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White Bear Youth Football

Our Mission - The White Bear Youth Football Association aims to build and maintain a united community committed to building character and resilience in it's youth through the game of football.

Our Culture "The Lake, The Bear, The Ball!"

  1. The Lake (Unity)
    • Unity = Regardless of where you come from, what you look like, or the circumstances life has thrown at you or your family, we ALL TOUCH THE LAKE. North side, south, east or west, the shores of White Bear Lake unite us all. When we engage in youth football with this mentality, nothing can divide us.
  2. The Bear (Culture) 
    •  Culture = "Be a B.E.A.R.!" From Kindergarten through 12th grade, all athletes, their families, coaches and everyone in between have a clear understanding of what it means to "Be a B.E.A.R.". If one is a true B.E.A.R., they are on "Built on Effort Attitude and Resilience." When we walk and talk like a B.E.A.R., no matter the circumstance of any game, at any level, all athletes, their families and our community win. This is how WE do things in White Bear Youth Football.
  3. The Ball (Fun)
    • Fun = If WE make football fun for our athletes, they'll want to continue to play. If they want to continue to play, they'll have the opportunity to continue to build relationships, character, and positive memories that will set them up for success the rest of their lives. White Bear Youth Football will strive to win games, while also making football fun for as many players as possible.

Our History - The White Bear Youth Football Association was established in 1983 and is registered with the State of Minnesota as an independent non-profit organization offered in cooperation with the White Bear Lake Area School District Community Services/Recreation Department. We operate solely on donations, sponsor fees, player registration fees, and private contributions. While contributions are important, the time and effort devoted to the organization by board members, coaches, and many parents has contributed to our success.

In our beginning, many youth football programs were surveyed throughout the metropolitan area as well as nationwide. Our present program was developed from the best portions of all these programs. With support from the City of White Bear Lake, White Bear Lake Area School District Community Services/Recreation Department, and many volunteers, we have evolved to include two lighted fields, a concession stand, certified referees and increased player participation.

When a young person joins a football squad, they join a youth group that is striving for positive values in excellence, achievement and teamwork. Football teaches the importance of unselfishness when striving to attain a group goal. In what other sport are there so many players who never touch the ball and without whose unselfish efforts no team goal is possible? Ask anyone who has ever played "in the pits". Football promotes physical and mental fitness, good sportsmanship and teamwork. It is the only sport that demands eleven players know their responsibility as an individual and execute assignments at precisely the same time.

Metro East Youth Football League

Please check out the new league that ALL WBYF teams will participate in. From here you can check on the following: - Rules - Schedules - Standings - Locations - Teams This will be the best place for parents and coaches to find their teams schedules.

WBYF Football Player Equipment

Here is a the list of gear you'll want to get for your player-don't wait to get it as supplies may be limited at many locations:

Helmet - White

Pants - Black (if you already have white, that works as well, no need to buy new pants, but if you do buy new pants, buy black)

Shoulder Pads

Practice Jersey

Mouth Guard - Also available @ Podvin Park Concessions

Football Cleats

Other gear such as gloves are completely optional.  

White Bear Youth Football will provide a t-shirt, and helmet decals if needed - Bear Paw decal will be the same year to year. New ones are available to new players or if needed. Please do not remove if you already have them. Game jerseys will be provided to each registered player.

Registration Links

2023 Player Registration - CLOSED

Welcome to the 2023 Player Registration with White Bear Youth Football. Players must either live in or attend school in ISD 624.

Welcome to registration for our 2023 season!  

White Bear Youth Football has a strong history of fun and fair play. In a recent survey, 9 out of 10 players and families said they would recommend White Bear Youth Football to a friend or family member.

Our season will run from late July (7th-8th grades)/early August (4th-6th grades) through late October/early November, with fun off-season player development opportunities throughout the Spring and Summer and many get ready for football camps at no additional cost, in July.

We are opening our registration on March 31st for the third year in a row. One of our major goals for the 2023 season and beyond is to continue to see increased participation in Youth Football. This extended lead time will allow ample time for families to sign up and plan for the season.

For the second year in a row, all players who register with White Bear Youth Football will include registration to the White Bear High School Football camp, July 17-July 19.

Regular Registration will run from March 31st - June 11th, late registration will run from June 12th-July 14th.  

Important - no registrations will be allowed after July 14th.

Registration fees will be as follows:

4-6 Grade = Early Bird Registration $250 from March 31st - June 11th, Late Registration of $300 from June 12th - July 14th

7-8 Grade = Early Bird Registration $275 from March 31st - June 11th, Late Registration of $325 from June 12th - July 14th

Registration fees can be paid in one payment or in two 50/50 payments.  If you decide to do two 50/50 payments, the first payment is due at the time of registration, the second is due at the end of the signup period, July 14th.

RAFFLE:

2023 will mark our third year fundraising through an annual raffle.  Last year, we were able to raise significant funds for purchasing new equipment, footballs, player scholarships, and Playing at "US Bank Stadium".  We will be doing the raffle again this year and families will have two options.  They can either agree to sell $100 in raffle tickets, which will be distributed before the season starts, or they can opt out of selling raffle tickets for a $75 fee, paid at registration.

FAMILY DISCOUNT:

If you are registering more than one player in your family this season, there is a family discount. Please reach out to Kevin Eicher for options and details. 

 

The policy of White Bear Youth Football is there will be no refunds if your child changes their mind once the payment is completed. PLEASE BE CERTAIN YOUR CHILD WANTS TO PLAY BEFORE COMPLETING PAYMENT. 

Lastly, please remember, players must either live in or attend school in ISD 624.

We look forward to your player being part of White Bear Youth Football!

-WBYF Board of Directors

Questions can be directed to: kevineicher@wbyouthfootball.org

Coaches Registration - Now Open!

Metro East Youth Football League Rules 4th - 6th grades

Metro East Youth Football League Rules 4th - 6th grades

4th-6th Grade Key Info

7th-8th Grade Key Info

WBYF 2023 Board Leadership

WBYF is pleased to announce the 2023 WBYF Board Leadership:

President - Kevin Eicher

Vice President  - Jake Erickson

Treasurer - Brian Carnes

Secretary - Kim Harkin

At Large: 

Kathy Kirkland

Scott Mueller

Josh Pederson

Travis Macalus

Chris Oswald 

Jesse Hedinger

Randy Springs 

Nate Anderson


2023 Parent and Fan Code of Conduct

The development of character, sportsmanship, and knowledge of their sport are the goals of any amateur sports program. Our children learn from our examples, and we as parents need to exemplify the highest level of sportsmanship by supporting all players, coaches, and referees. 

Please review our full Parent and Fan Code of Conduct for a complete view of your important role supporting your player grow and learn the sport of Football.

2023 Player's Code of Conduct

Win or lose, every player has a responsibility to their team and to the sport to conduct themselves with good sportsmanship.  

Please take time to have your player review these expectations and please help to reinforce the Player's Code of Conduct.

Board Meetings

The next Board Meeting will be Wednesday, November 16th, at White Bear District Center from 6:30PM-8:00PM.

Public Input from 6:30PM-7:00PM

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