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It's Football Time in Mentor!

It's Football Time in Mentor!


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): 6 & 7 year old (cannot be 8 before June 2nd, but must be 6 by June 1st Max Weight: No Max Weight, 90lbs to carry the ball. (This is a 7 on 7 Division) 

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.

Practices will begin the last week of July and will be every night until school starts, then 2-3 days a week after school starts.  Games can be on Saturday or Sunday.  

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.

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


Find us at:



2020 GLYFL B Division Champions!

2023 League Registrations are Open



Shawn VanHuss


Phone: 440-520-6343

Gordon Daugherty

Tresurer / Vice President

Phone: 440-622-7485

Skip Wilmot


Phone: 440-796-2473

Mickey Moses

Director of Football Operations

Phone: 440-477-6493

Leo Depretis


Phone: 440-487-6236