Buckeye Youth Football Association: Welcome
Welcome to the home page of the Buckeye Youth Football Association
The BYFA is a proud member of the Lake Erie Youth Football League since 2015. Complete Tackle Football schedules, scores and standings can be found at www.LEFYL.com
Flag Football teams compete in the Lorain/Medina Flag Football League which is made of participating communities within the LEYFL area. Complete Flag schedules, scores and standings can be found at the official league website
Friday, August 24
PRACTICES: There will be NO practice Monday, August 27th. Practices on 28th to 30th will be 6:30-8:00pm. Starting September 4th practice will be Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6:00pm-7:30pm, through the end of the season.
CASINO NIGHT FUNDRAISER: Please mark your calendars for 9/29 for our annual adult night fundraiser. We are a non-profit organization and usually break even. This fundraiser is our main form of funding for the league. Tickets will be available shortly, please plan to attend.
YOUTH NIGHT: Mark your calendars for Friday night 10/5. This will be our youth night at the high school game where the teams have an opportunity to be on the field and cheer on the Varsity as they take the field.
CHEER WITH THE BUCKS: This will also happen this year on 10/5. Full details with registration sheet is below.
BYFL family and friends,
Our annual fundraiser is being held on Saturday, September 29, 2018. This adult only event is our biggest fundraiser and we count on and appreciate the support of all of our league families!
In previous years we hosted Night at the Races, which gave families the chance to buy and name a race horse. With our theme change to Casino Night, you now have the chance to become a Jack, Queen or King level donor!
You may complete the donor form and return it with your donation to Megan Augustine or your head coach by September 20, 2018. This is also a great way to show your support if cannot attend the event! Feel free to ask family and friends to become donors as well. All level sponsors will be recognized at the event.
Don't forget to see me or your coach to purchase tickets for the event.
It is that time of year for again for Cheer With The Bucks!! We hope to see you all again this year!! The date is October 5th with the clinics on October 2nd 3rd and 4th from 6:30-8. Attached is a registration form handout for you to print and send in. Cost will be $30 dollars and will include the clinics and a t-shirt.
Please support your High School Cheerleaders and Cheer on the Bucks at the October 4th football game!! All the girls have a blast so I hope you will all join us again this year. Please share the registration form if you know of someone that didn't participate last year that would like to join us!!
Please print off the form and send back in to your school office, we will take any child from preschool thru 6th grade. Send in your form by September 20th so I can get the order in for t-shirts. Any questions please let me know and we look forward to seeing you all again this year!!
The Buckeye Youth Football Association, Inc. is committed to providing a quality program for the children of the Buckeye School District in which they can learn the fundamentals of football and cheerleading, along with sportsmanship and having fun, in an effort to further the development of the overall Buckeye Football program. We are a non-profit 501c3 organization as designated by the IRS and the State of Ohio.
Buckeye Youth Football Association renewed their partnership with USA Football and the NFL in their 'Heads Up' Program begining with the 2015 Season. The Heads Up program is four pronged in its delivery of these major items Education & Certification, Concussion Awareness, Equipment Fitting and Heads Up Tackling. You can go on the USA Football site and get familiar with the 'Heads Up' program by clicking on the link.
We require that all of our Football & Cheer Coaches have Concussion Awarness training as is now mandated by the State of Ohio. This certification is good for 3 years and we must provide proof of certification to Lake Erie Youth Football League prior to the season. All of our Football Coaches must become members of USA Football and complete the basic training course for Flag or Tackle Football and continue to renew that membership and update the Flag or Tackle certificate as required by USA Football each year they coach for BYFA. Beginning with the 2015 Season USA Football will be giving organizations a $500.00 Cash Grant to any organization that has 100% of their coaches as members and certified. All Coaches must be background checked a practice we have been doing since the 2010 season through the National Center of Safety Initiatives who are another partner of USA Football. Background checks are also mandatory for our Team Moms. We also are making sure that the coaches receive instruction on how to properly fit helmets and shoulder pads. You can click on the link for a video of helmet fitting, shoulder pad fitting and how helmets are reconditioned at Riddell here.
Buckeye Youth Football has a twitter account in addition to this website and their Facebook page. You can follow us on twitter @BYFAinc or find us at www.twitter.com/BYFAinc. The tweets are posted to the Facebook page when they are tweeted. Our FB page is www.facebook.com/buckeyeyouthfootball. That page is also up dated with selected posts from our website that appear there when they are posted here. You can visit the page by clicking on "Facebook" in the menu above. Stay in touch with all the information pertaining to BYFA by following us at home or on your mobile device! Go Bucks!!