COVID-19 and its health threat forced Tucson Youth Football & Spirit Federation commissioner Julius Holt to cancel the 2020 season, but the historic youth sports organization is planning a return to action late this summer for its 52nd year.
Registration for tackle and flag football and cheer will start March 1-6 for all returning players. Open registration for new players will be March 7.
For more information, visit the TYFSF Web site.
“Last year, we had to pause the season because of all the unknowns surrounding COVID-19,” Holt mentioned in a statement to the TYFSF associations. “We are looking forward to having the playoffs, city championship, Flag Fiesta and city cheer championships in 2021.”
The 16 associations within TYFSF in 2021:
Santa Cruz Cardinals
Tanque Verde Cowboys
Sierra Vista Wolverines
“We believe football and cheer are important and play a vital role to our youth and their social and mental health,” Holt mentioned. “TYFSF plans to do everything in our power to provide an eight-game season in 2021 for tackle, flag and cheer. We are committed and determined to make sure we have a football season in 2021.”
The target day for the first day of practice will be July 12. The last day to form a team will be Aug. 20. Registration will close Sept. 1.
Holt ended his statement with this message, all in caps: “TYFSF IS BACK AND READY TO PUT ON THE BEST SHOW IN SOUTHERN ARIZONA.”