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Congratulations to Notre Dame freshman and Marist graduate Jack Brannigan on being named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper! Jack was one of the all time greats to ever wear a Pioneer uniform, ending his career undefeated as a Pioneer. Jack as a two-way starter led his teams to consecutive SWMFL Championships in 2013 and 2014.


by posted 06/05/2020

Best of luck to former Pioneer and long snapper, Steven Wirtel, in the 2020 NFL Draft! 


by posted 04/23/2020

Dear River Valley Youth Tackle Football League Family:

We hope that you are safe and healthy as we fight COVID-19 as a community and a country.

The River Valley Youth Tackle Football League Board of Directors are continuing to monitor and follow the advice of the CDC and public health authorities. As a board we are committed to our athletes, our League, and the 2020 season. We have been meeting virtually every two weeks, and regularly communicating with USA Football and our equipment suppliers such as Riddell. 

Your child’s health and safety are our No. 1 priority – we will closely monitor the situation and let you know if we update our schedule based on recommendations from the public health authorities. We do not have any changes to our timeline currently. 

As circumstances allow, we are still preparing for the season. When our coaches find the time in these unique circumstances, they have the opportunity to take USA Football’s national accredited coach certification to ensure a great football experience for our kids. We also encourage our athletes to stay active and continue their e-learning.

Please stay tuned for future updates and visit us online at rivervalleyfootball.com and on Facebook.

On behalf of the entire River Valley Youth Tackle Football League, be safe and stay healthy.

Best regards,

Chris Stefanos, President                             Henry Malinowski, Board Member 
Brian Bain, 1st Vice President                       Paul Massat, Board Member
Marty Dykas, 2nd Vice President                   Diego Ortegon, Board Member
Dan Hagan, Treasurer                                 Dan Palmer, Board Member
Jenny Czerwonka, Secretary                        Tim Poynton, Board Member
Sean Bacon, Board Member                         Greg Ristich, Board Member
Chad Barger, Board Member                        Steve Rosner, Board Member
Carlton Gordon, Jr., Board Member               Paul Tholl, Board Member
Don Largen, Board Member                         Mike Wellner, Board Member
 
Rivervalleyfootball.com
Facebook: River Valley Youth Football League
 

Updated: 4/17/2020 


by posted 04/18/2020

Congratulations to Pioneer legendary QB Hayden MIkesell who will be playing football for the Western Michigan Broncos next fall. During his youth playing days Hayden was a Pioneer Award Winner having won 39 games in a row and back to back Championships.  Hayden also led the 2015 Pioneer team that was our first to win a National Youth Football Championship in Daytona FL defeating the Wichita KS Aztecs 24-13.  Hayden led the Marist RedHawks this past season to the 8A semis where they lost to eventual Champion LWE HS.  We wish Hayden the best of luck next season! 


by posted 01/26/2020

CHOOSE to be the BEST 

JOIN US FOR OUR 44th SEASON!!!

2020 Pioneer Football, Cheer and Flag Registration

Our season runs July through November

 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

ALL REGISTRATIONS AND PAYMENTS FOR 2020 MUST BE COMPLETED ON-LINE!

Register online today!

$345 for resident Tackle
$420 for non-resident  Tackle


Football and Cheer Early Bird Discount:
Register and Submit Payment Prior to 
April 1, 2020 and Receive a $50 Discount

 

New to tackle football? Secure your spot on the team! Our SLW team is open to all players that will be 6 years old as of 8/31/2020
 

Here are the 2018 River Valley league average player weight:
SLW - 67 lbs
LW - 82 lbs
JV - 100 lbs
Varsity - 137 lbs


$345 for resident Cheer - Football Season Only
$420 for non-resident Cheer - Football Season Only

$530 for resident Cheer - Football and Competition
$605 for non-resident Cheer - Football and Competition

 

$175 for resident Flag


Flag Early Bird Discount: Register and Submit Payment Prior to 
April 1, 2020 and Receive a $25 Discount

Football Info
Cheer Info

Flag Info


Any questions, please e-mail them to: 


by posted 01/01/2020

Congratulations to former Pioneer Captain and Marist Redhawk middle linebacker Colin Bohanek on signing his National Letter of Intent today to play football at Eastern Illinois University. We wish Colin the best of luck at EIU!


by posted 12/18/2019

Congratulations to our 2019 Pioneer LW Cheer team for winning 1st Place at the IRCA State Championship! Our Varsity, Junior Varsity, and SLW Cheerleaders all took home 2nd place! Congrats to the girls and their outstanding coaches for their hardwork and dedication!


by posted 12/10/2019

Congratulations to the 2019 All River Valley Conference Team! 


by posted 11/17/2019
2020 Pioneer Registration

CHOOSE to be the BEST 

JOIN US FOR OUR 44th SEASON!!!

