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North Side Youth Football & Cheerleading offers cheerleading to both boys and girls from age 6 through the 8th grade. 

Participants will initially be split by the following ages

  • We will initially split teams into three teams based by age.
  • If numbers reach a certain level, then North Side will divide the age groups down even further to maximize the experience for everyone involved.  We expect this to happen this year. 

Fee:  $300; Scholarships and financial aid are available to all of our cheerleaders.  If you are in need of financial assistance, please contact Mark Ditsch at   

Fundraising: Participation in NSYF's online fundraisers is required (there is no cost to our families to participate in the fundraisers)

What's Included: Uniform and accessories are provided for the season and are to be returned at the end of the season.  Uniforms include cheer uniform, Poms, tights for under skirt and shirt, and bows.   Cheer shoes must be bought by families.

Regular Season Practices: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:40 to 6:40. Practices start August 7th and end October 18th. 

Practice Location:  Welles Park, 2333 W Sunnyside

Cheer Game Schedule:  The cheerleaders will cheer at NSYF home football games. The first possible date will be Sunday, September 3rd.  The last possible date will be Sunday, October 22nd.  Times will vary but all cheer games will be on Sundays. 

Cheer Game Locations:  Lane Tech Stadium, Depaul Prep Stadium, St. Ignatius Stadium

Stunts: Stunts will be taught and performed relative to each age groups skill set. 

Contacts: For more information on the program please contact Mike Lohman at or 773-510-7720.