Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance

Home to more than 13,000 football players and cheerleaders



The Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance (OBYFA) has more than 10,000 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 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



Orange Bowl Park of the Week

The Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance 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.


Orange Bowl Cheer Championships

The annual Orange Bowl Cheer Championships 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 or to learn how to join a team can call (305) 341-4700, email



OBYFA Youth Football Clinics

The Orange Bowl hosts a series of Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance (OBYFA) youth football clinics every summer.

The clinics arefree for boys and girls ages 5-14 and focused on proper safety, development, good sportsmanship and education. Local college football coaches run participants through offensive, defensive and agility drills, including proper techniques to promote on-field football safety.




Each year, the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance 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.

Check back later for more information on this year's OBYFA Cheer Camp.


During the offseason, the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance hosts 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. 


For more information on the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance or how to join a team, call the Orange Bowl at (305) 341-4700 or by email at


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