Cherokee County's Premier Feeder Program!

Welcome to the home of CYFA - the only true FEEDER PROGRAM for Cherokee County High Schools. When you play with CYFA, your kids get to play for the High School districts they live in, wearing the same colors with the same mascots and getting prepared for the MIddle and High School programs.. They will even get to play on the High School field for their homecoming game! Registration is now open - click on the link below to register:

In partnership with USA Football CYFA is a Heads Up Football certified organization that mandates Heads Up Certification for all football head and assistant coaches. A Player Safety Coach is present within each district within our youth organization that is responsible for teaching coaches clinics and measuring the results of this initiative.

In our first year since adopting the Heads Up certified program, CYFA only had two concussions verified by an MD, making playing football safer. The new Riddell helmets were a major investment in our players safety and overall organizational belief in providing a player first environment. We worked with several of the leading equipment providers in the country to equip our athletes with the latest technology in head protection while still providing a comfortable fitting helmet

All head and assistant cheer coaches are also certified in stunting and first aid.

No hidden fees! Cheer uniforms are custom made and are yours to keep at the end of the season. Cheer registration includes: Shoes, Poms, Shell, Skirt, Briefs, T-shirt, Hoodie, and 1 Car magnet

Register for the 2015 season

Parent Orientation Handout

If you missed the Parent Orientation Meeting, you can now download the PowerPoint Presentation from that meeting for your reference:

2015 Parent Handout - Click Here to Download

CYFA Dick's Shopping Day - Saturday, July 25

From 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2015 Dick’s Sporting Goods in Canton Market Place on Highway 20 in Canton (directly east of Exit 19 off I-575) will have a CYFA Shopping Day. Those wishing to participate will need to go to the CYFA table at Dick’s that will be manned by CYFA personnel and get a flyer with a certain percentage off your entire purchase. You can use any gift cards, coupons and Dick’s Dollars you may have in conjunction with this discount. There should be coupons available at the equipment handouts, but supplies are limited. What a good way to do some back to school shopping, too!

Please note: Certain items are not included in this sale, such as golf clubs, and a few other items not pertaining to football or cheer. The sales staff can let customers know what isn’t included.

Coach and Team Mom Registrations Open Now!!

You can now register to be a coach or team mom for the 2015 season. Please read all the information as the process has changed this year

Click Here for more information

CYFA is looking for Sponsors!!

Advertise with us and reach the entire county!! For information on sponsorship levels please click on the link below, or email our Marketing Director - Celeste Charleston at

Please welcome our new Platinum Level Sponsor - Stars and Strkes in Woodstock:

Click Here for Sponsorship Information

Sideline Cheer Uniform Fitting and Uniform Pickup!

CYFA districts are based on what Cherokee County high schoolyour child is zoned to attend. Sideline cheer uniform fittings are at district specific times and dates.  The next sideline cheer uniform fitting is on Saturday, June 27th and is for pre-registered cheerleaders ONLY. Please see the list below to see when your district’s fitting time is. Have your cheerleader wear a swim suit under her clothes to help expedite the fitting process and to preserve modesty and wear or bring a clean pair of cheer weight socks if you have them (athletic weight if you don’t) for trying on cheer shoes. You will also need to bring a photocopy of the certified copy of her birth certificate.

This will also be the Uniform Pickup Date for those who attended the first two Uniform Fittings

Cheer Uniform Fitting Times (District Specific Times):

9:00 - 9:30 am.

River Ridge/Woodstock

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.


10:00 - 10:30 a.m.


10:15 - 11:15 a.m.


11:00 a.m.- Noon


Football Equipment Pickup

A $200 equipment deposit check is MANDATORY and will be collected at time of Equipment Handout at district specific dates and grade specific times. If a parent or guardian does not have a check, they must pay in cash. No Exceptions! Equipment Deposits will be returned at end of season when equipment is returned to CYFA. (i.e. You write us a $200 check and we hold the check until the end of the season. When you return the football equipment, your check will be returned to you. The checks will be cashed if the football equipment is not returned.) You will need to bring a photocopy of the certified copy of your football player’s birth certificate to the Equipment Handout for CYFA records.

