Our mission at Panama City Beach Youth Leadership and Development Inc. (AKA PCB YLD Dolphins) is to build strong leadership skills, teach good sportsmanship and build discipline, offer mentorship opportunities for youth 18 and under, empower youth to reach beyond their circumstances and achieve success, be involved in service of the community that has helped shape our team and continues to shape our children, teach fundamental and advanced football and cheer skills, as well as fitness training, and most importantly have FUN! Once a dolphin, always a dolphin. Not just a team....we are a FAMILY!
The Panhandle Youth Football Association better known as the PYFA was established in 1980 led by former Florida Gator Cornell Tinner.
For over 30 years, the football and cheerleading program of the PYFA has grown from just 4 local teams of Walton, Niceville, Shalimar, and Destin to over 50+ teams from Ages 5 to 12 in four different divisions of tackle football and cheer.
As of 2019, the PYFA consists of Panama City Beach, DeFuniak Springs (Walton), Jackson County, Shalimar, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Freeport, Holmes County, Vernon, Niceville, Crestview, Lynn Haven, and South Walton County.
The PYFA has two Divisions: the Northern Panhandle Alliance and the Southern Panhandle Alliance. Each Division is made up of six to eight teams. The top four teams from each Division makes the Playoffs.
Every program in the PYFA strives to provide the highest level of competition, coaches, players and facilities while also furnishing the developmental instruction for all athletes in football and cheer.
The Panama City Beach Dolphins Football and Cheer program is one of Bay county's longest running non-profit organizations providing youth development in tackle football and cheerleading for over 40 years.
Our goal is not only to teach the fundamentals of football or cheerleading, but it is also to provide quality mentorship that will develop leadership skills and build character in our youth that will last a lifetime.
Tri-County is a Youth Development assistance based on household income. If approved, Tri-County will pay the Beach Dolphins Registration fee. Call and schedule your appointment today! Forms attached below.