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Tackle Football

Registration opens in mid June

Playing season is August - October


League provides: helmet, shoulder pads, game jersey, game pants

Player provides: molded plastic cleats, cup, practic playing pants, practice jersey, the option to buy a helmet in partnership with Jr. Cougars


Early Registration- $375/player

Regular Registration- $450/player


Practices will begin the 1st week of August.  The first weeks of practice will consist of 5-6 practices per week.  Then practices will be 3 times per week, plus a walk through the day before each game.  Practices generally last 1 ½ hrs. 8 games will be played on Sundays from September to October.

League Participation

We are a member of the Central Suburban Youth Football League.  A schedule is created with 8 games against towns such as Buffalo Grove, Evanston, Glenview, Kenilworth, Lake Forest, Northbrook, Skokie, Niles, Norridge, Winnetka, and Wilmette.

Refund Policy

Prior to the start of practice, the Vernon Hills Sports Club pays league fees, insurance fees, trainers, and officials that cover all participants. These fees are not reduced or refundable to any participant. Participants who experience injuries during preseason practice or season games will not receive a refund. NO REFUND OF REGISTRATION FEES WILL BE GIVEN AFTER THE START OF PRACTICE


Coaches are volunteer members of the community.  All coaches have a criminal background check completed.  The league also requires coaches to complete USA football certification training.  This is an online course that is completed with a test.

Athletic Trainer

A certified athletic trainer will be at each league game to ensure athletes receive speedy and top quality medical attention for any on filed injury.


The Vernon Hills Sports Club carries insurance on all of its players and coaches.  This coverage is designed to supplement individual medical coverage.  

CSYFL Weight Limits

*exceptions may be granted under certain circumstances





Maximum Ball Carrier Weight


3rd & 4th Grade

No Limit


5th Grade under 100 lbs

100 lbs


6th Grade under 90 lbs

90 lbs


5th Grade over 100 lbs

115 lbs


6th Grade over 90 lbs

115 lbs


7th Grade under 140 lbs

115 lbs


8th Grade under 130 lbs

115 lbs


7th Grade over 140 lbs

150 lbs


8th Grade over 130 lbs

150 lbs