Home To More Than 13,000 Football Players and Cheerleaders
The Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance (OBYFA) has more than 13,000 youth participants, playing in eight leagues across South Florida, from north of Lake Okeechobee to Key West.
The program has produced notable talents such as former New York Jets second round NFL draft pick and 2012 Orange Bowl MVP, Geno Smith.
OBYFA is comprised of the following leagues:
- Key West Junior Football League
- Palm Beach County Youth Football League
- West Boynton Football League
- Western Communities Football League
- Florida Youth Football League
- Glades Tri-City Youth Athletic League
- Miami-Dade Xtreme Youth Football League
- National Youth Football League
ORANGE BOWL CHEER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023
8AM – 4PM
Broward County Convention Center
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.
Stay tuned for registration and ticket information.
OBYFA YOUTH FOOTBALL CLINICS
The Orange Bowl hosts a series of Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance (OBYFA) youth football clinics every summer.
The clinics are free 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.
OBYFA CHEER CAMP
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.
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.