The Carol Stream Youth Football Association ("CSYFA") is a non-profit youth football and cheer organization run completely by non-paid volunteers. The CSYFA exists to provide young athletes the opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of football in an environment that reinforces safety, sportsmanship, teamwork, community, and FUN!
As we begin wrapping up what has been a school year we will never forget, and begin moving into a summer we have never experienced, the CSYFA Board wanted to provide an update on the next few months of Panther Football and Cheerleading.
The organization has been working hard preparing for the upcoming season, and we have been in regular contact with the BGYFL and IRCA. June 1st has been identified as a key date in regards to the state beginning to open back up and potentially allowing us to have a “normal” season. With the news of the Illinois re-opening plan continuing to move forward, we are hopeful we will be on the fields this fall. Rest assured we are also planning and preparing for any modifications and best practices as needed based on direction from local, state, and federal government agencies and health organizations.
Our equipment handout which was scheduled for June will likely be pushed into early July. The 2020 Panther Golf Outing is still scheduled for July 24th, and we will be providing more information on that in near future. We have also been informed that the new turf field at Glenbard North is still scheduled for installation later this spring. This means that our Carol Stream Panthers will likely be the first to play and cheer on the new field later this year.
We have a lot of other exciting news that we will hopefully be able to release in the coming weeks about the program.
But all of this work will be for nothing without you, our Panther families. Important items like uniform ordering and team/league/competition planning all require us to know how many kids will be playing and cheering this season. We are keenly aware that these difficult times make it hard to commit to signing up for football and cheerleading. With this in mind, our Football and Cheerleading leadership are committed to you being a part of Panther Nation. As a result, we have added an additional option for our registration from now until June 15th.
#1. Sign up today for only $25.
#2. The remaining payments will be split into two equal payments. (June 26th and August 28th for Football) (July 1st and August 1st for Cheerleading).
#3. Should the seasons be cancelled, all registrations (including those from prior to today), will be fully refunded (less the 3% processing fee charged by the payment processor).
Please note the importance of signing up as soon as possible. Future decision will likely need to be made quickly, and without an accurate headcount, our program may be forced to make adverse decisions based on the information we have at the time. Unfortunately, the days of waiting until July to sign-up are no longer feasible for the organization.
We will continue to share updates and news with you as it becomes available. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Also, if any families are in need, please know we are here for you as well.
Thanks and Go Panthers!!