Welcome to the Barre Youth Sports Association (BYSA) Football Program!
Please find some general information about our program below.
The BYSA Football program offers opportunities for local youth entering 1st through 4th grade to participate in a youth flag football program, and a tackle football program for students entering 5th through 8th grade.
Our program is run and funded locally and our board members and coaches are all volunteers.
Who can play BYSA Football?
The BYSA Football program offers playing opportunities to children in grades 1-8 from any local town. Children in 5th-8th grade that attend U32 are not eligible to play as U32 offers a youth football program to children in these grades. U32 does not offer flag football, so children in grades 1-4 can play on the BYSA flag teams.
We have welcomed players from Montpelier, Berlin, Northfield, Orange, Randolph, Roxbury, South Royalton, Williamstown, Washington, Waterbury, and other towns. We work with the players and parents to arrange car-pooling for games and practices.
The BYSA Football program belongs to the Northern Vermont Youth Football League (NFYFL). The league is made up of 15 5th/6th and 7th/8th grade teams in Northern Vermont. Not all league members have a flag team. We play against other teams within this league.
The Vermont Principals Association (VPA) jurisdictions are not relevant to our youth football program, so players do not need permission from their school to play in our program. The BYSA Football program is not school related.
When is the BYSA Football Season?
Our season ‘kicks off’ in mid-August and runs through early November.
Click on the links to the left to learn more!