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2021 BYFA Board Members

Posted by Buckeye Youth Football Association at Dec 16, 2020 6:27PM PST

Voting for the 2021 board nominees was completed at the December 13th, 2020 monthly meeting. Welcome new Buckeye Youth Football board members Stacey Weckesser as Cheer Director and Adam Piovarchy as Secretary. Returning members are Eric Keller – President, Travis Perkins – Vice President and Matt Wilhelm – Treasurer.

BYFA owes a very special Thank You to outgoing Cheer Director Dina Harvey for her many years of volunteer service. Dina’s dedication to developing Buckeye’s young girls and women has advanced a strong Cheer program that is integral to the past and future success of the BYFA.

The next public monthly meeting will be Sunday, January 10th, 2021 5:30pm at the Litchfield Town Hall. Please plan on attending.

Thank you and Go Bucks!

CHANGE IN VENUE for 5:30pm December 13th Meeting

Please note that the meeting will take place at the Litchfield Town Hall Annex which is located right next to the Town Hall (closer to the gas station.) No other changes to the date or time. See you then!

Nominations were made at the November 8th monthly meeting for the 2021 BYFA board, and are as follows:

President: Eric Keller
Vice President: Travis Perkins
Treasurer: Matt Wilhelm
Secretary: Vacant
Cheer Director: Stacey Weckesser

Please note all nominations are unopposed, and the Secretary position is currently open. We will be accepting nominations via email to one of the below up until the day before the next meeting where voting will take place which will be December 13th, 5:30pm at the Litchfield Town Hall Annex. If you have interest in any of these positions, please email either:

erickeller@buckeyeyouthfootball.com OR

dinaharvey@buckeyeyouthfootball.com OR

Send a private message via Facebook messenger through the Buckeye Youth Football page.

Thank you!

Our next general board meeting will be held on 11/08/20 @ 5 PM. We will be accepting nominations at this meeting for new board members for the upcoming 2021 year. Please plan on attending. If you have any questions, please reach out to one of the below. Thank you!

When: 11/08/20 from 5-7 PM

Where: Litchfield Town Hall
9266 Norwalk Rd.
Litchfield, OH 44253

What: Monthly BYFA Meeting
Nominations for 2021 Board

Contact Information:
dinaharvey@buckeyeyouthfootball.com
erickeller@buckeyeyouthfootball.com

Buckeye Youth Football Families,

We are looking forward to our Buckeye “Game Day” next Saturday, October 17th to close our Fall Camp. BYFA asks that all please see below for details and protocols for the day.

Game times are per age group. Please arrive no sooner than 30 minutes before your scheduled time. Warm ups will start 10-15 minutes before the games:

Kindergarten Classic 9:00-10:00am
1st/2nd Grade 10:00-11:00am
(clear fields)
3rd/4th Grade 12:00-2:00pm
(clear fields)
5th/6th 3:00-5:00pm

K and 1st/2nd will be Buckeye intramural games only. Our friends at Midview are bringing three 3rd/4th grade teams and two 5th/6th teams to play our 2 teams in each age group. Teams will rotate playing each other for equal periods within the 2 hour time slots. Flag games will be played per LEYFL rules with volunteer referees.

Camp t-shirts will be passed out by coaches this Tuesday 10/13. K and 1/2 shall wear these for the games. 3/4 and 5/6 will be loaned the Buckeye Orange and Brown team jerseys for the day.

Football and Cheerleader participants will still need checked in before the games with a temperature check, individual water bottle and facial covering on hand. The fields will be taped off to give a single entrance point at the check in tables. BYFA will require there be no more than 4 spectators attending per each cheer and football participant. Spectators will be counted and checked off vs a list of our campers at check in. ALL spectators are required to wear a facial covering at all times in accordance with Buckeye School District protocols. Fields will be cleared of spectators between age groups. The bleachers on field #1 will be taped off and not available so please bring your own chairs and maintain social distancing to others.

BYFA has many volunteer opportunities for the day and we would appreciate any time you can donate. Help is needed at the check in tables, concession stand and field chain crews. We want all parents and organizers to be able to watch their players and cheer leaders. If anyone can volunteer in time slots other than their child’s that would be fantastic. Please reply to this email if you can help and Thank You in advance!

Let’s have a great last week of camp heading into “Game Day” and Go Bucks!

Football questions: Eric Keller 216.570.1546 erickeller@buckeyeyouthfootball.com

Cheerleading questions: Dina Harvey 216.287.5341 dinaharvey@buckeyeyouthfootball.com

Buckeye Youth Football & Cheer Families,
As the Buckeye Schools are reopening and athletics have returned to campus BYFA will hold youth football and cheer leading skills camps as a fundraiser and alternative to the postponed 2020 fall LEYFL season.

The sessions will be non-contact and non-competitive to focus on fundamental skills and comradery around our sports in these unprecedented times. Camp will be offered for grades K-6. Participants will be assigned to smaller groups by age and will not closely interact with other groups the entire camp.

The camps will comply with all Buckeye Youth Athletics Outdoor Practice Protocols for COVID-19 listed on the registration form found in the Documents section of this site. These guidelines for players, spectators, and coaches are put in place for the safety and wellbeing of our community. Parents of youth grades 3-6 will NOT be permitted on the fields during the sessions. For grades K-2 parents only (no other siblings) may view and encourage our youngest players from designated areas around the field while maintaining social distancing. Camp participants shall not enter the practice field for any session without BOTH a passed temperature check and individual water bottle not to be shared. Face coverings must be worn to and from the practice field but are not required on the field per the protocols.

Camp Details: Held at the Buckeye Youth Football Fields, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-7:30pm, beginning September 15th and ending October 15th. Registration fee includes the 10 camp sessions and a camp participant t-shirt.

Payment: The fee for each football and cheer camp participant is $40 payable by cash or check. Checks shall be made out to BYFA.

Registration: The attached registration form completed in full along with payment can be turned in between 5:30-6:00pm before the first two sessions on Sept-15 or Sept-17. Early drive through registration submissions will also be accepted at the Buckeye Youth Football fields Saturday, September 12, 9:00-11:00am and Sunday, September 13, 6:00-7:00pm.

Thank you for supporting Buckeye Youth Football and Cheer!

Go Bucks!

Football questions: Eric Keller 216.570.1546 erickeller@buckeyeyouthfootball.com

Cheerleading questions: Dina Harvey 216.287.5341 dinaharvey@buckeyeyouthfootball.com