As a member of the Great Lakes Youth Football League, the Mentor Cardinal Youth Football Assocation mission is to promote the development of Leadership,Sportsmanship, Character, and Athletic Ability. While also nurturing Youth Fitness, Volunteerism and lifelong love of sport. The MCYFA serves as a feeder system to the Mentor Middle School Football and High School Football Programs. Participating Cities include Chardon, Willoughby, Wickliffe, Painesville (Riverside), Eastlake, Willowick, Perry and Kirtland.
(A Division): 10 & 11 year old (cannot be 12 before June 2nd) Max Weight: 160 lbs.
(B Division): 8 & 9 year old (cannot be 10 before June 2nd) Max Weight: 135 lbs.
(C division): 6½ & 7 year old (cannot be 8 before June 2nd, but must be 7 by November 1st) Max Weight: 125 lbs.
ALL players can play OFFENSE and DEFENSE during the same game to allow development of skills equally.
Special Division for 6½ to 7 yr. olds ONLY to give full opportunity to learn tackle football safely. Without sacrificing the competition aspect of the game.
Home Games will be played at Mentor High School's JTO Football Stadium.
Through much deliberation and discussion, a decision has been made by the board of both the Mentor Youth Football League, and the Cardinal Youth Tackle Football League to merge in the upcoming 2017 season. The league is being rebranded into the Mentor Cardinal Youth Football Assoc. or (MCYFA). A lot of work is under way right now, but the league’s site for registrations as well as social media will be up and active very soon.
Why are the two leagues merging?
Both leagues decided that it was in the best interest of the youth athletes in both leagues to be together which will positively impact the game of football in the city of Mentor.
Who will we play?
The GLYFL has 10 clubs that all have multiple teams. They consist of Willoughby, Willowick, Chardon, Riverside, Mentor, Eastlake, Wickliffe, Perry, Orange, and Kirtland. All have fields that we may travel to with the exception of Orange who will always play away games.
What do the teams look like?
We are going to get all of the helmets from both leagues painted silver, and will wear the Mentor Cardinal as our logo. We will all be Mentor Cardinals.
Registrations for the 2017 Season are now OPEN!!!!
MENTOR CARDINAL YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION BOARD 2017:
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