Welcome to the NYC 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.

Breaking News, Announcements, Important Messages

News

School Trip and Game – SUNDAY Sept. 16th

Sunday Trip to Choate Rosemary Hall School; The bus is leaving 8 AM; be there latest 7:45 AM;  Make sure you’re dressed in Slacks, Khakis, and Dress Shirt or Polo Shirt; Bring Football Equipment in a bag with you. $10 for Bus required. Choate Rosemary Hall is a private, college-preparatory, coeducational, boarding school located in Wallingford,...
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Upcoming INTERMEDIATE GAME – Sept. 14th

Friday Night Lights Football NYC; Where: Home Field / East River Park; E Houston /FDR Drive; WHEN:  Kick off: 7:30PM; Players have to be there 5:30 PM
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Intro Game Sat. Sept. 8 – Eat & Drink like a Pro

Have a proper breakfast! Samples: whole grain cereal such as oatmeal and whole grain bread, scrambled eggs with peanut butter on toast, some fruit and a glass of milk, chocolate milk, nuts, fruit, berries, and yogurt. Drink lots of water. Bring a Halftime Snack! Samples: Bananas, Walnuts, Oranges, Granola Bar, dried fruit, Oatmeal Cookies, rice cracker...
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MANDATORY PRACTICE

Practice is mandatory for Intermediate Players this week. If you want to play on Saturday, you have to join ALL practice this week and have to be in time on the field.
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New Schedule

New during school: Tues. & Thur. 6PM-8PM; BE THERE @ 5:45 PM; Home Games on Friday nights; if there are no home games, Friday night walkthroughs; Away Games on Saturdays
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Sept. 8th; INTERMEDIATE FIRST GAME !

NYC Lions vs Queens Falcons Date: Sat., Sept. 8th;  Location: Joseph P. Mafera Park; Kick off: 11 AM; TEAM BUS is leaving at 8:45 AM; Be there LATEST 8:30 AM; We will NOT wait for late coming players!   Half Time is crucial for refill energy. Bring lots of water and Bananas, Granola Bar, dried fruit,...
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Valid for all teams

The important 4

1.

REGISTER FOR 2018 SEASON

Registration is now open for the 2018 season. You can register online HERE.  In order to get started with the NYC Lions, several forms are necessary. Seasons fee and all paperwork must be made by due season start.

2.

FEE PAYMENT

You can make your season fee payment online. Make sure, your fee is paid in full latest 9/21.

Please take a look at our PAYMENT OPTIONS

3.

ALERT SIGN UP

Sign up required for ALL players to get notified about schedule changes, practice cancellations, game field changes, …. 

We kindly ask the parents of the BANTAMS and INTERMEDIATE teams to sign up too to make sure, you’re up-to-date about your child.  

4. 

PRACTICE TIMES & LOCATION

Bantams and Intermediate
TUESDAY 6 PM-8 PM
THURSDAY 6 PM-8 PM
Seniors:
WENDSDAY 6 PM-8:30 PM
THURSDAY 6 PM-8:30 PM

Home Games: Friday night; if no Games on Friday, Game walkthroughs on Friday
Away Games: Saturday; Time TBD

Make sure you have read our
PRACTICE ATTENDANCE RULES

Location:
East River Park,  NY 10002,
Lower East Side, 
between E Houston street and E 6th street

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

Bantam

Practice:
Tues & Thurs 6 PM-8 PM

Registrations/Season Fee: $ 300

Coaches:
Coach Daniel
Email me

Coach Armando
Email me

All questions regarding the Bantams click here for email contact

 

15-17 years, No Weight Limit

Intermediate

Practice:
Tues & Thurs 6 PM-8 PM;
Home Games Friday night,
or Walkthroughs
Friday 6 PM-8 PM
Away Games: Saturday, Time TBD

Registrations/Season Fee: $ 300

Coaches:
Thomas Rauffenbart
Call Coach Thomas

Alfonse Ortiz
Call Coach Alfonse

Coach Mac
Call Coach Mac

Tim Cavanaugh
Email me
Call Coach Tim

All questions regarding the Intermediates click here for email contact 

 

18 yrs & under *Cannot turn 19 before 7/31/18

Seniors

Practice:
All Season: Wed & Thurs 6 PM -8:30 PM

Registrations/Season Fee: $ 200

Coaches:
Joseph Campanella
Call Coach Joseph

Coach Lawrence
Email me

Tim Cavanaugh
Email me
Call Coach Tim

All questions regarding the Seniors click here for email contact  

Please SUPPORT the NYC Lions

We need your donation to continue our program!
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 approx. 10 min. walk to East River Park;
By Bus: M14D on 14th/1 Av.; M21 on E Houston/Essex St