News and Announcements


Buckeye Youth Football and the LEYFL are looking forward to our new Girls Flag divisions this coming season! Our neighbors at Cloverleaf have invited all Buckeye Girls interested to participate in their Spring Football camp.

Camp dates are all Sundays in April 9am-10am on the Cloverleaf High School turf. This is a great opportunity to learn the game and build momentum into the Fall. Cloverleaf had a successful internal Girls Flag league last season and is leading the charge with the LEYFL expansion.

To register for the camp please visit and click “Register Now” in the top right. Registration is open through April 6th.

Thank You and Go Bucks!

(Posted 2/9/2024)

Offseason planning is underway with our 2024 Board elections held at the January meeting.

2024 BYFA Board:
President – Travis Perkins
Cheer Director – Meredith Ball
Vice President – Forest Mercer
Secretary – Jared Willis
Treasurer – Matt Wilhelm

The next BYFA board meetings will be at the following dates, 7pm at the Liverpool Community Center (6801 School St, Valley City, OH); February 18th, March 10th, April 21st, May 19th and June 23rd. Please plan to join as we prepare for another great season.

2024 registration for K to 6th grade football and cheer will be open May 1st to June 29th. Please watch our Facebook page or for details and exact in person registration dates. Look for us at the Elementary School Buckeye Day May 8th!

Early acclimation practices for grades 3-6 and Flag camps for grades K-2 start the week of July 22. Regular practices for all start July 29. Regular season games held Saturdays Aug 24 to Oct 5. Playoffs Oct 12-19-26.

BYFA and the Lake Erie Youth Football are also considering expanding with GIRLS FLAG FOOTBALL divisions for grades 1-6! Please reach out per the information below to express interest or with questions.

For Football questions please contact

For Cheerleading questions contact

Thank you and Let’s Go Bucks!

Buckeye Youth Football and Cheer Families,

BYFA will once again hold pot luck banquets at the Buckeye Elementary School cafeteria for all of our families to celebrate the season together. There will be 2 banquet dates splitting our large group up by grades. Please see the below details including food requests per team. Dishes do not have to be extra large! BYFA will provide water and pizza. Families feel free to bring your other drinks.

Grades 3rd-6th: Padded Flag, Rookie Tackle and Varsity Football teams along with Padded Flag, Rookie Tackle and Varsity Cheer will be on Thursday, November 9th from 6-8pm. Varsity Football and Varsity Cheer please bring a main dish per family to share, Padded Flag and Padded Flag Cheer a side dish, and Rookie Tackle and Rookie Tackle Cheer teams a dessert.

Grades K, 1st and 2nd flag football and cheer will be on Wednesday, November 15th from 6-8pm. Orange Flag, Brown Flag and Gibson Cheer please bring a main dish per family to share. White Flag, Black Flag and Ball Cheer a side dish. 5/6 year old flag Jaguars and Lions as well as Morse Cheer a dessert.

Thank you for your continued support!

Football questions:

Cheer questions:

Buckeye Youth Football Families,
Congratulations to all of our teams on yet another great season.

Equipment return dates for Padded Flag, Rookie Tackle and Varsity football players will be Wednesday, November 1st 6-8pm and Saturday, November 4th 9-11am at the Liverpool Community Center (6801 School St, Valley City, 44280). Players need not be present. Items required to return: helmet, shoulder pads, game pants, practice pants, knee pads, practice jersey and belt. Keep your jerseys!

There is no equipment return for grades K-2 flag football.

Information on end of year banquets to come soon.

Thank you!

The Lake Erie Youth Football League schedule for the first round of playoffs and Bowl Games Oct-14 is now live on the league website. All Buckeye Youth Football teams will be participating! Good luck and finish the season strong!

LEYFL site:

Brackets can be found in the Rules/Documents section: