Welcome to the New York City Lions

New York City Lions Football League - Run to Daylight Education Program

The New York Lions are a Youth Football/education program servicing the young people of the lower east side and the 5 boroughs of NYC. We focused on creating social change through sport and education.

Find Your Team
Our Tackle Football Teams
12-14 years, Weight Limit 185 lb


Tues. & Thurs. 5:30pm- 8:00 pm

Registrations/Season Fee: $ 300

HC Daniel Paz
Email me
(347) 566-1683

Coach Armando
Email me

15-17 years, No Weight Limit


Tues. & Thurs. 5:30pm- 8:00 pm

Registrations/Season Fee: $ 300

Thomas Rauffenbart
(917) 853-8403

Alfonse Ortiz
(347) 737-3252

Coach Mac
(916) 793-6784

18+ years, No Weight Limit



Registrations/Season Fee: $ 200

Joseph Campanella
917) 981-1507

Lawrence Belanich
(212) 477-5464

Tim Cavanaugh
Email me
212) 380-8716


Please support the NYC Lions

Donations are always welcome
Valid for all teams

Pre-Registration for Spring Season 2018

Pre Registration is now open for the 2018 spring season. Pre-register online HERE. Returning player can also contact their coach for pre-registration and more information. In order to get started with the NYC Lions, several forms are necessary. All forms will be made available online in January 2018.
Please note: Full payment and all paperwork must be made by due spring season start.

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NYC Lions Football Home Field

Location & Transportation

Home & Practise Field: East River Park, New York, NY 10002, Lower East Side, between E Houston street and E 6th street

By Car: FDR Drive, Exit E Houston Street
By Subway: J Train to Essex St Station; M9 to E 5th st/Av C;  from there aprox. 10 min. walk to East River Park; 
By Bus: M14D on 14th/1 Av.; M21 on E Houston/Essex St