TTEF has been in existence since 2007 and LIFE ATHLETIX, INC. was formed in 2017.
Circa 2004, our program founder, Toby Bourguet, formed his first youth flag football team. The team members were his sons and their cousins. Since then, the program has grown from that one flag football team to at least four flag football teams for boys and girls ranging in age from 5 to 12, a 14U Boys flag team, a 14U Girls flag team, and 7on7 teams for middle school and high school players.
TTEF is consistently ranked as one of the top youth football programs in America by USA Football, NFL Flag Football, and several 7on7 organizations. Many tournament directors express appreciation for the professionalism of the TTEF program, and many game officials compliment our teams and coaches on their sportsmanship. The level of consistent success both on and off the field, the family atmosphere, and the affordability of being a member of TTEF are what set our program apart from others.
TTEF is not a sports league yet serves 200+ student-athletes via its Sunday skills sessions, tournament teams, clinics, and other events hosted by TTEF.
We are affiliated with NFL Flag Football via our league NFL Flag Marana, USA Football, and with the Battle Sports 7on7 series.
Flag football teams compete in tournaments across the state. If they win an NFL Flag Regional Tournament, they earn a berth to compete in the annual NFL Flag National Championship Tournament at the Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida, or they earn a berth to compete in USA Football other national tournaments.
Our high school student athletes who play on their school football teams do not start practicing with TTEF until after the high school football season ends. Our 7on7 teams compete in tournaments throughout the United States and end their season competing at national 7on7 tournaments.
We sponsor quarterly community service projects in which we try to involve all members and their parents. Events include, but are not limited to, collecting donations for teens and families in need, working at homeless shelters and food banks, collecting trash/litter around town, and working at donation sites for victims of tragic events.
Our older athletes volunteer their time to serve as mentors to our younger athletes both on and off the field.
During the months of August through December (Fall Season) we hold skills, agility, and speed sessions twice a month and create flag football tournament teams for boys and girls ages 5 to 14.
On the last Saturday of every year, we hold a Holiday Skills Clinic for all ages which also services as a time to evaluate student-athletes interested in winning a spot on one of our 7on7 teams.
January through March (Winter Season) Sunday sessions are designated for members of our flag football national teams and for our 7on7 football division from which we create 7on7 tournament teams for 12U, middle school, and high school students. All other TTEF members are encouraged to use this time to take part in local leagues.
April through May (Spring Season) twice-a-month Sunday sessions are designated for all ages, and we resume creation of flag football tournament teams.
No formal Sunday sessions are held during the months of June and July, but tournament teams that qualify for National championship tournaments held in June or July often practice during those months.
LIFE ATHLETIX, INC. was blessed to receive enough donated funds this year to allow TTEF to offer our Sunday sessions from August 2019 through May 2020 free of charge to participants. We pray we can continue doing so for years to come.
Members of tournament teams are responsible for paying their portions of Tournament Registration Fees and travel costs.
We would hope that athletes and parents who benefit from our services will volunteer their time, when possible. Volunteers are needed for Sundays sessions/practices, on tournament teams, during tournaments, on special projects, and on community service events.
WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO DONATE TO OUR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, LIFE ATHLETIX, INC., SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO PROVIDE OUR PROGRAM FREE OF CHARGE.
Our Tax ID Number is 82-1561949
- Consult a tax professional about tax-deductible donations.
- Find out if your employer offers a matching donation or volunteer program.
- Let local businesses know about our organization and encourage them to donate to or sponsor it.