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Spring Flag Football

Are you ready for some SPRING football?!?!?!?

Practice starts week of April 27 | Season ends in late June

Boys & Girls of all skill levels welcome

 

KYFL is excited to announce a new program offering for 2015 – Spring Flag Football!  This program will provide kids with an opportunity to play organized football in a safe and structured non-contact environment.  With a focus on skill development and teaching of football terminology, this program is a great way for new players to learn the game and gives returning players a chance to further sharpen their skills.

Players will be placed on teams according to their school grade level, using the following divisions:

  • Kindergarten & 1st Grade
  • 2nd & 3rd Grade
  • 4th & 5th Grade
  • 6th & 7th Grade

Practice is slated to begin the week of April 27.  Games will start the week of May 11 and run through mid-June, followed by tournaments to determine each division’s champion.  Depending on weather, the spring season should be concluded before the July 4 holiday.  Specific dates and times for practices and games are TBD and will depend on the number of registrants and field availability.  We hope to keep all practices and games on weeknights so as not to interfere with other weekend family obligations.

The registration fee for all levels is $110.00 per player.KYFL provides footballs and flag belts, and each player will also receive a uniform shirt that is theirs to keep.  Other required gear (shorts / pants, cleats, mouth guard, etc.) is the responsibility of the player.  Registration is only open from March 1 to 31 and we expect it to fill up fast, so don’t delay! 

Please contact KYFL Football Director Eric Marler at 630-291-1451 (cell) or footballdirector@kyfl.com with any questions.  We hope to see you all out there this spring, and GO KNIGHTS!!!

 

 

7th and 8th Grade Football

The 7th and 8th grade football teams will begin practice on July 27, 2015 and will wrap up their championships on the weekend of October 25, 2015. This extends the season exactly one week longer than it was last year. What this means is that if either of those teams make it to the playoffs, There will be 2-4 days of practice overlap with basketball practice at Harter. However, middle school practices end at approximately 5:00pm while our practices begin at 5:30pm.

2015 REGISTRATION

Don't forget that registration for the 2015 season opens March 1, 2015! Click on the Registration link to the left and choose which program you would like to register for on the registration page.

Our early bird registration begins March 1, 2015 so make sure to sign up early and take advantage of the lower pricing.

Regular pricing runs from April 1, 2015 - April 30, 2015 with late registration running from May 1, 2015 - May 17, 2015. Registration will close after May 17, 2015 for all programs except for Fall flag football.

The KYFL tackle football season begins July 27, 2015 and the championship games will be held the weekend of October 25, 2015.

Flag football begins August 4, 2015 and will end late September or early October, 2015.

Registration Fee Schedule

Cheer

March 1 - March 31  $155

April 1 - April 30    $175

May 1 - May 17    $200

Tackle

March 1 - March 31   $285

April 1 - April 30     $315

May 1 - May 17   $360

Fall Flag

March 1 - April 30    $110

May 1 - July 5      $140

Spring Flag

March 1 - March 31   $110

 

2015 Skillz and Drillz Clinic

Don't forget to register for the 2015 Skillz and Drillz Clinic!!

Clinic will run 9:00am - 11:30am Monday, June 15 - Friday, June 19.

The Clinic is open to all boys and girls ages 7 - 11 (12 if you will be entering 6th grade this Fall).

Cost of the camp is $75 per attendee with all proceeds going back into the KYFL program for equipment and improvements.

As always, all attendees will receive a clinic tee shirt (must register by May 17, 2015 to be guaranteed a tee shirt), at least four awards will be given out daily, and most importantly, eight attendees will be awarded the hard hat award!

If you plan on attending the basketball camp at the high school during this week, no problem! Our clinic is on the school grounds and you can be excused a little early on those days (please let Gary Bell know ahead of time if you need to leave early for basketball camp).

The current Kaneland High School football staff and players will be our coaches. What a great way for our little Knights to see what they can become with hard work and dedication!

Registration opens March 1, 2015. Just click on the registration link and go to the 2015 Skillz and Drillz registration.

Go Knights!!!!

 

2015 SEASON

As the Kaneland Youth Football League continues to evolve, we are always searching for new and innovative ways to improve upon our organization. For the past four years we have competed in the Midwest Youth Football Conference, which included teams from DeKalb, Yorkville, and Burlington. The upcoming 2015 season brings even bigger changes as the conference will add teams from Naperville (St. Raphael’s), Oswego, Plano, and Sandwich, and for the first time since its inception, MYFC will offer 7th and 8th grade football competition.

As we move into 2015 with expanded conference play, our objectives—as always—are to make greater gains from a competitive perspective against our MYFC opponents and have even more teams vie for the championship!

The structure for the 2015 season will remain relatively the same as last year. The MYFC is made up of single age groups: 8u, 9u, 10u, 11u, 7th grade, and 8th grade. Like always, 7 year olds will play with the 8u teams. Also, like last season, we should have at least two flights of teams per age level: a black flight and a white flight, if our registration continues to grow.  One big change for our families in 2015, however, is that based on MYFC changes, there is no sibling flight. We will have similar rules of play in terms of weight limits, based on conference regulations. While the final weight limits have not yet been finalized by the conference, they will be approximately the same as last season’s weight restrictions. For further rules of play, please see the MYFC website.

Our Flag program is for 5 & 6 year olds. This program is structured as an in-house flag football program. Our athletes will learn the Kaneland football terminology and run designed plays which are similar to those run by our tackle program. By competing in the KYFL Flag Football program, our athletes will learn the game in the Kaneland tradition, which will allow for a smoother transition to tackle football in the years to come.

All KYFL teams will be chosen the same way we have done in the past to guarantee parity between the teams. There are no tryouts, and there are no cuts.

Overall, it is our hope to capture the spirit of an in-house league which emphasizes play time and development, and still give every child the opportunity of a “travel” experience. Each team will have a minimum of 8 games. At the end of regular season games, we will have playoffs and a “Super Bowl” for those teams competing in the MYFC.

NEWS UPDATES

To keep up with the latest and greatest news and announcements from KYFL, please keep checking the news page of the website!

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