The Argonauts are a youth football and cheerleading program providing age and skill appropriate divisions for ages 5-14. We welcome young athletes from several surrounding towns including Algonquin, Carpentersville, East and West Dundee, Gilberts, Hampshire, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Gilberts, Sleepy Hollow, and more.
Benefits of joining the Algonquin Argonauts family:
- Algonquin Argonauts Youth Football & Cheer is the only organization serving McHenry/Kane County that is affiliated with Pop Warner, the nation's largest youth football and cheer organizaton.
- The Algonquin Argonauts are a member of the Chicagoland Pop Warner Conference within the Mid-America Pop Warner Region.
- The Pop Warner organization provides the opportunity to play against the best regional and national competition. 70% of NFL Players began their careers playing Pop Warner football!
- The Little Scholars program emphasizes and celebrates atheletes' performance in the classroom. Proof of adequate grades at school are a requirement to participate in our program.
- Quality Equipment - our program issues top notch Riddell helmets and pads to maximize on-field safety.
- All football players receive personalized home and away jerseys to keep! Some programs require that jerseys be turned in for re-use the following year.
- All coaches and team parents are required to be Pop Warner certified, and all volunteers undergo background checks before the first practice begins.
Argonauts Mission & Philosophy
Our program is structured around the following:
- The Safety and well-being of the kids
- A balance between Academics and Athletics
- The teaching of good, sound and positive football and cheer FUNdamentals
- The focus on healthy Competition and Fitness