USA Football

Bantams (ages 7-8), Featherweights (ages 9-10),
Middleweights (ages 11-12)


  • 5:30 - 7:30pm. Bantams and Featherweights.
  • 5:45 - 7:45pm. Middleweights
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - July 24-27.
  • Helmets, cleats, shorts, t-shirt, strapped mouth guard.
  • No contact. Conditioning only.
Thursday - July 27.
  • Helmet and shoulder pads only, shorts, strapped mouth guard and cleats.
  • Controlled contact drills with bags only.
  • No Friday combine unless a make-up date is needed from schedule change during the week due to weather.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday- July 31 and August 1-3.
  • Full equipment
  • Big 10 and PAC evaluations
  • Big Ten teams will tentatively be selected by end of practice Monday, August 3 or Tuesday, August 4.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 4th COMBINE - IF NECESSARY, RAIN MAKEUP DATE . Combines are now complete. Some coaches will begin holding practices right away, but they will communicate that directly to the new teams.
  • Crystal Lake South High School - Combine field map with group areas can be viewed from this link.
  • An email will be sent to the Raiders community the Friday before the combines as to where the players should report based on individual age and weight.

Additional Time/Date/Location Information

  • August 7th - Draft for 7-14 tackle PAC, 5&6 tackle and flag teams
  • Saturday practices during combine may be needed for rain dates, more conditioning or further evaluation at the discretion of the combine lead coach.
  • All players should arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time to suit up, check in and to prevent delay in start time.

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