Griffins Football will host our Week 4 games at Northwestern's new lake side practice facilities on September 17th. The Griffins will be hosting Elmwood Park and Cary. Thank you to the Wildcat Facilities Department for this exciting opportunity.
GRIFFINS COLLEGE ATHLETIC 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). Cristian Volpentesta (Wisconsin) will start his sophomore football this fall. Francis Fay will be playing football at Denison and Jake Lowell will be wrestling at Central Michigan. We are very proud to have been part of your athletic development and career.
Our annual Griffins Combine at Northwestern was a great success. Coaches ran our young athletes through pro-like combine drills recording times and distances. We saw some terrific performances and look forward to the start of our 2017 season. Thank you to Northwestern and our coaching staff for a great event.
IB&J FREE CONCUSSION BASELINE TESTING
All participants of Griffins Football ages 10 and older must have a completed concussion baseline test on file before the start of the 2017 season. We have arranged FREE testing at all participating Illinois Bone & Joint locations in the North Shore area. Contact your local location to be tested today.
INTRODUCING GRIFFINS SUMMER WORKOUTS at TCBoost
Beginning Thursday, June 15th we will be offering hour long age appropriate speed and agility workouts on Tuesday's and Thursday's for $35 a session. Must register to participate. Ages 9-14.
Contact Vicky at TCBoost (847-559-2307) for further information.
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.
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)
Summer Practice Schedule Begins (Mon-Thurs)
Fall Practice Schedule Begins (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,