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Flag and Tackle Football


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

Alan Pavlik

Football Commissioner

Summer 2024 Football Camp

We are excited to invite all kids K-8th to our inaugural football camp this summer!


Every Sunday morning (June 23rd through July 28th) from 9:30-11:00am at VHAC fields we will be having FUN, exercising, teaching the basics of football, playing games and encouraging good sportsmanship with a competitive attitude…all while enjoying the summer and making new friends!


Some of our great volunteer parent coaches, along with current high school players, will help guide and teach our kids football skills, the basics, the details, the “secrets” and help them learn the game.


Everyone is invited….past or present flag & tackle players, but also kids that just want to have some fun and maybe learn a little bit about football! Boys and girls…kindergarten through 8th grade…we will have activities for all!


Our objective is FUN first (it’s summer), SKILLS second, more FUN third….and we hope to lead into another great fall football season! Each week will be fun surprises and awards so bring your friends!


Register by June 3 and you will receive a camp t-shirt!


Register online: $25 for all 6 Sundays OR pay as you come for $5 per week.

Summer Football Camp Registration


2024 Flag Football

2024 FLAG FOOTBALL SEASON (August - October)

Registration Fees:

  • Early Bird Registration: April 22-May 31: $200 per player
  • June 1- August 2: $250 per player
  • Evaluation Date: Saturday, August 3
  • Practices begin the week of August 19 with two practices per week
  • The week of September 9, practices reduce to one day per week with the option of a second practice
  • All practice schedules will be determined by Head Coach
  • Games begin on Sunday, September 8
  • Playoffs will begin Friday, October 25 and championship games played on Sunday, October 27


  • Co-ed; but if enough girls sign up at each level, we will make all girls teams.
  • The breakdown of grade level teams are below.
  • K - 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7 - 8


Practices are held at the VH Athletic Complex on Nike Parkway. The season will begin with 2 practices a week and then drop to one practice with a second optional practice added.


Games will be played on Sundays in Vernon Hills (home) and in surrounding communities (away).

Home games are played at VHAC Fields 8 and 9, and at the Vernon Hills School stadium field. Away games will be played against surrounding communities at Skokie Playfields in Winnetka, Glenbrook North High School, and New Trier High School.

There are approximately 7 games and playoffs where all teams participate.


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


Volunteer Head coaches and Assistant Coaches are always needed. Background checks are done for all assigned coaches. Our goal is to support each team with one Head Coach, and at least one Assistant Coach per team. If interested in coaching, please email

2024 Tackle Football Registration

Looking for more contact? Look no further! Register for Vernon Hills Tackle Football!


For questions regarding flag & tackle football, please contact:

Jen Nolan - Flag Football Commissioner 

Alan Pavlik - Tackle Football Commissioner