About Us

Welcome to the 55th season of Panther Football & Cheer!  Panthers is a competitive tackle football, and recreational cheer organization, open to children who live in Downers Grove and surrounding areas.  We also offer a flag football program.  The Panthers is a travel league, with opponents in the western suburbs. We are members of the Bill George Youth Football League (BGYFL).  Our home field is Doerhoefer Park in Downers Grove.

The Panthers focus on developing the fundamentals of football and cheerleading, through teamwork and sportsmanship.  There are no try-outs.  Tackle football players are placed on a team based on age, weight, and ability.  Cheerleaders are assigned to a cheer squad, based on age.

Age requirements:  
Tackle football players must be between 7-14 years old by August 1, 2018.
Cheerleaders must be between 6-14 years old by August 1, 2018.

To be eligible to play flag football, players must be 5-7 years old by August 1, 2018. *For safety concerns any 7 year old that weighs over 70lbs will not be eligible to play at the Flag level.

Please see the individual Tackle Football, Flag Football, and Cheer pages for more information..