House League Teams

2015 Season Begins: Monday, August 24


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


  • Participants are divided into teams of approximately 15-20 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 24!

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 or weeknights during practice days.

 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

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.

Regular 2014 Season Schedule- Updated Sept 10


The 2014 game schedule is listed below.  Due to the fact we only have 3 teams this season, we will play Monday night and Thursday night games.  This will insure all teams will get 6 games this season.  If your team is listed as a bye, your team will still practice that night.  Also Saturdays will be practice for all 3 teams.

Players should wear full pads to each practice until further notified by the program director Jeff Wise or their head coach.


Game Time: 6:30 P.M. – Arrive at Howard Park no later than 6:15 P.M.

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- Jim Montesano   Team #2 – Mike Boyer      Team #3 – Hugh O’Donnell

Saturday, Sept. 13

Upper Field                                (3) Team Controlled Scrimmage


Monday, September 15 

Upper Field                               Team 1 vs. Team 2 (Bye 3)


Monday  September 22

Upper Field                               Team 2 vs. Team 3 (Bye 1)


Monday September 29

Upper Field                               Team 3 vs. Team 1 (Bye 2)


Thursday October 2

Upper Field                             Team 2 vs. Team 1 (Bye 3)


Monday October 6

Upper Field                             Team 3 vs.  Team 2 (Bye 1)


Thursday October 9

Upper Field                              Team 1 vs. Team 3 (Bye 2)


Thursday October 16

Upper Field                              Team 1 vs. Team 2 (Bye 3)


Monday October 20        

Upper Field                              Team 2 vs. Team 3 (Bye 1)


Thursday October 23

Upper Field                              Team 3 vs. Team 1 (Bye 2)


Saturday October 25       EQUIPMENT RETURN DAY:  8:30 a.m. – 9:30 am @ Howard Park

No Practice Thursday, Sept. 25 (Rosh Hashanah), Saturday, Oct. 4 (Yom Kippur), Monday, Oct. 13 (Columbus Day)
Picture Day – Tuesday Sept 30 – Highcrest Middle School Gym B 
6:00 Team 1    6:15 Team 2    6:30 Team 3
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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