SPORTSMANSHIP * TRADITION * DIVERSITY

Southwest Midget Football League!

 
USA FOOTBALL

The SWMFL is proud to be the first league in the area to implement the standards set by USA Football to educate and train coaches to provide a safer, more positive game of football. All the coaches associated with the SWMFL are certified through the USA Football program. For more information about USA Football, please visit their website.

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2020 Football and Cheer Season

The SWMFL is postponing the 2020 Season until the Spring of 2021 as long as state officials/guidelines approve. Franchises are allowed to continue noncontact conditioning camps following the established updated COVID-19 league guidelines. We will work toward solidifying a Spring practice and game scheule over the next few week as we get more information from the CDC and other state agencies.

 
COVID-19 PRACTICE GUIDELINES

The Southwest Midget Football League is committed to the health and safey of all our families. In compliance with the State guidelines, the league has established practice guidelines all organizations must minimally adhere to throughout the league. In addition, all organizations must adhere to their local governing agencies. We will continue to review and adhere to any State guideline changes, if they occur.

Click link to review guidelines.

UPDATED Fall 2020 Guidelines

COVID-19 Southwest Midget Football and Cheer Guidelines

The Southwest Midget Football League would like to welcome the Chicago Cowboys to the league and the 2020 Season.

Chicago Cowboys Youth Athletic Associaion

 
2019 SWMFL CHAMPIONS

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2020 SOUTHWEST MIDGET FOOTBALL SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS

A SPECIAL thank you to all who came out to support the day!

Congratulations to all 211 players and cheerleaders who were league recognized for their 5, 6 or 7+ consecutive years of service!!!

WIDGETS

Glenwood

PEEWEE

Glenwood

LIGHTWEIGHTS

Oak Forest

VARSITY

Crete

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2019 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS!!

VARSITY

WEST CONFERENCE EAST CONFERRENCE
NEW LENOX MUSTANGS CRETE BULLDOGS

LIGHTWEIGHTS

WEST CONFERENCE EAST CONFERENCE
PALOS STARS CRETE BULLDOGS

PEE WEES

WEST CONFERENCE EAST CONFERENCE
NEW LENOX MUSTANGS WHITE

CRETE BULLDOGS /

MID CREST PANTHERS

WIDGETS

WEST CONFERENCE EAST CONFERENCE
NEW LENOX MUSTANG WHITE GLENWOOD COUGARS

 
2019 CHEER COMPETITION

Congratulations to the following GRAND CHAMPIONS AND 1ST RUNNER UPS!

MORNING SESSION

Grand Champion - New Lenox Mustangs 3rd Grade

1st Runner Up to Grand Champion -

AFTERNOON SESSION

Grand Champion Pom - Glenwood 6th Grade

1st Runner up - New Lenox 5th Grade

Congratulations to the following Division Winners!

Division 1st place 2nd place 3rd place
1st Grade Cheer New Lenox Oak Forest
1st Grade Pom Glenwood Joliet
2nd Grade Cheer New Lenox Crete
2nd Grade Pom MidCrest Glenwood
3rd Grade Cheer New Lenox Joliet
4th Grade Cheer New Lenox
4th Grade Pom Glenwood MidCrest
5th Grade Cheer New Lenox Tie
6th Grade Cheer Crete
6th Grade Pom Glenwood
7th Grade Cheer New Lenox
8th Grade Cheer Palos Crete
8th Grade Pom Glenwood MidCrest

 
Southwest Midget Fellowship

During the Gatlinburg Thanksgiving Tournament, Crete and New Lenox come together demonstrating sportsmanship and support!

Great representation of the League!!!

 
USA Football Coaches Clinic

The SWMFL offered a hands on league USA Football clinic to certify coaches within the league again in 2019 certifiying nearly 200 coaches. We are the only local league to provide the hands on course led by USA Football certified trainers. The day was a huge success thanks to all who attended and USA Football administration and Staff.

 
About the SWMFL

The Southwest Midget Football League (SWMFL) provides football and cheerleading for over 5,000 children from the ages of 7 to 14 years old. The SWMFL was started over 53 years ago and is one of the PREMIER LEAGUES in the area.

The SWMFL league members include teams from the south suburbs of Chicago Illinois. They consist of the towns of Oak Forest, New Lenox, Dolton, Glenwood, Midlothian/Crestwood, Palos, Matteson, Joliet, Chicago, and Crete. The SWMFL consists of 1 league with 2 conferences. For information about the SWMFL, please contact Lenny Rhein at ljrhein@sbcglobal.net

New in 2018!!....and will continue in 2020!!

SWMFL adopts USA Football recommended Rookie level (8 on 8) development at the Mighty Mite Level!

SWMFL now offers 3 developmental level progression - Rookie- 8 on 8 Tackle, Modified 11-person tackle and 11-person Tackle

 
2020 Registration

Contact your local SWMFL Team to register today!