NYC Lions Youth Football

The New York Lions are a Youth Football & Education program serving the young people of the Lower East Side and the five boroughs of New York.

Registration is now open for FAll SeasonPlayers/Parents click here to go directly to Team news

ANNOUNCEMENT: This week: Practice for all Teams Wednesday& Thursday. Intros on Saturday too. 

WHO WE ARE

New York City Lions Youth Football and the Run to Daylight Education Program provides opportunities for young people from all five boroughs to develop talents and skills they will use today and later in life. Both on and off the field. Through our unique Run to Daylight Education Program, we provide our young athletes educational opportunities and open a pathway to a better life. 

 

OUR TEAMS

Fall Season Start will be Saturday, June 5th and season ends before Thanks Giving. During pre-season (June till Mid September) our Practice days and time for all Teams are Tuesday & Thursdays 5:45-8 PM and Saturday morning (depending on Team 8:45 AM-12:30 AM, 11 AM-2:30 PM). Our Home field is located at East River Park E-Houston and FDR Drive (use pedestrian crossing there). During the game season, Practice days the same, we add Wednesday practice sometimes. Games are played on Saturdays or Sundays. 

PeeWees

 

11-12 years
Weight Limit: 135lbs
Season Fee: US$ 400
NYCAYF League Registration Fee: US$ 20
Equipment provided (loan-based)
Practice

Coach: Tom McBride

For MOR INFORMATION about this Team  SEND US AN EMAIL

 

Bantam

13-14 years
Weight Limit: no weight limit for Line, Backfield: 200lb
Season Fee: US$ 400
NYCAYF League Registration Fee: US$ 20
Equipment provided (loan-based)

Coach: Anthony Bailey

For MOR INFORMATION about this Team  SEND US AN EMAIL

 

Intermediate

 

15-17 years
No Weight Limit
Season Fee: US$ 400
NYCAYF League Registration Fee: US$ 20
Equipment provided (loan-based)

Coaches: Marcus Fuller, Paul Johnson, Pete Pascarelli, Steve Santoro

For MOR INFORMATION about this Team  SEND US AN EMAIL

interested in Flag Football?

We do not have a flag football team at this time. However, if there is enough interest, we will consider starting a coed flag team. If you would like to get more information about a future flag team, please fill out the form below.

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IMPORTANT TEAM INFORMATION

BANTAMS

 

Playoffs

Due to the dropoff of two teams and disqualification of another team, the Bantam team is now in the playoffs! This means that Tuesday and Thursday will be normal practices and the playoff game will take place on the weekend. Stay tuned – detailed information to follow.

PRACTICE TIMES FOR WEEK 05/11-05/15

Bantam Team has regular practice Tuesday & Thursday 5:45-8 PM at Home field. 

intros

 

Practice Days and Times for Week 05/11-05/15

Intro Team has practice this week Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 5:45-8 PM and Saturday from 8:45 AM-12:30 PM. Saturday Helmets only. Practice is Mandatory as we play a Playoff game on Sunday.

 

Playoff Game on Sunday

Sunday playoff game is against LBX Empire and will be held at Pelham Bay Park field. Players have to be there at 8:30 AM. The game will start at 10 AM. As it’s a Playoff game we hope parents will join us.

SUPPORT THE NYC LIONS

All Coaches and Administration staff are volunteering. The NYC Lions Youth Football and Rund to Daylight Education Program is financed by Season Fees and Donations only. To keep the Program running please get involved, make a donation or become a sponsor. 

Make a Donation

NYC Lions Youth Football is a 501c3 organization, so your donation is tax-deductible. Click below,  then please enter your donation amount. You can donate with PayPal or credit card.
Thank you for your support!

 

Coach a Team

Interested in becoming a coach? All experience levels are welcome. We have many opportunities.

If you are interested in coaching a Team, please CONTACT US.

 

Become a Volunteer

Love Football? We’re always seeking volunteers for our Teams, Games, Events.

If you are interested in volunteering, please CONTACT US.

 

Become a Sponsor

The NYC Lions are looking forward to another exciting season, and your sponsorship can help make that happen!  Your contribution will make a massive difference for our kids and your business!  We appreciate your consideration and support. Please Email us for more information.

Photos – 2021

Practice Location & TIME

East River Park East Houston Street and FDR.