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2024 Oswego Youth Tackle Football and Cheer (OYTF)

2024 Season Registration CLOSED May 10th, 2024.


Tackle Football:

Registration Cost for our 2024 season is set at $520.00

Payment plans are available. If the payment plan listed in the registration will not work for your family, please email Samantha Evans at [email protected] for assistance.

Registration cost includes:

-Reversible Game day jersey (with last name and number), game day pants, and game day socks

-Rental of helmet and shoulder pads

-Also aids in helping cover the cost of our league fees, refs, storage, school rentals, field lights and much more

Other items you will need to supply will include:

-Mouth guard with tether

-Cleats (no metal)

-Practice pants with pads in place and practice jersey (any color)

-Integrated 5 pad football shirt or football rib guard

-Athletic supporter and protective cup

We will also require a postdated check which needs to be turned in on the day of fittings. This is only to ensure we receive our equipment back. Once you turn in the equipment at one of our equipment hand ins, we hand you back your uncashed check. If you have multiple children, you will need multiple deposit checks. In addition, we will need a copy of birth certificate (new participants only) and a current sports physical (before the first day of practice),  that will need to be kept current through the season (can be found under our documents tab). 

***Equipment will not be handed out without having all items at equipment fittings.

Practices start on Monday, July 29, 2024. We will practice Monday-Friday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and then gradually drop down to 3 nights a week once school starts (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) with an earlier start and end time. 

Our practices are held at Grande Park by the water tower at 26933 W. Grande Park Blvd, Plainfield IL 60585. 

*Attendance at every practice and game is mandatory barring special circumstances. Any and all absences should be communicated to your player's coach prior to the absence. Missing practices can result in loss of playing time on game day.  

Our home games will be played at Go For It Sports field, 9231 Galena Rd. Yorkville, IL 60560.

Our football players do participate in playoffs and there is a Super Bowl held at the end of the season for the teams who make it. The Super Bowl is currently scheduled for November 8th through the 10th, 2024.

We compete in the Bill George Youth Football League (BGYFL) with both home and away games played on either Saturday OR Sunday (one game per weekend).

BGYFL allows for our program to grow. Once a team reaches 27 participants, we are required to split that team. BGYFL has three divisions - Gold D1, Gold D2, and silver. When we get to a point where we need to split teams, an evaluation process will take place. Evaluations will be done at the start of each season where applicable. These decisions will be made by the coaches at that particular level and coaches' decisions are final. We cannot honor any requests for a certain coach or teammate.

BGYFL has the largest "minimum play rule". Each player must get 10 plays per game.

The BGYFL does have weight restrictions at each level - striper rule. "Stripers" in the BGYFL are only allowed to play on the offensive and defensive line. The "striper" weights listed below are the weights players need to be at for the first game. Players are then allowed a half pound growth per week. Once a player is listed as a "striper" with the league, they are a "striper" for the season. Please know that we do not want kids "cutting" a ton of weight for a position. There is no maximum weight for "stripers". Players have the option to compete at the next level (or beyond) at the discretion of parents/coaches/OYTF board. Please note that even if a player is below striper weight, he or she may still play on the line. Positions are determined by the coaches based on what is best for their team. 

Here is how the teams are broken down:

8U: Any player 8 or younger, but no player who turned 9 before August 1 of that calendar year with a "striper" weight of 79 pounds.

9U: Any player 9 or younger, but no player who turned 10 before August 1 of that calendar year with a "striper" weight of 89 pounds.

10U: Any player 10 or younger, but no player who turned 11 before August 1 of that calendar year with a "striper" weight of 99 pounds.

11U: Any player 11 or younger, but no player who turned 12 before August 1 of that calendar year with a "striper" weight of 109 pounds.

Junior Varsity: Any player 12 or younger, but no player who turned 13 before August 1 of that calendar year with a "striper" weight of 124 pounds.

Varsity: Any player 14 or younger, but no player who turned 15 before August 1 of that calendar year and not in high school with a "striper" weight of 159.

For football specific questions (not including payment plan inquiries), please contact our BYGFL Rep, Ryan Zamora ([email protected]). 

*Please note refund requests will not be honored after 6/1/2024.

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OYTF: Oswego Youth Tackle Football and Cheer

P.O. Box 531 
Oswego, Illinois 60543

Email : [email protected]
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