Southland Jr. Raptors
University Park Lions
Our goal is to guide today’s youth in a positive direction while promoting fun and safe youth football and cheer practices throughout Illinois. Youth Football and Cheer enables young athletes to excel in athletics while encouraging the value of scholastics, sportsmanship, and competition in a safe and structured environment.
NIUYFL'S vision is to provide quality football and cheer, while being a pillar in the state of Illinois youth football.
NIUYFL will provide:
•Structure •Standardized Football & Cheer Rules •Scholastic Excellence Program • Conference Championship
NIUYFL will provide Local/Regional Cheer Competition and National Championships in Football and Cheer.
NIUYFL is split into 2 levels of play. The NFC and the AFC. These levels will be locked in for a minimum of 5 years starting in the 2021 Season.
|DIVISION||AGE (AS OF JULY 31st)||MAX STRIPPED WEIGHT|
|7U||7 & Under||Unlimited|
|9U||9 and Under||Unlimited|
|11U||11 and Under||Unlimited|
|13U||8th Grade (Can be 14 if in 8th grade)||Unlimited|