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Concussion ImPACT Testing--July 21 and 28

PAFA is proud to partner again with NovaCare Rehabilitation for the 2018 season to support player safety.  As part of NovaCare’s comprehensive concussion management program, they are offering optional Baseline ImPACT testing on July 21 & 28, 8 am – 12 pm, for PAFA athletes ages 10 and above.  The cost is $10 per player, and registration is required.   Click here for more details, and for the registration link.   

PAFA Registration

We are still accepting players in all PAFA tackle divisions on a wait list.  If interested, please contact Tanya Tyska at 

Flag football registration for 3rd-7th grade is open through July 15.  

Click here to register for PAFA Flag, or copy and paste the following link into your browser:

Items to Purchase for PAFA Tackle

At equipment pick up, tackle players will receive a helmet, shoulder pads, rib vest, mouth guard, practice and game pants, and a practice jersey (game jerseys and socks will be provided when the season starts). 

Players will need to secure the following items before pre-season practices begin:

  • Football girdle (7 pad or 5 pad)
  • Knee pads (if you do not purchase a 7-pad girdle)
  • Protective cup
  • Football cleats
  • Large water jug

Concussion Awareness Training

PAFA is focused on creating a culture that is safe and supportive for youth athletes.  To support this objective, PAFA requires at least one parent for each PAFA tackle player to complete the on-line concussion training course provided by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention at the following address:

Link to required Heads-Up Concussion training:

One parent is required to provide to their Division Administrator on the first day of practice the certificate showing he/she has completed the training.  Please click here

Next PAFA Tackle Equipment Pick Up/Exchanges

PAFA Tackle Players can pick up or exchange equipment on July 30, at the Palatine Community Center (inside gym) immediately following the first practice.

If picking up equipment, you will need the following:  

  • A check in the amount of $350 made out to PAFA for the equipment rental/reconditioning fee and the balance of the registration fees.  Please print player's last name in the notes section.
  • A check in the amount of $300 made out to PAFA for the equipment deposit. This check should be post-dated for October 31, and will be returned to you at the end of the season when you return the equipment in good condition. Please print player's last name in the notes section.
  • Print and complete the "player's parent" section of the equipment hand out form (click here).  Copies of the form will also be available to complete on site.  
  • If the player did not play PAFA tackle football last year, a copy of the his  birth certificate is required before equipment is received.

Speed and Agility Classes for PAFA Tackle Players

PAFA has partnered with BALL4Training, and registered fitness trainer and PAFA coach Todd Love Ball, to offer 2018 registered PAFA tackle players speed and agility classes in June and July at no cost to PAFA families.

These classes are entirely optional, and designed to give PAFA players an opportunity for some fitness and fun with their PAFA teammates in the off season.  Please click here for the schedule and more information.  

A Community-Oriented, Safety-Focused Football Program

The Palatine Amateur Football Association (PAFA) is focused on building a strong football community-- providing local youth an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of football in a safe, positive environment, while building confidence, discipline, and character.

We provide tackle football for grades 3rd - 8th and flag football for K-6th grades. We welcome all players and families who are interested in joining a community-oriented football program where safety and character comes first. Please see our about us page to learn more about the PAFA program, and what to expect when you join our football community.

Congratulations to our PAFA Academic All Americans

Congratulations to our 2017 PAFA Academic All Americans (click here). These athletes achieved straight As during the football season, striving for excellence on and off the field.  Please join us in congratulating these athletes, and in encouraging our PAFA players to pursue excellence in their academic and athletic pursuits. 

Sign Up for PAFA Text Notifications

Through our SI Play registration system we can now send text notifications with important PAFA reminders or notifications.  To sign up to receive text notifications, when in the registration system (click here) select “my account”, go to “mobile phone settings”, and follow the instructions, which will require you to send a text to a number, and enter a confirmation code.

Join PAFA on Facebook

Click here to like and join the PAFA Facebook page.  We’ll post reminders, pictures, and other information throughout the season.  This is another great way to stay connected to your PAFA football family!  

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