Our Story

 

The Suncoast Youth Football Conference (SYFC) was originally chartered in 1995. What started out as a conference comprised of only 8 teams, we have since grown to 12:

  • Azalea Bulldogs
  • Clearwater Jr. Tornadoes
  • Countryside Jr. Cougars
  • Dunedin Jr. Falcons
  • East Lake Eagles
  • Gibbs Jr. Gladiators
  • Lakewood Jr. Spartans
  • Northeast Bandits
  • Pinellas Park Thunderbirds
  • Seminole Chiefs
  • St. Pete Lil’ Devils
  • Tarpon Springs Jr. Spongers

 

The SYFC was organized for the following purposes:

  • To educate and inspire youth, regardless of race, creed or color; to practice the ideals of sportsmanship and physical fitness.

  • To bring youth closer together by education, through the means of a common interest in sportsmanship, fellowship, and athletic competition.

 

  • To encourage adults, by education, to behave in an exemplary manner when supervising youths.

 

  • To keep the welfare of the youth foremost and free from any adult compulsion, for power and glory, though education.

  • To promote safety first play, be educating and encouraging local, national, and international programs, with strict controls over age & weights, equipment, and behavior of adult coaches.

 

  • To acquaint and educate youth with the fundamental techniques associated with football, such as: blocking, tackling, running, passing; and maintaining a sound physical, mental, and moral condition.

 

  • To acquaint and educate youth with the fundamental techniques associated with cheerleading, such as: coordination, timing, voice, jumps, stunts, tumbling, cheers; and maintaining a sound physical, mental, and moral condition.

 

  • The SYFC believes strongly in the potential of today’s youth, and promotes an environment conducive to their development.