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2015 Cardinal Youth Football Teams

Welcome to the home of the Cardinal Youth Tackle Football League

As a member of the Great Lakes Youth Football League, the Cardinal Youth Tackle Football League 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 CYTFL 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.

**NEW for the 2016 SEASON** - Some Home Games will be played at Mentor High School's JTO Football Stadium.


Receive a 1 free Cleveland Gladiators ticket with a Registration before May 13th 2016

Hey Cards,

We are currently running a sign up promo. If you sign up anytime before May 13th 2016 you will receive 1 free Cleveland Gladiatiors ticket for the Friday June 3rd game against the Arizona Rattlers. Participants will be able to get autographs and kick field goals after the game. When registering your will need to enter the promo code "Gladiators". If you want to register but wait to pay you can select the pay by check option.... All payments will need to be submitted by June 30th 2016. This promo will end on May 13th 2016 so get your registrations in ASAP. I am attaching a flyer that you will be able to order additional tickets at the discounted price of $10 (Normally $17). You will need to send the form back to Ron Wilkinson( to receive your tickets. We will verify registration to receive your free ticket. This is always a great time and the Gladiators have always treated our league very well.

You can register by clicking the "Register Now" button.

These tickets will be supplied to those who have already registered.

The "Gladiators" Promo Code will also work with Cheerleading Registrations.

As Always, GO CARDS!!!!!!!

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.

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.

Great Lakes Youth Football League Home Page

Website of the Great Lakes Youth Football League.

2016 Football Camps

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

2015 Season Pictures

This page will show pictures from the past Season.

"A Privileged Few are Mentor Cardinals"


Registrations for the 2016 Season are now OPEN!!!!

First Day of Practice in 2016


Cardinal Youth Tackle Football League's FREE Mini Camp June 29th 2016 6-9 pm









Hey Cards,

We will be holding a FREE Mini Camp on Wednesday June 29th from 6pm - 9pm at Mentor High Schools JTO Football Stadium.  This camp is open to all Mentor Residents that are in 1st - 6th grade.  We will have additional details shortly. 

As Always, GO CARDS!!!!!

Free Football Camp Day!!!



Ron Wilkinson


Shawn VanHuss

Vice President

Mike Holmecki

Safety Officer

Kyle Glass

Football Operations Officer/ Strength and Conditioning Coordinator


Cardinal Youth Cheerleading Board 2016:

Jennifer VanHuss

Main Cheerleading Contact

Michelle Nocera

Cheerleading Contact


Registrations are now OPEN for the 2016 Season!!!

Cardinal Visitors since 04/13/2016