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Both flag and tackle football teach discipline, hard work, and let participants make memories for a lifetime. The PDHP athletics program prides it’s self on creating a fun atmosphere that focuses on learning and having a good time for all skill levels. Check out our opportunities below and join our Football Family!

Flag Football

Come play the ultimate team game without the physical contact. Players will be introduced to the sport of football by learning the basic fundamentals, how to work as a team, along with basic offensive and defensive strategies. Players will receive NFL licensed flag football jersey and belt with registration.

Travel Football

The PDHP Travel Football teams compete in the Central Suburban Youth Football League. Collaboration with Highland Park High School staff in coach training and development of practices ensures players learn the expectations at the high school level. All registered players will make the team, however playing time is not guaranteed.

Contact

Brian Dumas
Recreation Supervisor II, Athletics & West Ridge Center
847.579.3124
bdumas@pdhp.org

 

 

Clinics are a great opportunity to develop skills in a safe, low pressure environment, where players work on the fundamentals that build Champions!

Junior Giants – Welcome to the Park District of Highland Park’s Junior Giants program! Legends Stadium is built to scale so¬†our future champions can experience a real football game!

Come play the ultimate team game without the physical contact. Young Players will be introduced to the sport of football including: learning the basic fundamentals, working as a team, and mastering basic offensive and defensive strategies. Program combines clinic style drills and scrimmage. Players will receive an NFL licensed flag football jersey.

Football Winter Clinic – Players will work on and improve their football skills and fundamentals with experienced coaches.

LeagueGrade/AgeProgram Dates & Times(*)SchedulesTeam RostersSupervisor
Football Winter Clinic
Boys Grades 5-12January 8, 2017-March 19, 2017
4:30-5:30pm
Brian Dumas
bdumas@pdhp.org
Junior Giants
Boys and Girls Grades 1&2August 15-October 24, 2016
3:45-4:45pm
Brian Dumas
bdumas@pdhp.org

Come play the ultimate team game without the physical contact. Players will be introduced to the sport of football learning the basic fundamentals, how to work as a team, along with basic offensive and defensive strategies. Players will recieve NFL licensed flag football jersey and belt.

LeagueRegistration ID#Days and TimeScheduleRosterStandingsContact Information
Spring Flag Football LeagueThursdays
April 6-May 18
4:30-6:30pm (an hour game or practice)
ScheduleSpring Flag Football RosterBrian Dumas
847-579-3124
bdumas@pdhp.org

(*) Games and Practices will be 45-60 minutes in the time space provided.

Little Giants – Learn the basic fundamentals of football including offensive and defensive strategies and teamwork through skill work and scrimmages.

Flag Football – Players will focus on offensive and defensive strategies in practice and game settings. Teams are formed after all players are evaluated in effort to create equal teams.

Jr. High Flag Football – teams are created equal and only play games.

img_9506A collaboration with Highland Park Football staff, teams compete in the Central Suburban Youth Football League.

Players participate in training and developmental practices and learn the expectations at the high school level. Players are not cut, but playing time is not guaranteed. No program Oct. 11 & 12.

TeamWeight LevelsRosterScheduleLocations
Flyweight
( Grades 5-6)
Grade 5 (100 lbs & under)
Grade 6 (90 lbs & under)
Pre Season Practice: Aug 8-Sept 9 M-F 5:00-7:00pm
Regular Season Practice: Sept. 12-Oct 28 TWF 5:00-7:00pm
Games: Sept. 11-Oct 30 Sun TBD
Mid Weight
(Grades 5-6)
Grade 5 (101 lbs & above)
Grade 6 (115 lbs & above)
Grade 6 Ball Carriers (110 lbs & under)
Schedule
Lightweight
(Grades 7 & 8)
Grade 7 (140 lbs & under)
Grade 8 (130 lbs & under)
Grade 8 Ball Carriers (115 lbs & under)
Schedule
Heavyweight
(Grades 7 & 8)
Grade 7 & 8 Ball Carriers (150 lbs & under)
Pre Season Practice: Aug 8-Sept 9 M-F 5:00-7:00pm
Regular Season Practice: Sept. 12-Oct 28 TWF 5:00-7:00pm
Games: Sept. 11-Oct 30 Sun TBD
SafetyIBJ Baseline Testing Info.Heads Up Football Info.

Equipment is distributed during the 1st week of practice starting August 8 or on the 1st day your child is able to attend practice.