News and Announcements


Registration: The Buckeye Youth Football and Cheer Fall 2022 registration period is May 1st through June 25th. In person registration is at the Liverpool Township Community Center (6801 School St, Valley City, OH 44280) Saturdays May-7, May-21, June-4 and June-18 from 9-11am and Wednesdays May-11 and June-8 from 6-8pm. Mail in registration will also be accepted during this period (BYFA, P.O. Box 570, Valley City, OH, 44280). Participants must attend an in-person date to size personalized football jerseys or optional cheer shoes new for this season! Any registration received beyond the deadline may be placed on a waiting list. ALL registrations MUST include the 2022 registration form filled in completion in the Documents section of our website, a COPY of birth certificate, wallet sized picture and copy of report card from the 2021-2022 school year. No documents were kept on record from the 2021 season.

Physical: All 3rd to 6th grade football players require an active physical on file to participate in any practice or games. K-2nd Flag Football and all K-6th Cheer do not require a physical. All physicals from the 2021 Fall season DO NOT carry over to 2022.

Season Details: (Subject to update) Practices to begin by the week of August 1st. Equipment handouts to be communicated for the week of July 11th. A minimum 7 game season will start the weekend of August 27th. Playoffs to conclude no later than October 29th.

Football Divisions: Grades K-2 Flag, 3-4 Padded Flag, 4-5 Rookie Tackle and 5-6 11v11 Varsity. 4th and 5th grade players shall select a division preference. Final assignments are based on overall participation and preferences cannot be guaranteed. See for complete division play descriptions. Cheerleaders will be placed by grade in the respective divisions.

Payment: The fee for each football and cheer participant is shown per grade level below. Payment shall be submitted at the time of registration by cash or check. Checks shall be made out to BYFA. There is a $20.00 discount per child after the first child registered for players and cheerleaders grades 3-6. There will be no discount on grades K-2 fees. Ask about discounts for active Military service with a presented valid ID. Withdrawals from a team prior to June 25th will receive a full refund. Between June 25th and July 16th there will be a refund of 50% of the registration fee. After July 16th there will be no refunds.

Flag Football Grades K to 2nd : $100
Cheer Grades K to 2nd : $75
Full Padded Football Grades 3rd to 6th : $180
Cheer Grades 3rd to 6th : $150


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 27th!

Registration for the 2022 Fall season for K-6th football and cheer will be open May 1st to June 25th. Please watch our Facebook page or for details.

The 2022 Buckeye Youth Football Board nominations were officially voted in the January meeting. Thank you for volunteering and we look forward to a great year!

Also scheduled were the monthly board meetings through the start of the Fall season. Note the location change to the Liverpool Community Center in Valley City from the Litchfield Town Hall. All are encouraged to attend to discuss and plan the 2022 season.

2022 Board Meetings:
Where: Liverpool Community Center, 6801 School St, Valley City, OH 44280
When: Sundays at 7pm at the following dates: Feb-20, March-20, April-24 (Updated from April-10), May-22, June-26 and July-17

2022 Board Members:
President: Travis Perkins
Cheer Director: Sara Ross
Vice President: Eric Keller
Secretary: Kelley Giles
Treasurer: Matt Wilhelm

Football information:
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Nominations were taken for the Buckeye Youth Football 2022 Board of Directors at the monthly meeting 12/19/2021. The formal vote will occur at the next meeting Sunday, January 16th, 2022 7:00pm at the Litchfield Town Hall.

A big Thank You to outgoing Cheer Director Stacey Weckesser and Secretary Adam Piovarchy for their dedication and support throughout the unprecedented 2021 Spring and Fall seasons!

2022 BYFA Board Nominees:
Cheer Director: Sara Ross
President: Travis Perkins
Vice President: Eric Keller
Secretary: Kelly Giles
Treasurer: Matt Wilhelm


The Buckeye Youth Football Association is proud to have earned Gold Status through USA Football’s League Excellence Program for the 2021 season! This is a national recognition very few Youth organizations have received for “a commitment to raise operational standards and provide a great environment for athletes and their families.”

USA Football recently published the article linked below describing all that BYFA does for Youth Football and Cheer in the Buckeye Community and with the LEYFL. This is a great recognition though just a glimpse into the commitment to excellence of our Board Members, Coaches and wonderful Buckeye supporters!