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Buckeye Youth Football 2022 Season General Information

Posted by Buckeye Youth Football Association on Jul 07 2022 at 06:55PM PDT

Buckeye Youth Football Families,
Thank you registering your players for the Fall 2022 Youth Football season! Everyone is excited to get started! Team Head Coaches will be in contact with you soon. Please first see the general season information below.

Physical: All 3rd to 6th grade football players are required to have an active physical on file to participate in mandatory practices (see explanation below) or games. Physicals completed prior to the Fall 2021 season are no longer considered active and must be dated 11/1/2021 or later. Forms may be turned in at equipment handouts, mailed to our PO box or by the first mandatory practice. Grades K-2 Flag Football and all Cheer do not require a physical.

Grades 3-6 Equipment Handouts: Will be Wednesday July 13th 6-8:30pm and Saturday, July 16th 8-11am at the equipment room in the Liverpool Community Center (6801 School St, Valley City, OH 44280). Players are required to provide their own padded girdle compression shorts 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 regular practice on August 2nd where only required mouth guards will be distributed.

(All Cheer practice information will be communicated separately)

Grades 3-6 Practice:
Beginning this 2022 season BYFA will follow the latest OHSAA practice schedule allowance. The first and second practices (per player) for OHSAA required acclimation will be HELMETS ONLY with shorts and cleats. The 3rd and 4th practices add shoulder pads and the 5th practice is full equipment. All 3-6 players must complete these 5 acclimation practices before participation in full contact. OHSAA non-mandatory practices will begin Monday, July 25th for an early acclimation opportunity. OHSAA mandatory practices begin Monday, August 1st. The first 3 weeks starting July 25th, practice will be M-T-W-Th 6:30-8:00pm. Once school starts the week of August 15th practices will be 3 times per week at T-W-Th 6:30-8:00pm. After Labor Day September 5th practice times will move up to 6:00-7:30pm for all grades. Please ensure players bring an individual and labeled water bottle for all practices!

Grades K-2 Practice:
Grades K-2 Flag do not follow OHSAA practice requirements as considered non-contact. There will be early Flag ‘camp’ practices July 26th and 28th 6:30-8pm. These will be great opportunities for our youngest players to condition and run drills to start the season as a collective group. Regular team Flag practices will start Tuesday, August 2nd 6:30-8:00pm and will be Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the season. Once more, after Labor Day September 5th practice times will move up to 6:00-7:30pm for all grades. Please ensure players bring an individual and labeled water bottle for all practices!

Season Details: The LEYFL season schedule is to be published by 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 27th. Single elimination playoffs to begin October 15th and conclude no later than October 29th.

Fall Reverse Raffle Fundraiser: BYFA is excited to host our annual Fall fundraiser gathering Saturday, October 8th 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 practices through the early season. Expect more event information and sponsorship opportunity announcements soon!
Thank you and Let’s Go Bucks!!
Football Information: Travis Perkins 269.760.5363 travis.perkins@buckeyeyouthfootball.com
Cheerleading Information: Sara Ross 440.289.4165 sara.ross@buckeyeyouthfootball.com