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We can't wait for the 2022 Season to start!

Keep your eyes out for registration starting in march 2022!

Become a Vail Vikings Sponsor!

Do you have a business that you would like to advertise while also helping out the kids in the community!

The Vail Vikings are a non-profit organization with sponsorship opportunities.  All sponsorship's are used 100% to benefit the children in our organization! 

And your sponsorship is tax deductible!

Click here to download our sponsorship form!

A Friendly reminder, the Vail Vikings is an all volunteer organization.  All Board Members, Coaches, Business Managers, and others are giving their time to support the kids.  While things will not always go as planned, we promise to address issues if they arise, and remedy them to the best interest of the kids. 


Each athlete's family is required to sign up for 4 hours throughout the year, at least 2 of those hours need to be on a Saturday when we have a home game. Be sure to list the team you are a part of on the sign up.   Hours can also be earned by being a spotter, downs marker or chain gang at a game.  The games will only be counted as 1 hour towards your volunteer time regardless of the length of the game.  All 4 hours must be completed to not have to pay your $75 volunteer deposit.

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Our Mission

The Vail Vikings Youth Football and Spirit Association will ensure that every child with the desire to participate gets the opportunity to play or cheer, without regard to prior experience or athletic ability. We will instill in our youth the challenge of competition, the joy of victory, the reality of defeat, the importance of commitment and the spirit of community.


No individual may enter the practice or playing fields without the proper credentials.  Per TYFSF policy you will be subject to ejection from the facility if you do.  In case of player injury or emergency, please go to the player gate and ask for assistance.


Per TYFSF and AYF policy, dual participation in any other tackle football or cheer programs outside of TYFSF is prohibited.     

Field Priority

All Cienega  High School programs (football, band, etc.) have priority on the athletic fields.  Vail Vikings Football and Spirit support all their efforts and we will not enter the fields until they have cleared or they give permission.  Please help us by not entering until instructed.  Thank you for understanding. 

A very special thank you to our sponsors. Without them, this would not be possible.

Please support them the same way they have supported us.

To become a Vail Vikings sponsor please click here to download our Sponsorship form.  100% of your sponsorship is tax deductible!


Practices start July 12, 2021 with games starting in August and going through mid October for regular season.

General Information

All players are placed on rosters on a first come basis. Each team and division is limited to a certain number of athletes. Your space on a specific team is not guaranteed so PLEASE REGISTER EARLY.

Players 5 through 14 may play TYFSF football. The program is divided into 7 divisions:

  • Flag - Ages 5, 6, 7
  • 8U - Ages 7,8
  • 9U - Ages 8,9
  • 10U - Ages 9,10
  • 11U - Ages 10,11
  • 12U - Ages 11,12
  • 13/14U - Ages 12,13,14 (Not in High School)

The age of the player used for placement is their age as of July 31st


  • Practice: Tackle is every day for the first month. Practice times are approximately 6:30-8:30 pm Monday-Thursday, 6:00-8:00 pm on Friday (or once Cienega steps off the field).
  • Flag practice: Follows the same time schedule as tackle but Flag approximately 6:30-8:15 pm Monday-Thursday, 6:00-7:45 pm.
  • Practice goes to three nights a week: After the 1st month of practice we transition to Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday for the duration of the season, same times and place.
  • Mouth Pieces & Cups: All tackle players are required to have mouth pieces that connect to their helmets. Protective cups are to be worn at all times. All flag players are required to have colored mouth pieces, and protective cups are to be worn at all times.
  • Game Schedule: As soon as TYFSF has the game schedule completed it will be distributed immediately to all families. As a reminder game schedule is always subject to changes.
  • Practice Attire: For the 1st week of practice players will be wearing only helmets and just need to be in shorts, t-shirts and have their cleats.  Shorts need to be without pockets or pockets sewn closed to protect fingers from snagging.  After the first week tackle players will need to have practice pants with pads and also a practice jersey to go over their shoulder pads.  Sometimes the organization has extra that we sell off, but they can also be purchased at Dicks Sporting Goods, Big 5, Play it Again Sports or online.  There is not restriction on colors.

Helmet Certification

All personal helmets to be used during this season must have a current certification sticker on them.  It has been passed down by the commissioner that the certification last the entire season.  So helmets certified before 2020 currently may not be used until they are recertified.  We use Sun Valco out of Phoenix, but you are welcome to use any recognized company.  You must bring your helmet to equipment handout for it to be checked.  Certification turn around time take about 4 weeks, so please don't delay.

Here is the link for Sun Valco:

Football Camps

Cienega Bobcat Football Camp