The Sierra Youth Football League (SYFL) is a Division II youth football league created in the year 2000 in Reno, Nevada. The league was formed to allow kids of any weight to play football with kids of their own age. The kids are placed on teams based on the high school they are zoned for. This helps them build friendships with the same kids they attend school with now and later in high school. Team names, colors and mascots after based on the area high school, which also helps with community support as well. It is currently the leading league in the Reno/Sparks area. Other teams are in Yerington, Fernley, Fallon in Nevada and Susanville, and Bishop in California.