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Rules & Policies

COVID and the 2020 SEASON

Please be advised that our board (and other volunteers)  continue to monitor guidance from the state on a daily basis. Any information we receive that includes mandates,  ideas or guidance on best practices for safety will be incorporated into our practices as per our capabilities to deliver. If the state’s guidance indicates that one or more of our programs may be altered as to how/when or if it will take place we will inform those families at our earliest possible convenience.

As of today, there is no indication that the state plans to disallow any of our four programs. We feel that each program (Competitive Cheerleading, Falcons Travel Tackle Football, Flag Football and Spirit Cheer) may receive guidance that is slightly different as each program has operational nuances.

We are grateful for your ongoing support

Rule Books

Park Ridge Flag and Tackle Football is played by the rules established by USA Football, NFL Flag Football,  National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)  and the Illinois High School Association (IHSA).  

In addition, our Board supports Senator Dick Durbin's Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act, a 2019 bill that would require states to adopt "when in doubt, sit it out" policies. Our Directors have followed this protocol for almost a decade now, and insist on athletes safety, especially return to play and clearance by a qualified health care professional.

These Rule Books illustrate the modifications defined by the by the Park Ridge Football Board of Directors.

The 2020 Falcons Travel Football Rule Books are under review and will be finalized by August 1st, 2020.  This review will include discussion around possible modifications to the player Striper weights and player game participation guidelines.


When registering for Park Ridge Football & Cheerleading programs you are acknowledging that you have read, understand, and agree with the following terms & conditions and program polices -  reference document below. 

  1. Terms & Conditions
  2. Emergency Medical Release
  3. Photo and Video Waiver Release
  4. Social Media Policy
  5. Code of Conduct & Ethics Policies
  6. Refund Policy