Frequently Asked Questions

Football

Cheerleading

What is the football registration cost?
$215 for tackle, $125 for flag


When is the money due?
Any open balances are due in June at your equipment handout.

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?
There is one mandatory fundraiser, every registered participant is required to sell a minimum of 8-$10 discount cards totaling $80.00. This fundraiser begins in June when they are handed out at equipment handout.. The money is collected upfront at the time of registation therefore the money you obtain from sold cards will be yours. Optional fundraising will be distributed at other times during the season.

When is registration?
Online registration is available ater the first of the year. In-person registrations are normally held in February. Flyers with the exact date, time and location are distributed through the various school districts subject to their approval. If you are a returning player and all information (address, phone, email, etc.) is the same, an email can be sent to info@lombardfalcons.net requesting a new registration for the upcoming season.

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 BOLD are on loan and are due back at the end of the season. Two game jersey are issued to each player which are theirs to keep at the end of the season.

What additional equipment must I purchase?
Football cleats, athletic supporter, practice jersey and NEW is you now need a girdle with built-in pads. These items can all be purchased at a local sporting goods store.

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?
The games start the 2nd week in August. The full game schedule is normally not available until mid to late August.

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)

How long are the games?
A game normally last about 1 ½ hours. Teams normally arrive to the game field about 1 hour prior to game time.

Who are the coaches?
All of our coaches are normally dads that volunteer their time for this league. However, if you know someone who loves football but yet does not have a child in our league, please feel free to have them contact us. All of our coaches are NYSCA certified.

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.

Can we select a specific team and or coach?
No, players are placed on a team by their age and then weight. If a player makes both their age and weight, he/she must play at that level. Teams at each weight class are then drafted within the first 2 weeks of practice time. Players are drafted by their ability to play at a particular level.

What are the Football Levels?
The following is a breakdown of our levels:

Flag, 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, Varsity

How do I know what level my son/daughter will go to?
All players need to sign up according to their age by August 1st. For example, if your child turns 10 on July 15th, they need to register for 10U. They are also weighed initially when they pick up their equipment in June. Parents at that time are made aware of any child who may need to move up to a higher weight class.Players are also weighed each week starting with the first regular season game. Players are allowed additional weight per level for their equipment and also may add (1) pound per week for growth.

Can my child still play at his/her age level if they are
more than the specified weight? Yes. As of 2009 new Striper rule allows players 10% over the specified maximum weight. Reference rules at www.bgyfl.org

Will my son/daughter receive a trophy?
At the end of the season all participants will receive an award from the league once their equipment has been returned.

What is the cheerleading registration cost?
$215 for tackle, $125 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. Gym fees are also included.

When is the money due?
Any open balances are due in June at your equipment handout.

Do I need a physical for my 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 participants we will need (2) copies of their birth certificate at the time of registration.

Will I have to do any fundraising?
There is one mandatory fundraiser, every registered participant is required to sell a minimum of 8-$10 discount cards totaling $80.00. This fundraiser begins in June when they are handed out at equipment handout.. The money is collected upfront at the time of registation therefore the money you obtain from sold cards will be yours. Optional fundraising will be distributed at other times during the season.

When is registration?
Online registration is available ater the first of the year. In-person registrations are normally held in February. Flyers with the exact date, time and location are distributed through the various school districts subject to their approval. If you are a returning player and all information (address, phone, email, etc.) is the same, an email can be sent to info@lombardfalcons.net requesting a new registration for the upcoming season.

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.

When do games being?
The games start the 2nd week in August. The full game schedule is normally not available until mid to late August.

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.

How can I volunteer to be a coach?
You can contact us via our website, and someone will contact you to set up an interview. We try to have all coaches selected by the beginning of May for the upcoming season.

Can we select a specific team and/or coach?
All participants are assigned by grade level to each football level appropriately. Participants generally are assigned based on the school they attend if they are new, or return to the squad they were with the previous year. Changes to squad assignment are at the discretion of the Cheer Director and/or coach. Participants may request a particular coach at their age level. All requests will be considered based on squad availability.

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.