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Maryland High School Crab Bowl powered by Under Armour

Grassroots is proud to be an official partner of The Maryland Crab Bowl, Powered by Under Armour.  This is Maryland's only statewide High School football all star game. The game will feature the best Senior all stars from public and private schools in the state of Maryland. CLICK THIS LINK to learn more about the HS Game.

We could NOT be more excited to present to you the 10th Anniversary of the Maryland HS Crab Bowl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
The Game will consist of 90 players split on 2 different regional teams. The Washington regional team will consist of players from Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Anne Arundel County, Calvert County, St.Mary's County, and Charles County.  The Baltimore regional teams will consist of players from Howard County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City. Frederick County, Washington County, Allegheny County, Cecil County, Harford County, Carroll County, Garrett County, and the Eastern Shore. 
 
        
              (Team Washington Area in Black)                                        (Team Baltimore Area in White)

The Maryland Crab Bowl
has alumni that include Tavon Austin (WVU/ St. Louis Rams), Jelani Jenkins (Florida, Miami Dolphins), Kyle Fuller (Va Tech, Chicago Bears), Ego Ferguson (LSU, Chicago Bears), 2017 NFL 5th Round Draft Pick Marquel Lee (Wake Forest, Oakland Raiders), several other NFL players, and over 450 college football players. Rivals, Scout and 247 Sports consider the Crab Bowl the top in-state all-star game in the country.
 
We are also excited about this partnership because it will allow our GYFL alums to have an opportunity to play in an elite level HS All Star Game. Of course we are locked in heavy with the Under Armour All American HS Game, the US Army All American Game, and the USA Football North American Championship Game.  But, we understand that only a small percentage of our alums will be invited to those exclusive Nationally televised games.  The Crab Bowl allows for the masses of our HS alums to play in a next level game and get maximum exposure during the peak recruiting period for colleges.
 
High School Alums had the opportunity to try out of for the HS game by attending one of the Crab Bowl Evaluation Camps in July of 2017.  You guys don't want to miss out on the Crab Bowl Experience.
 
This is all brought to you by Tony Kennedy and Lamar Smith of the Mid Atlantic Sports Foundation.  To learn more about what they do and offer visit www.midatlanticsportsfoudation.org.  
  
Mid Atlantic Youth Crab Bowl Tournament powered by Battle Sports

Let the Battle for Mid Atlantic Regional Supremacy in Youth Football Begin!!!!!!  At the most important period of the HS recruiting season, our middle school athletes will receive unprecedented exposure.  The top HS coaches will be on the sidelines of all of our games.  
 
There will be a series of Mid Atlantic Youth Crab Bowl All Star Games, powered by Battle Sports.  Grassroots has officially partnered with the Crab Bowl organizers to select players and coaches to fill the 3 different age groups for this game.  We will have 8 regional teams participating in the 2017 Youth Crab Bowl.  Questions can be directed to Karla Lewis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
          
  (Team Southern Maryland has won 3 Straight Championships)                      (Marshawn Lloyd #21 made his debut)
 
For 2017, we will select 5th/6th Graders for the 6th Grade Teams (Minimum 25 & Max of 35), 7th Graders for the 7th Grade Tournament (Minimum 25 & Max of 35), and 8th Graders for the 8th Grade Tournament (Minimum 25 & Max of 35)
 
