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A new fundraiser that some people may not know about can make a real difference to the DYFL.  Amazon supports 501C3 organizations like us.  BUT..... to have Amazon apply a donation based on your Amazon purchases you MUST use the Smile.Amazon.Com (do not use www) website instead of the standard  One at Smile.Amazon.Com log in and search & select DeKalb Youth Football League as your charity and shop normally!  Prime rates apply and all their normal deals are in tact.  The only difference is that Amazon will make a donation on select items to the DYFL in the amount of .5% of your purchase....  Yes I said only 1/2 percent.  it may not seem like much but collectively that can add up to several hundreds of dollars throughout the year that comes straight to the DYFL.  Make the switch and start using Smile.Amazon.Com, search & select DeKalb Youth Football League as your charity and that it is.  Once again please keep in mind that the donations do not apply unless they specifically come through Smile.Amazon.Com. (Using the app does not count either)  Amazon applies the donations quarterly to the DYFL account.  Send this link to family and friends so they can do the same.  DYFL Smile.Amazon Link

Ollie's Fundraiser, July 31, 2018

First Practice


First Game


 On-Line Registration Still Open for the Upcoming Season!  (Click Here) 

Registration Fees:

Registration (online):  $300.00 

  • Participant receives $300.00 in raffle tickets to sell and keep the profit ~ you sell ALL of your raffle tickets, your child plays for FREE!!
  • $50 volunteer deposit ~ Parents are required to work one 2 hour volunteer shift per participant in order to have volunteer deposit returned (this is not included in registration fee). This is a separate payment from registration fees. Can be paid by cash or check.
  • Copy of certified birth certificate (new participants only) and a sports physical, signed by a physician and dated 12/1/17 or after need to be turned in by 7/23/2018.
  • Multiple child discount: $30 off for each additional child.
  • Payment plans available for ONLINE registration ONLY

Included in registration fee: Practice jersey, personalized game jersey, game/practice pants, game socks 

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Football: DYFL Jr. Barbs 

Cheer:  DeKalb Jr Barbs

Twitter: @dyfljrbarbs


Online registration link:

Refund Policy

Registration refunds will be granted if requested in writing by 06/1/2018. Note: This refund date also applies to anyone registering close to the 6/1/18 deadline). After the 6/1/18 deadline, no refunds will be given unless it is due to medical reason and a doctor’s note is given.  If for medical reason, refund will be registration fee paid minus administrative fees, jersey cost and amount of raffle tickets sold (un-sold raffle tickets must returned).

USA Football Parent Guide

A short parent guide to help wrap your head around things associated with youth athletes.

USA Football Parents Web Course

This is a web course from USA Football for parents whose sons or daughters are involved with youth football. The course is free but you must register with USA Football.

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We need your help!! Come to our meeting and find out how you can help! 

The DYFL's next scheduled board meeting is on:

Tuesday, May 29 @ 6:30pm

Twins Tavern, DeKalb, IL

Board meetings are open to everyone.  Please come be a part of setting up the upcoming 2018 season!

Our Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please contact us at to find out more information on how to support our Jr. Barbs!


DeKalb Youth Football is a competitive football league offering flag football for ages 5 -6, tackle football for grades 2nd - 6th (ages 7-11).  We promote heads up football, good sportsmanship and community PRIDE in all of our young athletes.  We are a feeder program for the DeKalb School District, meaning we teach fundamentals, tackling and blocking skills that align with the Barb Footall philosophy.

Age Requirements

The 2017 DYFL Season will be operating under the grade based rules.  Player eligibility will be based on the following criteria:

8U/3G:  Any player in third grade or lower during the season, but no player who turned 9 before June 1 of that calendar year.

9U/4G:  Any player in fourth grade or lower during the season, but no player who turned 10 before June 1 of that calendar year.

10U/5G:  Any player in fifth grade or lower during the season, but no player who turned 11 before June 1 of that calendar year.

11U/6G:  Any player in sixth grade or lower during the season, but no player who turned 12 before June 1 of that calendar year


Contact Us

Contact Us

DeKalb Youth Football League

DeKalb Jr. Barbs is a competitive youth league offering Tackle Football and Cheerleading for grades 2nd - 6th (ages 7-11) in the DeKalb, IL area.  

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