House League Teams

2014 Season Begins: Monday, August 25


Any person entering Grades 4 and 5 at the start of the season.


  • Participants are divided into teams of approximately 20 players which are established no later than the end of the second week of practice.
  • The number of teams depends on the number of individuals registered and attending practices during this initial two-week period.
  • Teams are created to achieve parity to the greatest extent possible.
  • Requests for individuals to be assigned to a particular team will not be honored, except in the case of twins or if a parent is coaching.


Click here for equipment list.

Practices & Games

Players must be registered to practice. All practices and games are held at Howard Park (east side of Ridge, just south of Lake) and are cancelled only for thunder, lightning and announced holidays. One game this season will be played under the lights!

Practices will start Monday, August 25!

Each week practices will be Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6:15pm-7:30pm.  Practices and games will be every Saturday from 8:00am-10:00am.

 During the first week, players will go through conditioning, education on football, and evaluation.  House League teams will be drafted following the evaluation process by the head coaches of each team and the program director.  The House League will follow a strict weekly schedule of Monday no pads/no contact teaching practice, Wednesday full pads with fundamentals, and Thursday full pads to prepare for the Saturday game.  The purpose of the Monday practice is to go over fundamentals of the game and issues from past games that need to be addressed.  Also this gives players more time to recover from Saturday games and abide by the rule of safety first

Regular 2014 Season Schedule

All games will be played at Howard Park. Players should report to the field at 8 a.m. every Saturday. Games start around 8:30 a.m. and will end around 10 a.m.

 Objectives of the House League

  • Instill in all participants, players, parents and volunteer coaches that football is, above all, a game to be enjoyed.

  • Teach the fundamentals of tackle football and provide a forum for participants to apply their learned skills in game conditions.

  • Teach the importance of conditioning, achieving and maintaining it through calisthenics, running and proper diet.

  • Teach the concept of team and the responsibilities assumed in being a member of a team.

  • Teach sportsmanship and respect for one's teammates, members of opposing teams, officials and coaches.

  • Teach about proper equipment, how to determine proper size, putting it on correctly and how to care for it.

  • Teach about common types of bumps and bruises incurred in tackle football and how to treat them.


Games will be played at Howard Park on Saturday Mornings. Except (1) Week Day Night Game .The Players should report to the field at 8:00AM every Saturday. The games will start around 8:30AM. Coin Toss will occur at 8:25. Game ends at 10:00AM. The game will consist of two halves each 35 minutes long. Running Clock. 8 Minute Half - Time.
First team listed on the schedule wears Green Jersey / Silver Pants for game
Second team listed on schedule wears Grey Jersey / Black Pants for game.
Green Team = Field Set-Up      Grey Team = Chain Gang / Scoreboard / Clock


Team 1            Team 2
Team 3            Team 4
No Practice Thursday, Sept. 25 (Rosh Hashannah), Saturday, Oct. 4 (Yom Kippur), Monday, Oct. 13 (Columbus Day)
Picture Day – Tuesday Sept 30 – Highcrest Middle School Gym B 
5:30pm Team 1
5:45pm Team 2
6:00pm Team 3
6:15pm Team 4
For picture day please wear sneakers, shoulder pads, game jersey, and game pants.  Please do not wear cleats or helmets.
House League Banquet--Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 6-8pm at Wilmette Jr. High
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