2019 Palatine Amateur Football Association (PAFA) Registration is Now Open

  • Sunday afternoon football game at Ost Field in Palatine on October 21, 2018. Photo courtesy of Palatine Park District.

    Sunday afternoon football game at Ost Field in Palatine on October 21, 2018. Photo courtesy of Palatine Park District.

Palatine Park District
Updated 3/4/2019 7:27 AM

The largest tackle football program in the Bill George Youth Football League (BGYFL) is now open for 2019 registration through Palatine Park District. Palatine Amateur Football Association (PAFA) offers tackle football for third through eighth graders with a safety-first approach to the game. Players are encouraged to achieve excellence on and off the field and that begins with character building and treating other players with respect.

All PAFA tackle football coaches are USA football certified, and annually complete an extensive training program focused on teaching the fundamentals of football. PAFA strives to build strong football families through activities both on and off the field.


To register online, visit palatinepanthers.com. Registration fee is $100 for Palatine Park District residents, $115 for non-residents within the boundaries of Palatine and Fremd High Schools, and $125 for nonresidents outside these high school boundaries.

Jersey fittings begin Monday, March 4 at Sports Scene, 712 E. Northwest Highway in Palatine and jersey numbers are on a first come, first served basis. Equipment handout will be on Wednesday, July 10, at Palatine Park District's Community Center between 6 and 8 p.m. A check deposit is required for equipment. First day of practice is scheduled for Monday, July 29, at Ost Field.

For information, contact Palatine Park District Athletic Coordinator Todd Ranum at 847.496.6238 or tranum@palatineparks.org. To learn more about PAFA, visit palatinepanthers.com and follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat under "pafapanthers."

PAFA is focused on building a strong football community, providing local youth an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of football in a safe, positive environment, while building confidence, discipline, and character. Palatine Amateur Football Association is a Palatine Park District affiliate organization.

The mission of Palatine Park District is to provide a variety of safe, enjoyable, and affordable parks programs, and recreational facilities that will enhance the quality of life by promoting good health and well-being for all residents and visitors while being fiscally responsible stewards of community assets and tax dollars.

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