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How can I register my player?
In order to register your player for the 2024 Youth Football and Cheer season, you will start by going to At the Top of the page it says Register or Log in. If you have played with Los Toros in the past, you should just log into your account. If this is your first time, you will be directed to create an account. Once you have registered your player, more information will follow via email. We will have an in person registration In June time and location are TBD.

Why is Los Toros Youth Football and Cheer (LTYFC) a member of American Youth Football?
American Youth Football (AYF) is the fastest growing youth organization in America and has over 830,000 youth participants and 180,000 adult volunteers with leagues in all 50 US States and internationally.  Many of the member associations in AYF have evolved from existing alternate programs for various reasons.  LTYFC is made up of experienced football and cheer coaches and volunteers who have come together to bring American Youth Football and Cheer to our community.  We share a common belief with all other AYF members that ALL kids deserve equal opportunities, special attention, and respect.  AYF members understand that safety comes first with a child’s participation and although we understand that football and cheer involves a great deal of physical activity and contact, we believe that a program with safety first risk management will provide a safer environment for participants.  We do not just talk about safety measures at LTYFC, we require all participant players, coaches, board members, and parents to practice them.  We are also bringing this program to the community to make football and cheer ALL-INCLUSIVE by not excluding participants based on superficial factors such as weight or athletic ability.  We invite to you review our mission as described on our website along with the American Youth Football national website to further understand our philosophy.

How are the Football Divisions determined at Los Toros Youth Football and Cheer?
American Youth Football offers various divisions for associations to play under.  Los Toros Youth Football divisions follow the “All-American Division” as set forth by American Youth Football.  This matrix follows an Age Based & Age Protected format and is utilized by all member teams with the San Diego Youth Football and Cheer Conference.  Any modifications or changes to this matrix are set forth by SDYFC.  Players can play up from their age group and age appropriate grouping but they will NOT be able to play down from their age level for ANY reason.  You can’t turn the next "AGE" by 8/1/24 in order to qualify for the lower "Age" Division. For example, in order to play in the 12U division; the player can’t turn 13 BEFORE 8/1/24. 

Will players at Los Toros Youth Football need to purchase their own shoulder pads and helmet?
For health and safety reasons Los Toros  will not provide and encourages each player to provide their own personal equipment (helmet and shoulder pads). All equipment must be certified and must meet the requirements as set forth by the league.   Players may choose to wear additional gear such as forearm pads, gloves, Clear face shields, padded undershirts, etc.  If the players is unable to obtain equipment please contact the equipment director. 

What will be provided for players in the tackle and flag divisions?
Tackle - Game Jersey, Game Pants, mouth piece.
Flag - Game Jersey, game Pants, mouth piece, flags, game helmet

What will players need to provide?
All players must provide their own cleats, helmet and shoulders pads, (Los Toros will have some for sale) for the season (not metal cleats).  Players will be provided an initial mouthpiece for use during the season but they may need to purchase additional mouthpieces as the season progresses (no clear or white).  All male players must provide their own athletic supporter or compression shorts.

What equipment needs to be returned to the league?
Game jerseys are kept by the participants.

Are there minimum play rules in this league?
Absolutely!! American Youth Football was founded on the concept of “Everyone Plays.” A minimum      mandatory rule (MPR) is in effect for all games as set forth by the San Diego Youth Football & Cheer  Conference rules.

What rules will games be played under?
Except as specifically modified for the San Diego Youth Football and Cheer Conference, all games will be played under the state rules for varsity football of the applicable governing body – the National Federation of State High School Athletics.

Where is practice held?

Practice will begin July 22nd, 2024
Practice will be held at either the Spring Valley Sports Complex or Steam Academy.

First week: 5 days for flag, 10 hours for tackle

2nd week: 4 days for flag, 10 hours for tackle

Drops to 3 days and 8 hrs. in August

Then 3 days and 6 hours September

Where will games be played?
All Home games will be played at Mount Miguel High School and STEAM Academy. Locations for away games will be determined by the schedule each year.   Away games will be played at various High Schools and other locations throughout San Diego County.  All games will be played on Saturdays. 

How long is the season?
Practice will begin July 24th, 2024 through Mid-October. The game schedule will begin early September and will last until early November.  Playoff games will last into late November. National Championships will be in December. Your team may elect to participate in regional tournaments too.

What is included with registration Fee?
COUNTY ASSESSMENT FEES: (Required per Association in SDYFCC- Assessment, Insurance Fees, National Assessments Fees, San Diego Referee Association Fee, and Travel Assessment Fee, Supplies for field cones/markers, first aid kits, ice packs, tape, pain, chin strap, mouth piece, game jersey, game pants, Referee Fees, Safety Trainers Fees ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS: Paper, copying/mailing, stamps, stationary, printing, registration, materials, advertisement, background checks, portable copy machine, Web site, Tax preparation, Sports Council membership, Novelties, League Phone, Scholar Athletes, Pictures. Etc. FIELD USAGE :( Electricity/Light usage, Mount Miguel and Sports Complex, STEAM, Snack bar rental and equipment,  etc.)

How do I get a Sponsor for my Team or for the league?
You can request a Sponsorship Letter that will provide information for you and the Sponsor as well as the 501c certification number.

Will the Snack Bar be open during Practice?
Our snack bar will  be open for the season. 

When will the schedule be posted, so parents can plan accordingly?
Due to many different moving parts - 8 associations, over 100 teams and limited field availability. SDYFC will provide a schedule as soon as all the team counts are confirmed (Mid-late August)

Game Length?
The Flag games are scheduled for 60 min
8U games are 1.5 hours
9U-14U are usually 2 hour games
The Referees and the SDYFCC officers work to ensure that all games run on time.

Are there any Grants for 2024?


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