As many of you have read in the media the recent bill by Illinois State Rep. Carol Sente, a Vernon Hills Democrat, called the Dave Duerson Act, as reported by the Chicago Tribune, calls for the ban of tackle football for any youth under the age of 12 years old. The River Valley Youth Football League and the Frankfort Falcons are clearly opposed to such legislation.
Please note that the league nor its organizations do not profit from playing youth football. The league's objective is to exemplify and teach good sportsmanship, teamwork, and the basic fundamentals of football and to stimulate the young person’s interest in sports while providing constructive recreational use of leisure time. Youth football creates character and develops a young person into an adult. It gives the youth a outlet from whatever type of struggles they are going through. In addition, it helps creates leaders in our schools. Every year countless fathers, mothers, volunteers participate in coaching, training, and molding young boys and girls in youth football.
We need your help today to oppose this act by contacting your local legislator and signing the various petitions opposing this bill.
We are proud to announce that this year the Frankfort Falcons will be awarding six $500 scholarships to qualified seniors at local area high schools that are past alumni of the Frankfort Falcon football and cheer program.
To be eligible for this scholarship, the following criteria must be met:
Falcon Alumni of the Football or Cheerleading program
Current High School Senior
Attending college in the Fall of 2018
Submitted applications must be post marked by March 17, 2018
NEW 2018- A $100.00 fundraiser fee will be included in your registration fee for all registrants. For example, football registration is $ 250.00, fundraiser fee is $ 100.00 for a total of $ 350.00. We will no longer have a buyout feature. Raffle tickets will be $10 each and all players will receive 10 raffle tickets. You will keep the money you collect from selling tickets. Raffle tickets will be distributed during equipment pickup.
NEW 2018 - Football/Cheer - A $25.00 discount will be applied to all those that register in the month of January, 2018. Registration must be paid in full by January 31, 2018 in order to receive the discount. If not paid in full, registration will automatically increase $25.00 to the full amount. DISCOUNT EXTENDED UNTIL FEBRUARY 14th
TACKLE FOOTBALL WEIGH INS ALL TACKLE FOOTBALL PLAYERS must come and weigh in on Saturday, March 3rd at Grand Prairie School starting at 8:00am. All tackle football players must come in to be weighed to determine jersey size and to request jersey numbers. 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
A Blue Angel Award will be awarded to a 8th grade cheerleader. The Blue Angel Award recipients are to be selected taking into account the following criteria:
Leadership, School Achievement, Community Involvement, Attitude, Personal Conduct on and off the field, Sportsmanship, and Healthy Lifestyle.
Congratulations to this year's winner
Falcons Cheer & Dance teams are State Champions. IRCA has been hosting a state championship for the last 10 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 2017 IRCA Cheer & Dance State Championship:
2017 State Champions JV Cheer
2017 State Champions SLW Dance
Congratulations on a fantastic year and State Finalists:
Varsity Cheer - 2nd Place
5th grade Dance - 2nd Place
Congratulations to all of our Cheer and Dance teams that qualified for State!
The Thunderbird Award will be awarded to a varsity 8th grade football player. The Thunderbird Award recipients are to be selected taking into account the following criteria: Leadership, School Achievement, Community Involvement, Attitude, Conduct on and off the field, Sportsmanship, and Healthy Lifestyle.
Congratulations to this year's Thunderbird Award recipients,
Dominic Adamo and Brennan Stolarek!
The Frankfort Falcons would like to give a big thanks to Nick Allegretti, Falcons 2009, LWE 2014 and current starting center for the Fighting Illini for coming out and speaking to our young Falcon football players about how this great game is teaching us about life. Nick mentioned to never give up on your dreams, become a well rounded person in sports, volunteer and give back to the community! Nick reminded us to have FUN, have a great attitude and appreciate every single day and the people that help us get to where we are today! We would also like to thank Coach Z, Varsity Head Football Coach at LWE, for providing insights for our kids and coaches as well. The benefits of this gathering will be remembered for years to come.
Nick was recenlty named to the Rimington Award and AFCA Good Works Team watch lists. The Rimington Award goes to the top center in the country, while the AFCA Good Works Team recognizes student-athletes for their efforts off the field like volunteer work and community involvement.
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.