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
Monday, August 13
Buckeye Football and Cheer Familes,
The 2018 season is quickly approaching. Here are some key dates to remember as the season gets started.
PRACTICES: Practice will be Monday through Thursday 6:30pm-8:00pm July 30th through August 31st. Starting September 4th practice will be Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6:00pm-7:30pm, through the end of the season.
GAMES: The LEYFL season schedules should be published the week of 8/18. Games will be Saturdays ranging in starting times from 12:00pm-8:00pm. Our first tackle games will be Saturday 8/25 and the Championship games are scheduled for 10/20
PICTURE DAY IS THIS WEEK: We will have team pictures this Thursday 8/16 at the fields near where Cheer practices. Everyone should wear their game uniforms. The schedule is below and forms will be passed out Monday 8/13 and Tuesday 8/14.
BUCKEYE PRIDE DAY: We will also wrap up practice on this Thursday 8/16 with our first Buckeye Pride Day. The parents are welcome to get closer to practices and cheer on the kids. We’d like to have the parents chip in and bring some fruit, snack and/or drinks for all the kids after practice on Thursday. This will include all teams including flag football, flag cheer and the tackle football and cheer teams! Please touch base with Meg in the concession stand or another board member if you have questions on what to bring.
SCRIMMAGE DAY: The tackle teams will have a scrimmage at Buckeye this Saturday 8/18. Coaches will give more details but JV will warm up at 9:30am, play from 10-12:30 and Varsity will play from 1pm-3:30pm. Concession stand help is needed. It’s a long day and all the help we can get is greatly appreciated.
SPIRIT WEAR: We have Buckeye spirit wear available starting tomorrow with forms in the concession stand. Please get your order in this week as we will place an order this weekend 8/19.
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. More details to come.
THANK YOU!: Thanks to the Wilhelm family for putting together a new sign for the youth fields. This looks great and should be up this week! We would also like to thank the numerous volunteers we’ve had helping us out this year as well. We’re a small community and this couldn’t all happen without you.
PICTURE SCHEDULE: 5:30 Varsity Cheer, 5:45 Varsity FB Orange, 6:00 Varsity FB Brown, 6:10 JV FB Orange, 6:20 JV FB Brown, 6:30 JV Cheer Orange, 6:40 JV Cheer Brown, 6:50 Flag – Coach Keller, 7:00 Flag – Coach Burcham, 7:10 Flag Cheer – Coach Tracy Schmidt, 7:20 Flag Cheer – Coach Bri Hansen
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!!