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Grayslake Colts Football & Cheer

On behalf of the Board of Directors, we would like to welcome you to the Grayslake Colts Football & Cheer website.  The Colts are Grayslake's original and oldest tackle football & cheerleading  organization supporting athletes in future high school district 127 since 1968.  We are a proud affiliate of the Grayslake Park District, one of the founding member communities in the TCYFL, and a member of ICA.

Our mission is simple - we are a youth travel program that supports our athletes with guidance, instruction, coaching, mentoring, uniforms and equipment that provide the utmost safety; instilling at all times a spirit of good sportsmanship while acting with honor and integrity.  As an affiliate of the Grayslake Park District we practice and play all of our home games at Aquatic Field, also utilizing our partner high schools of Grayslake Central and Grayslake North.

The Grayslake Colts Football & Cheer Association is a 501(c)3 Corporation located in The State of Illinois, United States of America.

Grayslake Colts Football & Cheer Contact Us

Grayslake Colts Football & Cheer Contact Us

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Grayslake Colts Football and Cheer


Date Time Event
7/22 5:30 - 7:30 Conditioning Starts
7/25 5:45-7:15 Parent Meeting at Central Park Football Field
8/3 & 8/4 10:00 - 2:00 pm Equipment Handout at the Barn
8/5 First Day of Full Pads/Tackle (10 hours of practice required)
8/9 8:30-10:30 Colts Pool Party
8/17 Grayslake Summer Days Parade
8/18 TBD Grant Scrimmage
8/25 TBD Antioch Scrimmage
8/31 Opening Weekend

SAFR Football Helmet Covers

Here is more information on why the Colts have chosen to use SAFR Football Helmet Covers for all our players. The Colts were one of the first K-8 programs in the country that outfitted all of our Athletes with these.

Sports Engine App for Communications & Calendar

Parents - PLEASE make sure you have the Sports Engine App downloaded AND NOTIFICATIONS TURNED ON. This is how your coaches and our organization will communicate with you. If you don't yet have it, please download it now on Android and iOS. Go to our website from your phone, and click this link to take you directly to the app download:

Colts Sponsorship





Are you or your business interested in sponsoring Grayslake Colts for the 2024 season?  We are always seeking new sponsors to assist in supporting our non-profit organization - which in turn helps our Grayslake youth!  If you are interested, please send an email to 

2024 Registration

Registration for the 2024 Fall season IS NOW OPEN!!! (Cheer registration is now Closed)

We are looking forward to our 56th year with the Grayslake Community!

CHEER Important Dates

DATE Time EVENT Location
7/24 Choreography grades 5-8
7/24 Choreography grades 1-4 Grayslake North HS
8/9 8:30-10:30 Colts Pool Party Grayslake Aquatic Center
8/17 Grayslake Summer Days Parade
9/7 & 9/22 & 11/2 Competition dates TBA
11/14-11/17 State DeKalb, NIU Convocation Center

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When you are communicating (email, in person, at the field, at parent meetings) with any of our volunteers (BOARD MEMBERS, COACHES, ASSISTANT COACHES, TCs, JR COACHES, etc.), PLEASE remember that we are all volunteers. None of us receives any monetary incentives for the amount of time we spend volunteering for this organization; it is all work that is done FOR THE KIDS. So please remember that when you are speaking to any of our volunteers, we ask that you treat them with kindness and respect. If you are contacting one of us out of anger, please first take 24 hours to think about what you have to say, write down your thoughts, and then look at it again 24 hours later to consider if that’s really WHAT you want to communicate, and HOW you want to communicate it to us. We are 100% here to do the right thing for your kids, and will work with you. All we ask is that in return, you give us your respect. THANK YOU!

Also, please consider that every Board Member works a full-time job — on top of the large quantity of hours that each of us spends working on the Colts. Please be patient! If you send an email and don’t receive an immediate response, please assume that it’s because we, also, enjoy spending time with our kids…or we’re at work. Our intent is to get back to you within no more than 48-hours from the time of your original contact.

If any inappropriate contact is made to any of our volunteers, our code of conduct policy will be enforced, including up to, your child's permanent dismissal from our program.