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Tackle Registration Open Through May 1

Registration is now open for PAFA Tackle football (3 rd -8 th grade), and will remain open through May 1. Please note the earlier registration close date this year, and some other important changes explained below:

  • Only $100 is due at the time of registration (plus PPD out-of- district fees if those apply). The balance is being combined with the equipment rental and reconditioning fee due at equipment pick up.
  • We are reducing the amount due at registration because we need to close registration this year by May 1 to accommodate the new process for ordering jerseys, which is helping us to manage costs by not over-ordering jerseys, which require a long lead time.
  • Players need to go into Sports Scene between March 2 and May 1 to be sized for their jersey and to select their jersey number. The player’s registration confirmation sheet is required, and jersey numbers will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.
  • We are incorporating the personalized yard-sign into registration so players have this at the start of the season.

Please click here for more information, and important dates for the upcoming season.

Registration is also open for PAFA 7-on- 7 flag, grades 3 rd -5 th , and will remain open through Aug. 1. Registration for Pee Wee flag (K-2) is handled via the Palatine Park District. See the PAFA registration page for more information.

Important BGYFL Rule Change for 2017


In February, all BGYFL towns unanimously voted in the below changes to the 2017 Age / Weight Matrix Playing Rules in the interest of player safety, competitive parity, and overall enjoyment for participants.

Below are the changes (please click here for the weight chart with additional detail):

·         Player age is now determined based on a player's age as of August 1 rather than September 1.

·         Divisions have been renamed BG8U, BG9U, BG10U, BG11U, BG12U, Varsity.

·         Older lighter and young heavier designations have been eliminated and the small percentage of players who were categorized as such will now play with players of the same age. What this means is that kids will be able to play with their own age group regardless of weight, and players who are light for their age will no longer be able to play down (e.g. 8th graders playing with 7th graders).

At the February PAFA Board Meeting there will be an informational meeting for parents. This will be the first item on the agenda, and we encourage all parents interested in learning more to attend. The date of the February board meeting is Thursday, Feb. 9, 8:00 p.m., at the Community Center, room 2A.

If you have any questions prior to the parent informational meeting on Feb. 9, please contact PAFA President Mike Spedale at

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