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Welcome to the 53rd Season of Park Ridge Football & Cheer

News and Updates

2020 MODIFIED SEASON EXPECTATIONS

Parents,

We are extremely excited to bring you our Fall season. We expect our modified Fall 2020 season to end on Halloween, Oct 31st. Our Board and Coaches have been working diligently under the Park District and State of Illinois guidelines to produce the best Fall 2020 season possible.  While IHSA football is expected to return in Spring 2021, which is our hope, we will continue to do whatever we can to provide a normalized and top-tier level of athletic activity to our community in both football and cheer.  We appreciate your patience and understanding due the fluidity of the situation and the collective need to ensure player-public safety.  

PRSI Board of Directors


LEGAL NEWS

2020 Fall Season

Welcome to the 2020 football season. This Fall will mark our 53rd season offering football & cheerleading to our community.  We are excited to announce that we are planning on conducting all of our programs (Flag Football, Falcons Travel Football, Spirit Cheer, Competitive Cheer) this Fall, as Illinois is currently on schedule to move to Phase 4 at the end of June.

We remain committed to our goal of offering a safe and fun experience while fielding competitive teams and teaching life lessons that will benefit our young athletes for years to come. 

As always, the safety of our athletes is our number one concern.  We are currently working on rules to manage social distancing, prevent the spread of illness, limit crowds, possibly modify the season start time, and reduce the number of participants in practices and competitions.  We are closely watching the guidelines from the CDC, the State of Illinois, and the Park Ridge Park District to make sure we get this right. As we get closer to the season, we will continue to update our plan below. 

We are looking forward to seeing you all soon!  As always, please contact us with any questions you might have. Make sure to check our website regularly for updates and like our Facebook page at Park Ridge Football.


2020 Programs

Program Grade (Fall  2020) Description
Spirit Cheer Summer Camp  K - 5th
  • 5 day cheerleading camp teaching fundamental dance, jump and cheer skills- CANCELLED FOR 2020
Spirit Cheer Fall Season K - 5th
  • Overview - Recreational cheer program which cheers on the sidelines for Park Ridge Flag or Tackle football games
  • Practice Schedule - 1 outdoor practice (1 hour) per week
  • Game Schedule - 8 games (usually 1 hour) played on Friday nights, Saturdays, or Sundays beginning the first weekend after Labor Day and ending the last week of October
Competitive Cheer Fall Season 2nd - 8th
  • Overview - Competitive cheer program offering both sideline and competitive cheerleading experiences including: stunting, tumbling, jumping, and high-energy dances
  • Practice Schedule - 2 indoor practices per week (1.5hrs to 3hrs per practice)
  • Game Schedule - 4 games (usually 1.5hrs) played on Saturday mornings or afternoons at Maine South High School
  • Competition - 4 to 5 local competitions against other suburban Cheer Programs with a chance to participate in the IRCA’s State Championship Tournament
Flag Football Pre-K  - 8th
  • Overview - Non-contact 7 on 7 flag football with no weight restrictions
  • Practice Schedule - 1-2 hours per week beginning the week of August 24th or August 31st
  • Game Schedule  - 8 one hour games played in Park Ridge either Friday nights, or Saturdays beginning the first weekend after Labor Day and ending by the end of October
  • Competition - Predominately play against other Park Ridge teams with some Home games against teams from nearby communities
  • Player Participation - All players will play a variety of offensive/defensive positions and should play at least half of every game
Falcons Travel Tackle Football

3rd - 4th

 

5th- 6th

 

7th-8th

  • Overview - Community based competitive travel tackle football program that is focused on ensuring all athletes play football, regardless of their skill or ability.
  • Practice Schedule - Up to 4 practices (2 hours max) per week in Park Ridge starting August 3rd - 2 weeks small group training/conditioning and 4 weeks team practices before first game
  • Game Schedule  - 8 games played on Friday nights, Saturdays, or Sundays beginning the first weekend after Labor Day and ending the last week of October
  • Competition - Play against other Park Ridge teams and other local community youth travel football programs that feed into - Evanston, GBS, GBN, Deerfield, Highland Park, Niles, Loyola Academy, and Notre Dame Prep. 
  • In addition, we are working to augment this competition by playing some cross-over games against local teams from the Northwest Catholic Conference (e.g. St. Juliana, IC, OLPH, Queen of All Saints, etc.).

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