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


Announcement:  03/28/2020 Practice start 


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We will start a Flag Football Team shortly. Please contact Coach Armando for more info.

Bad weather Practice

Practice and games are held even it's raining or cold outside. We only cancel if we put participants at risk.

Spring Practice Start

On Saturday, March 28th, 2020 we start our Spring-Season practice. Players all age group will practice without equipment every Saturday from 10 AM – 1 PM on @ East River Park; FDR.

New! Coed Flag Football 

Children will learn football fundamentals through instruction.  Four-week program. Players will build a strong football foundation, and our experienced coaches will work with players on throwing technique, catching, running with the football, game strategy, set plays and routes, offensive and defensive awareness, and more. The program will foster a love of the game in a kid-friendly environment while teaching teamwork and sportsmanship.

Who: Girls & Boys 12-14 Years and Boys only 15-17 years.
Fee: US$ 100
When: Saturdays, starting Spring 2020
Practice: Saturday 12 -2 PM
Location: East River Park, FDR & East Houston

More Programs are coming up soon.
For more information
contact Coach Armando

Season 2020 Teams – Registration is open now

Pre-Season Winter Practice is held every Saturday from 11 am – 1 PM, starting Dec. 14th, 2019. You can register for Season 2020 NOW!



13-14 years, Weight Limit
Season Fee: US$ 300
Equipment provided, No League Fee


For more information
contact Coach Tom McBride (718) 612-6081 or  Coach Tim



15-17 years, No Weight Limit
Season Fee: US$ 300
Equipment provided


Marcus Fuller
Zach Dyce
Peter Pascarelli
Matt O’Brien
Thomas Rutenberg


For more information
contact Coach Marcus



18-19 years, No Weight Limit
Season Fee: US$ 200
Equipment not provided


For more information
contact Coach Tim

Support the NYC Lions

Get Involved

Love Football? We’re always seeking volunteers to help.  There are many opportunities to volunteer at NYC Lions.

If you are interested in volunteering, please CONTACT US.

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!

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 Coach Tim for more information.

Practice Location & TIME

East River Park East Houston Street and FDR.

SEASON-PRACTICE will take place every Wednesday from 5:45-8 PM. On Fridays from 5:45-8:30 PM on Baruch field. Pre-Season and Off-Season Location announce on the Website.