Founded in the early 1970s by volunteer firemen, the Lake Zurich Flames has one of the longest running youth football traditions in Northeast Illinois.
With programs ranging from our Sparks flag football league, to in-house and competitive cheerleading programs, to every rank of tackle football, the Lake Zurich Flames is an organization dedicated to instilling self-confidence, healthy competition, and respect for teammates and competitors alike. In fact, the Flames was ranked as the Number 1 program in the TCYFL by its peers in 2009.
The Flames participate in the TCYFL which is the largest independent youth tackle football league in the United States.
“The Lake Zurich Flames Youth Football Organization is committed to teaching the fundamentals of football and cheerleading which includes sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, fair play, character building, and above all else, FUN. In order to achieve these goals parents, staff, and the administration must be role models by example in their conduct and stay within the boundaries of good sportsmanship and fair play. With fulfillment of these goals, all participants will leave the program with a strong sense of self confidence and self respect for the betterment of the youth and our community.”