News and Announcements

Buckeye Youth Football and Cheer Families,

For those new to BYFA, Youth Night is when our league participants are introduced before the game. Our players and cheerleaders then gather on the field to form the tunnel for the Varsity players when they run out on the field.

When: Friday, September 24, 2021

Arrive: 6:00pm

Where: Buckeye HS Stadium

All players, cheerleaders and coaches must enter through the pass gate, located at the South end of the field.

Entrance is free, if you wear your coach’s shirt, football game jersey, cheerleaders wear Buckeye spirit wear shirt or Cheer with the Bucks t-shirt. Siblings and parents must pay to get in.

Please have your players and cheerleaders meet their coach on the track, next to the scoreboard on the North end of the field at 6:00pm. Team introductions will begin shortly after.

Youth football players are also invited to join the high school team and coaches in their locker room during halftime. Please meet by the gate near the south end of the field by the locker room just before halftime.

Thank you and Let’s Go Bucks!

The Buckeye Youth Football Fall 2021 season schedule as updated by the LEYFL 8/26/2021 is linked below. All Week #1 8/28 Buckeye home games have been relocated to other LEYFL sites due to a Buckeye High School cross country conflict. Game location addresses can be found in the Document Section of this site.

Good luck this season to all of our teams! Lets Go Bucks!

The document BYFA_2021_Fall_Team_Schedules_8-26-2021.pdf was attached to this post.

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Buckeye Youth Football and Cheer Families,
Tickets for the Oct-9th fundraiser will be available before and after Thursday practices at the equipment shed window starting tomorrow through Sept-16th! Each ticket includes dinner, drinks and your raffle entry for the $1000 grand prize! Family sponsorship forms can also be turned in then. To coordinate another ticket pickup please contact fundraising@buckeyeyouthfootball.com.

Thank you and we appreciate your support!

Buckeye Youth Football Families,
Thank you registering your players for the Fall 2021 football season. We are expecting a largely returned to normal season and are excited to get started! Team Coaches will be in contact with you soon. Please first see the general Fall season information below.

Physical: All 3rd to 6th grade football players need an active physical on file to participate in practice or games. Physicals completed just prior to the Spring 2021 season shall carry over to Fall 2021. Forms may be turned in at equipment handouts or by the first practice. Grades K-2 Flag Football and all Cheer do not require a physical.

Grades 3-6 Equipment Handouts: Will be Wednesday 7/28 6-8:30pm and Saturday 7/31 9-11am at the equipment room in the Liverpool Community Center (6801 School St, Valley City, OH 44280). BYFA understands there is a Buckeye baseball camp during the week and has extended the 7/28 hours accordingly. Players are required to provide their own padded girdles and are recommended to wear them to try on the football pants. Padded compression shirts worn under the shoulder pads are allowed but not required. Please bring a clothes basket or large bag to gather your equipment in.

Grades K-2 Equipment Handouts: Will take place at the first practice on August 3rd. Mouth guards will be distributed and uniform size and numbers will be recorded.

Practice: (Cheer practice information will be sent separately)
Grades 3-6 shall start practices Monday, August 2nd. First practices for acclimation will be HELMETS ONLY with shorts and cleats. The first two weeks practice will be M-T-W-Th 6:30-8:00pm. Once school starts the week of August 16th practices will be 3 times per week at T-W-Th 6:30-8:00pm. Grades K-2 Flag practice will start Tuesday, August 3rd 6:30-8:00pm and will be Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the season. After Labor Day September 6th practice times will move up to 6:00-7:30pm for all grades. Please ensure players bring an individual water bottle for all practices!

Season Details: The LEYFL season schedule is to be published August 18th. Games will be on Saturdays this Fall at varying start times. A minimum 6 game regular season will start the weekend of August 28th. Single elimination playoffs to conclude no later than October 23rd.

Fall Reverse Raffle Fundraiser: BYFA is excited to once again host our traditional Fall fundraiser gathering Saturday, October 9th at the Medina VFW Post 5137. Ticket cost of $45 per person includes dinner, drinks and your entry into the reverse raffle drawing with a grand prize of $1000! Tickets will be available at equipment handouts and through the early season. Expect more event information and sponsorship opportunities soon!

Thank you and Lets Go Bucks!!

Football questions: Eric Keller 216.570.1546 erickeller@buckeyeyouthfootball.com

Cheerleading questions: Stacey Weckesser 216.509.0038 staceyweckesser@buckeyeyouthfootball.com

Buckeye Youth Football and Cheer Community,
The Buckeye Youth Football and Cheer Fall 2021 registration period is May 3rd through June 12th. Drive through registration dates shall be Saturday 5/29 9-11am and Saturday 6/12 9-11am at the Buckeye Youth Football Fields (3044 Columbia Rd, Medina, OH 44256). Mail in registration will also be accepted during this period (BYFA, P.O. Box 570, Valley City, OH, 44280). Any registration received beyond the deadline may be placed on a waiting list. All NEW registrations MUST include the attached registration form filled in completion, a COPY of birth certificate, wallet sized picture and copy of report card from the 2020-2021 school year. Spring 2021 season participants must still submit this registration form but the other documents on file can carry over to Fall 2021 and do not need resubmitted. Report card on file must be from the 2020-2021 school year.

Payment shall be submitted at the time of registration by cash or check. Checks payable to BYFA.

Season Details: (Subject to change) Practices to begin the week of August 2nd. Equipment handouts to be communicated for the week of July 26th. A minimum 6 game season will start the weekend of August 28th. Playoffs to conclude no later than October 23rd.

Physical: All 3rd to 6th grade football players need an active physical on file to participate in practice or games. Physicals completed just prior to the Spring 2021 season shall carry over to Fall 2021. Grades K-2 Flag Football and all Cheer do not require a physical.

2021 Spring season participants will receive and may submit their 2021 Fall registration forms at the remaining practices to the drop box located in the equipment shed.

The 2021 Fall registration form can also be found in the Documents section of this site.

Thank you and Lets Go Bucks!!

Football questions: Eric Keller 216.570.1546 erickeller@buckeyeyouthfootball.com

Cheerleading questions: Stacey Weckesser 216.509.0038 staceyweckesser@buckeyeyouthfootball.com

The document 2021_Fall_BYFA_Registration_Form_5-4-2021.pdf was attached to this post.