It's for the kids!

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Registration is now OPEN for the new 2020 Football Program and Sideline Spirit Cheer Programs!!

The 2020 Football Program is for boys and girls from ages 5 to 14 as of September 1st.  This program will run from October 1st thru November 15 weather permitting. This program was developed based on the guidelines established by JFLOCI and the IDPH.  Activities will include physical conditioning, football drills and intra squad activities as listed in the medium risk category for 7 x 7 flag football programs.  This will be a no pads, helmets or tackling program with intra-squad, scrimmaging.  Team sizes and ages will be based on enrollment.  Players from all areas are welcome to participate in this program. 


The 2020 Sideline Spirit Cheer Program is for boys and girls from ages 5 to 14 as of September 1st.  This program was developed based on the guidelines established by JFLOCI and the IDPH.  Activities will include physical conditioning and cheer techniques / drills with no stunts as outlined in the low risk category for Sideline Spirit Cheer Programs.  Squad sizes and ages will be based on enrollment.  Participants from all areas are welcome to join this program. 


These programs were developed with one idea in mind, "It's for the kids!"



We are Back for 2020!!

See the following announcement from JFLOCI from Sept 18, 2020

2020 Modified Activity

The JFLOCI Board of Directors voted to allow modified Area activity at the September board meeting. The IDPH has laid out guidelines for physical conditioning, practice, in-house flag football, and cheerleading. Our Area Directors did not want to give up on providing a youth sports outlet for the young athletes of our communities this Fall, so when presented with this safe and approved plan, they decided to move forward "for the kids"!

In conjunction with this decision, the Board of Directors also voted to host our inaugural Raffle Ticket Fundraiser with CASH PRIZES that will begin in the coming days!

We will have more information in the coming days!!!o



Who we are...


The Dunlap JFL is a member of the JFLOCI providing our young boys & girls with a positive, team building experience through our Cheer, Flag & Tackle Programs.  We have a strong tradition in our community that we are looking to build upon and we work closely with the High School program.  We are committed to ensuring a positive youth football experience and advancing player safety.  Youth football is about teaching proper fundamentals and techniques of the game.  We want every player, parent and spectator to have a safe, fun experience that will help develop team building skills that hopefully last a lifetime.

We are part of USA Football's Heads Up Football program.  USA Football, the sports national governing body, educates more youth and high school coaches combined than any other organization in the United States. 

All coaches will be trained in Heads Up Football techniques before leading their teams this season.  All our coaches will attend our League Exclusive clinic hosted by USA Football Coaches Clinic.

Schedule Update/ Sign ups!

2020 Dunlap JFL Schedule Update


Wow!!!  What a turnout so far!  So many registrations and they just keep coming in!  Wanted to send an update to hopefully answer as many questions as we can.  Most of our questions are about the schedule.  We made the 6-week season only $50 for a reason.  We understand many of you have other commitments and we want to accommodate.  With Middle school baseball over and Basketball not starting until mid-November, we had a small 6-week window to offer for this year’s Dunlap JFL.

To be very clear, there will NOT be tackle offered per state of Illinois guidelinesThis will be fundamentals, conditioning, and flag football intra-squad scrimmaging only.

Players are NOT required to make every offered time.  We are trying to offer many times to allow players and cheerleaders to participate as much as possible.  The main issue is field availability (with lights) while maintaining IDPH guidelines.  As of yesterday, we have received approval to work with DHS to use the turf on times when it isn’t already booked.  I will have an update on those days/times ASAP.

HERE is the tentative schedule (assuming the numbers fall where we expect):

-Football age 5-7 will all be together.  Fundamentals and flag intra-squad scrimmages will be scheduled.  Plan on 3 nights per week (M-Th) from 5:15/5:30- 6:30. The 3 days out of those 4 will have to be determined once we have coaches signed up and know their schedules.  North Park and DHS locations.

-Football age 8-10 (possibly 11) will all be together.  We are hoping to have enough 8s, 9s, and 10s to keep grade school kids together and separate from Middle school but again need to see where the numbers fall.  Plan on 3-4 nights per week (M-Th) from 5:15/5:30-6:30/7. Will be a mix of fundamentals, conditioning, and intra-squad scrimmages.  Right now, this is the biggest age group signed up so please continue to join.  The more the better.  Locations will be North Park and DHS. 

-Football age 11-14 will be together.  Ideally, we keep middle school kids separate.  This curriculum will be developed with help of the freshman football coach and be higher level fundamentals, conditioning, and intra-squad scrimmaging.  M-TH offering 3-4 nights 5:15/5:30-6:30/7.

*Note turf nights at DHS will rotate and need to end by 6:30 if there is another sport after us*

-Cheer (Sideline Spirit).  We are SUPER lucky and have partnered with DHS Varsity coach Rachel Williams.  She will pair up with Cheer Director Preston to give our cheer program the best possible 6 week offering.  Cheer will be 2 nights per week.  Outdoors as light/weather permits then indoors after that.  No stunting or contact but fantastic training and instruction.  If your daughter is interested this is the perfect chance to try it out!

Whether your son/daughter plays every year or is just interested, we want them out for Dunlap JFL this year.  Only $50 for 6 weeks of instruction.  You don’t need equipment or even be able to make every practice/scrimmage.  PLEASE SIGN UP at !!!!    Go Eagles!!!!!

by posted 09/29/2020

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