassadors and Obie, the Orange Bowl’s official mascot, entertain players and their families with in-game contests, promotions and giveaways while recognizing the efforts of park leaders, volunteers and parents. A commemorative plaque and financial contribution for park improvements is also presented at each visit.

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Orange Bowl Cheer Championships

The annual Orange Bowl Cheer Championships presented by Metro by T-Mobile, offers over 1,000 cheerleaders the opportunity to compete in a one-day competition. Over 100 teams from more than 30 parks compete in five divisions: mini, peewee, prep, varsity and pro. The daylong extravaganza is held at the Rick Case Arena at Don Taft Center at Nova Southeastern University.

For more information on the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance presented by Metro by T-Mobile or to learn how to join a team can call (305) 341-4700, email yflkids@orangebowl.org

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OBYFA YOUTH FOOTBALL CLINICS

During the summer, the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance, presented by Metro by T-Mobile, hosts a series of FREE youth football clinics for its OBYFA participating leagues and parks as well as any other youth football teams in the South Florida area.

Each year hundreds of youth football participants come out to receive instruction from Division I Coaches who run participants through various offensive, defensive and agility drills, proper techniques to promote on-field football safety and talk about the importance of character development and good sportsmanship.

The goal of these clinics is to provide youth the opportunity to be successful on and off the field, promote on-field football safety and reduce the number of injuries due to improper techniques and safety equipment.

The clinics are open to all children ages five-14 who have not enrolled in high school. Please check back for registration information. 

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OBYFA CHEER CAMP

Each year, the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance, presented by Metro by T-Mobile, hosts a cheer camp in association with the National Cheerleading Association.

During the camp, cheerleaders participate in classes that are tailored their specific age group. They start with the basics and progress at the campers’ pace.  Cheerleaders also participate in Safety Classes, Cheer/Chant Class, Dance Class, Motion Technique Class and more.

The Camp is FREE and open to all OBYFA Cheer Coaches and Cheerleaders. Please check back for registration information. 

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OBYFA COACHES CLINIC

During the offseason, the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance, presented by Metro by T-Mobile, host a series of FREE Coaches Clinics throughout its participating leagues in conjunction with USA Football.

USA Football Master Trainers go out to each OBYFA league and provide coaches with Heads up Football components including concussion recognition and response, equipment fitting, emergency action plans, heads up tackling and blocking, heat and hydration and Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

Please check back for registration information. 

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Contact

For more information on the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance presented by Metro by T-Mobile or how to join a team, call the Orange Bowl at (305) 341-4700 or by email at yflkids@orangebowl.org.

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