News and Announcements
*Must be 21 years old to attend
When: Saturday, September 16th, 2017
Where: St. Martin’s Church - 1800 Station Road Valley City, Ohio 44280
Thank you Buckeye Community for making our 2017 fundraiser night a great success! Your continued support keeps our organization running strong each year!
This season all the communities of the Lake Erie Youth Football League have teamed up to support Autism Speaks as the League Fundraising Project. On Saturday, September 26th we will hold this fundraiser at all of our host game sites, Midview, Wellington, Firelands, Columbia and Keystone. LEYFL will donate 100% of the the $1.00 entrance fee to the Autism Speaks Foundation in the name and memory of Sidney Heidrick. In addition there will be a Half Time Gift Card Raffle at all of the game locations. Each additional $5.00 Donation made will entitle you to (1) chance on the Gift Card Raffle and each additional $10.00 Donation will entitle you to (1) Chance on the Gift Card Raffle and an Autism Speaks Bracelet.
"It's Time To Listen Up"
We require that all of our Football & Cheer Coaches have Concussion Awarness training as is now mandated by the State of Ohio. This certification is good for 3 years and we must provide proof of certification to Lake Erie Youth Football League prior to the season. All of our Football Coaches must become members of USA Football and complete the basic training course for Flag or Tackle Football and continue to renew that membership and update the Flag or Tackle certificate as required by USA Football each year they coach for BYFA. Beginning with the 2015 Season USA Football will be giving organizations a $500.00 Cash Grant to any organization that has 100% of their coaches as members and certified. All Coaches must be background checked a practice we have been doing since the 2010 season through the National Center of Safety Initiatives who are another partner of USA Football. Background checks are also mandatory for our Team Moms. We also are making sure that the coaches receive instruction on how to properly fit helmets and shoulder pads. You can click on the link for a video of helmet fitting, shoulder pad fitting and how helmets are reconditioned at Riddell here.