Winnebago Football

Tackle and Flag Football

Jr. Tackle

Winnebago Junior Tackle Football (WJTF) is beginning its 18th season. This year all teams will be competing in the BIG 14 Conference. TRADITION STARTS HERE!


5th Grade (11yrs max)
6th Grade (12yrs max)
7th Grade (13yrs max)
8th Grade (14yrs max) on file for four years.
Birthday Cut Off is August 1st. Players must be of team age up to Aug. 1st.
A copy of the players Birth Certificate shall be submitted at registration. Birth Certificate will be kept on file for four years.

Registration Fee: $125 In-District player. $135 Out of District player. Registration is still open! Must register by July 5 to guarantee a jersey by the first game.

Make checks payable to: Winnebago Park District
Mail to: Winnebago Park District P.O. Box 516, Winnebago, IL 61088
Drop off: Winnebago Park District Office 301 N. Church St. (drop box available for your convenience)
Registration Deadline: Always open but to guarantee a jersey for new players deadline to order is July, 1


All players will receive a game jersey to keep and use for the following year.
All players must be signed up and paid for by July 5.


Equipment will be handed out at the Football Shed behind Jean McNair School.
All players must attend equipment hand-out.
Sunday, July 18 from 5 – 7 p.m. and
Helmets, shoulder pads pants will be supplied.
All equipment is the property of Winnebago Junior Tackle Football and must be returned at the end of the season.
Any person returning equipment in poor condition, or fail to return equipment, must pay replacement costs.
Replacement costs can be found on the Winnebago Park District website.


All practices are held on the fields east of Jean McNair School.
Practice starts Monday, July 26
Practices will be held Monday through Friday from 5 – 7 p.m. prior to the 1st game.
Practices will he held Tuesday through Thursday from 5 – 7 p.m. after the 1st game.
Players should wear shoes, t-shirt, shorts and helmet to their first three (3) practices.
All players must participate in at least ten (10) practices before they are eligible to play in games.


More information to follow.


All parents will be required to attend the Mandatory Parent Meeting before their child is allowed to participate in any practices and/or games.
Location, date and time to be determined.


All parents will be required to volunteer for at least 2 spots on the Volunteer List.
Child/children will not be allowed to play in one (1) game if a parent fails to volunteer.

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Flag Football

Flag is a great way to learn the game of Football. This will be an instructional program to teach the basics of football in clinic format. Players will work on drill and games that involve skills such as throwing, receiving, kicking and deflagging. Games to show off their skills. Sessions held at the Winnebago Sports Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning in July. Participants will receive a shirt and flags to keep.

Kindergarten- 1st grade & 2nd -4th grade. Division format will depend on number of participants.

Practice & Game Day times will be Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. 2-3 practices prior to games. Practices will start mid July. Size of teams is determined by number of participants and coaches.

Approx 6 games then a Championship Game. Days and Times TBD for Championship game.

Deadline: Friday, July 9

$50 for WPD District Resident;$60 out of WPD District

Questions contact the Winnebago Park District office at 815.335.3211 or