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Registration CLOSED for tackle and cheer for the Fall 2024 season! Flag is still OPEN!

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Registration for the 2024 Fall season opens on February 1, 2024.  

Early Bird Registration will end March 15, 2024

Registration will end May 15, 2024 for Flyweight Tackle, Tackle, Flag and Sideline Cheer to ensure adequate shipping time for jerseys, socks and other uniform needs.

Late registrations will be accepted until May 30th for tackle and flag; however, a $75 fee will be assessed in order to RUSH order jerseys, socks and other uniform needs.  No late registrations for cheer will be excepted.

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To be eligible to participate in a CYFL program, athletes must reside within the boundaries of District #301.


Flyweight Tackle Football (AGES 5-7 - Weight Based: 5yo - under 80lbs, 6yo - under 75lbs, 7yo under 50lbs): $275 (Includes Personalized Reversible  Game Jersey, Personalized Practice Jersey, Socks & Yard Sign)

Tackle Football (AGES 5-14): $425 (Includes Personalized Reversible  Game Jersey, Personalized Practice Jersey, Socks & Yard Sign)

Flag Football (AGES 4-7): $200 (Includes Game Jersey, Flags & Yard Sign)

Sideline Cheer (AGES 4-14): $275 (Includes Uniform to keep, Socks, Bow, Briefs & Yard Sign).  Coordinating Jacket will be available for an additional fee.


The success of CYFL is heavily dependent on volunteerism.   Parent volunteer opportunities are unlimited. 

For the 2024 season, the CYFL will be an "opportunity" based volunteer system.  A required $300 deposit check will be collected prior to the season for all tackle and cheer families.  Once 5 opportunity requirement is met, the deposit check will be returned.  If not met, the deposit check will be cashed.

For Flag families, the opportunity requirement  and $300 volunteer check has been removed.  We do encourage Flag families to get involved with any needs during flag games, such as field set up and break down, concessions, parking, etc.


Each athlete is required to participate in a league wide fundraising opportunity offered during the season.  The proceeds of this help to maintain Panther Field, purchase new equipment and keep our costs low.

For the 2024 season, each participant (Max 2 per family) will be required to purchase 10 - $10 each raffle tickets from the league.  These raffle tickets can be used by the family or can be sold to regain the $100.  Raffle prizes will be displayed at a later date.

Mandatory Forms

All players must have the following documents turned in by the first practice, or they will not be eligible to play/practice with the Panthers! There will be no exceptions made, per league rules. 

  • Birth Certificate MUST be on file for Tackle Only (previous year returning players do not need to turn in, only NEW players)
  • IHSA Sports Physical (Must be valid through 11/30 of the current season)  
  • $300 Volunteer Deposit Check for Tackle and Sideline Cheer
  • $300 Tackle Equipment Rental Check (will be returned at equipment return at the end of the season)
  • $100 Fundraising Fee for Flag, Tackle and Sideline Cheer

Refund Policy


FULL REFUND prior to the order of jerseys, uniforms, yard signs, etc.

PARTIAL REFUND after the order of jerseys, uniforms, yard signs, etc.

NO REFUND after practices have begun.

Privacy Policy

CENTRAL YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEER LEAGUE only collects personal information when you request our services and only uses the information collected to provide those services for you. If you choose to make a purchase, you will be asked to provide contact information (such as your name and shipping address) and financial information (such as your credit card number and expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to process your order. CENTRAL YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEER LEAGUE handles all of this data with the utmost confidentiality.

Third Parties

Any personal information provided will not be traded, rented, sold or otherwise shared with anyone outside of CENTRAL YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEER LEAGUE, or used for reasons beyond those contemplated in this statement. From time to time, we may engage third parties to process your information on our behalf; however, none of the CENTRAL YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEER LEAGUE affiliates (such as our credit card company) have permission to retain, share, store or use personal information for any reason other than providing the requested service.


To prevent unauthorized access, disclosure and improper use of your information, we have established appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial safeguards to protect the information we collect in accordance with our privacy policy.

Your payment and personal information are always safe. Our Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read over the internet." (etc.)

Furthermore, your credit card number, expiration date, and CSV code are never stored in our systems.

Our systems are routinely scanned by a third party provider for security vulnerabilities in compliance with the policies of VISA / MASTERCARD.