There are multiple UIL sanctioned and credentialed officials who work our games that are members of the local TASO officiating chapter. These officials are paid by us for home games. These are also the referee’s that judge all middle school, high school and local collegiate football games in the Big Country and Permian Basin and Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
All flag and tackle games are officiated using the current UIL standards of play for Texas Junior High and High School play. Typically, there are a minimum of two officials for flag games and a minimum of three officials for each tackle game. They do adhere to those most current UIL rules and have a keen eye for safety of all the children at the various levels of play.
Protection and safety of the kids is paramount in TYFA as all coaches are mandated to be USA football certified and instruct using Heads-Up football techniques. Initiating blocks below the waist, horse-collars, going after knees, targeting players and any helmet-to-helmet initialed contact are disallowed and called as personal fouls by our officiating crews.