2020 Pioneer Football, Cheer and Flag Registration

Our season runs July through November

 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

ALL REGISTRATIONS AND PAYMENTS FOR 2020 MUST BE COMPLETED ON-LINE!

Register online today!

$345 for resident Tackle
$420 for non-resident  Tackle


Football and Cheer Early Bird Discount:
Register and Submit Payment Prior to 
April 1, 2020 and Receive a $50 Discount

 

New to tackle football? Secure your spot on the team! Our SLW team is open to all players that will be 6 years old as of 8/31/2020
 

Here are the 2017 River Valley league average player weight:
SLW - 67 lbs
LW - 82 lbs
JV - 100 lbs
Varsity - 137 lbs


$345 for resident Cheer - Football Season Only
$420 for non-resident Cheer - Football Season Only

$495 for resident Cheer - Football and Competition
$570 for non-resident Cheer - Football and Competition

 

$175 for resident Flag


Flag Early Bird Discount: Register and Submit Payment Prior to 
April 1, 2020 and Receive a $25 Discount

Football Info
Cheer Info

Flag Info


Any questions, please e-mail them to: 


by posted 12/31/2018
2018 IRCA State championships

Flag Cheer, LW, JV and Varsity all took home a 1st Place Trophy tonight. SLW advances to Day 2 and took 3rd. We are SO proud of all our cheer teams!!!


by posted 12/10/2018
2018 Pioneer Banquet

Thank you to our 2018 Pioneer Families on a great year end banquet as well as we say farewell to our President John Stefanos and Athletic Director Mark Mikesell. Thank you for so many years of leadership, volunteering and guiding our program to achive our goals in football and cheerleading. Pioneer Alumni returned for this special event to say farewell.  It was great to have them all there. 

Pioneer Alumni greats Quinn Kavanaugh, Jake Maziarka, Kyle Peterson and Jimmy Rolder along with 8th grade graduate Jake Stefanos at the 2018 Pioneer Banquet

by posted 12/05/2018
A Best Friend Partnership On and Off the Field

 


03 Dec, 2018
A Best Friend Partnership On and Off the Field
By Pat Z. McGavin

Only connect, the writer E.M. Forster famously asserted. Those connections take different forms and shapes, at once random and peculiar and yet somehow always of a piece. About three hundred miles separate the hometowns of John Stefanos and Mark Mikesell. Their lives and careers became entwined through a curious blend of fate, circumstance and chance. Together the two have achieved considerable achievement and recognition...Read More


by posted 12/03/2018
2018 All RVYFL Team
Click here to view the Pioneers
2018 ALL RVYFL CONFERENCE
Team Members. 
Congratulations to all players!

by posted 11/12/2018
2017 Daytona 8th grade Trip

Congratulations to our Pioneers National Youth Football 13U Champions! The team outscored their opponents 74-0 to defend thier championship from last year! 

Below are some pictures from the tournament!


by posted 11/24/2017
2017 Super Bowl Champions

Congratulations to our
2017 Super Bowl Champions
 Super Lightweight
and
Varsity teams!

Great Season Super Bowl Runners Up Lightweights!


 


Congrats to our Varsity on their perfect 11-0 season!

by posted 11/06/2017
Jadon Thompson selected by U.S. Army Bowl

Jadon Thompson former Pioneer and Marist sophomore  starting on Varsity for the undefeated RedHawks has been selected to the 2018 National Combine by the US Army All-American Bowl selection committee! Congratulations!


by posted 10/25/2017
The Orland Park Prairie’s Standout Student

Ryan Welch was chosen as The Orland Park Prairie’s Standout Student because of his academic accomplishments.

Standout Student: Ryan Welch, Jerling Jr. High seventh-grader

http://www.opprairie.com/sites/default/files/styles/article-image/public/standoutstudent_32.jpg?itok=c55_5sBk&c=84fa790cb34414b7426092fd2670668f


by posted 09/22/2017
Lovie Smith visits...

 


Former Chicago Bear and current University of Illinois head coach Lovie Smith and his staff stop by to visit former Orland Park Pioneer and current Marist Redhawk linebacker Micah Awodiran. Also pictured are Micah's parents and Marist head football Coach Pat Dunne. Micah has recently received his 28th Division 1 scholarship offer


by posted 06/05/2016
#79 Michael Schofield

We would like to congratulate former Orland Park Pioneer and current starting right tackle of the AFC Champion Denver Broncos #79 Michael Schofield on his trip to Super Bowl 50. We wish Michael the best of luck as he prepares for the big game. Michael graduated from Sandburg High School and played for the Michigan Wolverines before being drafted in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. 


by posted 01/27/2016
Online Coverage

Make sure you visit PremiumPreps.com: Your #1 new source for Chicago High School Sports News to read about our Pioneer teams this season.


by posted 10/01/2015
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