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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, Kirtland, Mayfield and Orange.


3 Divisions:

(A Division): 10 & 11 year old (Can be 12 but must be in 6th grade and cannot be 13 before November 1) Max Weight: 165 lbs.

(B Division): 8 & 9 year old (cannot be 10 before June 2nd) Max Weight: 145 lbs.

(C division): 6½ & 7 year old (cannot be 8 before June 2nd, but must be 7 by November 30th) 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.


Important Links:

Great Lakes Youth Football League Home Page

Website of the Great Lakes Youth Football League.

2017 Calander of Events

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

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.

7 on 7 Cleveland Rookie Tackle League

Designed by USA Football for kids to learn and have fun playing all positions •Rookie Tackle League is the bridge between flag football to 11-person tackle football, focusing on skill development •Designed for 7-on-7 play •A smaller field (40Yards) and limited player numbers are designed to fit the right ages. right stage of the players •It can also be uses an an entry point for new players before advancing to the 11-on-11 tackle game


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Mitch Trubisky Mentor Elementary Football Camp

The Mentor High School Football program will be offering a four day football camp for all elementary students, entering grades 1st through 6th.  Each participant will be given offensive, defensive and special teams instruction. The cost of the camp is $100 per child ($75 for your second child).  The camp will be limited to the first 225 registrants. *Each student attending camp will receive a camp t-shirt, a student pass to all home games, and a signed picture with Mitchell Trubisky



Ron Wilkinson


Phone: 440-567-0236

Bill Burton


Phone: 216-337-8378

Shawn VanHuss

Vice President

Phone: 440-520-6343

Scott McWilliams


Phone: 440-487-8927

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