Youth Football

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Here, you'll be able to get news, information, schedules, rosters, game results, directions and much much more. Check back frequently for the latest information about our club.  If you have a question or comment feel free to email us at

Summer conditioning camp

Braves will be hosting a Summer Speed and Conditioning Camp July 17-22. The cost is $50 per athlete. Each athlete will receive a Braves Camp tee-shirt. We will open signups for camp the night of the Parents Meeting.

by posted 05/23/2017
Wednesday Night League

The Chanooka Braves Lightweight and JV squads will be participating in the River Valley Wednesday Night Football League. This is a league within the league that allows for the development of less experienced football players. The Wednesday Night League is for players that are not starters in the Saturday/Sunday games. The Braves realize that Wednesday night is not the most convenient night to have a game. Unfortunately due to facility availability, most teams can't hold games during the week on any other day than Wednesdays. The Braves know that many of our athletes have religious education on Wednesday. We would suggest signing up for the earliest time slot available for RE. There are a number of logistical issues that the league is working out for the Wednesday Night League. A lot of programs in the River Valley Conference have very large LW and JV rosters and want to make sure that kids get an opportunity play and develop. As we get more information from the league, we will pass it on.

Go Braves!!!!

by posted 05/23/2017
Parent Meeting

On June 19, 2017 the Braves will be hosting a Parents Meeting at 7:00 in the cafeteria at Minooka High School (Central Campus). We encourage all parents to join us that evening.

by posted 05/17/2017
Cheer Uniform fitting - MANDATORY

There is a MANDATORY uniform fitting date for cheerleaders this Saturday, May 20th. At the Minooka village hall community room. SLW 9 am, LW 10am, JV 11 am V at noon. The accessory package payment is also due at this time. Please contact myself or Melissa McKenna if you have any questions regarding your cheerleader.

by posted 05/17/2017


The Braves will be participating in the Minooka Memorial Day parade, May 29th all athletes are encouraged to join us. Please be at the Minooka Bible church at 9:15 am Please have your athlete wear something Braves. The parade goes from 10:00-10:30. Athletes will ride on a flat bed truck and will be brought back to the Minooka Bible Church after the parade.


by posted 05/17/2017
Summer Football camp

Football Summer Camp Information: The Braves will host its summer camp July 17-July 21 from 6:00-7:15pm.  Minooka High School will host its football camp for 6th-8th graders on July 17-July 20 from 10:30-12:00. Joliet Catholic hosts its football camp for 3rd-9th graders June 26-June 29 from 9:00-11:30. For more information on the MCHS camp please visit: For more information on the JCA camp please visit:

by posted 05/04/2017
Registration info

Football Information: 

Registration fee: $200 per athlete
Fundraising fee: $140 per family (10 Raffle Tickets and 2 tickets to the Parents’ Kickoff Fundraiser).

Player will receive use of a helmet and shoulder pads. Player will get to keep a custom game jersey, game pants, and game socks. 
Player must have practice pants, practice jersey, cleats, mouth guard, and 5 pad girdle.

Cheerleading Information:

Registration fee: $200 per athlete
Fundraising fee: $140 per family (10 Raffle Tickets and 2 tickets to the Parents’ Kickoff Fundraiser.)                 Mandatory Accessory Package: $100
Optional Competition fee: $65

Cheerleaders will receive credit on their fees if there is no need to repurchase the cheer warm up top, warm up pants, or black Soffee spanks

For registration you will need to pay for the registration fee in full (cash or check). You will need a check or cash to pay for the raffle tickets and Parents’ Kickoff Fundraiser. You will also need to bring 3-$100 checks as deposits for parent volunteer hours. You will need an equipment/uniform deposit check ($350) for each athlete registered. The parent volunteer checks are not cashed unless a family fails to complete their parent volunteer hours. The equipment/uniform deposit checks are not cashed unless the equipment/uniform issued are not returnedPlease be sure to bring a copy of the rookie athlete’s birth certificate to registration. If you have any questions about registration please feel free to contact Kim Gessner at     or Rob Schiffbauer at   .

Please click here for Registration form

Please click here for Medical emergency form

Please click here for the 2017 River Valley weight chart

by posted 02/13/2017
Head Football Coaches

Head Football Coaches
Super Lightweight- Pedro Katzel: 
Lightweight- Rob Schiffbauer: 
Junior Varsity- Ryan Dooley: 
Varsity - Neil Craig :

If you are interested in being an ASSISTANT COACH, please contact the head coach at the level you would like to assist at. Assistant coaches need to pass Federal background check.

by posted 01/22/2017
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