"There is no greater responsibility God can entrust us with
than that of caring for and investing in the life of a child"
-- Shawn M. Boyle, Director and Founder BHFYL
Our Mission Statement: "No Child Left Behind"
Our organization will make every effort to make sure that every child with the desire to participate gets the opportunity to play or cheer, without regard to prior experience or athletic ability. We are committed to instilling Honesty, Loyalty, Integrity, Teamwork, Discipline, Sportsmanship, Respect, Leadership, Trust and Commitment in our young participants. We believe these values and virtues are important to their growth and to them becoming active members of our community and society. We will instill in our youth the challenge of competition, the joy of victory, the reality of defeat, the importance of commitment and the spirit of community. Our Scholar Athlete Recognition program is to directly underscore the importance of academic achievement among athletes, and by doing so, it will prepare them for the challenges of high school and collegiate environments. These goals will be achieved through organizing our dedicated volunteers, caring parents, and business associates who wish to partner with our great youth sport program.
Our Director and Founder: Shawn Boyle
Shawn Boyle was born in Mitchell, SD, raised in Sioux Falls and graduated from O'Gorman HS. He attended UNLV, and served in the USAF before being honorably discharged in 1988. Eventually returning to SD, Shawn lived in Rapid City and then Sturgis. Mr. Boyle experienced a period of time in which bad decisions and poor choices placed him a position of realizing a new commitment to bettering his life and to helping our youth make positive and encouraged choices in their lives. He then moved to Florida in 2000, and began to discover his calling as being an advocate for our youth and families. He became a den leader and was then elected to Scout Master for his step children while residing in Central Florida. He was asked by the city Commission to accept a position on a government board. Shawn was also elected to the School advisory council (SAC). Shawn was appointed Youth Director for the Sadie Holmes Help Services and Ministry. He became heavily involved as a volunteer in the local pop warner youth football program, eventually being elected to the position of Director of football operations, and was asked to run for President of the league. Shawn felt the children and families in the community deserved an even better youth sports program, so he stepped out and founded what is now the largest youth tackle football and cheer program in Central Florida, and still growing. Returning here to Rapid City in 2007, Mr. Boyle is a member of South Canyon Baptist church, and SD voices for children. Shawn is excited and optimistic about the BHYFL, and looking forward to creating the most fun and exciting youth sports program our area has seen - along with the help of the many wonderful and caring volunteers and sponsors of this awesome family oriented program!
2008 - Founded.
2009 - First Season, Approximately 250 participants.
2010 - Approximately 500 participants.
2011 - Approximately 750 participants.
2012 - Approximately 950 participants. 2013 - expecting near 1,200 participants.
Possibly the fastest growing youth sports organization in the country.