Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs

When is registration?
Online registration is available and In-person registrations are normally held in February. Flyers are posted throughout various school districts subject to their approval.

If you are a returning player and all information (address, phone, email, etc.) is the same, please email info@lombardfalcons.net requesting a new registration for the upcoming season.

How do I know what level my son/ daughter will register at?
All players need to sign up according to their age by August 1st. For example, if your child turns 11 on or after August 1st, they need to register for 11U.
Do I need a physical for my son/daughter?
No physical is required, however there is a short medical release on the registration form that must be filled out. Also, for all new players we will need (2) copies of their birth certificate at the time of registration.
Will I have to do any fundraising?
Every registered athlete is required to sell a minimum of $80 in our discount card/ raffle ticket fundraiser which starts at equiptment handount when booklets are received.The money is collected upfront at the time of registration, therefore the money you obtain from sold cards will be yours.
Optional fundraising will be distributed at other times during the season.
When is the money due?
Any open balances are due in June at your equipment handout.

How can I volunteer to be a coach?
You can contact us at secretary@lombardfalcons.net and someone will contact you to set up an interview. We try to have all coaches selected by the beginning of March of the upcoming season.
Will my son/daughter receive a trophy?
At the end of the season all participants will receive an award from the league once their uniform has been returned.
 
Football FAQ

What is the football registration cost?
$310 for tackle, $220 for flag

What do I get for my money?
Your registration cost covers the following:
Helmet, shoulder pads, rib protector, practice pants, game pants, knee pads, game jerseys and mouth piece. Items in underlined are on loan and are due back at the end of the season.
What additional equipment must I purchase?
Football cleats, athletic supporter, practice jersey and a girdle with built-in pads. These items can all be purchased at a local sporting goods store.
Who are the coaches?
Most of our coaches are volunteer dads, but we encourage outside volunteers as well. All of our coaches are NYSCA certified.

What are the Football Levels?
The following is a breakdown of our levels:Flag, 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, Varsity

When does football begin and end?
The season starts the end of July/beginning of August and runs through the end of October. Playoff games begin immediately following and can go through the 2nd week in November.
When does practice begin?
Practices begin the end of July/beginning of August, Monday through Friday until Labor Day from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. All practices are held at Madison Meadows Park in Lombard.
After Labor Day, practices reduce to (3) nights per week. Exact nights may vary.

When do games begin and how long are they?
The games start the 2nd week in August. The full game schedule is normally not available until mid to late August. A game normally last about 1 ½ hours. Teams normally arrive to the game field about 1 hour prior to game time.
How many games do they play and where?
We play approximately 9 to 11 games. Approximately half of the games played are at our home football field at Madison Meadows Park in Lombard, the remaining games are played at various different locations. (see conference teams)
 

Cheerleading FAQ

What is the cheerleading registration cost?
$310 for tackle, $220 for flag
What does the registration cost cover?
Each girl will receive a shell and skirt that need to be returned at the end of the season. Cheer shoes, cheer socks, brief and bodysuit (crop top) are theirs to keep. Indoor practice gym fees are also included.
When does practice begin and end?
The season starts the end of July or beginning of August and runs through the end of October or early November. If the squad decides to participate in additional competitions or their football team makes it into the playoffs, they may be required to participate into mid-November. Practices run Monday - Friday approximately 5:30 - 7:30, depending on each head coach. Once school begins, practice is held generally Tuesday, Thursday and Friday all at Madison Meadows. As competition nears, coaches may move their practices into a school gym or other facility. Practice will be determined at that time based on availability.
How many games do they cheer for and where?
We play approximately 9 to 11 games. Approximately half of the games played are at our home football field at Madison Meadows Park in Lombard, the remaining games are played at various different locations. (see conference teams)

How long are the games?
A game normally last about 1 ½ hours. Squads are normally arrive to the game field about 1/2 hour - 1 hour prior to game time to warm up and go through the half-time routine.

How many competitions do the cheerleaders participate in?
Usually we try and encourage each squad to participate in as many competitions as they would like. Each squad is required to participate in the Bill George Competition. Each coach will determine exactly how many.