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Lake County's Newest Youth 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 coaches from surrounding area programs. With 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.

TOUGH BATTLE 
ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE FINAL MINUTE 
NJK Jr Peewee Team defeats the North West Patriots of Indiana 7-6! 

With less than a minute left in the game, opponent scored but our Jr. Knights blocked the extra point! What a heart-stopper! Next up - the Mid-America Championship Game on Friday, Nov 28 at Ames Field, Michigan City, Indiana. Great job boys, coaches and parents! #KnightsPride#KnightTrainIsRollin



As we wrap up a great fall season, we are pleased to announce the 2014 Fall Awards Banquet.  It will be on Monday, December 15th and includes all our fall participants. Please plan to join us in celebration of a great season and amazing accomplishments by of all our teams!  The event will be held at 6pm at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center (near our practice fields) 1937 N. Municipal Way.  









Chicagoland PopWarner 
Jr. PeeWee ILLINOIS STATE CHAMPS!


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!



MIDGETS SWEEP VICTORY MONSTERS OF THE MIDWEST 13U CHAMPS
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!  

CONGRATULATIONS!
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
President
North Jr. Knights Football & Cheerleading 




Our KNIGHTS Stars Shine Bright in 2014!




 
 
  
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