The Panhandle Youth Football Association
better known as the PYFA was established in 1980.


For over 30 years the football and cheer-leading program of the PYFA
has grown from just 4 local area teams of Walton, Niceville, Shalimar
and Destin to over 50+ teams from Ages 5 to 12 in tackle football and cheer.


As of 2017, the PYFA consists of Niceville, Walton, South Walton, Vernon, Freeport,
Destin, Lynn Haven, Panama City Beach, Shalimar, Fort Walton Beach and Crestview.


Every program in the PYFA strives to provide the highest level of competition,
coaches, players and facilities while also furnishing the develop-mental instruction
for all athletes in football and cheer.

Welcome to the Panhandle

Youth Football Association


2017 PYFA Executive Board

PYFA Area Representatives

(5-6 Year Olds)

Pee Wee
(7-8 Year Olds)

(9-10 Year Olds)

(11-12 Year Olds)

We do appreciate your input. If you have any suggestions or comments about the site,

please contact


Cornell Tinner


Will Whitehurst



Bryan Kellar

Mike Oelrich


East Officiating Liaison
Jim Bishop


West Officiating Liaison

Vermaine Shelton

Cheer Director

Maria Whitehurst

Crestview - Terry Jackson


Destin - Bryan Kellar


Fort Walton Beach - Randy Walker


Freeport - Daniel Curry


Lynn Haven- Mike Freitas


Niceville - Mike Oelrich


Panama City Beach - Andie Morgan


Shalimar - Richard Garro


South Walton - Jim Bishop


Vernon - Brooke Warriner


Walton - Maria Whitehurst




© Panhandle Youth Football Association | 2016