The Highland Park Little Giants Feeder Football program is a co-op with the Deerfield Young Warrior Football Program. Our kids and communities are working together to ensure the game of football thrives in our historically great communities. Together they are the Warrior-Giants.
The Highland Park/Deerfield co-op feeder football program is a Volunteer program. We appreciate all of the time and energy that is donated to this program. Please respect that commitment as we all work towards providing opportunities for our youth to have positive experiences. The program is open to interested children who will be in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grades in the fall of 2019.
The Warrior-Giant Football program is dedicated to teaching basic football skills to all children meeting the medical and registration requirements. Games will be against teams from other communities, the emphasis of the league and Warrior-Giant Football is on the instruction and football fundamentals.
Call anytime and leave a message at (847) 948-0927. Calls will be returned after 4:30pm.
The Director will also be available in person from 5:15-5:45pm in the Staffed Football Building during the season.
Please feel free to stop by and ask any quesitons you might have.
Registration will take place at the football building located [behind Caruso Middle School] on Sunday, May 18th (11am-3pm), Sunday, May 19th (11am-3pm) and at Wolter's Field in Highland Park on June 9th (11am-3pm). Registration will always be held in the spring. After that, registration will be on a space available basis only and will be dependent upon availability of equipment.
The basic fee of $500 will cover registration, league fees, accident and medical insurance and a game jersey the player can keep after the season.
Prior to the start of practice, the Warrior-Giant Football program pays league fees, insurance fees, trainers, and officials that cover all participants. Participants who experience injuries during preseason practice or season games will not receive a refund. NO REFUND OF REGISTRATION FEES WILL BE GIVEN AFTER AUGUST 1, 2019.
Before any child will be allowed to participate in ANY PRACTICE OR GAME, the Warrior-Giants Football Program must have a completed medical form signed by a licensed physician on file. As in prior years, we plan on having a certified athletic trainer at each of the league games. This assures that athletes receive speedy and top quality medical attention for any on field injury.
A certified athletic trainer at each of the league games. This assures that athletes receive speedy and top quality medical attention for any on field injury.
The Warrior-Giants will furnish excellent helmets, shoulder pads and game jersey. Helmets and shoulder pads are to be returned upon completion of the season. All other personal equipment (shoes, other pads and pants) will be the responsibility of the parents. Returning players will be able to use last year's hip, knee and thigh pads, pants, socks, and belts.
The Warrior-Giants have negotiated special discount for personal equipment through K&M Team Outfitters. We will be able to fit and supply all personal equipment (with the exception of shoes) at the time of registration.
If the registration will not be attended, personal equipment may be purchased at K&M Team Outfitters located at: 3150 Skokie Valley Rd. #10, Highland Park, IL 60035 (Between Old Elm and Rt. 22). Please contact 847-432-9889 for more information.
The Warrior-Giants will carry accident and medical insurance for each participant. This coverage is designed to supplement individual medical coverage. You must complete the liability waiver, emergency service permission, and insurance waiver. Prior to a child participating in ANY PRACTICE OR GAME, this form must be on file with the Warrior-Giants.
DEERFIELD AND HIGHLAND PARK HIGH SCHOOLS' SUPPORT
The entire athletic staff of both high schools have been most supportive of the WARRIOR-GIANTS. Coaching clinics will be under the direction of DHS and HPHS Football Staffs. Techniques will be taught to prepare players to play at the next level. All Warrior-Giants are encouraged to attend the high school football games in of the communities in which they reside.
Practice will begin on Wednesday, August 15th from 5:30pm-7:30pm at Clavey Field next to Caruso Middle School. Helmet, mouthguard, t-shirt, shorts, and football shoes. Wednesday evening practices after August 15th will be held at Sunset Park in Highland Park.The first two weeks will be five practices per week. When school starts we will go to a three practices per week schedule. Our games will be held on Sundays from the beginning of September through the end of October. We are scheduled to play teams from Evanston, Glenview, Kenilworth, Lake Forest, Northbrook, Niles West, Norridge, WInnetka, and Vernon Hills.
Teams will be formed based on school grade and weight. 5th and 6th graders will play on either flyweight or mid-weight. 7th and 8th grade light weight and heavyweight teams. 3rd and 4th graders will play on Pee-Wee's. To insure the safety of all players, teams will be formed based on striper league rules. Players over classified weights will not be allowed to carry the ball. All teams will be formed based on player weight at the beginning of the season weigh-in.
Football is not like most other youth team sports. 80% of the football is spent on the practice fields. To get the most out of playing football, players must attend all the practices they can. Our coaches make every effort to be fair to all players in deciding upon on-field playing time. On-field playing time for all levels will be determined by many factors including attendance and participation in practices and games, attitude, and skill level.
We are always looking for interested volunteers for coaching or other assistance. If you can help, please give us a call or visit with us during the May registration.
Helmets and Shoulder Pads will be fitted Sunday, August 11th 11am-3pm and Monday, August 12th from 11:00am-3:00pm.