General Information

Updated Tuesday May 2, 2017 by Julie Marcus.

The Grayslake Colts provides travel football instruction and play for athletes in grades K-8 in a fun, competitive and safe environment. We are an affiliate of the Grayslake Park District and a feeder program to the Grayslake North and Grayslake Central High School football programs. We have been serving the Grayslake community since 1968 and are consistently voted "Best Run Organization" by the TCYFL. We welcome boys and girls from first time players to experienced athletes.

Our season runs from mid-July through mid-November. Games are played on our home fields (Grayslake Aquatic and Grayslake Central HS) as well as at other member communities in the TCYFL as scheduled by the league. There are typically 4-5 home games out of a regular 9 week season.

Our season begins with mandatory conditioning in Mid July. This is a league requirement to ensure athlete preparedness and safety, and participation in other sports does not eliminate this requirement.  This is to allow players to prepare for the rigors of the game of football. Players who are not able to attend all 5 days of conditioning will be required to attend make-up dates before being allowed to participate in contact drills. Players are evaluated during conditioning and contact drills and placed accordingly into their respective teams based on skill level, age and weight. Please see the TCYFL Age/Weight Parameters on this website for more detailed information.

Once the teams have been selected/drafted your player will practice with his/her assigned team.  Team practices will begin in early August.  Practices start at 5:30 PM and end at 7:30 PM and are held Monday thru Thursday each week.  The TCYFL allows us 8 practice hours a week. In order to stay competitive we will be practicing the full 8 hours.