Registration is open and will be open until April 30th at 11:59 pm for Football and June 13th at 11:59 pm for Cheer. Please register early as we will not have any late registrations. Uniform and equipment try on and handout dates will be coming out soon.
We are excited that everything is starting to line up to bring football and cheerleading back to Illinois and YYTF. Even though we don't know how our season will look at this time, a season non the less will take place. Registration will be opening in the next couple of weeks and we will be sending out information pertaining to our uniform and equipment fittings soon as well. YYTF will be supplying helmets to all tackle football players this season. If you already have a helmet, but the sticker is dated 2019 or before, we will need you to drop the helmet off so we can get those helmets reconditioned. Once again, YYTF will take care of the reconditioning of these helmets at no cost to you. If your athlete has out grown their helmet or they are moving up into the 8th grade or high school programs, we will always take donated helmets. Please watch for an email and/or updates on this website with dates and times to drop off these helmets.
As Yorkville Youth Tackle Football and Cheerleading continues to evolve, we are always searching for new and innovative ways to improve upon our organization.
As we move into our third year with NIUYFL , our objectives—as always—are to make greater gains from a competitive perspective against our NIUYFL opponents and have even more teams vie for the championship! We are excited that our conference is continuing to grow and three new programs have already been added; the Tri-City Chargers, Matteson Bears and Dekalb County Warriors.
The structure for the 2021 season will be the similar to years past. The NIUYFL is still made up of single age groups: 8u, 9u, 10u, 11u, and 12U (7th grade). Teams will be based on a cut off date of July 31st. This will allow most children to play with his/her classmates. For example if your child turns 9 on or before 7/31/2020 then they will play on the 9U team. The only exception to this cutoff date is older 7th graders that turn 13 prior to 7/31/2020. These athletes will be allowed to play on the 12U team. At this point, 8th grade football will remain with YMS. With the addition of more programs coming into our conference, NIUYFL will be looking at having 2 divisions in each age group in an effort keep the games competitive. More information will be forthcoming once rosters and teams have been filled.
Unfortunately, Flag Football is no longer available through YYTF. We are hopeful that other area Flag Football programs will fill this void for our 5 and 6 year old athletes. In addition to this, the Flag Football Cheerleading program will not be available for this age group either. We look forward to seeing your athletes when they turn 7 to join our tackle football and tackle cheer programs.
In the event that we have more than one team at a certain age level, all YYTF teams will be drafted the same way we have done in the past to guarantee parity between the teams. All kids will be evaluated and drafted to a team. There are no tryouts, and there are no cuts.
We look forward to being back on the football fields and sidelines for the 2021 season! Go Foxes!
We will have 3 dates for Football uniform and equipment fittings. All dates will be held at the Yorkville American Legion Hall this year.
Friday, April 30th, 6-8 pm 11U and 12U Players
Sunday, May 2nd, 5-7 pm 9U and 10U Players
Wednesday, May 5th, 6-8 pm 8U Players
All players must attend to make sure they get properly fitted for their equipment. If you have a helmet, please bring it with you to the fitting. You will need to bring 2 copies of your athlete's birth certificate, a check for $150 for Dibs (volunteer requirements, only cashed if don't complete your required hours) and a check for $100 for our fundraiser/Raffle tickets (unless you bought out of it during registration).
If you can't attend your athlete's specific age level date/time, please attend a different one. If you have multiple athletes at different age levels, you can just attend one fitting date.
If you have a helmet that does not have a sticker dated 2020 or 2021, you must have your helmet reconditioned. YYTF will pay to have your helmets reconditioned. We will have 3 dates to drop off your helmets so we can get them sent out and returned to us in time for the season.
All three dates will be held at the Yorkville American Legion Hall. Please remember to wear a mask and bring your helmets with you. If you have any questions regarding whether or not you need to have your helmet reconditioned, feel free to email me (kgard31gmail.com) or bring your helmet to one of the above dates.
These are the only 3 dates that we will have available to drop your helmets off. If none of these dates work, you will need to reach out to me to set something else up, before March 31st, so we can make sure we get these helmets completed in time for the start of the season.
The board has decided that we will no longer have a Flag Football and Flag Cheer program. We have noticed a steady decline in our registration numbers for both Flag Football and Flag Cheer players. Each season was becoming more and more difficult to field enough teams to handle this as an in-house program within YYTF. Some local options are available for those still interested in having their athletes play flag sports and we are hoping those looking will be able to find other resources for them.
Rush-Copley Medical Group offers Baseline Concussion Testing for YYTF families at a reduced price of $25. Please see the attached flyer (click on below Healthcare link) for further details or call (630) 236-4270 to make an appointment. Go Foxes!
Rush-Copley generously donated a new scoreboard. We thank them for their commitment to our community!