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2022 Registration Is Open!

Registration for the 2022 season is open.  Please click the link below to be taken to registration.   We offer flag football for k-6 as well as sideline and competition cheer for 1st-8th.  Registrants MUST reside in Sycamore School District Boundaries.  Payments plans are available on the registration, but you MUST register by May 15th to take advantage of that.


Link will take you to the registration site. Tons of info on there to answer any questions you might have.

Sponsor Of The Week!

It's Wrestling Season!   SYFL and SWC cross sponsor each other every year.   We share many of the same athletes.  Wrestling is a fantastic sport to compliment football and vice versa.  The Sycamore Wrestling Club is a true feeder to our school district wrestling program.   The club is for kids in Sycamore School District and for ages 5-14 (Middle schoolers can join both the club and the school team).   Just below this post will be an attachment of the informational sheet and if you click on the club logo in this post, you will be taken to the clubs facebook page.  Check it out!

Football Season Is Here!!!!


As most of you know, we are switching to almost all flag football this year.  We still have a 6th grade heavyweight tackle team that is combined with GK.

Over 90% of our families are new this year.  All except 1 of our 27 flag coaches have never coached SYFL before.  

We have our highest registration numbers in at least 10 years.  

With flag practice starting on August 3rd, please remember:
- Bring water
- Let the coaches coach
- Bring in your volunteer checks and your raffle ticket checks
- Sign up for your volunteer spot on Sign Up Genius (link below)
- Watch our facebook page in case of bad weather
- Get involved, cheer on your kid and all the others, HAVE FUN!


SYFL is looking for sponsors for the 2021 Season

See the below attached document if you are interested.  SYFL relies very heavily on our sponsors as a way to keep our fees low and affordable.  In 2020, we lost all of our income, but didn't lose any of our bills.  We have some great sponsorship opportunities.  See attached document for the various levels of sponsorship we offer as well as an explanation as to how we use those sponsorship monies.  Thank you in advance for considering a sponsorship.


SYFL Exclusive Spirit Wear Store Is Now Open

Click the below link to be taken to our spirit wear online store.  This store will remain open until July 31st to hopefully have all of our spirit wear delivered by the time of our first games (August 14, 2021).

Exclusive SYFL Spirit Wear

Get your spiritwear now! Store closes July 15, 2021.


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


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 Brian Bemis Auto Group

Brian Bemis Auto Group

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1875 DeKalb Ave
Sycamore, Il 60178

Sponsored by The Reed- Ferry Team - Berkshire Hathaway

The Reed- Ferry Team - Berkshire Hathaway

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Serving Sebring and Highlands County area, Florida.


Sponsored by LRS - Lakeshore Recycling Systems

LRS - Lakeshore Recycling Systems

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Sponsored by V.I.P. Cleaners

V.I.P. Cleaners

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3212 Sycamore Rd.
DeKalb, Il 60115

Sponsored by O'Donnell Crane

O'Donnell Crane

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Sponsored by Jim DuMont Baird and Warner

Jim DuMont Baird and Warner

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Serving Northern Illinois


Sponsored by Sycamore Wrestling Club

Sycamore Wrestling Club

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Feeder program for Sycamore High School Wrestling

Sponsored by 3-D Auto Repair

3-D Auto Repair

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235 S. Halwood St.
Cortland, Il 60112

In And Out Cuts

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1963 DeKalb Ave
Sycamore, Il 60178

Special F-X

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510 N Main St #1
Sycamore, Il 60178

Sponsored by Hobnobbers


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


Sponsored by Corson Decorating & Remodeling

Corson Decorating & Remodeling

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Serving DeKalb and Surrounding Areas


Sponsored by Innovative Growers Equipment, Inc

Innovative Growers Equipment, Inc

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421 N. California St. Building 6
Sycamore, Il 60178

Sponsored by Italian Dreams

Italian Dreams

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 436 N Main St, Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 899-0905
Ranken helmet element view

Matthew Ranken Memorial Fund

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.
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.