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DYFL Car Wash 7/13/24


The DYFL Season will be operating under age and weight based rules. Player team assignments will be based  primarily on the following criteria per the Northern Illinois Football Conference rules.  The DYFL may take additional factors into consideration if needed.  The season typically runs from August until October.  Flag Football has a shortened season.  Some teams may participate in option post-season events at the discretion of the DYFL Board of Directors.

We will only have FLAG FOOTBALL THIS 2024 SEASON 

FLAG FOOTBALL: Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays 5:30-7pm (games typically take place on Thursdays)

FLAG FOOTBALL:  K - 5th Grade (starts Aug. 5th)




The  DYFL forms teams based on the grade your cheerleader will be in during the current season.  Team assignments are based  primarily on  criteria per the Illinois Cheerleading Association rules.  The DYFL may take additional factors into consideration if needed.

We split the teams in the following ways:  

Grades K-2 : FLAG  Cheer only - Princess Gala 

Practice M/T/Th 5:30-7pm (starting Aug. 5th)

Grades 3-5th:  Competition and Side Line Cheer

Practice M/T/Th 5:30-7:30pm (starting Aug. 5th)

Grades 6-8th:  Competition & Cheering for Middle School Football Teams Side Line Cheer 

Practice M/T/Th 5:30-7:30pm (starting Aug. 5th)

DYFL Picnic 7/21/24

Save the date for our picnic & raffle drawing 7/21!

Our Sponsors

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


Carrie  Ottum

Carrie Ottum

Managing Broker/Owner

Phone: 8157391275

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DeKalb Youth Football League

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DeKalb Jr. Barbs is a competitive youth league offering Flag Football for grades K-5 and Cheerleading for grades K - 8  in the DeKalb, IL area.  


Refund Policy

Registration refunds will be granted if requested in writing by 06/1/2024 (Note: This refund date also applies to anyone registering close to the 6/1/24 deadline). After the 6/1/24 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 sold raffle tickets (un-sold raffle tickets must be 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.