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 for Fall season is still openPlayers/Parents click here to go directly to Team news

ANNOUNCEMENT:  ATTENTION 11-14Y OLD: game move to Saturday instead of Sunday! Intro Team GAme on Saturday, 2 PM. Go to Team news for more information.

WHO ARE WE

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 – registration is still open 

Game Season Practice (Sept.-Nov.): During the game season, Practice days are Tues. & Thurs 5:45- 8 PM and Saturday 9:45 AM – 1 PM; we add Fridays for walkthrough if it’s game weekend. Games are played on Saturdays or Sundays. 

Practice location: Our fields are located at East River Park. Tuesday & Sat. practice at E-Houston and FDR Drive (use pedestrian crossing there), Thursdays East River Park, Grand Street, and FDR. 

PeeWees

 

11-12 years (can’t turn 13 in 2021)
Practice Start: already in place, but you still can join the Team
Practice Days: Tues. & Thur., 5:45- 8:30 PM(8 PM during school), Sat. 9:45-1 PM
Weight Limit: No weight limit for Line, Backfield: 135lbs
Season Fee: US$460

Equipment provided (loan-based, Deposit of US$ 150 required)

 

Coach: Tom McBride

PeeWees will play an In-House season against other Teams.

For MORE INFORMATION about this Team  SEND US AN EMAIL
or contact us with WhatsApp

Bantam


13-14 years, (can’t turn 15 in 2021)
Fall practice is already in session – you still can join
Practice Days: Tues. & Thur., 5:45- 8:30 PM(8 PM during school), Sat. 9:45-1 PM
Weight Limit: no weight limit for Line, Backfield: 200lb
Season Fee: US$ 460

Equipment provided (loan-based, Deposit of US$ 150 required)

Coach: Tom McBride

Bantams will play an In-House season against other Teams.

For MORE INFORMATION about this Team  SEND US AN EMAIL
or contact us with WhatsApp

 

Intermediate

 

15-17 years (can’t turn 18 in 2021)
Season Start: Practice Start: already in place, but you still can join the Team
Practice Days: Tues. & Thur., 5:45- 8:30 PM(8 PM during school), Sat. 9:45-1 PM
No Weight Limit
Season Fee:  US$ 460

NYCYF League Registration Fee: US$ 20
Equipment provided (loan-based, Deposit of US$ 150 required)

Coaches: Tim Cavanaugh, Coach Armando

For MORE INFORMATION about this Team  SEND US AN EMAIL
or contact us with WhatsApp

TEAM NEWS – IMPORTANT TEAM INFORMATION

INTERMEDIATE (INTRO, 15-17Y),

Practice Thursday 9/23 canceled due to the Weather! Zoom Meeting instead!

 

Walk through on Friday 5:-7:30 PM

As we are starting Game Season, we add Walk through practice on Fridays 5-7:30 PM. (every Friday during Game Season)

NYC League Game Season Starts on Saturday 9/25

The first game of the Year is on Saturday 9/25, at 2 PM at Mafera Park against Queen Falcons. Self-driving Players have to be there at 1:20 PM.

Team Bus Transfer available. Meeting Location: In front of Bard School, 525 E Houston St, and Mangin Street. Time: 12:15 PM, Bus is leaving at 12:30 PM. We’re not waiting for anyone! $10 for the ride payable directly at the Bus to Coach Tim. 

NYC League Game Schedule available for download

We got the Game Schedule from NYCYFL. You can download it HERE!

Please be aware – times and Locations can change the week before.  

BANTAMS (13-14y old)

Practice Thursday 9/23 canceled due to the Weather! Zoom Meeting instead!
Friday Walk Trough

We will have a walk-through on Friday, 5:45-8 PM. Please note: During Game season Practice/walk-trough always on Fridays.

Saturday practice canceled!

Due to Game Sunday, Saturday practice is canceled! A side note here too: If we have a game Sunday, Saturday practice is canceled!

ATTENTION! Game Saturday instead of Sunday!!!

Due to an unexpected business-related availability conflict of Coach Tom, we have to move the game from Sunday to Saturday. We apologize for any inconvenience!

Players have to meet on SATURDAY at the Container at 6 PM. The game will start at 7 PM at Grand Street field. We’re looking for Parents who can help with field Equipment. Please be at the Container @ 6 PM too.

 

PeeWee (11-12y)

Practice Thursday 9/23 canceled due to the Weather! 

Friday Walk Trough

We will have a walk-through on Friday, 5:45-8 PM. Please note: During Game season Practice/walk-trough always on Fridays.

Saturday practice canceled!

Due to Game Sunday, Saturday practice is canceled! A side note here too: If we have a game Sunday, Saturday practice is canceled!

ATTENTION! Game Saturday instead of Sunday!!!

Due to an unexpected business-related availability conflict of Coach Tom, we have to move the game from Sunday to Saturday. We apologize for any inconvenience!

Players have to meet on SATURDAY at the Container at 6 PM. The game will start at 7 PM at Grand Street field. We’re looking for Parents who can help with field Equipment. Please be at the Container @ 6 PM too.

Important for ALL TEAMS

Practice Location change! Starting with Thursday, Sept. 23rd, practice from 5:45-8 Pm is at East River Park Grand street and FDR, Soccer field 3. The Field is reachable from Delancy/Essex str by M14A SBS or by M14D from Union Square.

 

All Teams – Expected Fall Season Game Schedule

PeeWees and Bantams will play In-House League this fall to be able to get as much as possible playtime. Games are expected on Sundays, 1-3 PM  at East River Park, Grand Street field. Away games are on Sunday too, but time can vary. As soon as we have all dates & times, we will post them on the Website. Team bus transport will be organized if away Location is too far away. $10 per game for the Bus.

 

 

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.

Practice and Game Locations for all Teams

Field description Lions
ERP - Grand Street field - Soccer 3

Practice Location & TIME

East River Park East Houston Street and FDR. Fields are called Soccer 03 and Softball 05 if you go to Park map.