Crusader Youth Football

Crusader Youth Football is designed for area youth ages 7-14 (Non-High school students) and acts as a feeder football program for St Edward High School in Elgin. Our teams play in the highly competitive IYFL (Illini Youth Football League).  The IYFL provides organized youth football for teams in Northeastern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin.  The IYFL provides both a competitive Sunday program and an instructional Saturday program.  The Crusaders field teams at the Bantam, Lightweight, Middleweight and Heavyweight division levels.  

At any time you may contact Mike Holte at 847-695-2987 or 630-742-2249 for more information regarding our Crusader Football program. You can also send emails to  

Questions and inquiries regarding Crusader Cheerleading should be directed to Teresa Rolando.  You can reach Teresa directly at 847-436-6212 or by email at

Information regarding St Edward High School or the St Ed's Football Program, can be directed to Coach Mike Rolando.  St Edward High School Football website-


Sunday, March 23
Crusader Football and Cheer Registration

Early Bird Registration today down at the St. Edward High School Concession stand, from 12-2pm. We are looking forward to a great season! If you can't make it you can print out the registration form, under handouts and forms and mail it in!

Wednesday, July 24
2013 Season Begins!!!!

Hello Crusader Families,

We are very excited for the 2013 Football season! The calendar for the season is under the Events tab.  It will be updated with games and locations as soon as we get the schedule from the league.  We also have a facebook page that will be updated frequently.  Please go on facebook and like our page. If you have any questions please contact Mike Holte (630) 742-2249, or Louise Holte (847)209-9101.   Go Crusaders!  The Future Green Wave!!

Wednesday, March 6
Crusader Registration Sunday March 10th 12-2

 Please help support St. Edward High School feeder teams.  The next Crusader Registration will be Sunday March 10th @ Green Wave Hall (Concession Stand) from 12-2.  Please come to take advantage of the early bird discounted prices for registration.  Rates will increase after Sunday March 10th moving forward.

We will also be ordering new jerseys for the Heavyweight team this upcoming season so if there is a certain number a player may want please register to increase the chances of the player getting their number for the 2013 season!!!

Please see the links for registration forms as well as Parent Code of conduct forms and contact Mike Holte @ (630) 742-2249 with any questions.


We look forward ot seeing you on the 10th!

Wednesday, March 6
Mark your Calendar for the Start of the 2013 Season!!!!

The 2013 Crusader Youth Football and Cheer season will start the week of 7/22/13.  More details to come but practices will start Monday 7/22!!!

Wednesday, March 6
New Teams to the IYFL in 2013!!!

There will be 4 new teams joining the IYFL for the 2013 season.  With the loss of a few teams from the league the past couple season the IYFL has decided to expand their league and has added the following teams for the 2013 season:

Vernon Hills

Grayslake North

Crystal Lake South

Crystal Lake Central

There will be some decisions made over the next few months as to how the schedules will play out but we as a Board few this is a good thing and look forward to establishing some new rivalries for the years to come!!!

 More info to follow...


Sunday, October 2
Check Facebook for more frequent Changes

Monday 10/3- No Heavyweight or Lightweight Practice.  Middleweights will be walk through only from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - 1 hour only

Tuesday- NO Heavyweight practice

Thursday, June 7
St. Edward High School Senior Brick Project Sponsorship Opportunity

Please see Handouts and Forms for details on the St. Edward High School Senior Brick Project Sponsorship Opportunity.  What a great way to support the football program that many of our sons will be apart of someday!!