News and Announcements


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

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 with all questions.

Go Bucks!

(Posted 2/2/2023)

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 for details.

For Football questions please contact

For Cheerleading questions contact

Thank you and Let’s Go Bucks!

Buckeye Youth Football and Cheer Families,
The BYFA Board will kickoff the 2023 season with our next meeting Sunday, January 22nd 7:00pm at the Liverpool Community Center (6801 School St, Valley City, OH 44280). All are invited to help review our successes and areas we can improve upon to grow our programs. Field improvements, fundraising opportunities, developments in the Lake Erie Youth Football League and many other topics will be covered. All community questions, comments and concerns are welcomed.

Formal voting for 2023 board positions will be held on the 22nd. There are remaining volunteer opportunities! Non-elected areas of need are website & social media coordinator, equipment and concessions managers. Please come with questions and let us know if you can help!

Thank you!

Football questions:
Travis Perkins – President –

Cheer questions:
Sara Ross – Cheer Director –

Buckeye Youth Football Families,
Congratulations to all of our teams on yet another great season. Please see the information below to close our year.

Equipment Return:

Return dates for Padded Flag, Rookie Tackle and Varsity football players not participating in the tournament will be Tuesday, November 1st and Friday, November 4th both 6-8pm 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!

Return date for Varsity following the tournament will be* Tuesday, November 15th 6-8pm*.

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

All Cheer teams will return uniforms on Saturday, November 5th 10am-12pm.

End of year Banquets:

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 family. Dishes do not have to be extra large! BYFA will provide water and pizza. Families feel free to bring your other drinks.

Grades K, 1st and 2nd flag football and Cheer will be on Thursday, November 10th from 6-8pm.
1st/2nd flag teams please bring a main dish per family to share, K/1 flag teams please bring a side dish, Cheer teams a dessert.

All Padded Flag, Rookie Tackle and Varsity teams along with JV and Varsity Cheer will be on Thursday, November 17th from 6-8pm.
Varsity Football and Varsity Cheer please bring a main dish per family to share, Rookie Tackle and JV Cheer teams a side dish and Padded flag a dessert.

Thank you for your continued support!

Football questions:
Cheer questions: *

Buckeye Youth Football and Cheer Families,
Outstanding start to practices for all of our teams. Please see the below important dates and reminders to plan our season.

The annual BYFA Parents Meeting will be held this Thursday, August 11th 7:30pm at the Buckeye Youth Football fields. As the players and coaches are wrapping up practice, all K-6 parents are invited to meet between fields #1 and #2 near the equipment shed for announcements from the BYFA Board on general season information, plans and expectations. All parent questions will be taken following.

This week will be last practices held Monday thru Thursday for grades 3rd-6th football. Beginning the week of August 15th with school opening, practices will be only Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday still 6:30-8pm. No change to the K-2nd flag football Tuesday & Thursday practices. Note the Buckeye Elementary open house is scheduled for August 16th. Your team’s Head coach may alter practice that day accordingly. After Labor Day September 5th all practices move up to 6-7:30pm.

Important Season Dates – More details to come as the dates approach:
- Saturday, August 27th – First LEYFL games. The Buckeye schedule summary can be now be found on in the Documents section. The final and official schedule shall be uploaded to the LEYFL website soon.
- Thursday, September 1st – Picture day for all football and cheer teams at the Buckeye Youth Football Fields
- Friday, September 9th – Youth Night at the Buckeye High School Varsity football game
- Thursday, September 15th – Buckeye High School Homecoming Parade – All cheer and football teams will march in the parade
- Saturday, October 8th – Save the date for the annual BYFA Reverse Raffle Fundraiser at the Medina VFW! Please see the flyer also in the Documents section of this site with ticket sales and more information to come soon!
- Saturday, October 15 – First round of LEYFL playoffs. Playoffs to conclude no later than October 29th.

Thank you and Lets Go Bucks!