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The Panama City Beach Dolphins Youth Football & Cheer program has been in existence for over 40 years and is the beaches oldest and most respected youth football and cheer program. Our program is open to all youth in our area from ages 5 to 14. We do not have tryouts and no players are ever turned away from our program.

Our practices are held at Frank Brown Park during the week. All of our games are played on Saturday. We play all of our Home games at Arnold High School on the Mike Gavlak Stadium. All of our opponents are located in the Northwest Florida Panhandle and the farthest we travel for an away game is an hour and a half.

We are members of the Panhandle Youth Football Association led by former Florida Gator Cornell Tinner. Our league is comprised of teams from Panama City Beach, DeFuniak Springs, Shalimar, Destin, Hammock Bay, Niceville, Crestview, Lynn Haven, and South Walton County. With the number of organizations in the PYFA, our teams face comparable competition, not just teams with stacked tier 1 athletes as with other leagues. If you want to be the best, you've got to compete against the best!! 

 The PYFA has a strict AGE & WEIGHT MATRIX that reduces the risk and reality of injuries. Further, we require ALL of the Panama City Beach Dolphins coaches and staff to be USA Heads Up Football Certified to ensure the safety of our kids while they enjoy playing football and cheerleading. We limit the amount of tackling drills, and we ensure that all coaches instruct our players in the safest techniques to avoid head collisions.

We are the ONLY Youth Football and Cheer program on the Beach with the Academic Athlete Program, an academic incentive program designed to promote positive academics and behavior for all of our players.