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HF Jr. Vikings Football and Cheer Club



The Vikings Youth Travel Football program is an instructional level program. All children 6 through 14 years old are eligible to participate. (Those who are 14 must be in 8th  grade or under during the 2022 - 2023 school year, no high school students allowed). **There are no tryouts, any child that wishes to participate is able to do so. 

The program is based on the following guiding principals:

  • Safety First and foremost we want our players to be safe and learn the importance of being safe while tackling and during various different plays.
  • Sportsmanship Regardless of the outcome, it's important for the players to understand that winning isn't about a trophy but about the lessons learned and the strive to continue to do your best.
  • Full Participation Players are taught the importance of teamwork and being apart of a team. "A team is only as strong as its weakest link". When one person doesn't pull their weight, it's reflected in performance and the team dynamics.

FALL SEASON BEGIN: July - December


Who are the Vikings affiliated with?
The Vikings are part of the NIUYF league.  It is a nationally recognized youth football and cheer organization with conferences throughout the United States.

What version of American Football does the Jr. Vikings play?
Tackle. Safety is a top priority within the organization and participants are taught the proper way to tackle an opponent. See our football section for more information.

Is this a traveling organization?
Yes. All participants are required to travel to all away games. Many of our teams compete at a national level. In the event that teams win the State Championship, they are required to attend the UYFL National Superbowl Championship in Tampa, FL the first week of December.

How far away are the teams?
Travel times can range from 30 minutes to about an hour and a half.   On average travel time is about 45 minutes. 

Does my child need to try out to be on the team?
No. Anyone interested in joining is able to participate. Solidify your spot early. Our teams have a limited number of available spots and once they are filled, remaining participants will be placed on a waiting list.

What age does my child need to be to participate?
A child must be Five (5) years of age on or before July 31 of the current season through 8th grade / 14 years of age. 

When does registration begin?
The registration process begins on January 1st. Early registration discounts are provided to participants who pay in full on or before the first registration date. Please see our registration page for more information. 

What is the registration fee?
The registration fee for Spring is $200 and Fall is $300. We offer a combination fee of $450 for registering for both Spring and Fall seasons.  Uniforms are retained by athletes at the completion of the season.  (Home and Away Jersey, Integrated Pants, Helmet Decal, Practice Jersey, Mouth Guard, and Socks).  Multiple children discounts are available as well as a payment plan option. 

Is volunteering required?
Yes. Our organization is operated fully by volunteers that have a desire to provide for the youth in their community. In order to continue with the success of the program, participating families are required to provide no more than four (4) hours of service per child. 

When does the season begin?
The first day of practice is mid to end of July. The first game is at the end of August. 

Where is the practice?
During the summer months, all practices are held at Apollo Park in Homewood, IL. The park is located at 190th Morgan Street.

What is the practice schedule like?
During the summer, practice is held Monday - Friday from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Once school begins, practice changes to three (3) days a week. This changes during play-off and competition preparations. Changes to the schedule will be announced on an as-needed basis by the team's coaching staff. 

Where are home games played?
Home teams will be played at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

What teams do the Vikings play against?
To see a full list of the teams in the conference, please visit the website for details. The season consists of eight (8) games plus play-off games. On average half of the games are played at home. 

What game equipment am I responsible for providing my child?
The registration fee includes a game and away jersey,  pad rental, socks, Helmet Decal, Practice Jersey, Pants, and mouthguard. Families may be required to purchase helmets, cleats, and any replacement items. 

Homewood Flossmoor Jr. Vikings

 PO Box 662
Homewood, Illinois 60430
Phone : 773-988-2679
Email : [email protected]
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