Buckeye Youth Football Association: Welcome

BYFA Nation 2014
BYFA Nation 2014
Sunday, November 30
Respect All!.....Fear None!!.....Buckeye Pride!!!

This site is about to become the home of the Buckeye Bucks of the who represent the Buckeye Youth Football Association, Inc.(BYFA). Since 1996 we have steadily been building a base of players, cheerleaders, coaches, parents and fans known as "BYFA Nation". Our players and cheerleaders are drawn from the Buckeye Local School District which is located in Medina County, Ohio. We just finished our 19th season of Buckeye Youth Football under the Jaguars and Jets names. When we begin the 20th Season this July both of those teams will know be known as Bucks Brown and Bucks Orange respectively. Conditioning will begin on July 29th at Buckeye High School as we start a new chapter in Buckeye Youth Football.

BYFA started with one team, the Jaguars, who began play in 1996. The Jets were added in 2000, and the Buccaneers joined us in the 2001 season. The 2008 Season saw the creation of the Pee Wee Division for 7 and 8 year olds, and the downsizing of the JV Division to contain only 9 and 10 year olds and the Varsity becoming a 11, 12 and 13 year old division. The Buccanneers were dissolved at the end of that season in order to strengthen the rosters in all divisions.

Since the 1999 Season Buckeye Varsity teams have made 12 appearances in the Championship Game, 7 by the Jaguars and 5 by the Jets. The Jags claimed Championships in 1999, 2000 & 2009, and the Jets were Champs in 2003, 2010 & 2012. The Buckeye JV teams have made 5 appearances in the Championship game, 1 by the Jaguars and 4 by the Jets. The Jags JV claimed the Championship in 2009, while the Jets JV continue to work hard to reach that goal.

We have been committed to building a successful program that helps the Buckeye Bucks high school program continue their winning tradition. The Bucks have made 6 State Playoff appearances in the last 11 years. Over the first 19 years there were over 600 different players, over 250 cheerleaders and more than 100 coaches involved with Buckeye Youth Football. Those figures don't represent all the parents who have put in their hours volunteering and bringing their kids to and from practice and games which we are greateful for. We feel the program has gotten better every year, even with bumps along the way and growing pains in certain seasons. We grew from 38 kids our first season in 1996, to 208 in the 2014 season.

Our website has a page for each of the football and cheer squads. As the winter goes on the name changes will be reflected as we replace the names and graphics but preserve the history of the former teams. Feel free to click on any of the menu items above and explore the team sites, rosters, pictures, schedules, history, etc. Updates are done to the pages as we have new information, click on the "Like' Button at upper left of the menu and you can subscribe to this page and click on the "Facebook" tab in the menu
 to check out our FB page too! Thanks for dropping by! Let's GO BUCKS!!


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2014 JV Jets Champs
2014 BDYF/BYFA Champion JV Jets
Saturday, November 1
Jets JV - BDYF/BYFA JV Champions!!



The JV Jets are the BDYF/BYFA 2014 JV Division Champions! The defeated the Brunswick Redskins by a score of 20-12 at Kirsch Field in Brunswick to close out their 15 Seasons with their First Championship! Way to go Jets from a 1-8 season last year to a 9-2 Championship this season! This was the JV Jets 5th time in the Championship and the 1st win! It lets the all the JV and Varsity Squads go out with at least one Championship! BYFA Nation is proud!!


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Supporting BYFA Again This Season
We want to Thank Dick's Sporting Goods for helping support Buckeye Youth Football again for the 2014 Season. Their sponsorship includes a cash donation, coupons for us to use to purchase equipment, Coach's packets, Youth Sports Kits and the Shopping Day at Dick's which will be July 19th this year at either the Fairlawn Store or the Strongsville store.

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Heads Up Football

Buckeye Youth Football Association will continue their partnership with USA Football and the NFL in their 'Heads Up' Program. 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 will be hearing more and more about this as we get closer to the season. Parents will get information and a clinic on these items just as our coaches and players will get. Eric Keller is the Player Safety Coach for our organization and will be conducting clinics for our coaches and parents after they have finished their training with USA. Eric will be going to the Browns Training Facility for his training with the USA instructors.

All of our Coaches are required to have Concussion Awarness training as mandated by the State of Ohio and USA Football. They must also become members of USA Football and complete the basic training course for Flag or Tackle Football. They must all be background checked which we have been doing for several years. We will also make sure that the coaches are aware of how to properly fit helmets and shoulder pads.

All parents will be getting a clinic on the Heads Up program at the beginning of the season we will let you know when the date is settled on. That clinics will be given by Eric Keller. In the mean time you can go on the USA Football site and get familiar with the 'Heads Up' program by clicking on the link.



Our Mission Statement

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.

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