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Algonquin Argonauts


The Argonauts are a youth football and cheerleading program providing age and skill appropriate divisions for youth age 5 to 14. We welcome young athletes from anywhere, as we have no residency requirements. Currently we have families from many area towns including Algonquin, Carpentersville, East and West Dundee, Gilberts, Hampshire, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Sleepy Hollow, Pingree Grove,  Crystal Lake, Cary, Elgin, South Elgin, Bartlett, Streamwood, Fox River Grove, Rolling Meadows, Lakewood, Burlington, Woodstock and St. Charles.  

Benefits of joining the Algonquin Argonauts Family

  • Algonquin Argonauts Youth Football & Cheer is the largest organization serving McHenry/Kane County that is affiliated with Pop Warner, the nation's largest youth football and cheer organization. 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 athletes' performance in the classroom. Proof of satisfactory grades at school are a requirement to participate in our program.
  • Quality Equipment - Within the last two seasons, we have purchased all new helmets, and our helmets are re-certified by the manufacturer every 24 months. Every player receives brand new game pants in addition to top of the line shoulder pads: all designed to keep your player safe on the field.  Our cheerleaders practice on a 7 mat indoor practice space supervised by certified coaches.
  • 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 USA Football certified as well as Pop Warner certified, and all volunteers undergo background checks before the first practice begins.
  • We are one of the top performing organizations in Pop Warner. We have sent several teams to Florida as national qualifiers, having won regional championships, multiple state champions, and in 2023 we had 6 playoff teams (more than any Pop Warner Organization in Illinois), 3 of whom were state finalists. 
  • No need to cut weight or "play up" because of a players size. We are proud to have led the trend in youth football in our area doing away with that archaic line of thinking. Players play with kids their own age, at the youngest possible level in order to have the best chance of success. We offer 1 to 2 teams team at every age level from 6U thru 13U, so your 9 year old doesn't have to play with 12 year olds.

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 physical fitness
  • A tight-knit, family experience, free from the pressure to be in the "inner-circle"
  • Preparing the youth we serve to excel as student athletes at the High School level. 

We provide families in the Kane and McHenry County area another football and/or cheer option. We don't want anyone to feel that they are stuck with a single program just because of the town they live in. The Algonquin Argonauts are dedicated to providing the best football and cheer experience to the families we serve. If you would like more information on our programs, please feel free to contact us.


Algonquin Argonauts Football and Cheer
2100 Sleepy Hollow Road 
Algonquin, Illinois 60010

Phone: 847-594-4246
Email: [email protected]

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