Lake County's PREMIER Youth Travel Football and Cheerleading Program
Serving primarily the Grayslake, Lake Villa, Lindenhurst, and Round Lake Beach areas, we offer multiple programs throughout the year including; Flag Football, Spring 7-on-7, Cheerleading and Tackle Football.  Children who will be between 5 & 14 years old as of July 31st are eligible to participate and compete. We have assembled some of the best, most respected youth program coaches from the area. With well over 100 years combined youth coaching experience, parents can be confident their children will receive the highest quality instruction in their sport while having fun with their friends and becoming fully prepared for High School Football and Cheer.

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    (REMEMBER - Based on the athletes grade level in Fall 2015)
(Links/schedules updated 5.19.15)

PopWarner Player Certification Date Announced!
Saturday August 22nd is this year's Chicagoland Pop Warner Player Certification Event.  ALL tackle players must attend this mandatory weigh in to play the following week, during opening weekend!  PLEASE mark this date on your calendars now to avoid any conflicts The Jr. Knights will again be providing bus transportation for all players to the event.  This worked very well last year and we hope to continue the smooth process again this year! 


Time To Get More Involved in 2015!
 NJK Board Meetings are now held the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Lake Villa Township Building.  All NJK families are welcome to attend.

So many upcoming events to get ready for-  Family Dinner Knights, Summer Family Picnic, Fundraising, Registration, Spirit Wear, Concessions - you name it... we can always use some help! For one hour, for one day, or for all season, your help makes the program the success it has quickly come to be! 

Help Make This Year Another Great One For Your Kids! Get Involved! 

Congratulations North Jr. Knights 
Athletes and Families on a Great 2014!  

It's the 2014 Fall season video shown at Awards Night.  From our tiniest flaggers and cheerleaders all the way up to our graduating Tacklers, the kids all played their best and made us so proud.  So many great moment captured, so settle in and crank up the volume for a full season's worth of highlights!

Who is up for more next year?  Or interested in joining us?  Registration for the 2015 Season begins in February!
Like what you see?  Check out our NJK YouTube Channel!

A Jr. PeeWee Team Victory!
2014 PopWarner MidAmerica D3 CHAMPIONS!
Jr. Knights Defeat Omaha Jr. Skyhawks 13-0!

UNDEFEATED for THE 2014 SEASON - 14-0!!!

Chicagoland PopWarner 

Congratulations to the NJK Jr Peewee team and coaches on winning the Chicagoland Pop Warner championship 13-6!   With a record of 11-0, this team will represent the State of Illinois at the Mid-America regional game. NEXT UP - a shot at the Mid-America Title in Indiana.  It’s on to Michigan City to compete against Northern Indiana's North Lake Patriots November 22nd!  The "Knight Train" is rolling all the way to Indiana!  Let's go show 'em what's puts you at the top of the bunch!

It's been yet Another Winning Season for our 7th/8th graders!  Congratulations NJK Midget Team! 13U Champions in the regional "Monsters of the Midwest Tournament" - for a second consecutive year winning their age bracket for most of the boys. What a way for most to finish out their youth football experience- we couldn't be more proud of all of each of you!  Looking forward to watching all of you in High School. You've represented your team, and program, so incredibly well!  

NJK MiteyMites WIN Bensenville Bowl!
Bitter cold, delayed games, and even the field lights turning off couldn't stop these brave Jr. Knights! Our Mitey Mites faught their way through a 3 game tournament to capture the 2014 championship win at the Bensenville MiteyMite Bowl this weekend! Congratulations boys! What a season!!!

2014 End of Season News

On behalf of the North Jr. Knights Board, I want to thank our NJK families for yet another great season. While our inaugural season was amazing, 2014 is proving to be even better!   We recognize our program is only as strong as the families supporting it and thank you for all you do. We are truly grateful and encourage you to invite other area families looking to enjoy a positive youth football and cheerleading experience to join us next season!

2014 has brought tremendous growth and significant improvements for the Jr. Knights. Here are just a few things we've accomplished:
  • 20%+ growth in helmet count for tackle football and added a 4th flag football team
  • Doubled our cheerleading headcount, growing from 1 squad to 3
  • Recruited additional new coaches and helped strengthen fundamental skills   
  • Made significant investments in training equipment, gym time, and facilities  
  • Partnered with neighboring programs to expand a flag football league, enhancing the experience for our young flaggers 
  • Developed stronger lines of communication with other community and school programs to share ideas and expand our program’s offerings
Although 2014 is not quite over, the Board has already started planning activities for the 2015 season.  We will be having our first election for the NJK Board in December, we will be announcing details of the eagerly anticipated “CandleKNIGHT Bowl”, and believe it or not... information on the 2015 Spring Flag Football and 7-on-7 seasons will soon be available! 
Should you have any questions, I encourage you to reach out to me or any of the other Board members.  Thank you again for your ongoing support and Good Luck to everyone at all our post-season competitions and games! 

We hope you enjoy the rest of the season & Go Jr. Knights!
Keith Horn
North Jr. Knights Football & Cheerleading 


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