Currently, there are 8 Regions (Cecil County & Delaware are combined to make 1 Region). Team Directors and Coaches Contact info below:
  • Team Northern Maryland (Montgomery County, Howard County, Frederick County, Carroll County & Surrounding Areas)
    • Andy Stefanelli (All Grades) Cell: 301-502-1716; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
    • Stephen Smith (All Grades) Cell:202-595-5573; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Team Southern Maryland (Prince George's County, Northern Charles County, Southern Anne Arundel County & Surrounding Areas)
    • Jovan Williams (6th Grade) Cell: 240-593-3049; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Kevin Holmes (7th & 8th Grades) Cell: 301-526-6733; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Team Eastern Maryland (Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Northern Anne Arundel County, Harford County & Surrounding Areas)
    • Jamaal Ebron (All Grades) Cell: 443-413-1179; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Johnny Cromwell (All Grades) Cell: 443-938-5319; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Terrence Dante Wheeler (All Grades) Cell: 410-262-4057; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Rich Curry (Harford County/All Grades) Cell: 443-307-3105; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Team Tri-County Maryland (Southern Charles County, Calvert County, St. Mary's County & Surrounding Areas)
    • Terrence Byrd (All Grades) Cell: 240-346-6555; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Will Johnson (All Grades) Cell: 202-689-4412; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Brian Woodburn (All Grades): Cell: 301-904-0416; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Team Cecil County (Cecil County & Surrounding Areas)
    • Pro Taylor (6th Grade) Cell: 443-967-3884; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Team Delaware (All Counties in Delaware, South Eastern Philly, South Jersey & Surrounding Areas)
    • Dan Black (7th & 8th Grades) Cell: 302-293-5395: Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Isaiah Fleming (7th & 8th Grades) Cell: 302-419-7763; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Team Chesapeake (Hampton VA, Norfolk Va and Surrounding Areas)
    • Larry Vaughn (All Grades) Cell: 757-275-6734; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Team Metro Virginia (Southern Fairfax County, Prince William County and Surrounding Areas)
    • Jwan Banks (All Grades) Cell: 571-298-1440; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Team Pennsylvania (Central PA & Surrounding Areas)
    • Derrick Foster (All Grades) Cell: 717-579-5602; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Note:  There will be other regions contacted about entering teams in the event that one or more of our regions may not be able to field, or meet each of our requirement deadlines.  Those names have not been included on this page to avoid confusion, but there is a chance that a 9th team could play the 8th team in a "Play In" game, for example.

We want to create more opportunities for 5th Graders so each 6th grade team will have the option to reserve up to 10 spots on their rosters for 5th graders.  So 5th graders get an early jump on the radar screen by attending the Burning Sands and Crab Bowl Tournament.  If you have a son interested in this amazing opportunity in ANY of the above regions contact the Team Director at the contact number listed for tryout information.
 
         
     (Team Tidewater 7th Grade in 2015)                                        (Team Pennsylvania 6th Graders in 2015)
 
We are very excited to build the Youth Crab Bowl to the same level as the High School game.  What we love so much about the Crab Bowl is the venues where the games will be played.  The opening weekend will be December 9th and 10th.  We are currently securing elite HS venues for the Quarterfinals.  They will be played at state of the art facilities.  
 
We will be able to play 12 games between two HS venues on the December 9th.  The 6 teams that lose the quarterfinal games will play the consolation games at those same 2 HS on Sunday 10th (3 games at one and 3 at the other).  The 6 teams that advance to the Semi Finals will play indoors at the new state of the art indoor turn at Cole Field House on Saturday Dec 16th.  Those that advance to the finals will play prior to the HS Crab Bowl game on Sunday Dec 17th at Bowie State University. The venues for the entire tournament will be breathtaking.
 
As much as we enjoy the travel of FBU, very few if any of the local high school coaches are going to be traveling with us.  This is a great opportunity for players who are good, but may not be deep on the radar yet, to really get some good exposure in the heart of the recruiting season.  While Team Maryland and Team Metro Maryland are competing Nationally in the prestigious FBU National Championship Tournament, the rest of the DMV will be competing locally for Mid Atlantic Regional Supremacy against some of the best teams in the Mid Atlantic region in front of ALL of the top HS Coaches in the DMV.
 
The youth players From DC, MD, Northern Va, Pennsylvania, and Delaware will have an opportunity to audition for the Crab Bowl in 4 different ways:
  • Playing in the GYFL Spring League
  • Playing in the GYFL Fall League
  • Attending the Burning Sands Invitational in October of 2017
  • Series of additional regional tryouts to be scheduled as needed (Regional All Star Tryouts to begin in August of 2017)
What more could you ask for?  
 
                         
 
Crab Bowl Invitations: 
Each region will create its own protocol regarding team selections.  Regions have the flexibility to schedule and hold initial tryouts, beginning in August.  We invite ALL regions to participate in the Burning Sands, as it is the first official tryout for DC, MD, Northern Va, and Delaware.  Outside regions can use this template and Burning Sands information as an example of what you can do in your own regions to select your teams.  You are not required to follow our model and can choose any model you like.  We encourage all teams to scout their youth leagues, distribute flyers at games, etc.
 
