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Romeoville Youth Football & Cheerleading (RYFC), P.O. Box  7205, Romeoville, Illinois  60446
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Romeoville Youth Football and cheerleading is open to all children who will be entering 1st-8th grade in the fall.

Tackle Football
Members of the River Valley Youth Football League, we offer a high quality level of competition for our football teams as well as a unique 5th quarter game designed to develop our less experienced players. We offer 4 tackle football teams for children in grades 1st -8th. Players are placed on squads based on age and weight. For additional information regarding football please contact Mike Shahan at ostee8@yahoo.com 

Cheerleading
Our cheerleading squads are members of the Illinois Recreational Cheerleading Association. Our squads will compete in 3 competitions with the opportunity to qualify for State. Our cheer program is dedicated to preparing our squads for success at competitions while maintaining the tradition of providing game day spirit for our football teams and our many Spartan Fans! We offer 4 cheer squads for children in grades 1st-8th. Cheerleaders are placed on squads based on grade level. For additional information regarding Cheerleading please contact Tara Gjerde at taragjerde@att.net 

Football and Cheerleading Registration Fee:  $300.00
Sibling Discount - Registration Fee:  $275.00
Registration fee includes one time mandatory raffle ticket fundraiser - each participant will receive $50.00 worth of raffle tickets (parents keep proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets)  

Please contact Mike Eccleston, RYFC Treasurer for questions regarding payment. 

 








Spring and Summer Football Camp information is located on our Football Page
Registration:

Please contact the following for registration information:

Tara Gjerde for cheerleading information.
Mike Shahan for football information.



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ORDER YOUR SPARTAN SPIRIT WEAR!
Our online Spirit Wear Store is now open!  Click on the logo below to view all that is offered this season!!  
The store will be open until Friday, August 1st - all orders will be processed and shipped once the store closes.  Delivery scheduled in time for Rally Night / Alumni Night.  

When viewing items be sure to click on the "more details" tab as most items are offered in orange, navy, or gray shirts/hoodies.
​RYFC will have a limited amount of t-shirts on hand to sell - on a first come first served basis.  
(Hoodies will only be available online)
RYFC has football coaching opportunities open at the Junior Varsity Level. 

If you are interested in coaching please contact the following for additional information:

Mike Harbert
Mike Shahan



​Hey Moms...
The Chicago Bears will host a free Moms Football Safety Clinic at Halas Hall in Lake Forest on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. This clinic will provide a unique opportunity for moms of Chicago-area youth football players to learn firsthand from experts in sports medicine, hear from Bears and USA Football representatives, connect with Heads Up Football Advisory Board Members and hit the field of the Walter Payton Center for drills. This free clinic will emphasize youth football player health and safety and will include education on concussion awareness, heat and hydration, and Heads Up Tackling technique. This event is an interactive and educational forum designed to educate moms about how the game is being played safer and better than ever before. It will provide hands-on answers to moms and will allow them to engage with other moms on issues of mutual interest regarding youth sports safety.

Space is limited, so register today at http://www.chicagobears.com/community/football-safety-clinic-registration.html.

Hey Kids...
The NFL is hosting a NFL PLAY 60 Character Camp on August 5th between 1:00pm - 4:00pm at Olivet Nazarene University. This is for kids ages 9-13. The mission of the NFL PLAY 60 Character Camp is to make a positive impact on youth through teaching football skills, emphasizing exercise, and reinforcing the importance of character in athletics and in life. For questions contact Ryan Betscher at ryan@munozagency.com

1st Day of Practice 
Monday, July 28th 6-8 pm @ ROMEOVILLE HIGH SCHOOL practice fields
We are guests at RHS please be respectful by picking up all of your trash / empty water bottles, 
following all parking rules outlined at the parent meetings, and obeying all laws regarding 
NO smoking and alcohol of any kind on High School property - this includes the parking lot.

Football:
Wear your helmet, t-shirt, shorts, and cleats ONLY (NO pads for the first 3 days of practice)
Bring plenty of water for your child.

Cheer:
Wear t-shirt (NO tank tops), shorts, and gym shoes (NO sandals/flip flops)
Your hair must be tied back
​NO earrings or jewelry are allowed
Bring plenty of water for your child

If you have any questions regarding practice please email your child's head coach.