Important Dates

Updated Saturday July 15, 2017 by Buffalo Grove Bills Youth Football and Cheerleading.

THE BILLS

Youth Football and Cheerleading Association

P.O. Box 6265 · Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089     (847) 215-4976

WELCOME TO THE BILLS

2017 FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING SEASON!

Football season is quickly approaching and your new Bills Football and Cheerleading board members and coaches have been very busy planning for the 2017 season.  We are very excited about the events we have planned and hope you will get involved and have fun along with your players.  Bills Football is a 100% volunteer organization.

We would like to remind you of our website at www.bgbills.org.  The website will have directions, weekly bulletins and assorted other information. 

Bills Football is a member of The Chicagoland Youth Football League (www.tcyfl.net) and we will travel to other suburbs to play at least four of our games.  The coaches will provide schedules and maps at the practices as soon as they are available and they will also be on our website. Cheerleaders are almost always at home games.

Football registration is again at an all time high.  Cooperation and support from the parents and players is extremely important so that we can assure having a quality program.  It is imperative that football players and cheerleaders attend practice.  It is also important that parents keep abreast of all communication that will be emailed out weekly by your team mom during the season.

Each football player and cheerleader will be supplied with football/cheer equipment.  The following is a list of additional items to be purchased by each player:

                ♦              Mandatory! The Girdles we now use have thigh pads built in and every player must purchase a new girdle this season! (can be purchased through Bills Youth Football for $30.00 at equipment hand out))   

                ♦              Rib guards (can be purchased through Bills Youth Football for $30.00 at equipment hand out)

                ♦              Athletic supporter & protective cup

                ♦              Molded or screw in cleats

                ♦              Extra mouth guards (can be purchased through Bills Youth Football for $5.00 at equipment hand out)

                ♦              Chin straps (cloth /used free, new padded $20.00)

                ♦              Bills equipment bags (can be purchased through Bills Youth Football for $40.00 at equipment handout.)

                ♦              Custom socks (can be purchased through Bills Youth Football for $12.00 at equipment handout)

We have enclosed an order form for football & cheerleading jackets.  This is not a required item. Samples will be available at equipment hand out and you can order & pay at that time with Aki.  Other spirit-wear will be available for purchase during the season on line at bgbills.org (practice jersey, custom compression gear, jackets and spirit wear all available at bgbills.org)

KEY DATES AND EVENTS
 
JULY 15TH & 16TH DICKS SPORTING GOODS, TCYFL FOOTBALL DAY-  Dicks Sporting Goods will open for Bills families ONLY!  21830 W. Long Grove Rd., Deer Park, IL. Save UP TO 25 % on cleats and Under Armour.
 
JULY 19TH20TH 21ST SPEED AND AGILITY CAMP: At Emmerich East, 5:30 PM, to 7:00 PM. There is a cost of $20.00/day (or        
$50.00 for all three days pre-paid) to participate in this 3 day camp, payable when you report that day!
 
JULY 23RD   HEAD COACHES MEETING – 9:00 PM at Bills Football Building
 
JULY 24TH       FOOTBALL PRACTICE BEGINS –MONDAY THRU FRIDAY, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM AT EMMERICH EAST FIELD, UNTIL THE WEEK SCHOOL BEGINS.  Players should show up promptly at 5:30 PM in t-shirts, shorts, cleats & helmets only on Monday July 24TH.  BRING PLENTY OF WATER OR GATORADE.  Teams may change practice fields during the week.
 
JULY 24TH     NEW FOOTBALL PLAYER’S PARENT MEETING – 7:45 PM AT EMMERICH EAST– ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE PROGRAM.  (IMMEDIATELY AFTER PRACTICE).  Attendance is highly recommended for returning parents.  
       
 JULY 31ST FULL FOOTBALL PADS MAY BE WORN TO PRACTICE
 
AUG 9TH             CHEERLEADER UNIFORM HANDOUT – At Emmerich East Field (Home Field) PARENTS MUST BE PRESENT! 
5:30PM - 7:30PM
 
“FUND-RAISER” HANDOUT - Raffle tickets will be handed out at the same time as the uniforms.  Payment $100.00 is due at this time for 120 tickets.  Tickets can be sold in a book of 6 for $5.00, or each one for $1.00 (You can make $20.00)
 
AUG 15TH CHEERLEADING PRACTICE (ALL SQUADS) – 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM AT EMMERICH EAST FIELD.  All cheerleaders should show up promptly at 5:30 PM in proper attire for an all squad practice.  BRING PLENTY OF WATER!   
 
AUG 15TH     CHEERLEADING PARENT MEETING – 5:30 PM ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY! AT EMMERICH EAST PARK  
 
AUG 7TH     FOOTBALL EQUIPMENT HANDOUT FOR KIDS RETURNING FROM CAMP - 4:30 PM at Emmerich East.  PARENTS MUST BE PRESENT! Please remember to bring a check/cash for raffle tickets.  (NO UNIFORM CAN BE ISSUED WITHOUT THEM!) Birth certificates are required for new players.
 
“FUND-RAISER” HANDOUT - Raffle tickets will be handed out at the same time as the equipment.  Payment of $100.00 is due at this time for 120 tickets.  Tickets can be sold in a book of 6 for $5.00, or each one for $1.00 (You can make $20.00)
 
WEEKENDS OF PRESEASON GAMES – For all of the Bills Football teams.  All teams have preseason games –
AUG 12TH & 19TH     check with your coaches.
 
AUG 21ST     PICTURE DAY – AT EMMERICH EAST FIELD (FULL GAME UNIFORMS REQUIRED!!)
Cheerleaders 4:30 PM
Football Players 4.45 PM
Information to be handed out at practice.  BE ON TIME OR YOU WILL MISS THE TEAM PICTURES!
 
AUG 22ND     MANDATORY HEAD COACH MEETING: TYCFL required.
 
AUG 26TH & AUG 27TH    OPENING DAY – League games begin.
 
SEPT/OCT HOMECOMING – Date to be determined as soon as schedules are made available.  (Raffle Winners Picked)
 
PARENTS – THIS WEEK PLEASE BE TO YOUR CHILD’S GAME 20 MINUTES EARLY FOR A SPECIAL PREGAME PARENT APPRECIATION PRESENTATION (FROM YOUR CHILD)
 
OCT   SENIOR DAY
 
OCT/NOV EQUIPMENT TURN IN – 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM AT EMMERICH EAST FIELDHOUSE for teams not continuing in playoffs (please be on time and return equipment in condition you would like to receive it)
 
NOV 11TH &12TH     CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND
 
If your player will not be able to report to football practice on July 24TH or your cheerleader on August 15TH, please contact us immediately with their name, 
age and first day of practice date so that we can inform their respective coach at tomsibo@yahoo.com 
 
We look forward to a fun and successful 2017 season!