As the president of the Hyde Park Jr. Spartans program, I am excited to extend this opportunity to the Chicago area youth in order to enhance their athletic and agility skills in football and cheerleading. The Hyde Park Jr. Spartans program is associated with The United Youth Football League(UFY) which is the largest renowned youth league for football and cheerleading in the United States. As a native of Chicago, I graduated from Percy L. Julian High School on Chicago’s south side. This Chicago Public School education afforded me the opportunity to enroll at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana as a student-athlete. My hard work on the football field afforded me the opportunity to play 11 years in the National Football League. My philosophy is all children should be equipped with positive character building attributes such as honesty, loyalty, integrity, teamwork, discipline, sportsmanship, respect and leadership. Our program is designed to couple character building opportunities with hands on instruction that will promote social and athletic development for your child. It is our belief that everyone can do their best; we believe in bringing out the best in everyone. I look forward to all that this season will bring. Thank you for your support!
Howard T. Griffith