USA Football
TAFL 2.0
Posted Feb 12, 2020

Date: ​February 6, 2020
Subject: ​T.A.F.L. League “2.0” - questions about what is going on. Transparency.

Dear all,
As previously communicated The Thumb Area Football and Cheerleading League (T.A.F.L.) is here for you, our invested communities. We have and always will listen to the community members without prejudice or divisive intent. As we have always communicated in our mission, and have demonstrated in our behavior, we are here for the children in our areas communities. Our intent and purpose have not changed.
“The purpose of this organization is to provide and promote, through properly qualified guidance and supervision, clean and wholesome youth football and cheerleading programs in the greater thumb area of Michigan. Our aim is not to compete with the local school districts, but to complement them.

It is the intent of this league to teach basic skills of football and cheerleading to ensure they are ready for the next level, middle school. We teach proper conduct and sportsmanship to positively affect the development of our children”.

Finally, TAFL is a family centered organization that does not value, and will not engage in, blaming, shaming, or finger pointing. We are an organization that is moving forward with the best intentions for our communities, children, and families. As such, any further communication will only address TAFL’s future.

If you have any questions about who we are and how we will be a fit for your family, please feel free to reach the following:
President : ​​Tom Tocco
Treasurer: ​​Cindy Valentine
Secretary: ​​Sandee Kuhfeldt
Community Director at Large: ​​Kevin Bergeon
Richmond Community Director:​Allen Fletcher
New Baltimore Community Director /
President:​Brian Baker
Fort Gratiot Community Director /
President:​Chris Damon​

We look forward to a great 2020 season!

The Thumb Area Football and Cheerleading League, a league you built, thanks you for loyalty, time and commitment to the league.
Best Regards,


ALL!!!! TAFL is alive and well!!!!

Yes, some clubs have opted to leave the TAFL organization.....however...

TAFL is currently working to bring to you, changes you have requested! You have spoke, and we have been listening. Some of the items we are currently discussing are:  flag football, smaller clubs, uniform independance, and shorter season (6 game weeks instead of 8). Currently we have 4 teams in each age group, These teams are coming from current and previous communities. We are working on fine tuning details throughout the remainder of the month and into February.  As always, our kids safety and education of the game of football is always our top priority! We will certainly post here, and email all TAFL members once everything is into place. Thank you parents for your loyalty!




As the 2019 Football and Cheerleading registration approaches quickly, the Thumb Area Football and Cheerleading League is proud to announce it will continue our Online Registration.  


REFUND POLICY FOR 2019 There is a Non Refundable Deposit of $50.00 on all registration applications in the event a decision is made by the parent/guardian not to participate in the 2016 Football and Cheerleading Season after the online registration. As of JUNE 1, 2019 there will be NO REFUNDS of registration fees. Once this online application is submitted to the Thumb Area Football and Cheerleading League these mentioned refund polices are applicable. Please contact your Community Directors for any concerns and/or questions regarding refunds. PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR 2019 At the end of this registration you will be provided with payment options. Please utilize one of the following: 1. To pay in full by credit card please click credit card and proceed with payment with this online registration. (If you choose credit card the only option is to pay in full). 2. To pay your registration by check, cash or payment plan in the future, simply click PAY BY CHECK at end of this online registration. Once you have exited the online registration you can then go back online at any time and pay partial or full payments by credit card if you wish. You may also mail the payments to the address provided at the end of the registration or bring your check/cash/credit card to the sizing /registration event held in your community. Dates and addresses will be provided to you. At the sizing event you can also discuss payment options or other financial assistance to see if it is available within your community. For any questions simply email your Community Directors at the email provided at the end of your registration application.








Open Executive Board Positions

The Thumb Area Football League is looking to add positions to bring new energy and perspective to the B.O.D. There are a lot of exciting conversations in the works to bring exciting changes to TAFL 2.0! We are confident that with out current board members, along with new additions, we will continue to provide the best for our communities. If you are passionate about creating the best opportunity and experience for our youth athletes we encourage you to inquire about one of our open positions! At this time we are looking to fill the Vice President, Treasurer, and Marketing director positions. Please complete and submit your application to We look forward to hearing from you!

Vice President.pdf


Marketing Director.pdf