CTYFL was one the first organizations with "Heads Up" Certified football coaches. Heads Up Football is USA Football's comprehensive approach for a better, safer game with an emphasis on player safety. As the only Certified "Heads Up" Football League in Central Texas, CTYFL requires all its organizations' coaches to be certified also.
Heads Up Football was created by USA Football with support from the NFL.
The program focuses on four key areas - 1) concussion awareness, 2) proper equipment fitting, 3) coaching education and 4) Heads Up Tackling, which aims to take the head out of the line of contact. All of this combines to help make you a more confident, efficient tackler while helping to improve safety.
The CTYFL Cheer program coaches are all ASEP Certified coaches. This is the same program used by schools nationwide. We also follow all USASF Safety Rules and Guidelines set for stunting safety. The USASF sets the safety standards to be followed for youth, school, and competitive cheerleading across the nation.
We focus on teaching the basics of cheer motions, voice projection, jumps, and stunts. Our goal is to provide a fun learning experience that will help build character and confidence. We aim to prepare those athletes that want to continue to cheer beyond the youth level with a strong knowledge of the basic skills, attitude, enthusiasm, and confidence needed for more advanced cheerleading.