Welcome to the OCYFL webpage!
The objective of OCYFL shall be to implant firmly in the youth the ideals that a good athlete is one that excels in education, behavior, manners, honesty, respect, teamwork, values, and good sportsmanship. To achieve this objective OCYFL will provide a supervised program of competitive football games under the rules and policies of our organization. All officers, commissioners, coaches, members, and players shall bear in mind that the attainment of exceptional athletic skill or the winning of games is secondary, and the molding of future adults is of prime importance.
Otero County Youth Football League (OCYFL) was established in early 1980. We are a not for profit organization. Our organization is run solely off of sponsorships and fundraisers. It is truly thanks to our community that we are able to provide this program for all children who reside in the Otero, Lincoln, and Dona Ana counties. All commissioners and coaches volunteer their time. No one is paid nor reimbursed for their time and efforts.
OCYFL Is not affiliated with the city of Alamogordo, New Mexico or any other sports organization.
The city of Alamogordo has graciously permitted our league to utilizes the Griggs Sports Complex for the sole use of holding our events and games. We are required to follow all set city rules to provide insurance coverage and to have a release form on file for each player. Our goal is provide the opportunity to learn the game of football in a stable and safe program.
Our flag football program is a Co-Ed program, which is now in it's seventh year. Our flag football season will begin in Late June and run all the way through August.
Schedules will be displayed on our social media site.
Ages range from 4-12 (4 - 6, 7 - 9, and 10 - 12). Each team holds a maximum of 16 Players and a minimum of 12 Players. Our registration fee is $ 40.00 and includes one game shirt and insurance.
What your child will need: Cleats. Shorts. All other equipment is provided.
All games are held Thursday and Friday evenings and Saturday Mornings. Practices are held 2-3 days a week. Days and times are determined by the coach of each team.
Practices do not exceed 60 minutes per session and games shall not exceed 60-70 minutes with exception to unforeseen events.
Physicals are not required at this level as our program is not recognized as a contact sport.
All flag football athletes shall remain together as a team through out the duration of their time spent with OCYFL.
Our tackle football program is now on it's 39th year. Our tackle football program is Co-Ed.
There are two age groups. Peewee for ages 7 - 9. Youth for ages 10 - 12.
Our registration fee is $100 and covers: insurance, a keepsake jersey, and games pans.
We are honored and privileged to provide our active military families a 10% discount off our registration for tackle football.
Our season begins in August and runs through late November. We host an annual Superbowl event for the two teams in each division that progress past our playoff season. Each participant does receive a token for this event regardless of the outcome. Our practices are held for a maximum of 5 days a week for a 2 hour maximum. Longer practices ensure that the children are well coached, conditioned, and provided with the knowledge necessary to help prevent injuries.
Each team has a maximum of 22 players and a minimum of 14 players per team. Our games are held every Saturday beginning in September at the Griggs Sports Complex.
OCYFL is happy to answer any questions or inquiries about the league. You can find information on how to contact a league official on the correlating menu.
Thank you to our community for your support.