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Geneseo Youth Football

"The objective of Geneseo Youth Football is to inspire boys to practice the ideals of sportsmanship and physical fitness, to teach them good habits of fellowship with other boys, to respect adults, and to develop the ability to take adversity without complaint."


A 60 year tradition

Established in 1958, the program has been developing youngsters since.  The program teaches them football fundamentals, sportsmanship, citizenship and a desire to succeed.  Winning is not the only measure of success.  "It is also to be noted that many things bring about winning such as material, coaching, hard work and luck or the breaks of the game".



Geneseo Youth Football has partnered with USA football head's up program to train coaches on the fundamentals to conduct a safe game.  GYF also teaches the basics of the Geneseo program to help prepare them for higher level competition. 

General Information

Documents distributed by GYF

Equipment Return Instructions (pdf)


GYF Registration (pdf)


GYF Games (pdf)


GYF Program 2017 (pdf)


By-Laws 1999 (pdf)


Dispatch article 50 years (pdf)


Geneseo Republic article (pdf)


Program - 1958 (pdf)


The Story of Geneseo Youth Football

Read about the Story of Geneseo Youth Football (1958-1967) written by long-time football coach, Elmer Reedy.  Coach Reedy’s manuscript was completed as part of his Master’s Degree program while at Illinois State University in 1968.  This paper documents a unique youth football program started in Geneseo, IL that remains strong today and is a model many villages, towns and cities can follow.

Elmer Reedy Paper (pdf)


Online Registration

You may follow the link to register your player or download the PDF in documents section below, complete the form, sign and return no later than the first day of tryouts, August 1, 2020

Board of Directors

2020 Board of Directors

  • Ray Hanson
  • Bill Dale
  • Tom Curnyn
  • Jim VanOpdorp
  • Larry Ward
  • Frank Mapes
  • Ki Wirth
  • Randy Clary
  • Scott Himmelman
  • Brad Toone 

Game Times

Game Time Wednesdays is 7:00 p.m. - Gate Opens at 6:00 p.m.  Stand Opens at 6:30 p.m.

Opening Game Time Thursdays 6:30 p.m.  Gate Opens at 5:30 p.m. Stand Opens at 6:00 p.m. - Home team is listed last

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Geneseo Youth Football

P.O. Box 225, Geneseo, IL 61254