• Myth #1: CAYA is too Expensive.

CAYA aims to provide the most enriching experience for all of our participants, so we seek to maintain the safest yet affordable equipment available. In addition to safer gear, we  pride ourselves in the perks we give our children throughout the season.

Since CAYA does not normally receive funding from any government agency, we must find innovative ways to offset the costs for all our families. This is where our various fundraisers come in. CAYA Fundraisers occur throughout the year.

For those who may incur a financial strain to join CAYA, we also offer options for financial aid.

  • Myth #2: You have to travel too far to play with CAYA.

As a member of the Panhandle Youth Football Association, CAYA does have to travel for AWAY games. The PYFA compiles of teams from three local counties and the members are Destin, Freeport, Lynn Haven, Walton (Defuniak Springs), Panama City, Niceville, South Walton (Sandestin), Shalimar, Vernon, and Fort Walton Beach. However, it is CAYA leadership's goal to minimize the number of trips to the farthest cities during the regular season (East of HWY 285). In the past, CAYA teams have had no more than 2 away games at the eastern most cities in each season. 

You may see the normal game locations at https://goo.gl/maps/5XTzYwqNgNz

  • Myth #3: CAYA is only for the Elite.

We welcome all children, from all backgrounds, all skill levels.