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COLONEL YOUTH FOOTBALL (CYF)

2021 Colonel Youth Football sign-ups will occur March 1st - April 30th. 

CYF plans to have four teams this year:

  • 3/4th Grade (GCYL)
  • 5/6th Grade (GCYL)
  • 7th Grade Team (GCYL or NKMSFL)
  • 8th Grade Team (GCYL)

The number of players who sign up will determine the number of teams and whether teams will need to be split or combined. The 7th grade team may play in the NKMSFL, depending on number of players. Boys whose families are members of any Catholic parish in the Diocese of Covington are eligible to play for Colonel Youth Football in the GCYL (whether attending a Catholic parish school or not). For the NKMSFL, each player must attend a parish school.

GCYL is the Greater Catholic Youth League (see further information below).  NKMSFL is the Northern Kentucky Middle School Football League. 

Here is what we need from you:

  1. Registration with payment either on line or mail in downloadable form
  2. Physical Evaluation Form – completed by doctor, bring to first practice
  3. CYF Release Form – mail in with downloadable registration form or bring to first practice
  4. GCYL Release Form – mail in with downloadable registration form or bring to first practice

Please contact Bob Morris (CYF President and CCH Athletic Department Support Staff) at bmorris@covcath.org with any questions.

GREATER CATHOLIC YOUTH LEAGUE (GCYL)

CYF plays Cincinnati parish schools that will become the GCL in high school football (Moeller, Elder, St. X, LaSalle, Roger Bacon, etc.).

Guiding Principles of the GCYL:

  • Catholic based - Live it and exhibit it
  • True non profit with complete transparency
  • A league dedicated to young people who participate in it. An organization to provide structure and fairness to the schools who are affiliated.
  • Committed to supporting and preserving parish programs of all sizes under one league entity city wide.
  • A league governed by an elected board of officials who provide each parish an opportunity to offer suggestions to change for the betterment of the kids who play in it.
  • Commitment to support parish booster organizations that presently do not have programs with an eye on creating parish based football opportunities for potential players.
  • Recognition of existing established programs in good standing with their existing leagues - NO ONE will be excluded.
  • GCYL is committed to providing an exceptional experience for our parish families.

These represent the standards set by the league for all 2,500 kids and families who participate in the GCYL.