2016 Football Brochure: Cover Inside
Football Handbook
2015 Weight Age Parameters
Since 1970, The Vikings have been committed to providing a positive youth sports experience for any youth, ages 5 through 14. The players are evaluated and placed on teams based on age, weight and ability. 

The Viking coaches are required to be certified and attend off-season coaching clinics. With safety as the priority, coaches teach the fundamentals and proper techniques for football; while making sure all players are having a fun time.

The Vikings are proud to consistently have championship teams in the very competitive Chicagoland Youth Football League (TCYFL) and have a Sunday coaching staff with over 75 years of experience. Many of Antioch and Lakes High School stars have come from the Viking program. 

Viking players are enrolled in the following schools: Antioch District 34, Grass Lake District 36, Emmons District 33 and Millburn District 24 that are in Antioch and Lakes High School District 117. 

The Viking Youth Football Association offers an in-house fall flag football league that gives a good introduction to football for ages 5-7 that will give them a chance to learn about the game in a fun filled team atmosphere. Flag practices are 2 days per week and a Saturday game in Antioch.

The Vikings have implemented the following guidelines to deal with extreme heat at practices. It is designed to provide players with a standard for safe play in situations of extreme heat.

If the heat index is below 95 then practice as normal.
If the heat index is between 95 and 105 then we will practice without equipment.
If the heat index is over 105 we will cancel practice.

There will be plenty of water breaks and coaches (and parents too) will monitor/watch all players for necessary action.

**The above are merely guidelines and it is the responsibility of parents to make the ultimate decision as to the participation of their child in TCYFL events when heat may be a factor, taking into consideration the age and physical condition of their child. Parents also have the ultimate responsibility to inform their child about the dangers of heat and need for protection, including sunscreen and proper hydration. 

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