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WELCOME TO THE HOME OF THE FAYETTEVILLE BUCCANEERS SPRING YOUTH FOOTBALL TEAMS 

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

 

 

Buccaneers family,

 

Over the last 10 years our organization has participated in football year round (Spring & Fall). During those 10 years we have played in 502 football games and won 75% of those games with a record of 376 wins and 126 losses. Over the course of the last 10 years we have also played in 33 league championship games winning 17 league championships and 11 conference championships. Our success on the field speaks for itself but our success off the field is where we take the most pride. For the last 7 years we have watched our players realize success at the high school level, often reading about them in the Saturday morning paper, and have also been blessed enough to watch many of them on signing day as they commit to play college football. We have seen our alumni sign with schools like Army, Air Force, Ball State, Elon, Gardner Webb, NC A&T, Fayetteville State, UNC Pembroke, Randolph Macon, Davidson College, Wingate, Mount Union, Louisburg, Winston Salem State and Chowan to name a few. These are all special things but to really sum it up I would measure our success through different stories. One of my fondest memories is of a boy who played on our travel team in 2011. He had a mild form of cerebral-palsy and autism. His mother informed us so we placed him on the team even though he struggled playing football. After a month or so his mother came to us crying. She informed us that he had gone in for his weekly muscle and massage therapy and the doctor informed her that he did not need it. The exercise he got from football was apparently doing the trick. For the first time in nine years he did not need the therapy and for once felt like a normal kid. Stories like that and others like it, watching a boy play with one arm or kids playing in a cast with broken bones just because they wanted to play for the Bucs. That is true success in our book. The secret to that success is really no secret at all. As an organization we have tried to put the kids first, keep God in it, teach good sound fundamental football, and have been blessed with many outstanding and loyal coaches, committed players, and a lot of supportive parents and staff members.

As you all know, in order to achieve that level of success and sustain it for 10 years it requires a massive amount of time, effort, hard work and money that can also quite frankly become very exhausting. For mostly those reasons, and after much prayer and many hours of long thought, I must unfortunately announce we have decided not to participate in Spring football for the 2018 season. This decision was not easy or taken lightly and was made with a very humble and heavy heart.

I would like to take the time to thank all of our players, coaches, staff members and parents over the last 10 years for being so patient and supportive. As well as those of you who have waited patiently while we have taken time to make this decision. Without you all we would not have enjoyed even a fraction of the success we have.

I would like to give special thanks to the selfless coaches like Germinie Turner, Justin Newkirk, Mitch Deaver, Stephen Flowers, Jody Jones, KJ Beavers and many others who have been loyal and always placed the organization and the kids ahead of themselves. Some of who often coached teams with no children of their own on them.  They have been sounding boards for me and helped keep me grounded when things got rough. They have been a key part of helping reduce and mitigate any drama that comes with youth football.

Another special thank you to Rick and Connie Bonds for starting and maintaining a spring football league that is truly about developing kids. They continue to do so even though they put up with and see a lot of nastiness and negativity but somehow find a way to see the light behind it.

No organization can thrive without many people working hard behind the scenes. People like Angie Harrison, Sharon Devaux, LaKeisha Edgehill, Randy & Ashley Wise, Jolene Reyes, Dan Castaneda, Tammy Shields and many others who always volunteered to help year in and year out sometimes missing their own child’s game in doing so. Another special thanks to all the dad’s and moms who have held the chains, refilled the water bottles, sliced oranges and brought snacks. There are too many of you to thank but please know you all hold a special place in our hearts. You have helped make us what we are and are greatly loved and appreciated. We respect and love you all.

 

GO BUCS!!!

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 For information on our Fall season travel teams please click on and visit the below website:

 

http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=fayettevillebuccaneers&sid=215932455

 

***ATTENTION: GAME LOCATION FOR THE 2017 SPRING FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE PLAYED MAY 20TH 2017 AT WESTOVER RECREATION CENTER (FIELD B). SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS.

 

Location: Westover Recreation Center (Field B)

 

10:00 A.M.   7/8 Wolverines vs. Buccaneers
   
11:15 A.M.  9/10 Broncos vs. Ravens
   
12:30 P.M.  15/18 Buccaneers vs Spartans
   
1:30 P.M.  11/12 Buccaneers vs. Broncos
   
2:45 P.M.  13/14 Buccaneers vs. Wolverines
   
***All teams will report to the end zone opposite the scoreboard for certification at the beginning of the 4th quarter of the previous game. 7/8 will report 15 minutes prior to the start of their game (9:45 A.M.).


***Post game handshakes will takes place in the end zone and both teams will report for team trophy presentation.


***First team listed on the schedule is designated as home team and will be responsible for providing an adult chain crew.

 

LET'S GO BUCS!!!!!

 

 

***GAME SCHEDULE CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF HOME PAGE, IN THE CALENDAR, UNDER SCHEDULES (click appropriate age group in drop down box), AND THE OFFICIAL MASTER SCHEDULE CAN BE FOUND IN THE HANDOUTS SECTION.

