Canaryville Lions Youth Football & Cheer

Chicago Youth football

The Canaryville Lions are a full contact team (boys & girls ages 7-14) and play throughout the Chicago area. We strive to continue to provide a safe sporting environment for the youth in our community.

    2024 Fall Online Registration
    ONLY $225

    Save $50 NOW! In person Registration $275 starts August 1st.

    Online registration not complete until payment is submitted.

    Fall Football Registration

    * League rules only allow us to register your child if he/she is between 7 & 14 years of age on August 1st 2024. They must have been born after August 1st, 2009 and before August 1st, 2016

    Child must present their valid State or Federal photo ID before they can play. A copy will be retained by the team to use in the event of a challenge during a season or post season game.


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    Youth Sports can help children learn leadership and the importance of teamwork
    Youth Sports can help children learn leadership and the importance of teamwork


    Youth football teaches players accountability
    • Fall Practice Starts July 29th, 2024 Monday – Thursday 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM
    • Season starts August 2024!
    • Picture Day TBD

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    McInerney Playlot (Practice Field)

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    Taylor Lauridsen (Home Field)

    647 West Root Street Chicago, IL 60609-2632

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    Canaryville Lions Youth Football
    We Play Rain or Shine, But Not Thunder or Lightning 

    Weather & Field Conditions may dictate practice and game cancellations. Sign up today to receive text message alerts on your cell phone using Remind for last minute updates concerning extreme weather and field conditions. 

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    Our Coaches & Staff Are All Volunteers!

    We are recruiting assistant coaches for upcoming season. Click here for our VolunteerMatch Listing

    Frequently Asked Questions

    When is registration?Canaryville Lions Youth Football

    Online registration is currently OPEN and continues until weigh-in day. In person registration starts August 1st and continues until first game.

    What do I need for registration?

    You will need a birth certificate, sports physical and the registration fee. That fee is $275.00.

    Can I pay the fee in cash?

    We accept cash for in person registration. Payment should be by personal check, money order in person, or Visa, MasterCard, or American Express online. If a personal check is returned for insufficient funds you are responsible for any fees.

    When does practice start?

    Practice starts on August 1st, 2024.

    Where is practice?

    The entire team practices at McInerney Playlot, a Chicago Park located at 4446 S Emerald Ave.

    When is practice?

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    Practice is five days a week in August, Monday through Friday, 5:30 P.M. until 7:30 P.M. Once the season starts practice is Tuesday through Thursday, same time.

    When does the season start?

    The season starts in August 2024

    When does the season end?

    The regular season ends 8 weeks after the start of the season. The season may be extended if a Team makes the Playoff Game, and the Championship Game.

    When are the games?

    Home games  and Away games may be on Saturday and/or Sunday.

    Football teaches your child about what it means to be a good sport

    How many home games?

    Normally the team plays four home games.

    Where will the home games be played?

    Taylor-Lauridsen Park located at 742 W 42nd St.

    What time are the games?

    Youth sports promotes self-discipline
    Youth sports promotes self-discipline

    Times to be determined by League and will be announced when schedule is published.

    What does my child wear to practice?

    Practicing High Knees

    Until football equipment is issued, your child can wear a tee shirt and gym shorts. No hats! No jewelry! The player will need an athletic supporter and cup along with cleats (no metal).

    When is football equipment issued?

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    Canaryville Lions Equipment Truck

    We will issue equipment if the child’s fee has all forms,  registration fee has been paid in full, and physical is completed.  Equipment will be handed out August  30th & 31st at the Union Ave Methodist Church – 4350 S Union Ave, Chicago. Signups after these dates are suited up Friday 5:30pm to 7:30pm by appointment only.

    Can I provide my own equipment?

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    Many Players Go On to High School and College Level Football

    Yes, with your coaches inspection and approval. No jerseys with personalized names!

    What if my child loses or damages the football equipment?

    You are responsible to replace the equipment with new equipment or pay for new equipment before your child plays in their next game.

    When do I return the football equipment?

    Immediately after your child’s last game, whenever that happens.

    Can I watch my child practice?

    Blocking Practice - Youth sports can help develop social skills
    Blocking Practice – Youth sports can develop social skills

    Absolutely! We encourage parents to attend practice every day and become part of the Lion’s family!

    What about games?

    Even more absolutely, and bring your friends, cousins, grandmothers/fathers, anyone who wants to watch kids have fun playing football.

    Come check us out today!