Equipment Handout Dates: Football players MUST be registered to receive equipment. For safety reasons football players MUST be present in order to be fitted! Returning players MUST have turned in previous season’s equipment in order to play and to receive new equipment. All personally owned football equipment MUST be brought to the equipment handout with the football player so CYFA Player Safety personnel can verify fit.

Saturday, July 11, 2015
– Sequoyah, Cherokee, and River Ridge – Times are district and grade specific.

Saturday, July 18, 2015
– Etowah, Creekview, Woodstock – Times are district and grade specific.

Equipment includes:
Helmet, Chin Strap, Shoulder Pads, Game Pants, Pants Pads, Registration T-shirt, and 1 Car Magnet

Two game jerseys will be handed out prior to Jamboree and a coach or Team Parent will collect all jerseys and take them to BSN for names to be put on them. Prior to names being put on jerseys DO NOT use fabric softener or dryer sheets when laundering jerseys. (The oils in the fabric softener affects the adhesive on the lettering used for names and makes them not adhere as they should.) Proper care for jerseys is to machine wash and hang dry.

Football Equipment Not Included: Parents are responsible for practice pants, practice jersey, mouth piece with a colored tail, and cleats. Parents may also be asked to contribute money towards Homecoming/Spirit Day activities, end of year parties and coaches gifts, and may be put on snack schedule to provide half-time or after game snacks and drinks.

Regular Season Games: CYFA has eight regular season games starting on Saturday, August 29, 2015 and running through Saturday, October 24, 2015. Games are played on the first Saturday of Cherokee County School District’s Fall Break Saturday, September 19, 2015, but not on the second Saturday of Fall Break, Saturday, September 26 2015. There are no practices during the week of Fall Break. There are three weeks of playoff games starting October 31, 2015 with the Championship game being on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Parents should plan on their players and cheerleaders participating through November 14th. There is a possibility of Tuesday night games depending on the number of teams in each grade division, and if a playoff tie-breaker game is required, it could also be on a Tuesday night.

CYFA Wildcats Competition Cheer!!

We practice every Monday (7-8:30 PM) and Wednesday (6:30-8:30 PM) starting August 3rd until about the first week of November. 

We have a mandatory camp July 25th from 9-3 at Canton Gymnastics. 
400 Kimberly Way Ste 401 Canton, GA 30114 (Off Exit 19)

We try and do 3 competitions a season.  They are always on Sundays and start about mid October.  We will not know the times of the competitions until the Wed leading into that Sunday's competition.

Registration fees include: Uniform, hair bow, practice space, competition entry fee for cheerleader and shoes.  Tumbling does not come with the fee paid.  You are welcome and encouraged to sign your daughter up for tumbling practices.  Canton Gymnastics offers classes if you are interested.

Contact Information:

Jamie Cantrell 770-314-3155 or

Jamboree - Saturday August 22nd, 2015

Please NOTE: The Jamboree date has been changed! Jamboree will be Saturday, August 22, 2015 at J. J. Biello’s Riverside Athletic Complex. At this event teams will play a minimum of three scrimmage games with 10 minutes on offense and 10 minutes on defense in each scrimmage. Scores are not kept and coaches act as referees. This is also one of CYFA’s only fundraisers, so there will also be vendor booths set up to sell goods. There will also be a nominal fee for kid and family friendly activities.

Anyone wishing to have a vendor booth at Jamboree can contact CYFA Marketing Director Celeste Charleston at

The weather for Jamboree is generally very hot, so make sure you bring plenty of water and sunscreen for the players and cheerleaders, as well as for the rest of the family!

CYFA Mobile and Android App!!

Access scores, standings, and schedules from your Iphone, Android, or Blackberry. The Android App is available in the Google Play Store - Just search under CYFA. The mobile site is at

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