CMTY - BYF - Bulldog Youth Football - Tackle Football


Olmsted Falls
Bulldog Youth Football League

A tackle football league for 3rd-4th & 5th-6th grade students of the Olmsted Falls Community Schools district.

Bulldog Youth Football League will provide a great opportunity
for students in Olmsted Falls to learn and play the game of tackle football right here in our community.

Other communities involved in the Conference include North Olmsted, Avon, Avon Lake, Bay Village, Rocky River, Lutheran West, Fairview Park, and Sheffield.  These cities combine to have 26 teams competing in the conference.  Practices will begin in early August 2014 and teams will have a 7 game season.

Bulldog teams will be made up of a combination of two grade levels in each league - for example 3rd & 4th mixed together and 5th & 6th mixed together. Roster levels will be kept at a minimum to ensure maximum coach/player ratios and ensure optimal instruction and playing time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to play in the league?
Any student enrolled in 3rd - 6th grade for the 2014-2015 school year will be eligible to play with one exception; any player turning 13 years of age prior to 9/1/14 will be ineligible.  

When will practices begin?

Where will practices take place?

Where and when will games be played?
All games will be played on Saturdays.  Several different cities each week will be a 'host' city.  Four or five games will be placed at the host cities facilities every week with various start times.  Games are usually scheduled between 10am and 4pm.  Evening games at varsity fields under the lights have also been scheduled in the past.  Olmsted Falls will use the Middle School field when it is our turn to host.

How many kids will be on a team?
We are going to do our best to keep the team numbers under 20 players so we get a great player to coach ratio.

How will the coaches be chosen?
All coaching candidates will be interviewed by Tom Deluca (Olmsted Falls High School Head Football Coach) and our Executive Director John Jaeckin (Olmsted Falls High School WR/TE coach).  The top coaches will be chosen as Head Coaches and all others will be assigned as assistant coaches.

How will the teams be created?
All the players registered will practice together and be evaluated by the entire coaching staff for the first two weeks of practice.  The Head Coaches will then hold a draft and select the players from the oldest grade first that they would like on their teams.  When all the 6th graders have been evenly distributed throughout all the teams, the same process will take place for the 5th, then 4th, and finally 3rd graders.

How much does this league cost?
The registration fee for this league is $175.  The $175 includes insurance costs, referee fees, equipment rental, equipment storage and registration fees.  There will be some level of fundraising required by all in order to secure the initial purchase of equipment as necessary.  Further information on fundraising will follow.

How do I register?
Registration is handled through the Olmsted Community Center, online (below), or in person.  Physical registration forms can be filled out and mailed in (or in-person) at the Community Center at 8170 Mapleway Drive, Olmsted Falls, OH  44138.

How can I help or get involved?
We are currently accepting applications for volunteers in teh following areas:  Administrators/Directors, Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Fundraising Committee, Team Moms and Concessions.



Grade Range: 3 - 6

Additional Information

Thank you for choosing a featured program of Bulldog Youth Football.  You should be receiving more information from an assigned coach/instructor as we get closer to the program kickoff. 

If you have any questions about your registration, please contact the Olmsted Community Center at 440.427.1599 or by email at

If you have any questions about the Bulldog Youth Football programs, please contact

Thanks and GO BULLDOGS!


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