News and Announcements
Please see the below picture day schedule at the Youth fields for all football and cheer teams on one of two dates; Tuesday, Aug-29 or Thursday, Aug-31. Arrive 10 minutes prior to your time in full game day uniform. Attached is the picture order form. Forms will also be available on site.
Football players may practice for the day also in full game uniforms. Stay tuned for location updates for adverse weather as the dates approach.
Thank you and Good Luck to all of our teams as we kick off the 2023 season!
The document BYL_Order_Form_2023.pdf was attached to this post.
Buckeye Youth Football Families,
Thank you for registering your player for the 2023 season! We are all excited to get started! The BYFA Board is finalizing rosters now and 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 practices or games. Physicals from last year must be dated 10/1/2022 or later to be valid for the entire 2023 season. OHSAA guideance allows physicals to be valid for 13 months as many insurance plans only provide one per year. Thus last season’s physical may be valid for the start of practices but a follow up physical would be needed to continue. Forms may be turned in at equipment handouts, mailed to our PO box or by the first practice attended.
Grades 3-6 Equipment Handouts: . 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 1st where only required mouth guards will be distributed.
(All Cheer practice information will be communicated separately)
Grades 3rd-6th Practice: 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 24th for an early acclimation opportunity. OHSAA mandatory practices begin Monday, July 31st. The first 3 weeks starting July 24th, practice will be M-T-W-Th 6:30-8:00pm. Starting the week of August 14th practices will be 3 times per week at T-W-Th 6:30-8:00pm. After Labor Day September 4th practice times will move up to 6:00-7:30pm for all grades. Please ensure players bring an individual and labeled REUSABLE water bottle for all practices!
Grades K-2nd Practice: Grades K-2 Flag do not follow OHSAA practice requirements as considered non-contact. There will be early Flag ‘camp’ practices July 25th and 27th 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 1st 6:30-8:00pm and will be Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the season. Once more, after Labor Day September 4th practice times will move up to 6:00-7:30pm for all grades. Please ensure players bring an individual and labeled REUSABLE water bottle for all practices!
Season Details: The LEYFL season schedule is to be published by August 19th. Games will be on Saturdays this Fall at varying start times. A minimum 7 game regular season will start the weekend of August 26th. Single elimination playoffs to begin October 14th and conclude no later than October 28th.
Fall Reverse Raffle Fundraiser: BYFA is excited to host our annual Fall fundraiser gathering Saturday, September 30th 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 with later notice at practices through the season. Expect more event information and sponsorship opportunity announcements soon!
Thank you and Let’s Go Bucks!!
Football Information: Travis Perkins 269.760.5363 email@example.com
Cheerleading Information: Sara Ross 440.289.4165 firstname.lastname@example.org
Buckeye Youth Football and Cheer Families,
Registration for the 2023 Pre-K to 6th grade youth season is opening! Please see the attached flyer and buckeyeyouthfootball.com for complete season details including our registration form and all other required documents.
Please join us at Buckeye Day at the Elementary School Wednesday, April 26th 5-9pm for our earliest in person registration date! While visiting all of the great Buckeye vendors and community organizations please find the BYFA table to sign up your football players and cheerleaders. All football players will have the opportunity to size their personalized jersey and shoulder pads.
The following in-person registration dates are at the Liverpool Township Community Center (6801 School St, Valley City, OH 44280) Saturdays May-20, June-3 and June-17 from 9-11am and Wednesday May-24 from 6-8pm. Mail in registration will also be accepted during this period (BYFA, PO Box 570, Valley City, OH, 44280). Participants must attend an in-person date to size personalized football jerseys and for flag players only football pants!
PHYSICALS: All 3rd to 6th grade football players require an active physical on file per OHSAA guidelines to participate in any practice or games. Schedule your player’s physical soon! K-2nd Flag Football and all K-6th Cheer do not require a physical. Physicals from the 2022 season do not apply to 2023.
NEW PRE-K AND KINDERGARTEN (5&6 YEAR OLD) FLAG FOOTBALL DIVISION! Flag football is open to Pre-K players for the first time this season along with kindergarten. Practices will be held at Buckeye with all games played local in Medina. This is a great opportunity for our youngest Bucks to learn the fundamentals in the most developmentally friendly format available.
Thank you and Let’s Go Bucks!
Football questions: Travis Perkins email@example.com
Cheerleading questions: Sara Ross firstname.lastname@example.org
Please support the yearly Youth Football camp coordinated by Coach Dennison with the Buckeye High School staff and players! Camp is June 1st and 2nd for students entering grades 2-7. Deadline for registration is Friday, May 26th! Registration form is attached here on buckeyeyouthfootball.com.
Last year’s camp was a huge success with a large turnout. This is a great opportunity to interact with our High School coaches and players for early season work. Each camper will also receive a Buckeye Football t-shirt at the end.
Please contact email@example.com with all questions.
Offseason planning is underway with our 2023 board elections held at the January meeting. Thank you to out going Secretary Kelly Giles and Vice President Eric Keller for your continued dedication and support. Eric concludes over 18 years of service to Buckeye Youth Football and was instrumental building the program as we know it.
2023 BYFA Board:
President – Travis Perkins
Cheer Director – Sara Ross
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 19th, March 19th, April 23rd, May 21st, and June 25th. Please plan to join as we prepare for another great season.
2023 registration for K-6th football and cheer will be open May 1st to June 24th. Please watch our Facebook page or www.buckeyeyouthfootball.com for details.
For Football questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For Cheerleading questions contact email@example.com
Thank you and Let’s Go Bucks!