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Thunder Youth Football

Welcome to the 2019 season!

Thunder Youth Football is a feeder program designed to teach the basics and fundamentals of Belvidere North's playbook. This process allows your young athletes to progress from a youth league, to the middle school, and then on to high school focused on the same plays they've been learning through out their youth. 

We promote sportsmanship and safety first and foremost, and provide a positive coaching philosophy that encourages our youth to return year after year. 

Our season starts with the practices at the end of July.  Practices are 3 to 5 days a week from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on the fields between Seth Whitman and Central Middle School.  Days and times of practice will changes based on level and coaches.  Our first game is in August.  Normally all games are played on Saturday starting with the Flyweights game around 9 or 9:30 and each level plays after that.  Each game lasts around 90 minutes.  There will be 8 regular season games - 4 home which are at Central Middle School and 4 away games (please see NIFC website for other organizations in our conference).  If the team makes it to the playoffs there is a chance for 2 additional games.   


2018 Thunder Youth Football Registration info - Tuesday, November 6, 2018



You can register your son or daughter to play football on one of our four teams (age as of 8/1/2019):

Flyweight – 7 and 8 years old – max weight 107-110 petitioned

Lightweight – 9 years old – max weight 132-135 petitioned 

Middleweight – 10 years old – max weight 142-145 petitioned 

Heavyweight – 11 and 12 years old (6th grade and under) – max weight 172-175 petitioned 


The registration fees for the 2019 season will remain at $220 plus a $100 deposit (check which will not be cashed).  $100 check will be returned after volunteering for 2 events.  Must pay $150 of registration fee by July 10th, 2019 with remaining due by first practice.     

Check out our Facebook page for more information as it become available.

Thunder Youth Football Board

Bill, Jon, Holly, and Josh

Amazon and Thunder Youth Football - Monday, October 29, 2018
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Coach's Corner

USA Football Coach Certification

All Coaches: Head, Assistant, and any parent who participates during drills, are now required to be USA Football certified. Look for "Youth Tackle Certification."

Go to USAfootball.com to get started. 

All Coaches must be USAfootball certified prior to the first game. 

TYFootball Board

President                                  Bill Gallagly             danninbill@comcast.net

Vice-President                       Jon Erickson           sst3500jr@gmail.com

Treasurer                                Holly Brown            brownhk2004@yahoo.com

Secretary                                Josh Allen               joshuajallen@gmail.com

General Board Member