OUR PROGRAMREGISTRATIONEVALUATIONS AND TEAM SELECTIONPRACTICES
to registration.Our Program
The Eagles Football Tackle Program is offered to youth in grades 2nd-8th. The season typically begins the last week in July and runs through November. At that time, eligible teams begin playoffs, which culminate with continued winners playing in their level's Super Bowl game during the first or second week of November.
For the 2020 season, we are excited to announce that Eagles Flag Football for our Kindergarten and 1st grade youth athletes is back. After a very successful inaugural year, we are very excited to watch our flag football program getting even stronger!Registration
Eagles registration is open now so please go online to www.elmhursteagles.com to register for the upcoming 2020 season! We will have two (2) in-person registrations at York HS, first one on March 11th and second one on April 15th . We encourage everyone to register online before the March 11th registration so they can reserve the jersey number of their choice. The Eagles will also continue to offer full and partial scholarships for the upcoming season.
Evaluations and Team Selection
The first full week of the season is a time for the coaches to evaluate players for team selection and they typically practice as one large divisional unit rather than individual teams. Teams are based on grade level divisions. The grade divisions are further broken down into divisions based on talent or basic player skills. (i.e. NFC Gold, AFC Gold and Silver). Players are assigned to the level that will offer them appropriate playing time and the best opportunity to develop. This year, the season will begin on August 3, 2020.Practices
Once team selection is completed the teams will practice/train on their own learning football fundamentals and plays in a structured and consistent system. From the start of the season until school and games start in August, teams typically practice 4-5 times weekly depending on age and coach. When school begins, practices usually are scaled back to 3-4 practices per week, team dependent.
There is usually one preseason scrimmage played against a nearby town's team or in what is called a "jamboree" of many different short scrimmages. Regular season games usually start before Labor Day Weekend. Games are played once per week and are played on either Saturday or Sunday depending on our league schedule. There are typically 9 regular season games and then playoffs, leading to the Super Bowl for each level. Eagles home games are played at Berens Park on an artificial turf field. Away games are played at opposing fields, including some combination of four games in the suburbs, including but not limited to Arlington Heights, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Carol Stream, Bartlett, Palatine, Downers Grove, South Elgin, Hinsdale, Hanover Park, Lyons, Lemont, Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights and West Chicago.