COLLEGE FOOTBALL COMMITS
Three North Shore alumni have committed to play D1 Football this fall. Congratulations to Grant Miller (Vanderbilt), Jack Moran (Indiana) and Max Rosenthal (Michigan State). Former alumni Cristian Volpentesta of Highland Park will be a sophomore this fall and playing his college football at the University of Wisconsin.
We are very proud to have been part of your football development and career.
GRIFFINS SPRING COMBINE at NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Registration for our Sunday, May 21st 2017 Spring Combine at Northwestern University is now open. Free of charge to all of our 2017 registered Griffins participants. Pre Registration is required. Click on the banner to the right for more details.
LOCAL SUMMER CAMP OPPORTUNITIES
There are several local football camps being offered during the summer months including; Pat Fitzgerald, New Trier and Bears to name a few. Click the Off Season tab above for further information or contact us to learn more.
UNDER ARMOUR SPRING FLAG FOOTBALL
Saturday evening Flag Football under the lights at Takiff Fields in Glencoe. 1st thru 8th grade Griffins teams are being formed now. Games are Saturday evenings with short practices before each game in May and June. Click on banner to the right for further details.
TCBOOST SPEED & AGILITY SPRING WORKOUTS
Thursday evenings in March and April (6:00-7:00pm) at TCBoost in Northbrook. Must register to participate. Ages 9-14.
Contact Vicki at TCBoost (847-559-2307) for further information.
2017 GRIFFINS SEASON REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Registration for the 2017 Griffins season is now open. Due to high demand, space is limited this season so register today. Be sure to subscribe to Griffins Football Facebook and Twitter for program updates.
ALL TCYFL EAST vs WEST GAME
Nominations are being taken for the All TCYFL Game on July 8th. To be eligible you must be a returning incoming 8th grader. Contact Chris Prawdzik for more information.
2017 IMPORTANT DATES:
Griffins Spring Combine at Northwestern
All TCYFL Game (8th Grade All Star Game)
Optional Preseason Conditioning Begins (Mon-Fri)
Practice Begins (Mon-Fri)
After School Practices Begin (Tues-Weds-Thurs)
TCYFL Opening Weekend
Congratulations to Coach Roth and our Undefeated 7-8th Grade Varsity Griffins Team. Defeating Lake in the Hills 26-0 to complete their perfect season and bring home the TCYFL Championship.
Congratulations to coach Huyler and our 6-7th Grade Middleweight Griffins team. They fell short in the TCYFL Championship game losing a close battle to a great Chicago North Side team 12-6.
Coaches, Jim Roth (Varsity), Brad Goering (Bantam) and Brandon Huyler (Middleweight) sharing their Division Championship hardware.
NSYF participates in The Chicagoland Youth Football League (TCYFL), the largest independent youth football organization in the country with over 50 participating Chicagoland communities. Creating better competition and fair play opportunities for all.
STARTING THEM EARLY
NSYF offers tackle football for boys and girls ages 6 thru 14. We are the only youth organization in the North Shore area to offer tackle football for 6-9 year olds. Teaching the correct tackling and blocking techniques at a younger age makes for a Safer and Better game.
Our number one priority is the health and safety of our young athletes, this is why TCYFL and NSYF mandates that all coaches be certified in all Heads Up Blocking and Tackling techniques. As well all coaches are required to participate in advanced concussion training. We continue to limit contact during the practice week utilizing new training tools such as the Shadowman Tackling System and Tackling Wheel.
PLAYING MORE FOOTBALL
The NSYF football season runs longer than other local programs. Practice begins in late July with the introduction of Heads Up Football. Our season ends in mid November with a full playoff schedule, ending with Championship Weekend.
Unlike many local leagues in the North Shore area who have a single game playoff day, NSYF participates in a full playoff schedule which leads to a Live-Streamed TCYFL Championship Game at all age levels.
The Chicagoland Youth Football League (TCYFL) is the largest independent youth tackle football league in the United States, fielding thousands of players on hundreds of teams from over 50 Member Communities throughout Chicagoland and SE Wisconsin.
Including; Antioch, Barrington, Bartlett, Batavia-N Aurora, Berwyn, Buffalo Grove, Cary, Crystal Lake, Des Plaines, Dundee, East Aurora, Elgin, Elmwood Park, GPH, Grant, Grayslake, Huntley, Johnsburg, Kenosha, Lake Geneva, Lake in the Hills, Lake Villa, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, McHenry, Mount Prospect, Mundelein, North Chicago, North Shore, North Side, Oak Park, Park Ridge, Plainfield, Portage Park, Prairie Ridge, Prospect Heights, Round Lake, Schaumburg, South Elgin, Streamwood, Villa Park, Warren, Wauconda, Waukegan, Westmont, WKCYF, Woodstock,
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