The Chicago Bears will be hosting a Moms Football Safety Clinic at Halas Hall on Saturday, October 15 from 4:30pm-6:30pm. This clinic will provide a unique opportunity for moms of Chicago-area youth football players to learn firsthand from experts in sports medicine, hear from Bears and USA Football representatives, connect with Heads Up Football Advisory Board Member and hit the field of the Walter Payton Center for drills.
Make it a family affair. This year, the Chicago Bears will offer attending moms the option to have their kids be a part of the clinic. While the moms listen to presentations covering concussion awareness, heat and hydration and a panel discussion, participating kids will be taking part in a youth football clinic in the Walter Payton Center. Moms will then join their kids at the Walter Payton Center for Heads Up Football Tackling instruction led by a Heads Up Football Master Trainer. The youth portion of the clinic is for kids ages 7-13, and each mom has the option to bring up 2 kids.
Registration is now open and can be found at HERE.
Round 2 - 10/23/16 LW @ Morris Round 2 - 10/23/16 V @ New Lenox (Lincoln-Way Central HS)
Semi-finals - 10/29/16 SLW @ Orland Park (Sandburg HS) Semi-finals - 10/29/16 JV @ Orland Park (Sandburg HS)
Semi-finals - 10/30/16 LW @ Frankfort (Lincoln Way East HS) Semi-finals - 10/30/16 V @ Frankfort (Lincoln Way East HS)
Superbowl - 11/6/16 SLW, LW, JV, V @ ATI Field (Joliet Memorial Stadium)
ALL times will not be determined until Tuesday, Oct 11th during our playoff meeting then posted by Wednesday or sooner.
All levels - the top 16 teams make the playoffs. There will be no byes this year.
The standings page on the website does not properly calculate the standings according to our rules. The final standings and playoff seeding happens at our annual meeting just after our last regular season game where all of the ADs review and approve the final standings and seeding.
Even though the home team is required to report the scores for all games, I would recommend both teams report scores to me to make sure we are always up to date as well as accurate. Please either email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text me at 815-341-3401. Thank you.
To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The HEADS UP initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.
Datalys Center study finds USA Football’s Heads Up Football program reduces injuries by 76 percent
The Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention has released findings of a 2014 study that shows youth football players in leagues that participate in USA Football’s Heads Up Football program have a 76 percent reduction in injuries compared to those in leagues that do not take part in the program.
TWC News Austin reporter Lauren Mickler interviews East View High School Football player Apollos Hester after the triumphed over Vandegrift by one point. Hester’s post-game interview was one of the most inspiring interviews we have captured on Sports Night High School Blitz. VIDEO BY TWC NEWS AUSTIN
The River Valley Football League is proud to announce that our league has recently joined USA Football. USA Football, the sport’s national governing body, leads the game’s development, inspires participation and ensures a positive experience for youth, high school and amateur players. USA Football hosts more than 80 football training events annually, offering education for coaches and game officials, skill development for players and resources for youth football league administrators. USA Football is the exclusive youth football development partner of the NFL, its 32 teams and the NFL Players Association. An independent non-profit, USA Football was endowed by the NFL and NFL Players Association in 2002, and its members reside in all 50 states. Please visit www.usafootball.com for more info.
Want to join the best youth football programs in the Southwest Chicagoland Area! If any team is interested in joining the River Valley Youth Football League, please contact Vince Adamo at
Calling all fans! We are trying to accumulate as much history of our Super Bowl winners. Please review our past Super Bowl winners page and help us fill in any missing teams. Also, we can also use a photo of any winning team. If you can't send us a digital photo, please send us a scanned photo.
Please submit all of the above info to Vince Adamo at