Park Ridge Football Falcons

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Park Ridge Falcons Travel Football Program Overview & Highlights

The Park Ridge Falcon Travel Football program provides an opportunity for players who want to participate in a highly competitive level of tackle football against the finest competition in the Chicagoland area.
The Park Ridge Falcon Travel Football teams are formed in accordance to age and weight guidelines defined by our affiliation with the Bill George Youth Football League (BGYFL). Teams will participate in an eight (8) to nine (9) game regular season, regional playoffs and Super Bowls at every level for teams that qualify.

The Park Ridge Falcon Travel Football coaches will emphasize teaching fundamental football skills, advanced offensive and defensive schemes, player conditioning, and team building.

In addition, the Park Ridge Falcons Competitive Cheer program leads the enthusiasm of the fans every home game day.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR FALL 2022 To add your child to waitlist, please email their name, grade, birthdate to

What We Teach Student-Athletes


We teach our players the importance of having respect for all players coaches and referees, as well as following all the rules. 


All our players learn and the importance of how to be a part of a team so that he or she and his or her teammates can all succeed. 


We not only teach our players the importance of hard work to improve but also that it is fun to accomplish the goals they set. 


We teach our young athletes how to be well-mannered individuals on and off the field so they represent our organization with pride.

Park Ridge Falcons Travel Football Program Structure

The Park Ridge Travel Tackle Football teams are formed based on the age and weight classifications established by the Bill George Youth Football League (BGYFL).

During registration, each player is required to provide a copy of their birth certificate and is weighed. We will also need a current sports physical. The Park Ridge Football Board of Directors reserves the right to place players on teams where they can play safely.

Age and Weight Criteria:
BGYFL institutes rules for Age and Weight criteria to give more kids the opportunity to play by allowing them to compete with players closer to their own age and weight.

*Age based on age prior to August 1; Your child will be assigned to a level by AGE, not grade
Varsity level is generally 8th graders, must not be enrolled in high school
9U/4th Grade example: Any player 9 or younger, but no player who turned 10 before August 1 of current calendar year with a “striper” weight of 89 pounds

What is a Striper?
At the age group a player resides in there is a weight that becomes a striper. Using 9U as an example (see graphic below) any player at that level 88lbs and under on week one is eligible to play any position on the field. Any player over 88lbs becomes a striper and has to play on the offensive or defensive lines. Players are then allowed .5 pound growth per week. The stripers have no weight gain restrictions. They wear a stripe on their helmet to identify they are a striper, once you are a striper you stay a striper for the season. Please know that we do not want kids “cutting” a ton of weight for a position. There is no maximum weight for “stripers”. Players have the option to compete at the next level at the discretion of parents/coaches/PRSI board.

Park Ridge Falcons Travel Football Program Details

The program runs August through early November, with practice during the week. Each coach develops a practice schedule and will update their team individually. Players are expected to attend all practices unless approved by the coach. Evals begin the week of August 1.

The 1st week of practice will be non-contact (played in helmets and shoulder pads only). The remaining practices will be in full equipment.

Prior to the 1st scheduled game, practice will be up to five (5) days per week not to exceed ten (10) hours per week.

Once the season begins, teams will practice up to four (4) days per week not to exceed (8) hours per week.

Park Ridge Travel Falcons in Action

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