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. Due to Coronavirus, all practices are canceled until further notice. But you can still register – because we WILL BE BACK!


Announcement: Practice start canceled until further notice!



Coach Tim Cavanaugh is inviting you to join our Zoom meetings on Sundays and Wednesdays at 9:00 PM. We will discuss the offense and defense of plays. Join us.

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To keep you informed, we will send out E-Mail Newsletter on a regular base. Make sure you open and read them.


Due Coronavirus Outbreak, Flag Football Team start postponed. Please contact Coach Armando for more info.

A notice from Coach Tim

To our Players and their Parents,

Together we are experiencing unprecedented times, and the COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly every day. As we navigate these uncharted waters as a community, the health of our players and their families and our coaches is our #1 priority.

On behalf of the NYC Lions, I want you to know that first and foremost, we are thinking of you and your families’ well-being. Taking care of yourselves, and each other is what is most important right now.

Out of an abundance of caution, all practice is canceled until further notice.

We will keep you informed and let you know when we’re ready to start our program.

We want to do everything we can to help keep you moving, so we’re posting some in-home-practice tips.

I look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Stay inside! Stay healthy! Stay well!
My Best,

Tim Cavanaugh

Stay home – Stay fit.

This workout for home is going to allow you to hit your total body in under one hour. No equipment needed. 
20 Minute Full Body Workout

Funk takes you through a 10-minute bodyweight workout. No equipment workout to help burn fat and calories and great fasted workout as well.
Killer 10 Minute Fat Burning Bodyweight Workout


A bodyweight exercise video to help to stay fit and avoid coronavirus
At-Home Bodyweight Exercises


5 Best In-House Football Workouts for Youth Players during Coronavisrus you can do every night, every morning. Your siblings or your parents can help with some exercises.
In-House Football Workouts for Youth Players

This article is focusing on five bodyweight resistance exercises that will train the entire body, and you can do them easily at home.
5 Home Exercises For Football Players

Stay inside! Stay fit! 

New! Coed Flag Football – postponed

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.