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Flag Football;

Rookie Division 

  • Ages 5-6 years old in K and 1st Grades

Silver Division

  • Ages 7-8  years old in 2nd and 3rd grades
  • Maximum weight 90 pounds

Blue Division 

  • Ages 9-10  years old in 4th and 5th grades
  • Maximum weight 115 pounds

White Division: **New This Year** 

7 v 7 Passing - White Division; 

  • Ages 11 & 12 in 6th & 7th Grade

  • 7 v 7 Passing - No Weight Limit

Ages are as of September 1, 2018

The Rookie Division in the Flag Football Program is for kindergarteners & first graders ages 5-6. This division provides a gradual transition for our youngest players into our youth football program.  One practice per week and six non-scoring games taking place on Saturday mornings beginning in September through Mid October.  Focus is on developing football skills, forging friendships, practicing good sportsmanship, and having fun.




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.

Flag football is available to for kids in grades K - 5.  

Tackle football is available for kids in grades 2 - 8.  

Additional highlights for the 2018 season include:

  • New Flag and Tackle jerseys
  • 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 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. 

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

History and Mission - Established in 1964, the Arlington Cowboys football program is in its 53rd year serving the youth of Arlington Heights. The Cowboys are a program of the Arlington Heights Youth Athletic Association (AHYAA). 2017 marks the 3rd 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.

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