The Junior Football League of Central Illinois has always been the leader in youth football for many reasons. We, like most other youth sports programs are concerned for our player’s safety. We are being proactive and improving the way we protect our athletes. Our goal is to teach and educate our coaches and athletes on how we can keep our players safe. As a guideline to our coaches, players and parents, we have provided helpful information and resources for Concussions, the number one concern of many, from the NFL to the JFL.

What is a Concussion? A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Health care professionals may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening. Even so, their effects can be serious.
Helpful guides and videos on Concussions
Video - Understanding concussions
Fact Sheet for Athletes
Fact Sheet for Parents

Concussion SIgns & Symptoms

Illinois Neurological Group and OSF Health Care Concussion Clinic
(Everything you need to know!)


Required Equipment
The following is the official list of the required equipment that each player shall properly wear while the ball is live.

Validating Players
ALL players listed on a roster at an area wil be weighed. Each are will provide proper documentation on each player

Important Dates

List of our important dates for the season. Coaches and Players

League Forms

Coaches and Directors, get your forms here for the season

Sports Medicine and JFL

Lots of facts, articles, and studies on player safety for football at all levels.