PANTHER JUNIOR FOOTBALL & CHEER

About Us

Welcome to the 53rd season of Panther Football & Cheer!  Panthers is a competitive tackle football, and recreational cheer organization, open to children who live in Downers Grove and surrounding areas.  We also offer a flag football program.  The Panthers is a travel league, with opponents in the western suburbs. We are members of the Bill George Youth Football League (BGYFL).  Our home field is Doerhoefer Park in Downers Grove.

The Panthers focus on developing the fundamentals of football and cheer leading, through teamwork and sportsmanship.  There are no try-outs.  Tackle football players are placed on a team based on age, weight, and ability.  Cheerleaders are assigned to a cheer squad, based on age.

Panthers are focused on safety!  
  • All coaches are USA Football Heads Up Tackling certified.  
  • Highest safety-rated helmets
  • Professional trainer on the sidelines at all home games
Age requirements:  
Tackle football players must be between 7-14 years old by August 1, 2017.
Cheerleaders must be between 6-14 years old by August 1, 2017.

To be eligible to play flag football, players must be 5-7 years old by August 1, 2017.

Please see the individual Tackle Football, Flag Football, and Cheer pages for more information..