Lake Zurich Flames Youth Football And Cheerleading
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The Lake Zurich Flames board is comprised of parents, coaches and professionals across flag, tackle and cheerleading.  Board members have been nominated, interviewed, and voted upon. This process occurs once per year and those interested in serving on the board, in any capacity, may submit their name for consideration.

Board Meetings
Please check our calendar for the dates and start times of our monthly board meetings.  All visitors wishing to address the Board must be added to the agenda prior to the meeting by contacting the Board President, Kyle Lappin @


Lake Zurich Flames
P.O. Box 1196
Lake Zurch, IL  60047

 Kyle Lappin

Kyle has been a member of the Flames Board since 2017.  Kyle and his wife, Amy, have four children.  Lucas(16) played for the sparks and Flames for seven years and is now a LZHS football player.  Joshua(11) is a Middleweight Flames player and Nathan(9) is a Featherweight Flames player.  Kyle's wife and his daughter, Sydney(14), work with the concession stand at Knox Park.  Kyle has coached for the LZ Flames for eight seasons and has also coached for LZ Hoops Boys Basketball, and LZ Jr Bears Girls Basketball.

 John Hope
 Vice President of Football Operations - TCYFL League Rep

John has been a member of the Flames Board since 2020. Since 2014, he has been an active member within the Flames organization as either a coach or a Sparks Flag Football coordinator. John and his wife, Regina, have three boys who have played in the Flames. Their oldest son played with the Flames for 8 years and is now playing football at LZHS and two other boys are currently playing tackle football with the Flames. John's goal is to help continue to build on the terrific reputation of the Lake Zurich Flames in the community and support the many dedicated coach volunteers that make the Flames the outstanding program that it is today. 

 Chris Cranstoun
 Vice President of Business Operations - Treasurer

Chris is entering his 9th year with the Flames program, a son Will (12) who has been with the program since flag and a daughter (Samantha) that spent several years in cheer program.  He has coached in the flag program and tackle levels.  He is going into his Fourth year on the board and his second year as part of the executive board. 

 Nicole Schultes
 Director of Cheerleading

Nicole has been coaching Flames Cheer for over 8 years.Her oldest daughter, Maya has completed the Flames Cheer program and now Cheers for LZ High School- go Bears!, Her son, Vaughn has recently completed the Flames Football program and will be joining the LZ High School team in the Fall- go Bears!  Nicole's youngest daughter, Bella, is in her 4th season of Flames Competitive Cheer. Nicole has been on the Flames Board since 2019 and has been the Cheer Director since 2020.  Nicole has served as the ICA representative and is well aware of all the State rules and regulations for Cheer.  She also puts together the Cheer Committee and is passionate about growing the Flames Cheer Program. Nicole believes Cheer helps each child in the program learn how to be a team player, improve coordination and strength, develop leadership skills and improve their confidence.  Her goal is to ensure that every cheerleader in our program keeps their head up high and their bow higher. 

 Regina Hope
 Director of Communication

Regina has been part of the Flames Board since 2018. She served as a general board member in year one, but took on the managing the Flames social media sites and participating in as many events as possible. She is now in her fifth year as the Director of Communication and works to ensure our community and Flames Families are in the the know about important dates and information via social media and email blasts.  She was also the Flag Commissioner for the 2020 season. Regina has three sons, two who participate in Flames tackle and one who plays for the LZHS Bears!   Her biggest mission is to grow the program and to make sure our town is educated on the benefits of participating in youth sports! 

 Dave Burton
 Director of Competition

Dave is entering his 4th year of involvement with the Flames and joined the Flames Board in 2020. Dave and his wife, Kristin, have two children active with the Flames. Their son, Charlie, has been playing with the Flames since 2019 and their daughter, Lillie, began her journey with Cheer as a kindergartener in 2021.  In addition to coaching with the Flames for 3 years, Dave has helped coach his son's baseball teams with LZBSA.

Board Members

Chris Mastalerz

 Jeff Bartlett
 High School Liaison

 Kevin Delzell
 Sponsorship Lead

 Kristen Anderson
 Spirit Wear Lead and Community Outreach

 Craig Lee
 Equipment Team
 Jackie Maloney
 Celebration Committee and Community Outreach
 Andrew Novak
 Fields Lead
 Chris O'Neil
 Sponsorship Lead
 Karen Gore
 PR & Social Media
 Brad Marr
Tony Siska
 Jason Frey
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