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Click Below To Be Taken To The 2021 Registration For  Tackle and Flag  Football as well as Cheer
Click below to be taken to the 2021 Registration.  This is an exciting year for us at SYFL as we are switching our lower levels of football over to flag.  Now you can register for flag from grades K-6, Tackle for kids that are 11 by Aug 1, 2021 or for cheerleading from 1st-8th grade. 

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Important Information for 2021 Season

Families,

This year we are moving to flag football for grades K-6. We also offer tackle for kids that are 11 by Aug 1, 2021.  Cheer will be for grades 1st-8th.  

After much research and discussion, SYFL has decided to move to flag football for our lower levels.  In doing this, we can put even more emphasis on safety, play in house (so no travel), keep families already busy schedules a little less busy as flag requires less practices and a slightly shorter season.  

We are super excited for this change and will be working closely with the Sycamore High School Football Program as we implement these changes.

One thing we really need from our families to pull this off is volunteers.  Please consider coaching or inquiring about joining our board.  Coaching will be 3 days per week for the flag teams.

Right now, cheer, flag and tackle season will consist of a week of camp (starting July 19th). Tackle/cheer practices will then start on July 26th while flag will start practices on August 3rd.  Flag will have Labor Day weekend off. Flag season will end around the end of September, cheer end dates will vary depending on age and team.  Tackle season will end somewhere between the 2nd week of October to the end of October (unless they do a tournament at the end of year).

Thank you in advance for joining the SYFL family and for considering volunteering.

 

Sponsor Of The Week!

With homecoming upon us, it's time that we start recognizing our sponsors.  For this week, the Sponsor Of The Week is DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet/GMC.  We rely greatly on our sponsors to ensure that every kid who wants to cheer or play football gets that opportunity.  Quite simply, we would not exist if it wasn't for our sponsors.  DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet/GMC is not only one of our top sponsors, but they also are very active in our community with numerous organizations.  Whether you are looking for a new or pre-owned vehicle or simply need service done on your existing vehicle, please be sure to patronize their business and tell them thank you for supporting SYFL.

 

 

Matthew Ranken for the Love of the Game

Award Winners

2018:

Flyweight: Xavier Delgado

Lightweight: Ryan McCoy

Middleweight: Teddy Lucas

Heavyweight: Tyler Grimm

 

2017:

Flyweight: Logan Gibson

Lightweight: Caleb Kaelin

Middleweight: Tyler Lockhart

Heavyweight: Gable Carrick

7th/8th Grade: Connor Thorstens

 

2016:

Flyweight: Adam Cobos

Lightweight: Dylan Hodges

Middleweight: Joey Culotta

Heavyweight: Eli Meier

7th/8th grade: Dashon Westbrook

 

2015:

Flyweight: Burke Gautcher

Lightweight: Matthew Rangle

Middleweight: Kiefer Tarnoki

Heavyweight: Brayden Peet

 

2014:

Flyweight: Tyler Whitfield 
Lightweight: Dawson Alexander 
Middleweight: Jake O'Donnell 
Heavyweight: Carsten Menzer 
 

2013:

Flyweight: Zack Crawford

Lightweight: Brody Armstrong

Middleweight: Bobby Scianna

Heavyweight: Jason Hayes

 

Sycamore Junior Spartan Football

Philosophy and General Information

 
 
Sycamore Youth Football represents a traveling club football team that is a feeder system into our Sycamore High School.  The SYFL builds an age appropriate competitive team that is a member of the Northern Illinois Football Conference.  As a feeder program for the Sycamore High School, and under the auspices and direction/tutiledge of Sycamore High School Head Coach, Joe Ryan, the SYFL Jr. Spartans have adopted the Sycamore High School playbook.  Our coaches all undergo a National Center for Safety Institute background check, USA footbal "Heads Up Play" coaching certification, and a year round coaching program designed to highlight both the Sycamore High School football philosophy and appropriately train our coaches in practice and game management as well as player development.  Our coaches have experience ranging from new coaches to coaches with upward of 16 years experience.
 
Sycamore Youth Football prides itself on player development. Our kids are instructed on the basic football fundamentals with an emphasis on safe blocking and tackling techniques.  Our program plays "real football" on full sized fields with IHSA football rules.  At the youngest level coaches are allowed on the field, but as our kids progress, coaches remain on the sideline.  Each child is looked at as an individual, and their development is evaluated by a multitude of coaches to maximize their potential.
 
Lastly, we are a volunteer organization that depends on family support.  We encourage each family to become involved with their child and Sycamore Youth Football and Cheer.  Whether it be through coaching, cheering, chain gang, working concession or helping with the board, the boosters or a variety of events, we want to welcome you to the Sycamore Jr. Spartan family.
 
 

 

Our Sponsors

These fine organizations make what we do possible. Please show your support to these amazing sponsors and thank them for their commitment to our organization. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities

Sponsored by DeKalb Sycamore Chrvrolet GMC

DeKalb Sycamore Chrvrolet GMC

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1925 Mercantile Drive - Sycamore
815-981-9299 (sales)
815-981-9310 (service)
Sponsored by Northern Illinois ENT Specialists, LTD

Northern Illinois ENT Specialists, LTD

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2127 Midlands Court Suite 203 Sycamore 

815-758-8106

Dekalb Mechanical

339 Wurlitzer Drive Dekalb IL

815-756-6528

Sponsored by O'Donnell Crane

O'Donnell Crane

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815-754-4663

Sponsored by Northern Illinois Rehab Specialists

Northern Illinois Rehab Specialists

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Dr. Curtis

124 N California St, Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 895-7660
Sponsored by Jim DuMont Baird and Warner

Jim DuMont Baird and Warner

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Sponsored by Seymour of Sycamore, Inc

Seymour of Sycamore, Inc

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"The Inventor of Aerosol Spray Paint"

917 Crosby Avenue

Sycamore IL

815-895-9101

Sponsored by Cortland Flooring

Cortland Flooring

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3-D Auto Repair

Sponsored by Italian Dreams

Italian Dreams

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 436 N Main St, Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 899-0905
Sponsored by Paulsen Appliance and Electronics

Paulsen Appliance and Electronics

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245 W. State St, Sycamore
8158956373
Sponsored by Hobnobbers

Hobnobbers

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Located on the corner of Peace/Plank road  and Main St  (RT 23) Sycamore

815-991-5775

Sponsored by K Hoving

K Hoving

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Sponsored by Sycamore Wrestling Club

Sycamore Wrestling Club

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Cortland Animal Hospital

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815-748-8040

13669 IL Rte 38, Dekalb

Thanks Dr. Askew

Ollie's Frozen Custard

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2290 Oakland Dr, Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 758-8222
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Matthew Ranken Memorial Fund

SYCAMORE YOUTH FOOTBALL JR. SPARTANS

PO BOX 81, SYCAMORE IL 60178