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Welcome to the home of the Mentor Cardinal Youth Football Association

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.


3 Divisions:

(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 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.


Mentor Youth Football and Cardinal Youth Football MERGE


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. 


Important Links:

Main Contact Page

This page displays the main contacts for our league along with the main contact for our cheerleading.

File Download Page

This page you can download multiple items including the registration form and GLYFL rule book.

North East Ohio Flag Football

Northeast Ohio Flag Football was created by high school football coaches in order to teach youth the basic skills of football in a fun, positive and professional environment. Northeast Ohio Flag Football will always strive to provide the best facilities, officials, and overall experience for our youth. Northeast Ohio Flag Football originators have over 75 years combined coaching experience from youth sports through a variety of high school sports.

Great Lakes Youth Football League Home Page

Website of the Great Lakes Youth Football League.

2016 Calander of Events

This calander will be updated with important dates, camps, practice schedules and game schedules.

2016 Coaches Page

This page shows our different teams by division along with the coaches who will coach them.

2016 Football Camps

Click on this link to view camps that could benefit your player for the upcoming season.

"A Privileged Few are Mentor Cardinals"


Registrations for the 2017 Season are now OPEN!!!!

First Day of Practice in 2017


Free Football Camp Day!!!



Ron Wilkinson


Bill Burton


Phone: 216-337-8378

Shawn VanHuss

Vice President

Mickey Moses

Vice President

Phone: 440-477-6493

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Registrations are now OPEN for the 2017 Season!!!

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