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2021 Weight Chart

We are pleased to announce that St. Raphael Football has recently partnered with the Bill George Youth Football League (BGYFL) starting in the Fall of 2019.   Bill George Youth Football shares a similar legacy to St. Raphael youth football establishing it


Evaluations are almost here! Monday, August 2

Hi Parents!

Are you ready for some football?!  We are excited to get our fall 2021 season started!  

Our evaluations will be this Monday, August 2 at Knoch Park (724 S West St, Naperville, IL 60540) - on the turf by the Naperville Central baseball fields.  

Please have your player wear shorts, shirts, and cleats.  Also, have players bring plenty of water.  

We will be following the evaluation schedule below:
3rd and 4th graders 6:00-7:00 p.m.
5th, 6th, and 7th graders 7:00-8:00 p.m.
8th graders 8:00-9:00 p.m.  

Your player will need to check-in at the front table, receive a number for evaluations and we will weigh players at this time.  If you want to check the weight chart, please look here.

Once we have teams set, we will be able to get you your player's practice schedule.  We will receive the game schedule from Bill George the week of August 23rd.  

If you ordered a uniform, the first orders back in June should be arriving this week.  The 2nd orders that just closed last week will be arriving in 3-4 weeks but will be here before the first games on 8/28.  

We are excited to meet you and your players!  
See you Monday at your scheduled time.  
The Naperville Board of Directors

Evaluation Information for August 2 (Our first day of practice)

Welcome parents and players!  

Are you ready for some football?!  We are excited to start the season and during the fall of the 2021 Tackle Season, we will have 9 season games.  
1/2 of the games will be played on the turf on Sundays at Knoch Park.  The other 1/2 will be away games (locations - ).
The first games will be the weekend of August 28th.  The playoffs will be on the weekends of October 30 and Nov. 6th and the championship will be on November 14th.  

Bill George has 2 levels (gold and silver). At evaluations, the coaches will determine if the teams/players should be placed at a gold or silver level.  

August 2 will be our evaluations on the Knoch Park turf just north of the baseball fields (724 S West St, Naperville, IL 60540).  Players should wear shirts, shorts, and cleats.

3rd-4th grade will be at 6:00-7:00 p.m.

5th, 6th, and 7th grade will be from 7:00-8:00 p.m. (5th and 6th may have a different date - stay tuned)

8th graders will be from 8:00-9:00 p.m.

Players will be given a number to pin on their shirt but this is not a try-out.  We will do some fun drills and players will have a chance to meet our coaching staff.  Practices will begin the week of August 2 - practices days and times are determined by the head coach of the team and you will find this information out via email from your head coach.  As soon as rosters are completed, we will have a set practice schedule for you.  Bill George will get us the game schedule usually the week before the first games which are the weekend of August 28th.     

If you are new to the program, we do need a copy of your player's birth certificate.  If you can bring this to evaluations or email it to that would be great!  (If you have been with the Naperville Saints before, you do not need to resubmit a copy of your player's birth certificate).  

If you would like to assist our coaching staff or volunteer, please let us know.  

I am hoping everyone got their uniforms ordered but if you didn't, please send Heidi an email to

Additional equipment needed for the first day of practice - white helmet, mouthguard, shoulder pads, practice jersey, padded pants, cup, socks, and cleats (any).  

Please direct questions to  

Note:  Bill George has a birthday cutoff per grade of August 1.  If your player's birthday is before August 1 and they are considered "older" for their grade, they will need to play up at the next grade level.  If you have any questions, please reach out to us.   

We are looking forward to seeing you all on August 2!
Naperville Saints Board of Directors

Game Schedule For Tackle Travel Football

We will receive the game schedule for the Fall of 2021 in August.


Check out what the season has in store!


We are a not-for-profit volunteer organization and we rely on you!


If your player is going to be in 5th - 8th grade next year, please click here



If your player is going to be in 3rd or 4th grade next year, please click here


A Message From our Board of Directors

Dear Saints Family:

Are you ready for some football?  The BGYFL has announced we will move forward with tackle football this FALL 2021.

As long as the IHSA allows for a season in the midst of a pandemic, we are planning on a start date for practices on August 3rd with the first games beginning the weekend of August 21st.

As always, our first priority as the Naperville Saints has been the safety and well-being of each athlete. We take that responsibility with the utmost seriousness and we thank you for your continued support.  

Onward Saints!

The Board of Directors

Naperville Saints


Season 2021 information

Hi Naperville Saints Parents!


We will be opening registration for the Fall football season 2021

on Friday, March 5, 2021.


  • As promised, we will be using the same uniforms as previous seasons, so we have broken up the registration fee and the jersey fee into 2 separate registrations. The Fall season registration fee is $525. This fee covers the practice and game field rentals, field lights, practice equipment, insurance, referees, athletic trainers, storage, Bill George Youth Football League fees, and admin expenses. 
  • Link to the registration form 
  • If your player is using the same jersey and helmet from last season, your registration is complete after this paid fee.
  • If your player needs a new uniform or helmet or is a new player, please order a jersey, at your earliest convenience and we will verify the spelling of the last name and the requested jersey number. The jerseys take 6-8 weeks to arrive.
  • The reversible jerseys and helmet decals are $90.
  • Link to order your jersey.
  • Any experienced or beginner players are welcome to register for our travel teams (4 home games in Naperville and 4 away games (plus playoffs/championship for advancing t eams) —-towns are listed on the website).
  • Every registered player will be placed on a team with the appropriate competition level (there are 3 levels in our league). Practices will not begin until August 3rd with the first games typically the 3rd weekend in August.


If your player needs a white helmet, mouth guard, cleats, navy padded football game pants, navy socks - we partner with Play It Again Sports on 75th St. They will be able to help you with your sporting equipment needs. Dicks is also a great source for football equipment.


Please forward this email to any parent who has inquired about our program so they can register or have them reach out to Heidi Sands at if they have any questions or concerns.  


I know we say this often but truly it is never enough—we thank you for being part of our program. Our families, coaches, and players are what make our program the best!


Looking forward to seeing you all again this Fall!


Onward Saints!

The Board of Directors

St. Raphael Football

St. Raphael Football

A non-profit organization in Naperville, IL which provides a positive and nurturing football program to players from 6 to 14 years old.

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931 W 75th Street
Suite 137-265
Phone: (630) 632-9244