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Click Below To Be Taken To The 2021 Registration For Middle School Flag  Football 
Below is the link for the SYF / Sycamore Middle School Flag Football Season - This is for any current 6th-8th graders attending Sycamore Middle School.  Season will run from March 16 - April 24th.  There is more information on the first page of the registration.  Cost is $0.


Important Information for 2019 Season

Please check the calendar for important dates.


As we prepare for the 2019 season, please be sure to visit our site or our facebook page often to look for updates.

We will be adding coaches meetings, board meetings, registration information, etc. as we get ready for the 2019 calendar year.


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


Flyweight: Xavier Delgado

Lightweight: Ryan McCoy

Middleweight: Teddy Lucas

Heavyweight: Tyler Grimm



Flyweight: Logan Gibson

Lightweight: Caleb Kaelin

Middleweight: Tyler Lockhart

Heavyweight: Gable Carrick

7th/8th Grade: Connor Thorstens



Flyweight: Adam Cobos

Lightweight: Dylan Hodges

Middleweight: Joey Culotta

Heavyweight: Eli Meier

7th/8th grade: Dashon Westbrook



Flyweight: Burke Gautcher

Lightweight: Matthew Rangle

Middleweight: Kiefer Tarnoki

Heavyweight: Brayden Peet



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


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 


Dekalb Mechanical

339 Wurlitzer Drive Dekalb IL


Sponsored by O'Donnell Crane

O'Donnell Crane

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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


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
Sponsored by Hobnobbers


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


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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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