News and Announcements

Thank you to our Buckeye Youth Football and Cheer Families for a great Spring season. The Week #6 final Bowl game schedule can be found below.

Equipment turn in for all 3rd to 6th grader football players will be Wednesday 5/19 6-8pm and Saturday 5/22 9-11am at the equipment room in the Liverpool Community Center (6801 School St, Valley City, OH 44280). Please plan on attending one of the dates with all issued equipment. Equipment inventory and refurbishment needs to happen quickly before the Fall 2021 season begins. K-2nd flag players do not have to return uniforms.

For the last practice Thursday 5/13 all teams will cut practice short at 7:00pm. As an end of year celebration BYFA will provide Dominos pizza and Gatorades for all football players and cheer leaders. This in place of an end of season banquet BYFA holds in traditional Fall seasons. At 7:30pm there will be a brief dedication ceremony for the planting of new trees at the fields in memory of Trace Zoul and Kenny Dalgleish. Both young men were part of the Buckeye Youth Football family and were lost to us in recent years.

Lets have a great last week and good luck in the Bowl games! Go Bucks!

Week #6 5/16/2021 BYFA Bowl Game Schedule:
K/1 Flag Buckeye Brown vs Amherst Black, at Amherst 9:00am
K/1 Flag Buckeye Orange vs Wellington, at Wellington 11:30am
1/2 Flag Buckeye Brown vs Amherst Gray, at Amherst 9:00am
1/2 Flag Buckeye Orange vs Amherst Gold, at Amherst 10:15am
Padded Flag Brown vs Midview White, at Buckeye 8:30am
Padded Flag Orange vs Midview Black, at Midview 10:00am
Rookie Tackle vs Vermillion Purple, at Buckeye 10:00am
Varsity vs Firelands, at Buckeye 11:15am

Football questions: Eric Keller

Cheer questions: Stacey Weckesser

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

Cheerleading questions: Stacey Weckesser 216.509.0038

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


Please support the Buckeye High School Football team with the 2021 Youth Camp!

The document Buckeye_Bucks_Youth_Football_Camp_2021.pdf was attached to this post.

Picture day for Buckeye Youth Football and Cheer will be Thursday, April 15th per the below schedule. Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled picture time.

Please have players wear full uniforms (cheer uniforms, game jersey, pads, game pants, orange socks and helmet). Teams will practice around picture times and can wear their game uniforms for the day.

Order forms will be sent home by Tuesday 4/13 and will be also be available on picture day. Instructions will be emailed in the event of inclement weather.

Picture Time: Team:
5:30 Varsity FB – Coach Perkins
5:45 Varsity Cheer – Coaches Dina/Kate
5:55 Rookie Tackle FB – Coach Keller
6:05 Rookie Tackle Cheer – Coaches Sara/Jenna
6:15 Padded Flag Brown FB – Coach Goodwin
6:25 Padded Flag Cheer- Coaches Jenny/Amanda
6:35 Padded Flag Orange FB – Coach Weckesser
6:45 Padded Flag Cheer – Coaches Katie/Paige
6:50 Flag Cheer – Coaches Dee/Angela
6:55 Flag FB – Upper Brown – Coach Piovarchy
7:00 Flag FB – Upper Orange – Coach Burcham
7:05 Flag FB – Lower Orange – Coach Shaw
7:10 Flag FB – Lower Brown – Coach Wilhelm
Thank you!

Buckeye Youth Families,

We are SO excited to be back on the field with all our players and cheerleaders and are looking forward to a fun season!

As many of you may know, we have some very large expenses coming up in the near future. New uniforms need to be purchased for both football and cheer in addition to helmets and equipment for the fields. These purchases are not optional and are going to cost upwards of $15,000.

This season, we are partnering with Domino’s Pizza to kick off the year! Over the next week, we will be sending three (3) fundraiser cards home with every player and cheerleader. These cards are good at any participating Domino’s across the country and each card will score you 10 buy one get one free pizzas and cost ONLY $10 each.

We are asking that every football player and cheerleader sell a minimum of 3 cards. This fundraiser is mandatory and money ($30 total for the initial pack of 3) for the cards needs to be turned in to your coach by Tuesday, April 6. More cards can be requested at any time, simply let your coach know you’re on a roll! If your friends and family love pizza as much as mine do, you’ll be back a few times :)

The player or cheerleader that sells the most cards will win an awesome Domino’s Gift Basket AND Buckeye Football Helmet Lamp!

Thank you for everything you do, we couldn’t do it without you!

If you have any questions, please reach out to Eric Keller at 216-570-1546 or

Go Bucks!