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August 27th was the inaugural game between the 3rd and 4th grade Cowboy and Panther Flag Football players. A fun time was had by all as a great rivalry was born. 




About the Arlington Cowboys Program....


The Arlington Cowboys program teaches our players sportsmanship, discipline, leadership, and fitness in the setting of a community that truly embraces the character building experience of youth football. We are proud to deliver this experience to our players' families in a highly cost-effective manner.

This season we are very excited to expand our Flag program and provide three levels of Cowboys football:

  • Silver Flag (Grades 1-2, up to 80 lbs.)
  • Blue Flag (Grades 3-4, up to 120 lbs.)
  • Tackle (Grades 2-8)

Additional highlights for the 2016 season include:

  • New Flag and Tackle jerseys
  • New turf fields at Sunset Meadows
  • New and improved equipment for Flag and Tackle players
  • Fully certified ( coaching staff

Flag Football - The Cowboys Flag program is a “house program” with teams playing against other AH Cowboys teams. The league is made up of approximately ten teams, and organized with players in the same neighborhood and/or school.  All games are played at the same AH field on Saturday mornings/afternoons.

Tackle Football - The Cowboys Tackle program is part of the BGYFL (, with half of its games played in AH, and the remainder played on a BGYFL town field. Tackle games are scheduled on Saturday and Sunday at various times throughout the day. Tackle program teams are organized using a draft process, aligning players by age, size and capability level.

Within some BGYFL limits, non-residents may also apply to play in the Cowboys program.

History and Mission - Established in 1964, the Arlington Cowboys football program is in its 52nd year serving the youth of Arlington Heights. The Cowboys are a program of the Arlington Heights Youth Athletic Association (AHYAA). 2016 marks the 2nd year of our successful association with the Bill George Youth Football League.

Our mission is to give players an experience that will be rewarding and beneficial well beyond their Cowboy years. Cowboy participants in the past treasure great memories of their playing years, and many of those past players now have children of their own playing Cowboy football.


Volunteering and Parent Expectations - The Cowboys are a volunteer-based organization that needs the involvement and participation of as many people as possible to work. We welcome participation from any person who is willing and able to offer their time to the program. We will assure the future of this outstanding program through participation from within our community. Besides coaching, some fun ways to get involved and get to know the kids and parents are through volunteering at the concession stand, helping to keep score at the games, and organizing the annual parent banquet.

Countdown to Kickoff


Registration for the 2016 Cowboys Football Season is Closed!!! Sign Up for Next Season in Early 2017.

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