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Fall 2023 Football Schedule

We are excited to have 23 BYFO Teams hitting the field this season. Check out the weekly schedules here!


Bobcat Youth is proud to partner with USA football in implementing their Football Development Model.  This initiative was devised by medical, football, and athlete development experts with the goal of developing age-appropriate teaching methods, standards to reduce contact, and progressive athletic development. 

Through BYFO's Flag -to- Rookie Tackle -to- Tackle progression we provide a measured and safe way to develop, learn the game, and improve skill. 

USA Football FDM Parent Guide

USA Football

K-2nd Flag

Flag is the primary game type of Non-Contact.  It is a great first introduction to football;  fast moving and fun.  Players will learn skills and rules associated with the game. 

Played on a shortened field with reduced numbers (8 on 8) to encourage lots of playing time. 

  • K/1st grade are combined and played with a coach at QB. 

  • 2nd grade utilizes a player QB.

3rd Rookie Tackle

Starting in 3rd grade, players are introduced to full contact through Rookie Tackle. 

The field and number of players is reduced to allow for more direct teaching of important skills.

Rules are adjusted to make it more manageable and fun while teaching the fundamentals of the game.


4th - 6th Tackle

11 on 11 tackle football played on a full sized field.  

Players will be in full pads and will be taught the basic rules, fundamentals, and skills needed to enjoy the game. Teamwork, safety, and positive coaching will be the foundation created within this division so that these young players and their families will be able to enjoy football for years to come. 

7 on 7

K - 6th Grade

7on7 is a fast moving version of flag style football without flags and no hand touch to down the receiver.


The intent of 7on7 is to help develop the passing game on offense and coverage on defense.


Tons of fun in a 40 minute running clock. It is open for K thru 6th grade for both boys and girls. We also encourage our boys who are lineman in the Fall to come out and pass and catch and score some TD's in the Spring.


Included in Registration

  • Game Jersey

  • Game Pants/Shorts

  • Flags

Additional Equipment

  • Mouthpiece

  • Cleats

  • Optional

    • Gloves


Included in Registration

  • Game Jersey

  • Game Pants w/ belt

Additional Equipment

  • Shoulder Pads

  • Helmet (Gloss Black)

  • Mouthpiece

  • Cleats

  • Practice Gear

    • Jersey​

    • Football Pant w/pads

  • Optional

    • Gloves


Included in Registration

  • Game Jersey


Additional Equipment

  • Mouthpiece

  • Cleats

  • Optional Equipment




Bobcat Football Camp (1st - 6th Grade)
May 30 - June 1  8am - 11am

Performance Course
Byron Nelson High School
Throughout June/July
Foundational (1st - 5th)
Developmental (6th)

Football Calendar

September 9, 2023

Week 1 of Fall Football Season

September 23, 2023

Week 3 of Fall Football Season

October 21, 2023

Week 7 of Fall Football Season

September 14, 2023

BYFO Youth Night at Byron Nelson Varsity Game (game starts at 7pm)

September 30, 2023

Week 4 of Fall Football Season

October 28, 2023

Week 8 of Fall Football Season

September 16, 2023

Week 2 of Fall Football Season

October 7, 2023

Week 5 of Fall Football Season

September 20, 2023

BNHS Homecoming Parade

October 14, 2023

Week 6 of Fall Football Season

  • Who is eligible to play?
    All boys and girls! Kinder - 2nd can play flag football. 3rd - 6th play tackle. You must live in the Byron Nelson feeder pattern zone. (some exceptions apply)
  • Where is the Byron feeder zone?
    Your child is eligible to play if they attend: You can check your address HERE. If it falls into the Byron zone then you are a Bobcat! Some exceptions apply, Contact us if you have any additional questions.
  • How much does it cost?
  • What does my registration cost cover?
  • What can I expect at fittings?
    We will help you fit your child in a correct size uniform, jersey and pants. If you have a child playing tackle, we will help you fit and size a helmet and shoulder pads. You will leave knowing exactly what to buy for your child.
  • What do I have to purchase?
  • Where do we play football?
    Home games are played at Byron Nelson High School Away games will be at one of our NTFL partner locations.
  • Where do we have practices?
    Byron Nelson turf practice fields, Medlin or Tidwell Middle school and/or Independence Park
  • How often do we practice?
    No practices may exceed 2 hours in length Preseason refers to the weeks prior to the first game Regular Season refers to all weeks that include a game
  • When are games?
    Games are on Saturdays. See important dates for exact dates for season. The times vary depending on fields and teams.
  • Can I request a coach?
    Unfortunately, no. We are not in a position to accommodate coach and player requests due to the amount of kids we have.
  • Can I play football on the same team that my sister cheers on?
    Most likely yes, please Contact us so we can coordinate
  • Can I request to play on a certain team?
    No, unless you have a sibling on the team or there are specialized circumstances, we cannot make guarantees at this time.
  • What is Deadline for football Registration?
    July 1st
  • What are the football divisions and age cutoffs?
  • What are the weight restrictions?
    Weight restricted players may not handle the ball. No play can be designed for a restricted player to touch the ball. Weight restricted player may catch or advance the ball only on: Blocked Punts Fumbles Interceptions Stripping of the ball carrier Kickoff and kickoff return if kicked directly to the player. The weight restricted player must be lined up on the front line.
  • What safety precautions does the league take
    Our organization believes that safety is one of the most important things we can do for our children and coaches. All of our board members have been certified in First Aid, CPR and AED, as well as our coaches. We also have medically certified trainers on site at our fields. Our coaches go through extensive coach training regarding the game and how it is played and must complete certification in no contact and contact areas. We also require clear background checks for all volunteers. We will always strive to do better and better when it comes to our children using a proactive approach.
  • What is coach look/ grass drills
    This is where the players will come to the field at a designated date and time to showcase their skills like throwing, catching, speed, agility. The purpose of this drill is so that coaches can evaluate players and then draft their teams based on equal and comparable drills. ALL Players must attend coach look/grass drills.
  • Aside from games, what else do football players participate in during the season?
    Bobcat Youth Football Players have the opportunity to participate in many optional special events such as Meet the Bobcats, BNHS Homecoming Parade and BNHS Youth Night to name a few. Players will also be given the opportunity to serve at community outreach events during the year as well.
  • Will trophies or medals be given at the end of the season?
    At this time, Bobcat Youth will not be giving participation medals or trophies to players, cheerleaders or dancers. In the event, your team goes to the Superbowl then you may receive a medal or trophy at that time. If you choose to do something for your team or squad that is up to your team and parents.
  • What is the refund policy?
    As much as we do not want to lose a player, we understand that things come up from time to time. Before registering your player please understand our refund policy. Prior to uniforms and the needed equipment have been purchased, you can receive a refund minus a $50/player administration fee. Know that as we approach the Draft process and after the uniforms have been purchased, issuing refunds is not feasible at that time. If your request for a refund is due to a medical situation, please provide a note from your doctor. If you have any questions about our refund policy please contact our board.
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