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. 

REGISTrations will open Q2 2021

Announcement: Make sure you read our newsletter to get all updated info! 



Complete daily screening form before practice. Wear a mask. If you feel sick, feverish, short of breath, or show any COVID symptoms before workouts, do NOT come to practice. Notify coaches and healthcare providers immediately. If you become ill or feel ‘sick’ while in...


Parents should make sure that their child has a UP-TO-DATE physical • Please communicate any recent physical, mental or emotional changes with your child since school shifted to eLearning in mid-March. • If your child feels sick, feverish, short of breath, or show any...

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During this time of year, we all spend so much time and money buying gifts for the holidays. Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to celebrate the spirit of the season by giving.

#GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement that allows non-profits like the NYC Lions to receive the support they need to continue their mission. And this year, the Lions are no exception!

Your gift ensures we can continue to provide
– innovative Helmets & Equipment
– Jerseys, Pants, Cleats
– First Aid Kits
– Player Insurance
– Practice Fields & Light
– NYCAFL League Games
– committed Coaches
– and so much more…

When you give to the NYC Lions you make a difference in the lives of our players, and they make a difference in the rest of the community! No amount is too small!

Your gift is tax-deductible and life-changing for most of our players!
Thank you for your continued support! 

Tim Cavanaugh 
NYC Lions and Run to Daylight Education Progam Founder 


Practice takes place every Tuesday & Thursday from 5:45 to 8:30 PM. 

We’re taking all necessary precautions to guarantee the health of our players and coaches, and to minimize further spread.  

The following measures will be implemented during practice. 

  • Everyone has to wear a facemask. All-time.  
  • Social distancing is enforced. 
  • Players and coaches have to sanitize hands throughout practice.
  • Equipment like footballs and sleds are changed and wiped in between drills.
  • No pads are used. 
  • Players have to wear gloves. 
  • Individual or distanced small group practice 

To join practice you need to bring signed forms “Parent waiver” and “Code of conduct” with you and hand it to a coach.  Beside this two printed forms, you have to fill out our COVID-19  initial returning form and the check-in screening form. ALL forms are mandatory to join practice! 

Besides the forms, bring to each practice: Mask, big water bottle, gloves, and hand sanitizer– there will no sharing of water or community water bottles provided. The water fountains will be OFF-LIMIT.

Make sure you and your parents have read the expectations for student-athletes and parents during COVID-19.

LOCATION and time will be announced. 
Please contact Coach Tim. 

Season 2020 Teams – Registration

Bantam – Registration Closed


13-14 years, Weight Limit
Season Fee: US$ 400
Equipment provided, No League Fee


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

Intermediate – Registration Closed


15-17 years, No Weight Limit
Season Fee: US$ 400
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$ 300
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 Tuesday and Thursday. Please EMAIL us for time-specific information.