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Brian Dumas
Recreation Supervisor II, Athletics & West Ridge Center

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(*)Supervisor
Football Winter Clinic
Boys Grades 5-12January 14, 2018-March 25, 2018
Brian Dumas

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 LinkDays and TimeScheduleRosterContact Information
Arena Flag Football Grades 3-4Register Now!

Nov 4-Dec 9
Troy Hoffman
Arena Flag Football Grades 5-6Register Now!

Nov 4-Dec 9
Troy Hoffmann
Junior Giants
Grades 1-2
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August 23rd-Oct 11th
4:45-5:45 PM
Troy Hoffmann
Flag Football League
Grades 3-5
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August 20th-Oct 18th
6:00-8:00 PM
3rd-5th Troy Hoffmann
Jr. High Flag Football League
Grades 6-8
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Aug 22nd-Oct 24th
7:00-9:00 PM
6th-8thTroy Hoffmann

(*) 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.

CYSFL Flag Football – Teams play against other teams from Vernon Hills, New Trier, Lake Forest, Evanston, Northbrook, and Glenview. Games are played on high school turf fields. Equipment provided includes jersey, flags, and soft shelled helmets.

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 Sept. 4, 20, 21 & 29.

TeamGradeRegistration LinkScheduleLocations
Little Giants/Young Warriors Travel FootballGrades 3&4
Grades 5&6
Grades 7&8
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Pre Season Practice: Aug 6-Sept 7 (M-F) 5-7pm
Regular Season Practice: Sept. 11-Oct 26 (TWF) 5-7pm
Games: Sept. 9-Oct 28 (Sun) TBD
SafetyHeads Up Football Info.IBJ Baseline Testing Info.

Equipment is distributed during the 1st week of practice starting August 6 or on the 1st day your child is able to attend practice.