USA Football

As a member of The Chicagoland Youth Football League (TCYFL), the Crystal Lake Raiders are a part of the biggest and best youth football league in the nation. Our partnership with the TCYFL provides support for a positive and safe environment for 5-14-year-olds.

Our travel tackle football program builds on those fundamentals and is divided into levels of competition based on age, weight, skills and experience. Most levels are typically comprised of a Big 10 team (competitive high-level), MAC or WAC team (intermediate-level) and Pac 10 teams (designed for instructional and developmental play).

For program cost details see the registration page

What's the connection?

The Crystal Lake Raiders are affiliated with and governed by The Chicagoland Youth Football League (TCYFL). The TCYFL is the largest Independent Youth Football Program in the country and the Crystal Lake Raiders are one of the original six teams. Former VP of Football, Al Rogers, was a founding board member of the TCYFL League.

TCYFL has leagues from 38 towns and over 9600 athletes. They determine all rules, schedules and anything involved with the overall league affecting all communities. On the TCYFL website,, you will find game schedules, game results and standings. Be sure to sign up for TCYFL email updates to be proactively notified of all changes and updates.

The Rules, Constitution & Age/Weight Parameters, and more
 are all listed on the downloads page


The Crystal Lake Raiders are a member of USA Football's league affiliation membership. USA Football,, is the sport's national governing body in the United States and is the official youth football development partner of the NFL and its 32 teams. The Raiders have partnered with USA Football to provide every family individual access to the site and its features.

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