What We Do

We have the opportunity to create an experience for athletes to develop, compete and discover their passion for the great sport of football and cheerleading.


Each participant has the opportunity to grow their skills and achieve their best possible performance. With experienced coaching, we provide the encouragement to help our players find a healthy approach to meet and beat their goals.


Our core values define our interactions on and off the field. We promote self-respect, discipline, sportsmanship, and fair play.


Beyond teamwork on the field, we are committed to creating a culture that starts lifelong friendships. Through outreach and events, we’re proud to be an active part of our local community, too.

News & Updates

Are You Ready for Some Football?

8.1.2022- We are excited for the upcoming season and just want to lay out expectations for the next few weeks and season:

Flag Football

Registration is CLOSED. We have a ton of planning to do over the next few weeks so please be patient! If someone missed registration, they can add their name HERE and if we have room on a team, we will let you know sometime after August 15th

– Flag coaches meeting is August 25
– Team assignments will be communicated to families late August (after Aug 15)
– Practices can start the week of August 29- usually 1 or 2 days a week- day of week and time is up to the individual coach and will be communicated by them
– Coaches will distribute game shorts and jerseys at practice
– Games start the weekend after Labor Day (Sept 9)- Season ends Halloween weekend
– Games are played at Park Ridge parks on Saturday mornings (sometimes early afternoon) and at least one Friday night game
– Game schedules will be posted end of August – only first half of season schedule will be posted, Oct schedule to be posted later in Sept for better team parity
– Bottom line, do not expect team assignments and season schedules for a few weeks…

Spirit Cheer

– Similar timeline as Flag
– Registration is CLOSED
– There will be another uniform fitting this month TBD
– Spirit Cheer Orientation is Saturday, August 20 at Maine Park 1:00-3:00pm

Falcons Tackle Football

– Practices/Evals start August 1
– Please review any emails from your coaches on what to wear/bring to practice
– Be prepared for the warm weather and send your child with plenty of water

  • Equipment pick starts July 19th. Evals & practices begin August 1 with team placement (Gold D1 or Silver D2) announced shortly after. Games begin August 27 (tentative) with games also taking place Labor Day weekend. More details here.

Below is the link to our organization’s 2022 dedicated e-coupon that can be used throughout the season (valid until 1/31/23), in stores




We are excited to open up Fall Registration for:

Spirit Cheer

Flag Football

Falcons Travel Tackle Football

*Fall Competitive Cheer evaluations will take place in May. Stay tuned!

Registration for the Fall 2022 season is opening Super Bowl weekend. Like the NFL, College and High School levels, we do not play a Spring season due to player-safety concerns.

Come join and compete against the best student-athletes in the Chicagoland area in BGYFL this Fall where you’ll see kids play that will soon be starting at perennial football powerhouses such as Marist, Naperville Central, Brother Rice, Montini, and Glenbard West. Many of these kids go onto play for State 🏈 Championships under the IHSA like our 2021 Maine South Hawks Football, not just play in showcases, pay-to-play camps or during Florida vacations for kids who mature earlier than others.

Evaluations for either our D1 Gold (Elite) or D2 Silver (Competitive) Falcons travel levels from 8U to 13U (no high schoolers allowed) begin Aug 1st and end Aug 4th, and will be led by Rob Leach and Bret Brania. On Aug 5th, coaches will let each player know which team they were selected for based on their position, experience and tryout. Flag football is now our only House football program, for several years now, so no player evaluations are needed to play on one of those ~75 teams.

Remember that we will continue to provide chances for each player to earn their positions and get game-time repetitions based on their merit, we will teach them how to trust each other, we will continue to develop each player based on their skills now and work towards their future potential, including ensuring minimum play and sportsmanship standards, and of course leverage our MSFB base playbooks, schemes, and experiences as well as USA Football guidelines and drills to prepare your child to flow seamlessly into their own high school football program.

We hope you chose to be part of our 55 year old traditions and proven success!


Be Part of the Action!

Park Ridge Sports, Inc. is a local non-profit youth football and cheerleading organization.

We are committed to providing our community with amazing youth football and cheerleading programs devoted to positive coaching and developing a love of the game.

Our programs are funded primarily through the registration fees paid by participants, which is why we ask for, and greatly appreciate sponsorship donations.

Display your community pride, defray the cost of uniforms and equipment, and advertise your business.

Click here become a sponsor



We are very proud of our 3 Park Ridge Competitive Cheer teams (Senior, Junior & Mini) for seizing the opportunity to earn a STATE BID and advance to the ICA STATE Cheerleading Championships on Dec 3rd – 5th!