 

 PRACTICES:

Our weekday practices will be Monday and Wednesday or Thursday with a helmet only walkthrough on Fridays (walk-through's will take approximately 1 hour).

 

Time: 6:15 p.m.

 

Location: E. Melvin Honeycutt Elementary School (4665 Lakewood Drive, Fayetteville, NC).

 

Uniform: Full gear on Mondays & Wednesday/Thursdays, Helmet only on Fridays

                                 

                                  LET'S GO BUCS!!!!!

 

2017

Congratulations to our 2017 7/8 Runner Up, 11/12 Champions, 13/14 Champions and 15/18 Runner Up!! 4 out of 5 teams in the championship is a great year! We are proud of you all!!

 

 2016

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2016 Spring Buccaneers 9/10 Champions, 11/12 Champions, and 13/14 Runner Up!!! Great season and you represented yourself in true Buccaneers fashion!

 

2015

CONGRATULATIONS to our 11/12 Junior, 13/14 Senior and 15-18 7 on 7  Buccaneers for winning the 2015 Spring Football Championships!!

 

2014

CONGRATULATIONS to our 9/10 Sophomores and 13/14 Senior Buccaneers for making it to the 2014 Spring Football Championships!!

 

 ABOUT US 

The Fayetteville Buccaneers Youth Spring Football Camp is proud to announce that we will be apart of the Lyfe-Styles Health Management and Cumberland County Youth Football Association's (CCYFA) 4th annual spring youth football season.

 

Unlike our travel league in the summer/fall, there are no try outs and all games are played locally within the Fayetteville community. This is a developmental program and we will accept all players whether they have football experience or not until our rosters are full.

 

We are one of many spring youth football camps in a league that consists of 40-60 teams in six different age divisions.

 

We have a USA Football "Heads Up" certified coaching staff and implement those fundamentals in our training.

 

The Buccaneers Camp consists of 6 teams ranging in ages from 5 to 18 years old. We pride ourselves in placing the kids first and keeping God in it. This attitude along with good coaching, hardworking players and supportive parents have been and will always be key to our success. We believe that children can build good character through football that will help them not only on the field, but at home and in the classroom. We believe in coaching good, sound fundamental football with an emphasis on improving each player while trying to win football games.

 

This is our 4th season in the CCYFA, but for the previous 5 years we participated in the spring youth indoor football league.

 

From 2009-2016: - During those eight seasons 15 of our 25 spring teams played for the championship. 10 of those 15 teams won their championship, while the other 5 were runners'-up. Seven of those ten championship teams went undefeated.

 

Although our organization has had success, we make NO promises in regards to wins and losses. We will however, promise that your child will be a better football player at the end of the season than they are today as long as they work hard and commit to practice.

 

AGE DIVISIONS

The age groups for the league are:

5/6 year old Flag Division

7/8 year old Freshman Division

9/10 year old Sophomore Division

11/12 year old Junior Division

13/14 year old Senior Division

15-18 7 on 7 High School Division

**Age is determined based on age of player on March 1st of that playing season.

 

**There are NO weight limits in this league.

 

PRACTICE

We practice at E. Melvin Honeycutt Elementary located at 4665 Lakewood Drive.

 

***For more information please contact Billy or Laura Clark at 910-425-6755 or 931-624-3860. You can also email us at fayettevillebuccaneers@yahoo.com

 

 

 

PARENTAL BEHAVIOR AND CODE OF CONDUCT

 

PARENTAL BEHAVIOR - No parent is to engage a referee, player or coach during the game! It is OK to say come on REF! But under NO circumstance will a Buccaneer parent, fan or spectator use profanity, vulgar language or Harassing type behavior/language toward a referee! Just cheer our boys on and let them enjoy the experience of playing!

- DO NOT speak in a negative way about any player or coach on the Buccaneers or opposing team! You never know whose mother, father, wife, husband or family member is sitting within ear shot!

- There will be a 24 hour "Cooling Off" period before parents can engage a coach about their child's position, playing time or anything else that may result in conflict when you or the coach may be emotionally unable to speak objectively. It is quite alright to say Good Game or thank you to coaches and players after the game!

SIDELINES -
 Only six (6) Buccaneers coaches, Medical personnel/First responders, official Buccaneer personnel and up to 2 waterboys may be on the sidelines. This means younger players not currently playing cannot stay on the sidelines and act as water-boys! They must return to their parent/guardian once released and watch any additional games from the stands.

- Parents may not enter the track or field area of any CCYFA game. They must stay in the stands or behind the fence! Please do not call your child over to the fence without approval from a coach first. Let us coach them up during the game and you can do it on the ride home! It is however, okay if you need to administer medication (inhaler, motrin, aspirin or prescription) to your child at the fence.



LET'S GO BUCS!!!