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 is open now for spring season 2021

Announcement: Zoom Meeting All Teams Wed. March 3th, 8:PM ALL Teams



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...


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...

Wednesday, March 3th ZOOm Meeting for Both Teams

Make sure you join the Zoom Meeting. Look out for detailed information in your E-Mail Box. 

Saturday, March 6th – NYC American Youth Football League Registration

On Saturday, NYCAYFL League registration will happen for both Teams.
ALL Bantam players have to be registered with the League.
Intro Player: If you did NOT play in the Fall 2020 season, you have to register with the League to play.

MANDATORY for both Teams:
  • Notarized NYCAYFL Form – you can download it here or ask your Coach for a printout
  • A copy of a state ID or a Copy of your Passport or a copy of your Birth Certificate
  • An ID with a picture and DOB on it
  • $10 League Registration Fee
  • You have to be registered online with the NYC Lions
  • Minimum of $200 of NYC Lions Fee payment has to be made: Pay with Credit or Debit Card HERE or in cash on the Field on Saturday @ Susann

Show up with your Coach and Team at the League registration side (in front of Container) in time. Time will be announced during Saturday practice/scrimmage. DON’T FORGET YOUR MASK!


Next payment required – Season Starts Mid March!

If you don’t have paid the full season Fee by now, your next payment is required. Depending on your payment plan, your next payment of $100 or $60 is due March 6th. Credit and Debit Card payments can be done online HERE. Cash or Check payments on Saturday on the field @ Susann after NYCAYFL registration.  DON’T FORGET YOUR MASK!

NOTE: Your NOT starting in any game without a second payment! 

Requirements for getting equipment

We don’t hand over Equipment if you are

  • not registered online or turned in paper registration
  • did not have turned in Waiver of Liability
  • have not made any payment (Player released official by Coach Tim exempted)



Practice Saturdays  and Sundays 02/21 

Practice for both teams is on Saturday and Sunday, 8:45 AM – 2 PM at East River Park / E-Houston and FDR. Be there on time, bing your mask, and fill out Covid-Check-In-Form!

Concussion Information

Please visit our information about concussions and the NYC Lions 4 steps plan! Parents can download CDC information in English and Spanish. You will find it HERE!

Join our SurveY

Please help us improve our program by answering the questions in our survey. It will only take a few minutes and it’s very important for us! 

Season 2022 Teams – Registration

Bantam – Registration 


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

Tommy McBridge – Head Coach
Jamie Terrell 

For more information
CALL Coach Tom McBride (718) 612-6081 or  E-mail Coach Tim

Intermediate – Registration 


15-17 years, No Weight Limit
Season Fee: US$ 400
Equipment provided


Tim Cavanaugh – Head Coach
Marcus Fuller – Offense Coach 
Joseph Guerrero – Defense Coach 
Peter Pascarelli – Lineman/Defense Coach
Thomas Rutenberg – Defense Coach
Paul Johnson – Lineman/Strength Coach


For more information
CALL Coach Marcus 

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.