The Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance (Orange Bowl YFA) presented by MetroPCS, which has produced such talents as Geno Smith, MVP of the 2012 Orange Bowl and second round draft choice of the New York Jets, is home to more than 16,000 football players and cheerleaders. Consisting of 10 member leagues, the Orange Bowl YFA ranges across South Florida, from north of Lake Okeechobee all the way down to Key West.
Celebrating its 18th anniversary in 2017, the Orange Bowl YFA presented by MetroPCS supports four recreational leagues and four competitive leagues under its umbrella. The recreational league rules stipulate that all kids have an opportunity to play and that they all live in the same geographic area, while the competitive leagues hold tryouts for their roster spots.
The Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance presented by MetroPCS 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
Since its inception in 1999, the Orange Bowl has invested more than $6 million and countless volunteer hours in youth sports across South Florida. In addition to its continued support of the Orange Bowl YFA presented by MetroPCS, the Orange Bowl directly supports locally-based festivals and events, including those that provide participatory opportunities to youth from all over the world, such as Junior Orange Bowl, Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta, the Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships Orange Bowl FLYTAF Track and Field Championships and Orange Bowl Lacrosse Classic.
Throughout the 2017 season, the Orange Bowl YFA's Park of the Week program presented by MetroPCS will bring a festive caravan to numerous park locations each Saturday and entertain players and their families with in-game contests, promotions and giveaways while recognizing the efforts of park leaders, volunteers and parents.
Cheerleaders also will get their chance to shine as squads from throughout the Orange Bowl YFA performed routines at the Orange Bowl Cheer & Dance Championships presented by MetroPCS, with the winning squads earning a trophy of their own. The all-day extravaganza is held at Nova Southeastern University's Don Taft Center.
For more information on the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance presented by MetroPCS or how to join a team, call the Orange Bowl at (305) 341-4700 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.