The Palatine Panthers organization was founded in 1966 to provide local boys a fun supervised environment to learn and participate in football.
Our season starts during the last week of July or the first week of August when we begin practice. Practice is five days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) during the month of August. Once school begins, tackle football switches to a ‘school’ practice schedule; three days a week based on the coach’s schedule.
Our regular season games begin around the last weekend of August. All football games are played on either Saturday or Sunday. BGYFL runs a nine-week regular season schedule followed by three potential weeks of playoffs. The final two teams in each weight class (both gold and silver divisions) meet at the BGYFL Super Bowl held during the beginning of November.
Our organization is part of BGYFL (Bill George Youth Football League), which includes 16 other towns in the Chicago area. “The general purpose of this league is to inspire youth, regardless of race, creed, or color; to practice the ideals of sportsmanship, scholarship, and physical fitness; to bring area youths closer together through the means of common interest, sportsmanship, fellowship, and athletic competition; to encourage adults to behave in an exemplary manner when supervising youth; and to keep the welfare of the youth foremost and free from any adult compulsion for power and glory.” For more information on BGYFL visit their website at http://www.bgyfl.org