Libertyville Wildcat Youth Sports (LWYS) is an Illinois not-for-profit organization comprised of volunteers that administer youth football and cheerleading programs LWYS serves Libertyville and its surrounding communities.

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Key Dates for 2022 Season

August 8 - Tackle football practice 5x week begins 

August 12 - Team assignments completed (could take longer for lower level teams)

August 15 - Flag football teams begin practicing 2x per week

August 22 - Tackle football teams practice 3x per week, flag football teams practice 2x per week

August 27/28 - Tackle football games begin

September 3 & 4 - There will be tackle football games over Labor Day weekend

September 5 - Flag football begin practice 1x per week

September 6-9 - Picture days during practices

September 9 - LWYS Night at LHS

September 10 - Opening Day!  Flag football games begin

September 25 - Flag games will play at LHS 

October 1 - LHS Homecoming Parade

October 2 - Tackle games will play at LHS 

October 22 - 1st round flag football playoffs for Bantam & Feather levels

October 25 - 2nd round flag football playoffs

October 29 - Flag football championship games

October 29 & 30 - 1st round tackle football playoffs 

November 3 - LWYS Cheer Showcase at LHS

November 5 & 6- 2nd round tackle football playoffs

November 7 - First day to turn in tackle equipment

November 12 & 13 - Tackle football championship games 

November 14 - Last day to turn in tackle equipment


About Libertyville Wildcat Youth Sports (LWYS)

  • Formerly known as the Libertyville Boys Club, the organization was originally established as a boxing club and has proudly served Libertyville and surrounding communities since 1933
  • Official Football and Cheerleading feeder program for Libertyville High School
  • In 2019, more than 400 athletes across 27 teams participated in LWYS programs
  • The travel tackle program hosted more than 1,500 athletes and their families from more than 20 communities across Lake, McHenry, Cook and DuPage counties last season
  • Volunteer-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization



Photo credit: Libertyville Mundelein Historical Society.  LBC was originally established in 1933 as a boxing club.
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