Southwest Midget Football League!


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.


2021 Cheer Competition

2021 Cheer League Competition

Stagg H.S on November 7th

Doors open at 8:50am

$5 cash admission. All entries MUST wear a Mask, per Covid regulations

Morning Session begins at 9:20am

Afternoon Session begins at 2pm

Come support your Team!!!

2021 Fall Football Season

The SWMFL is happy to announce the completion of a successful Fall Regular 2021 season. Thank you all for your support and patience throughout the season.

Congratulations to the Fall 2021 Conference Champions!!!

Eastern Conference Varsity division -

Chicago Cowboys

Western Conference Varsity division -

Oak Forest Raiders

Eastern Conference Lightweights division-

Glenwood Cougars

Western Conference Lightweights division -

Oak Lawn Outlaws

Eastern Conference Pee Wee divsion-

Glenwood Cougars

Western Conference Pee Wee division -

Palos Stars

Eastern Conference Widget division -

Chicago Cowboys

Western Conference Widget division-

Mid Crest Panthers

Come out and support your teams for the Tournament!!!


The Southwest Midget Football League would like to welcome the Evergreen Park Stallions, South Holland Jets and Oak Lawn Outlaws to the league and the 2021 Season.

South Holland Jets

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

Chicago Cowboys Youth Athletic Associaion

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 Coaches were once again USA Football certified for the 2021 Season. Unfortionately we were unable to gather with our USA Football team, but an all coaches meeting was held by the SWMFL to welome our new teams and discuss the upcoming season.

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 6 to 14 years old. The SWMFL was started over 55 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, Evergreen Park, Glenwood, Midlothian/Crestwood, Palos, Oak Lawn, South Holland, Chicago, and Crete. The SWMFL consists of 1 league with 2 conferences. For information about the SWMFL, please contact Lenny Rhein at

New in 2018!!....and will continue in 2021!!

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

2021 Registration

Contact your local SWMFL Team to register today!