Grand Blanc Youth Football

Watch out... About Grand Blanc Youth Football and Cheerleading

Grand Blanc Youth Football, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded by residents of Grand Blanc, with the intention of bringing an instruction-intensive, league-based youth tackle football program to Grand Blanc.

Grand Blanc Youth Football and Cheerleading is not affiliated with Grand Blanc Schools nor Grand Blanc Parks and Recreation.  We are funded entirely by registration fees, fundraising, sponsorships, and the generous donations of members of the community.

Our first season, 2007, fielded 4 full teams -- 2 Freshman and 2 JV -- consisting of more than 80 players and 40 cheerleaders.

GBYF continues to grow, evolve, and improve based on the needs of the players and the community.

Thank you Grand Blanc!


Mission Statement of Grand Blanc Youth Football

The mission of the Grand Blanc Youth Football Inc. League is to organize and maintain recreational athletics (Youth Football) in an instructional nature; to provide adequate supervision and guidance, to promote the development of honesty and good fellowship, self-discipline and team play, which are the basic essentials of Good Sportsmanship.


Set... What does this mean for Grand Blanc?

  • Organized Youth Football and Cheerleading for ages 8-13.
  • Football played on real fields. Some games under the Lights!
  • The league follows MHSAA rules. Games are officiated by MHSAA officials.
  • An EMPHASIS on instructional coaching and safety.
  • A playbook that is developed in coordination with the Grand Blanc High School Football program. We run the plays our kids will be running once they enter the Grand Blanc Middle School and High School football programs and teach those fundamentals. This benefits the kids as well as those programs.
  • WE ARE GRAND BLANC - All the teams in the Grand Blanc Youth Football Program play for Grand Blanc against other area teams: Atherton, Bendle, Bentley, Carmen-Ainsworth, Caro, Clio, Durand, Fenton, Flushing, Holly, Kearsley, Lake Fenton, Montrose, Mt. Morris, New Lothrop, Swartz Creek, Oakland Christian and Vassar.

2016 Grand Blanc Youth Football Executive Board


About the MMRFL

From the MMRFL website: "The Mid-Michigan Rural Football League, Inc., (MMRFL) is a youth football and cheerleading organization for kids from ages 8 to 13. It is designed to organize and maintain recreational athletics (Youth Football and Cheerleading) in an instructional nature. We offer supervision, guidance, and instruction aimed at making our kids better athletes and better people. Incorporated in 1990 we have grown from 7 districts with 19 teams to 20 Member areas plus 2 associate member areas with 111 football teams this year. These are coed, full contact football teams playing under MHSAA rules along with Cheerleading squads and POM squads as well in many areas to round out the experience. With over 3500 kids and over 500 volunteer coaches and staff we are proud to serve communities in 5 counties in Mid Michigan (Genesee, Oakland, Saginaw, Shiawasee, and Tuscola)."

Grand Blanc Youth Football is a member of the MMRFL.

for more information on the MMRFL please visit their web site at www.MMRFL.org  


Age & Weight Requirements for 2016 season

Your child's football division will be based on their age and weight. Cheerleaders will be assigned based on age.

  •  Freshman Division: Participants that are 8 or older by December 31st of current year (minimum age requirement) and meet one of the criteria below are eligible for Freshman Division:
    • 1) Participants that are 9 or under on July 31st of current year and maximum weight of 105.5 lbs.
    • 2) Participants playing contact football for their first year that are 10 or 11 on July 31st of current year and maximum weight of 75.5 lbs.
  • Junior Varsity Division: Participants that are 8 or older by December 31st of current year (minimum age requirement) and meet one of the criteria below are eligible for Junior Varsity Division:
    • 1) Participants that are 8 on December 31st of current year and maximum weight of 155.5 lbs.
    • 2) Participants that are 9 on July 31st of current year and maximum weight of 145.5 lbs
    • 3) Participants that are 10 or 11 on July 31st of current year and maximum weight of 135.5 lbs.
    • 4) Participants playing contact football for their first year that are 12 or under on June 1st of current year and maximum weight of 95.5 lbs.
  • Varsity Division: Participants that are 8 or older by December 31st of current year (minimum age requirement) and meet one of the criteria below are eligible for Varsity Division:
    • 1) Participants that are 12 or under (8 thru 12) on June 1st of current year and maximum weight of 190.5 lbs.

NOT OPEN TO THOSE ELIGIBLE TO PLAY GRAND BLANC MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Cheerleaders: Will be placed on appropriate division, based on age. (Must be 8 years of age on or before December 31st, 2016. Must not be 13 years of age on or before June 1st, 2016)


Cost for the 2016 season

  • Football Registration: $160 for first participant; additional siblings (football) $150
  • Football Jersey: $50 (required players first year, can re-use next season unless player grows out of. Jersey is personalized with your last name on back and is yours to keep at end of season)
  • Cheerleading Registration: $100 for first participant; additional siblings (cheer) $90. (Covers the use of Cheer Uniform - Top, Skirt, and Pom-Poms. These items are returned back after the end of the season).
  • Cheer Hoodie: $25 (required first year, can re-use next season unless you grow out of. Hoodie is personalized with your last name on back and is yours to keep at end of season)
  • Cheer Accessories: $45 approx (Cheer Shoes, Breifs, Mock Turtle Neck and Hair Bows will be required, but will be yours to keep and may be used for future seasons)