REGISTRATION FEES (To Be Paid By Individual Players to their Team Directors):
  • The Team Directors will collect all registration fees from parents and are responsible paying fees online at the link that has been provided to the them on specified dates (Deposits, Final Fees, etc.)

WHAT DO YOU REGISTRATION FEES COVER?

  • Participation for the athlete in the Youth Crab Bowl Youth Tournament, as well as entry for athlete into All events, games, and activities.
  • Battle Crab Bowl Game Jersey with Crab Bowl Logo and Battle Logo on the front.
  • Games played on State of the Art Field Turf Stadiums
  • Athletic Trainer on site for All Games
  • Professionally Captured Game Footage (Copies to be sold separately)
  • Live Stream of Championship Games
  • Professional Announcer for All Games
  • Professional Staff of workers to ensure an amazing experience
  • Coverage by Rivals.com, and ESPN 300 the top high schools scouting service in the nation
  • Scouting by the Grassroots Youth Football League Spring and Fall scouts
  • Scouting by FBU All American 9th Grade All American Game scouts
  • Scouting by Under Armour All American 8th Grade All American Game scouts
  • Scouting by the top Public, Private, and Charter High Schools in the Baltimore Washington Metropolitan Area.

        
                (To the Victors go the Spoils)                                    (Champs with Jalen and Coach McCain)

WHAT ARE PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR?

  • Football Equipment from youth organization (Wear current Youth shoulder pads, 7 piece pad sets, and Helmets to represent your Youth Club)
  • Game Pants (Colors to be determined by Team Director; white, black, etc.)
  • Game Accessories (Cleats, socks, pads, wristbands, visors, sleeves, etc.)
    • Note that game pants and all accessories will be offered at significantly discounted rates by Under Amour prior to the game and on site.
    • Click Here to learn more about what we have to offer.
    • Specific Crab Bowl packages will be developed and available online for the game.
  • Filling out the Database Link once you are officially selected
Much more information on the Mid Atlantic Youth Crab Bowl is to come!!!!  After the Burning Sands there will be additional tryouts for the specific regions that you will be referred to during the months of October/November. Questions can be directed to Karla Lewis and she can be emailed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Parental Forms/Needs:


Liability Waiver Forms

  • Every player must have a parent sign a Liability Waiver form.  You can NOT play without a waiver form. 
  • Waiver Forms are on the website for download under the All Star Leagues Tab and GYFL Forms.

Parental Conduct Forms

  • Each parent must fill out a parental code form, which is located on the site at the Forms dropdown.

Age Verification

  • We must certify age, and grade in order to play. 
  • MD State issued ID Cards are acceptable as long as they are current (Copies Only) 
  • NO other forms of ID will be needed if the MD State ID is presented.
  • Athletes will need a photo ID.  We must have the official birthday. 
  • We will accept a school ID with birthday. (Copies Only)
  • We will accept a birth certificate in addition to the school ID if if does not include birthday.  (Copies Only)
  • We will accept ID badges from Fall Youth organizations if they have photo, name and birthday.  Any official ID cards will be accepted. (Copies Only)

Age Requirements:

8th Grade Teams

  • Athletes must be in the 8th Grade (7th Graders may play up)
  • 8th Grade athletes are typically 13 years old, turning 14 at some point during the academic year.
  • Athletes may not turn 15 prior to Sept 1st, 2017 (Designed to account for 1 Time Reclassified kids).

7th Grade Teams

  • Athletes must be in the 7th Grade (6th Graders may play up)
  • 7th Grade athletes are typically 12 years old, turning 13 at some point during the academic year.
  • Athletes may not turn 14 prior to Sept 1st, 2017 (Designed to account for 1 Time Reclassified kids).

6th Grade Teams

  • Athletes must be  in the 6th Grade (5th Graders may play up)
  • 6th Grade athletes are typically 11 years old, turning 12 at some point during the academic year.
  • Athletes may not turn 13 prior to Sept 1st, 2017 (Designed to account for 1 Time Reclassified kids).

           
       (Southern MD 2 Elite QBs)                         (Youth Crab Bowl Coaches)

 

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