Players/Parents Info

The youth of today will soon be the leaders of tomorrow. 

 Our teaching is not only about football. Our instruction is also on how life will educate our youth through teamwork, responsibilities, passion, and determination. The NYC Lions are proud to be a part of that mentoring process. 

Mandatory Forms for Registration


What we need to complete your registration:
– New York Lions Registrations Form
– Copy of birth certification or ID 
– New York City Youth Football Conf. Authorization of Birth Form (must be notarized); MANDATORY. This document must be presented to the League Officials during the Certification Process. Failure to provide proper documentation will result in removal from the team roster. NO exceptions! 
– Most recent report card
– Parent-Child Code of Conduct
– New York City Youth Football League Registration (NYCYFL) 
– Season Registration Fee

All forms for download soon. You can pre-register HERE

What is included in your fee

Use of Fee

The registration fees primarily cover our operating expenses. Mainly your payment is used for
– Insurance
– League fee
– Game Referee
– Full Game Equipment (Shoulder Pads, Helmet, Mouthgear, Pants, Game Jersey)
– 1 Practise Jersey
– Transportation for players too and from away games

The fee can be paid online. We accept Paypal. 


I learned that everyone makes mistakes and has weaknesses. One of the most important things that differentiate people is their approach to handle them. 

Coach Tim

More Info

Mayo Clinic Study

Study reveals that playing HS football is just as safe as band, glee club, or choir

Over the past few years, we have been force-fed statistic after statistic about how dangerous football is to the brain health of our players, and participation has declined nearly everywhere across the country.

While it’s a given that playing in the NFL is inherently more dangerous than playing high school football, prep coaches from the youth level to varsity level almost everywhere are fighting the stigma with parents that football is unsafe for their child.

However, one Stanford researcher has a differing opinion, with some interesting statistics to back.

The Mayo Clinic found that the risk of high school football players developing degenerative neurological diseases later in life is no greater than if they had been in the band, glee club or choir.”

The article is really well done, and has some great statistical information, while at the same time being written from a concerned – yet informed and realistic – parent’s perspective. Give it a look, and pass it on to concerned parents if necessary.

The Importance of Being on Time


Being punctual strengthens and reveals your integrity.
If you tell someone that you will meet them at a certain time, you have essentially made them a promise. And if you say you’ll be there at 5:30, and yet arrive at 5:45, you have essentially broken that promise. Being on time shows others that you are a man of your word. Conclusion: BE ON TIME EVERY PRACTICE, EVERY GAME!

Being punctual builds and reveals your discipline. The punctual player shows that he can organize his time, that he pays attention to details. Conclusion: If you’re always late, it shows us, you can’t focus on details.

Being punctual shows your respect for others. Being late is a selfish act, for it puts your needs above another’s. 

Being late is a form of stealing. That’s a tough truth, but it’s a truth nonetheless. When you make others wait for you, you rob minutes from them that they’ll never get back.

Conclusion: Show up at practice early to have time for a change and get ready. You should be prepared on the field at 5:30 pm. Be on time on the bus when we go away. Show up at least 1 hour before a game.


Football Is An Outdoor Sport

We do not allow bad weather to deter us from our plans unless it’s really and truly inclement where it puts participants at risk. You should know that games and practices are held even though there is precipitation. Therefore, get ready to break out the umbrellas and rain gear.

Keep in touch


Our goal is to keep you informed. For important updates and information, the BANTAM TEAM is using the TeamSnap App. We suggest to download our “TeamSnap” App. from your app store onto your phone or go to this link on your phone: Intermediate and Senior Team communicate via TXT and Phone. Please ask your Coach. 

Our support commitment


The registration fees we charge primarily cover our operating expenses. If you can’t pay the full amount, we can offer help. We will never turn down a child who wants to play football even if he cannot pay the registration fee. For more information, please contact: Tim Cavanaugh  

The quality of our lives depends on the quality of the decisions we make.

Coach Tim
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We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.


NYC Lions Youth Football is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a positive outlet for the young people of New York City a way to a better life through our “Run to Daylight Education Program.” We believe football is a lot like life. Please use the button below for donating. 

Kids who take football serious in High School do not take class or field for a joke! Work hard and become a good student and athlete. 

Coach Tim