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Flag and Tackle Football

Overview

Our mission is to provide an opportunity for the players to participate in an organized and competitive sport of football, basketball and lacrosse. We will develop each player to engage at a competitive level. We believe in giving the players a firm foundation in the many individual and team skills required to be a strong player. We are collectively committed to developing the character and skills for players of all levels by teaching the rules of the sport, developing self-esteem, and teaching respect for fellow players, officials, and traditions of the game. We strive to create an environment that is safe, organized and fun.

Contact Us

Peter Lamberti

Football Commissioner


2021 Flag Football

2021 FLAG FOOTBALL SEASON (August - October)

  • Practices begin the week of August 15 with 2 practices per week 
  • The week of September 6 practices reduce to 1 day per week
  • Games begin the weekend of September 11
  • The season will end the weekend of October 31

FLAG FOOTBALL GRADE LEVELS (K-8)

  • Flag football is not gender specific.  It is open to all.
  • VH is proud to offer flag football for the 1st time in grades 7-8
  • The breakdown of grade level teams are below. 
    • K-2
    • 3-4
    • 5-6
    • 7-8

FLAG FOOTBALL PRACTICES

Practices are held at the VH Athletic Complex on Nike Parkway.  The season will begin with 2 practices a week and then drop down to 1 practice after Labor Day.

FLAG FOOTBALL GAMES

Games will be played on Sundays in Vernon Hills (home) and in surrounding communities (away).  Home games are played on VHHS turf and away games will be played against surrounding communities on their fields. There are approximately 7 games and 1 day of playoffs where all teams participate.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

Players will need a mouth guard, running shoes or cleats, and a water bottle.  A jersey will be provided by VH Sports Club.

COACHES

Volunteer coaches are always needed.  Background checks are done for all assigned coaches.  We strive for 1 head coach, 1 assistant coach and 1 high school volunteer per team.  If interested in coaching please email football@vhsportsclub.org.


2021 Tackle Football

TACKLE FOOTBALL REGISTRATION

TACKLE FOOTBALL SEASON (July - November)

  • Practices begin the end of July with 5 practices per week 
  • When school begins practices drop down to 3 days a week
  • Games begin Labor Day weekend
  • The season will end with playoffs mid November

TACKLE FOOTBALL GRADE LEVELS 3-8

  • VH is proud to partner with LBC (Libertyville) to offer tackle football
  • The breakdown of teams is by weights and grades
  • The TCYFL (The Chicagoland Youth Football League) is how guidelines,rules,  and teams are defined.  More information can be found at www.tcyfl.net

TACKLE FOOTBALL PRACTICES

  • Practices are held at Butler Lake Park in Libertyville.
  • The season will begin with 5 practices per week and then drop down to 3 days per week.

TACKLE FOOTBALL GAMES

Games will be played on Saturday/Sundays in Libertyville (home) and in surrounding communities (away).  Home games are played at Butler Lake Park and away games will be played against surrounding communities football fields. There are approximately 8 games followed by playoffs.

TACKLE FOOTBALL REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

Players will need a mouth guard, padded football pants, cup, cleats, and a water bottle.  Provided by LBC is a practice jersey, a game jersey, a pair of game pants, a helmet, and shoulder pads. Purchasing your own helmet is optional.  

For questions regarding football, Jim Tsagalis is the football commissioner at football@vhsportsclub.org.