Posted by John Gentry on May 04 2019 at 05:00PM PDT

Macomb JFL offers and introduction to equipped football for 5th and 6th grade children each fall in Macomb Illinois. 

With the support of our Corporate Sponsors and minmal fundraising the Macomb JFL is able to provide quality equipment and keep participation fees to a minimum as well as offer a scholarship for those families that may need assistance. 

Our Coaches:  Volunteers that have received training through USA Football/Heads Up certification.  

Equipment:  We will provide the Helmet, Pads, Pants, Jerseys.  You will only need a mouth guard and proper shoes. 

What: Equipped flag football program for 5th & 6th grade children

Where:  Macomb High School Football Field  

When:   Sundays beginning in early September through mid October

Who:    Macomb area 5th and 6th Graders

Practice:  Mid-August at Patton Park next to the pond. 


If you would like to be added to the League email contacts and receive updates please email your contact information to the league: stay informed at our website: 

Questions: email

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Thank you for your support!


Macomb Junior Football League is an Equipped Flag Football program for 5thand 6th graders. Equipped Flag football is just what it sounds like flag football while wearing all of the traditional safety equipment such as; Certified Helmets, Shoulder pads, and pants with built in padding.

The Macomb JFL will maintain our certification through USA Football’s Heads Up Shoulder Tackling technique. We will instruct the players using these tried and true tackling fundamentals with one simple change – we will grab a flag.

With Equipped Flag the Macomb JFL will be able to teach the proper and age appropriate blocking fundamentals and technique. The goal of the Macomb JFL is to prepare the 5thand 6thgrade boys to move forward in their Football future. By removing the actual “Tackling” we are hopeful that more boys will consider the Football path.

Our games will be held at MHS Football field on Sunday afternoons and perhaps a game or two under the lights on a Friday night. Practices will be held during the week at Patton Park Football field (next to the pond).

MHS Varsity Head Coach Tony Westen has been instrumental in the transition of the JFL to be a first taste of Macomb Football for your son we are looking forward to seeing you on the field!  The Macomb JFL is  a volunteer run program that is focused on safely teaching the fundamentals of football to children from 5th & 6th grade while making sure each child has fun and continues to enjoy the sport. 



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