2020 Fall Camps Available for 1st - 8th






Over the past few months, the BYF Board, Batavia High School Coaching Staff and 7th / 8th grade coaches have been in constant communication regarding the upcoming BYF fall season. The Batavia Park District (BYF partner) had previously expressed reservation about offering flag/touch and tackle programs this year.  And, with the recent youth sports guidelines put in place by the Governor and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), "business as usual" will not be possible.

However, we do have options to teach Bulldog Football to 1st thru 8th graders starting in early September.  The following are some updates:

  • If you have previously registered for the upcoming BYF season (grades 1st thru 8th) through the Batavia Park District, you should request a refund.

  • We are working with the Batavia Activity & Athletic Foundation (BAAF) to develop Bulldog Football Camps that will run in September and sign-ups starting in late August.

    • Registration will be done at www.baafcamps.org.

    • Camps will be listed under the Football tab or Bulldog U.

    • Location will be either Batavia High School or Rotolo Middle School.

  • We plan to offer a youth football program for 1st – 6th grades for September and October in the form of Bulldog U Football.

    • Bulldog U Football will focus on skill development, 7-on-7 play and having fun! The high school staff and 7th/8th grade staff will be the primary program instructors.

  • We plan to offer a 7th/8th grade football program for September and October. Our goal is to begin September 8 with Training Camp.

    • The program will focus on skill development, 7-on-7 play, tackling skills and building a strong Bulldog Culture with players and coaches. We want all players to NOT LOSE a season of development.

    • We will fully install our Bulldog offense and defense, with emphasis on passing as well as development on both sides of the ball.

    • We envision sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday with an occasional Saturday for special event.

    • The cost will be less than the regular season fee.

  • BYF intends to offer a Spring 2021 flag/touch season for 1st – 6th grades and a shortened season for 7th/8th grade tackle. It will be spring ball in Batavia!

We understand this is a bit unusual, but we want to continue to ensure safe and fun football this fall that meets the current youth sports guidelines in the state of Illinois.  Our coaches and support organizations believe this can be done and will be a positive experience.  Thank you for your support and patience as we finalize our plan over the next few weeks.

Dennis Piron

Head Football Coach, Batavia High School Bulldogs

BYF Board Member



Bulldog U Training: 7th & 8th Grade

Grades 7 & 8 Bulldog U Football focuses on teaching kids the fundamentals of tackle football and teamwork to prepare them to compete at the high school level. This program is aligned to the Batavia High School football program's schemes, terminology, and structure, and building a strong Bulldog Culture with our players & coaches.

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Bulldog U Training: 1st thru 6th Grade

This Bulldog University (“Bulldog U”) program is for 1st through 6th graders who are interested in learning and playing football in a supportive community system that creates a competitive and fun atmosphere.

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The foundation of Batavia Youth Football (BYF) is built on teaching kids the fundamentals of football, good sportsmanship, good citizenship and teamwork in a fun, rewarding environment.  The BYF program allows kids to:

Explore the Game

Explore football in a more free-form style that kids enjoy -- like a backyard football game!

Learn the Game

Learn the rules and fundamental skills of the game in a fun, safe environment

Experience All Positions of the Game

Enjoy equal playing time and experience a wide range of positions, instead of being “pigeon-holed” based on body size or early skill development

Avoid Burn Out

BYF encourages kids to participate in other activities during our season.  Simplicity is our foundation to ensure both kids and parents enjoy our league.  Our league is consistent and easy ... nothing else compares to how our league is run

Represent Their Community

Enjoy the benefits of a true community program!  BYF works in conjunction with Batavia High School football and the Batavia community.  High school football coaches and players are actively involved in the program.

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Batavia Park District

As an affiliate of the Batavia Park District and USA Football, BYF is committed to serving the best interests of the youth in our community.


Still have more questions?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to some common questions.



Founded in 2003, BYF was initially a touch league with about 60 participants.  BYF has grown its program to approximately 500 participants and now consists of the following:

1st/2nd Grade
TOUCH League
3rd/4th Grade
FLAG League
5th/6th Grade
FLAG League
7th Grade
8th Grade


Come join us at Batavia High School for yet another year of Batavia Youth Football's Jr. Bulldog Football Camp for a week filled with fun and learning.  Five camps will occur at different times during the week of July 13 -17 and will be available for 1st - 8th grades.  Details including time, cost and registration can be found on the Important Dates page.

All camp participants will receive a special shirt and other goodies.  1st - 6th graders will learn basic football skills, positions and terminology, and develop speed and coordination while having fun!  The 7th and 8th grade camps will focus more intensely on offensive and defensive positions and terminology, plus participants will wear helmets and shoulder pads to "get used" to the equipment they'll be wearing.


Billy Colamatteo, BYF President

Brad Feller, BYF 1st - 6th Grade Coordinator


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