OUR PROGRAMREGISTRATIONEVALUATIONS AND TEAM SELECTIONPRACTICES
for registration page.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 October. 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 2023 season, we are excited to announce that Eagles Flag Football for our Kindergarten and 1st grade youth athletes is back. We are very excited to watch our flag football program get even stronger!Registration
Eagles registration will open February 14, 2023 for the upcoming 2023 season! We anticipate at least 1 in-person registration in both March and May. We encourage everyone to register online before the registration events so they can reserve the jersey number of their choice. The Eagles will 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 1, 2023.Practices
Once team selection is completed, the teams will practice, learn fundamentals and plays, and train in a structured and consistent system. From the start of the season until the start of the school year in August, teams typically practice 2-4 times weekly depending on age and coach. Once school begins, practices are scaled back to 2-3 practices per week, team dependent.
Expect at least one preseason scrimmage played against a nearby town's team in what is called a "jamboree" or 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. 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.