Buckeye Youth Football Association: Welcome

Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Thu 7/31 Football Conditioning 6:30 PM Buckeye Back Field
Fri 8/1 Pig Clip Art Medina County Fair All Day Medina County Fair Grounds
Sat 8/2 Pig Clip Art Medina County Fair All Day Medina County Fair Grounds
Sun 8/3 Pig Clip Art Medina County Fair All Day Medina County Fair Grounds
Tue 8/5 Football First Flag Practice 6:30 PM Buckeye Back Field
Thu 8/7 Spiral Team Meetings 8:00 PM Buckeye Back Field
Sat 8/9 star Bucks Football Community Morning 10:00 AM Buckeye Stadium
Sat 8/9 Camera Picture BYFA Picture Day 1:00 PM Buckeye Stadium
Sat 8/9 star Bucks WingNite Fundraiser 6:00 PM Johnny Malloy's
Fri 8/29 Bucks Helmet Buckeye Bucks @ Revere Minutemen 7:00 PM Revere High School
2013 BYFA Picture
2013 BYFA Nation
Respect All!.....Fear None!!.....Buckeye Pride!!!

This site is the internet home of the Jaguars and Jets who represent the Buckeye Youth Football Association, Inc.(BYFA). Our players and cheerleaders are drawn from the Buckeye Local School District which is located in Medina County, Ohio. We will embark on the 19th edition of Buckeye Youth Football when conditioning opens up on July 29th, 2014 at Buckeye High School.

We 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 have yet to raise that trophy.

We have been committed to building a successful program that helps Buckeye Bucks high school program build a winning tradition. The Bucks have made 5 State Playoff appearances in the last 10 years. Over the first 18 years there were over 525 different players, 250 cheerleaders and 100 coaches involved with Buckeye Youth Football. We feel the program has gotten better every year. 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. 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 get new information, click on the "Like' Button at upper left of the menu and you can subscribe to this page and click on the badge below to check out our Facebook page too! Thanks for dropping by!

Football Friday Nights by Joe Zelek

Games Begin August 30th At 9:00 AM


Bucks Community Practice
BYFA Invited To High School Bucks Practice

Buckeye Bucks Head Coach Mark Pinzone has put together his 2nd Annual Community Morning for Parents/Youth/Alumni/Friends to attend the second session of a two-a-day practice on Saturday, August 9 from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the high school. It starts with donuts and juice in the high school cafeteria and then out to the stadium field where you can be right on the field with the coaches and high school players to watch and ask questions as they go through their practice routine.

We encourage our youth players and coaches to attend this event and get an opportunity to see how the high school players hold a practice and watch many of our former players who are no Bucks. During the practices Buckeye Youth Football will be selling hot dogs and drinks. After practice at 1:00 PM our BYFA Picture Day will begin at the north end of the stadium field. Check you Picture Day Schedule for your team's designated picture time.

Please come out and enjoy a morning with the high school Bucks and afterwards have our pictures done. You need to RSVP to Coach Pinzone at mpinzone@buckeyeschools.org by Thursday, August 7th if you are attending so he can have a head count. You can download a copy of the flyer above by clicking on the link below. Let's Go Bucks!!

Handout: Bucks Saturday Practice 8/9/2014

Bucks WingNite
High School Bucks WingNite Fund Raiser

The Buckeye Touchdown Club will be holding a WingNite Fundraiser for Buckeye Bucks Football on Saturday, August 9th from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Johnny Malloy's in Medina. Tickets are $20.00 in advance or $25.00 at the door that night. Come out for an evening for food, drinks, music, prizes and fun all the while raising money to support the Buckeye Bucks Football Team. Advance tickets are available by contacting Paul Schnepp at paul.schnepp@yahoo.com. So please come out and support the Bucks!! This is a 21 and over event.

Bucks Will Make Three Radio Appearances In 2014

Our Buckeye Bucks will be on the radio for three of their contest during this fall's PAC 12 Campaign. You can tune in and catch the action as Head Coach Mark Pinzone and the Bucks build on their success last season. The games scheduled are Cloverleaf@Buckeye on September 12th, Buckeye@Black River on October 10th and Wellington@Buckeye on October 17th which is also "Youth Night" and "Cheer With the Bucks" for Buckeye Youth Football. The games will be streaming live on 930AM WEOL as part of their Medina County Matchup Series. You can listen live or listen at a later date as all the games are archived, or download the app from their website.

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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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The Buckeye Youth Football Association, Inc. is officially licensed by NFL Properties LLC, but none of the National Football League (NFL), its member clubs, NFL Ventures, L.P. or any of their respective affiliates or subsidiaries are sponsoring or operating the Flag League or will have any liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation in the Flag League. All NFL-related logos and marks, including, without limitation, the NFL Flag logo, are trademarks of the NFL or the respective member club.

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