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. 


Announcement:  Due to the announced tropical storm warning, practice on Tuesday, August 4th will be postponed to Thursday, August 6th, 2020, from 5:45 – 8:30 PM



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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Practice takes place every Tuesday 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 Tuesdays 5:45 to 8:30 pm, East River Park – East Houston and FDR

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Tim. 

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$ 400
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$ 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 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.