It is with great excitement and energy that Park Ridge Sports, Inc. announces that our Park Ridge Falcon Travel Tackle Program will be joining the Bill George League (BGYFL) beginning in the Fall of 2021.

• Well established 58 year old youth travel tackle football league
• Comprised of 22 highly competitive youth travel tackle football programs predominately from the Northwest and Western suburbs
• There are two competitive Divisions offered
• Each Division has 6 levels of play – 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, JV, and Varsity
• No high school players allowed or trips to Florida
• Each level of play has weight restrictions (striper weights) to promote safety and allow players to play with their classmates
• BGYFL is a no cut league – meaning everyone has a place to play
• There will be regional playoffs and Super Bowls at every level

We are looking forward to opening registration on April 30th for ALL our Fall programs as your 54 yr old Park Ridge Park District affiliate for Flag, Cheer and Tackle Football.

BGYFL Announcement

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15 hours ago

Park Ridge Football
2022 Pre-season Referee Mtg for 8-12th graders is Sunday Aug 28th from 2 to 3 PM at Mel’s BBQ. Instructions for RefTown, Flag rules, and Uniforms will be given out then. #PRFB Flag games will start the weekend after Labor Day and end at Halloween. Football experience and knowledge is a prerequisite. parkridgefootballandcheer.com/how-to-be-a-youth-football-referee/ ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

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Thank you DICK'S Sporting Goods and BGYFL, now with a total of 238 travel tackle teams and over 5000 kids this year! Both are All-Time records! 11 PR Falcons’ teams!We play against the BEST competition in our state!BGYFL 20% OFF SHOP EVENTAugust 5, 2022 – August 8, 2022 (FRIDAY – MONDAY)STORE LOCATION: Arlington Heights, Bloomingdale, Schaumburg, Joliet, Geneva, Lombard, Naperville & OswegoIf you can't find an item in store, please see an associate to order the item and receive 20% off.Save the date! Our partner, DICK’S Sporting Goods, is offering you a 20% off discount throughout the store to help you gear up for the season! Be sure to use the coupon linked below, as this is specific to our organization. The coupon is valid in-store on the dates above, and should be shown at the register during checkout.cmm.dickssportinggoods.com/crmcdn/getoffer.aspx?offer_entity_code=O241BW73&token=5gM57-0Oz5SRy234... ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

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#PRFB has been invited to cheer and watch a wheelchair football tournament at College of Lake County next weekend, 8/13-8/14. The Bears are partnered with an organization and the Chicago Bears Team is hosting other NFL Clubs’ teams. If you are out and about, attendance is free. Go Bears! 🍿🥤🏈 ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

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🏈🔥🦅 Here we go! DAY 1️⃣ FALCONS 🦅🔥🏈◼️ Our ~250 BGYFL traveling Park Ridge Falcons begin evaluations today across our town. D1 and D2 teams should be set over next couple of weeks, and please bring plenty of WATER 💧given the 🔥. ◼️ REGISTRATIONS for Fall 2022 are now officially closed. There will be ‘No Promises’ for late registrants, and DON’T CALL just email us with interest in which program and your child’s grade. ◼️ Dick’s Sporting Goods 20% coupon ends today. So hurry over to Niles, IL on any last minute items for your child’s upcoming season. ◼️ Volunteers Needed. We have had an unprecedented level of registrants - Over 1700!! If you took a volunteer discount, we expect to see you help coaching, setting up fields, or adding a helping hand or two for the rest of our volunteers. Be ready to help out a few hours. 😉◼️ Patience Required. Please check #PRFB website, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for regular updates or information. We do not have time for a lot of one-off conversations in August. Coaches emails will soon start and be your primary contact outside of TeamSnap.We hope EVERYONE has a GREAT SEASON! #PRFB #Falcons #OneCommunity #ChasingDreams ... See MoreSee Less
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Park Ridge Football & Cheer Youth Sports Programs


Competitive travel tackle football program that is focused on ensuring all athletes play football, regardless of their ability, with their friends in a fun and safe environment.


This program consists of 5 divisions participating in non-contact flag football with no weight restrictions, no tryouts or drafts, and REQUIRED equal playing time and position rotations.


Your child will walk away with advanced cheerleading skills, high self-esteem, and new friends!  Our competitive cheer program teaches athletes how to achieve goals and be a part of a team.


This program is designed for your child to walk away with good cheerleading fundamentals and new skills, high self-esteem, new friends, and a smile! We are about having fun first!

Coaching & Refereeing


We offer opportunities to individuals who want to volunteer for youth football coaching so they can teach and inspire the student-athletes of Park Ridge Football. Read More…


Be a youth football referee certification and job opportunities for men and women who are looking to start a paid career in officiating the Park Ridge Football games. Read More…

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