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 joining in 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 their official league website
2017 Practice Schedule:
JV & Varsity Tackle Football Practice
The first day of Tackle practice is Monday, July 31st. Tackle football practices are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 6:30-8:00PM until Labor Day, September 4th. After Labor day Tackle football practices are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 6:00-7:30PM.
Flag Football Practice
The first day of practice for Flag is Tuesday, August 8th. Flag Football Practices are Tuesday & Thursday 6:30-7:30PM until Labor Day, September 4th. After Labor Day, Flag Football Practices are Tuesday & Thursday 6:00-7:00PM
*Must be 21 years old to attend
When: Saturday, September 16th, 2017
Where: St. Martin’s Church - 1800 Station Road Valley City, Ohio 44280
Thank you Buckeye Community for making our 2017 fundraiser night a great success! Your continued support keeps our organization running strong each 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!!