The time has come for equipment pickup for ALL Tackle Football players. We want to try and distribute as much of our tackle football equipment before practice begins. We understand that summer vacations have begun. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Equipment pick up will be held on Monday, July 17th at the Falcons Shed (located near the corner of Locust St. and Oregon St.). A 2nd pickup will be held on Saturday, July 22nd at the Falcons Shed.
Equipment pickup schedule is as follows:
Monday, July 17th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, July 22nd from 8:00am to 11:00am
ALL players must attend equipment pickup because we size the helmet to the player. Please do not send grandpa, aunts or brothers without the player. We can not hand out helmets without the player being present.
Please bring a check payable to FYAA for $ 100.00 per football player for equipment/volunteer deposit. We will not cash the check but hold it until you return the equipment and fulfill your volunteer duty. We will then return your check.
Expect long lines!!!. As much as we gather volunteers to help, the process is still the same. We can not risk the integrity of a secured fit to hastily move players along to their next appointment. Please plan accordingly.
The Falcons provide the following equipment:
Helmet, Chin Strap, Shoulder Pads, Mouth guard, Game jersey and Socks
Players are responsible for the following equipment:
Practice jersey, Practice pants with pads, Game pants with pads, football cleats
Practice will begin on Monday, July 24th. You will receive information directly from your team on the exact location and time. Teams will practice 5 days per week (Monday thru Friday) for the first couple of weeks. Your team’s game schedule will be available online shortly. Please check the website frequently for important information.
July 24th - Practice begins for all teams
Aug 19th/20th - First game
Nov 5th - Superbowl
The Falcons Board has instituted a referral program for our tackle football and flag programs. Any alumni tackle, football, cheer or flag member that refers a NEW PLAYER for either our TACKLE FOOTBALL or FLAG program will earn either an exemption of their volunteer duty OR an exemption of the mandatory fundraiser for the 2017 season. Either one or the other. The referral reward is one per new player. A new player is defined as a player that was not registered for the 2016 season and is on the roster for the 1st game of the season. There will be a box during the registration process in which your name can be placed by the person registering. You are our best advertisers!
We are proud to announce that this year the Frankfort Falcons awarded six $500 scholarships to qualified seniors at local area high schools that are past alumni of the Frankfort Falcon football and cheer program.
We wish to congratulate the following winners:
Edward Dell / Lincoln-Way East HS
Peter Ostrowski / Lincoln-Way East HS
Hannah Golaszewski / Lincoln-Way East HS
Taylor Johnson / Lincoln-Way East HS
Max Shafer / Lincoln-Way East HS
Taylor Wojcik / Lincoln-Way East HS
TACKLE FOOTBALL WEIGH INS
There will be a 2nd weigh in and uniform try on for those that did not make the first one or wish to get sized again. The next date is Thursday, March 16th at Falcons Shed at Main Park from 7:00pm - 8:30pm. Players will get sized for their jerseys. One of the tie breakers in awarding a jersey number is the player who registers and pays earlier.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email
Falcons Cheer & Dance teams are State Champions. IRCA has been hosting a state championship for the last 9 years. This year had the fiercest competition by far. It shows how well you are all doing just by getting there in the first place! Great job!!! Below are the results from the 2016 IRCA Cheer & Dance State Championship:
2016 Cheer State Champions JV Dance - 6th grade large
Congratulations on a fantastic year and State Finalists:
JV Cheer - 3rd Place - 6th grade medium
SLW Dance - 3rd Place - 2nd grade small
Congratulations to all of our Cheer and Dance teams that qualified for State!
The Frankfort Falcons through its partnership with USA Football and the Chicago Bears made an equipment donation earlier this past summer to the Elk Point - Jefferson Football team. Through this donation, the Falcons were able to help an organization continue to play football for the 2016 season and beyond. Below is their sincere thanks. The Falcons wish them well!
The Importance of Athletics - One Parent’s Perspective
"One of my friends asked "Why do you pay so much money for your kids to do all their sports”? Well I have a confession to make; I don't pay for my kids to to do sports. Personally, I couldn't care less about what sport they do. So, if I am not paying for sports what am I paying for?
I pay for those moments when my kids become so tired they want to quit but don't.
I pay for those days when my kids come home from school and are "too tired" to go to their training but they go anyway.
I pay for my kids to learn to be disciplined, focused and dedicated.
I pay for my kids to learn to take care of their body and equipment.
I pay for my kids to learn to work with others and to be good team mates, gracious in defeat and humble in success.
I pay for my kids to learn to deal with disappointment, when they don't get that placing or title they'd hoped for, but still they go back week after week giving it their best shot.
I pay for my kids to learn to make and accomplish goals.
I pay for my kids to respect, not only themselves, but other athletes, officials and coaches.
I pay for my kids to learn that it takes hours and hours, years and years of hard work and practice to create a champion and that success does not happen overnight.
I pay for my kids to be proud of small achievements, and to work towards long term goals.
I pay for the opportunity my kids have and will have to make life-long friendships, create lifelong memories, to be as proud of their achievements as I am.
I pay so that my kids can be out on the field or in the gym instead of in front of a screen.
I could go on but, to be short, I don't pay for sports; I pay for the opportunities that sports provides my kids with to develop attributes that will serve them well throughout their lives and give them the opportunity to bless the lives of others. From what I have seen so far I think it is a great investment!"
To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The HEADS UP initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.