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2017 Youth Crab Bowl Featured

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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, Prince George's, Anne Arundel, Calvert, St.Mary's, Charles counties, and the Eastern Shore. The Baltimore regional teams will consist of players from Howard, Baltimore County, Baltimore City. Frederick, Washington, Allegheny, Cecil, Harford, Carroll, and Garrett.

The Maryland Crab Bowl is 
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 considered 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 the Under Armour All American HS Game, the US Army All American Game, and the USA Football North American Championship Game.  In January of 2018, the Inaugural V7 Elite Playmakers All American hosted by Michael Vick will debut.  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.
 
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 our games.  
 
This is all brought to you by Tony Kennedy of the Mid Atlantic Sports Foundation.  To learn more about what they do and offer visit www.midatlanticsportsfoudation.org.  
  
Grassroots Youth Crab Bowl Tournament powered by Under Armour

Let the Battle for Mid Atlantic Regional Supremacy in Youth Football Begin!!!!!!
 
There will be a series of GYFL Youth Crab Bowl Games, powered by Under Armour.  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 2016 Youth Crab Bowl.  Questions can be directed to Mike Anderson at 240-832-3090 and he can be emailed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
For 2017, we will select 5th/6th Graders for the 6th Grade Teams (Minimum 25 & Max of 33), 7th Graders for the 7th Grade Tournament (Minimum 25 & Max of 33), and 8th Graders for the 8th Grade Tournament (Minimum 25 & Max of 33)
 
Currently, there are 8 regional slots.  (Team Director Contact info included below):
  • Team Northern Maryland (Montgomery, Howard, Frederick, Carroll Counties & 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, Charles, St. Mary's Calvert, Southern AA Counties & Surrounding Areas)
    • Kevin Holmes (All 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, Anne Arundel County, Harford County & Surrounding Areas)
    • Robb Gaines  (6th and 8th Grades) Cell: 443-554-8547; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Jamaal Ebron (7th Grade) Cell: 443-413-1179; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Team Tri-County Maryland (Charles County, Calvert County, St. Mary's County & Surrounding Areas)
    • John Lee Graves (All Grades) Cell: 202-680-0117; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Team Delaware (All Counties in Delaware, Cecil County, South Eastern Philly, South Jersey & Surrounding Areas)
    • Don Black (All Grades) Cell: 302-293-5395: Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Isaiah Fleming (All Grades) Cell: 302-419-7763; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Team Chesapeake (Southern MD, Hampton VA, Norfolk Va and Surrounding Areas)
    • Larry Vaughn (6th Grade & 8th Grade) Cell: 757-275-6734
    • Aaron Foreman (7th Grade) Cell: 240-464-7367; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Team Metro Virginia (Southern Fairfax, Prince William 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.
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.
 
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 were the games will be played.  The opening weekend will be December 9th and 10th.  The Quarterfinals are slated to take place at Archbishop Spalding HS on 2 turf fields, with lights on both.  We will be able to play 12 games at one venue on the December 9th.  the 6 teams that lose the quarterfinal games will play the consolation games at the University of Maryland Turf practice fields on Sunday 10th.  The 6 teams that advance to the Semi Finals will play indoors at the new state of the art indoor field at Cole Field House on Saturday Dec 16th.  Those that advance to the finals will play around the HS game on Sunday Dec 17th at either Bowie State or Towson 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 North East.
 
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 
What more could you ask for?  If you want to be a part of THE GRASSROOTS YOUTH CRAB BOWL, sign up for the Burning Sands on October 8th.
 
Crab Bowl Invitations: 
Each region will create its own protocol regarding team selections.  We invite ALL regions to participate in the Burning Sands, but 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, and have tryouts to fill the rosters.
 
REGISTRATION FEES (To Be Paid By Individual Players to their Team Directors):
  • The Team Directors will collect all registration fees from parents and forward to GYFL on an agreed upon schedule beginning October 15th, 2017.
  • After official team selection by the Head Coach, fees will be determined by the individual Team Directors and paid directly to them.  
  • Any athlete from any region that is selected to play but does not have the funds to pay registration fee may apply for financial aid by Clicking Here. Follow instructions closely in the link to apply for financial aid. Financial Aid requests must be made NO LATER THAN November 1st.

WHAT DO YOU REGISTRATION FEES COVER?

  • Participation in Crab Bowl Youth Tournament and entry for athlete into All events, games, and activities.
  • Under Armour Crab Bowl Game Jersey with Crab Bowl Logo and Under Armour 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)
  • Professional Announcer for All Games
  • Coverage by Youth1.com, the top youth scouting service in the nation
  • Coverage by Rivals.com, the top high school 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 V7 Elite Playmaker 8th Grade All American Game Scouts (Hosted by Michael Vick)
  • Scouting by US Army All American Game scouts
  • Scouting by Under Armour HS All American Game Scouts
  • Scouting by USA Football International Bowl Scouts (U14 - U17)
  • Scouting by V7 Elite Playmaker HS All American Game Scouts (Hosted by Michael Vick)
  • Scouting by USA Football North American Championship Game Scouts (U18 & U19)
  • Scouting by the top Public, Private, and Charter High Schools in the Baltimore Washington Metropolitan Area.

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.
Much more information on the Youth Crab Bowl is to come!!!!  After the Burning Sands there will be invitations for individual tryouts for the specific regions that you will be referred to during the months of October/November.  Questions can be directed to Mike Anderson at 240-832-3090 and he 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.  
  • 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. 
  • We will accept a birth certificate in addition to the school ID if if does not include birthday.  
  • We will accept ID badges from Fall Youth organizations if they have photo, name and birthday.  Any official ID cards will be accepted.

 
Age Requirements:

8th Grade Teams

  • Athletes must be in the 8th Grade 
  • Athletes may not turn 15 prior to Sept 1st, 2017 without and specific waiver from the GYFL.
  • If a waiver is given to any child on any team, each team will have an age waiver option.

7th Grade Teams

  • Athletes must be in the 7th Grade
  • Athletes may not turn 14 prior to Sept 1st, 2017 without and specific waiver from the GYFL.
  • If a waiver is given to any child on any team, each team will have an age waiver option.

6th Grade Teams

  • Kids must be  in the 6th Grade (5th Graders may play up)
  • Kids may not turn 13 prior to Sept 1st, 2017 without and specific waiver from the GYFL.
  • If a waiver is given to any child on any team, each team will have an age waiver option.

 

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