Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson

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The Grassroots Youth Football League (GYFL) consists of 8 All-Star teams from Baltimore County, Baltimore Metro, District of Columbia, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, and Southern Maryland. While traditional youth football leagues operate during the fall, we provide unprecedented exposure during the spring and summer months, attracting the best high school coaches in the area.

The GYFL is pleased to partner with local youth organizations to identify and select the best 12 through 14-year-old players to represent our All-Star teams. Each week, for two months, teams match up and play 11 on 11, full contact against the best of the best from each county. Games are played on state-ofthe-art field turf at locations in DC, Maryland and Virginia beginning May 5th – June 30th, culminating in a championship game July 14. It is a rare chance and amazing experience for players and High School coaches to see 4 games in one day, on one field with the areas best talent!

Our combines/mini-camps act as tryouts for the All-Star teams. In late March, we select 37 All- Star players from each region to play in the GYFL. Players practice 3 weeks from April 14—May 4. Each week, we move the tournament to a different venue to give each region an opportunity to be seen by area coaches.

Open to Ages: 12-15 (6th – 8th Graders)

NOTE: All GYFL Games are played on State of the Art Field Turf Facilities

Tailgating:
Tailgating is NOT allowed by the facilities that we rent.  There can be NO grills, either gas or charcoal in the parking lot.  We will have concessions available and they will be fabulous.

We have gotten a few responses from people with dietary issues that can't eat regular food and we have granted permission to a couple of people on individual cases.  If you have not been granted specific permission by me, please do not attempt to bring coolers into the stadium.  The only exceptions will be coolers used for teams.

The following guidelines will be in place at all GYFL sanctioned games:

  • There will be a $5.00 per person entrance fee; however children 5 years of age and under will be admitted free of charge.
  • Wristbands or stamps will be issued during games, which will allow everyone to regain entry back into the games, should you need to depart the game for any reason.
  • Different colored wristbands will allow different levels of access.  Field access is one color.  Stadium access will be another color.  You will not be allowed on the field or track withouth the appropriate color wristband.
  • No outside food of any kind will be permitted inside of the GYFL games, unless otherwise instructed.  Check website regularly.
  • NO SUNFLOWER SEEDS are allowed on any field turf stadiums.
  • Coolers will not be permitted into GYFL games under any circumstances unless you have received prior authorization from GYFL Management Staff. **Exceptions to this guideline will be made in regards to infant formula, emergency kits, etc. – again prior authorization should be obtained before entry into the games will be given**
  • All bags are subject to be searched by security prior to entry and security will be located at each gate.
  • No smoking is allowed on High School Facility parking lots or common areas.
  • No weopons of any kind are permitted.
  • High School grounds are not to be used as public restrooms!!!  Patrons must use bathrooms or Porta Johns.
  • Schedule is Subject to Change by GYFL.

Week 1 April 20th @ Riverdale Baptist School
1133 Largo Road Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Fairfax County Colts
 19 Prince William County Lions
7
Baltimore Metro Stallions
26
Anne Arundel County Wildcats

18

Howard County Stars
31 Loudoun County Eagles

6

Montgomery County Bearcats  8 Charles County Heat 2
District of Columbia Warriors
 25 
Prince Georges County Swarm 17


Week 2 April 27th @ Wilson High School
3950 Cheseapeake St. NW Washington, DC 20016

Anne Arundel County Wildcats
6 Montgomery County Bearcats
12
Prince William County Lions
6 Charles County Heat
44
Prince George's County Swarm 0 Loudoun County Eagles 30
Baltimore Metro Stallions
0 Howard County Stars
36
Fairfax County Colts
0 District of Columbia Warriors
46

 

Week 3 May 4th @ Spalding High School
8080 New Cut Road, Severn MD

Fairfax County Colts
6 Prince George's County Swarm
41
Howard County Stars
18 Montgomery County Bearcats
8
Baltimore Metro Stallions
6
Loudoun County Eagles 10
Anne Arundel County Wildcats
30 Prince William County Lions
0
District of Columbia Warriors 33 Charles County Heat 19


Week 4 May 11th @ Riverdale Baptist School
1133 Largo Road Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Fairfax County Colts 0 Charles County Heat 48
Prince William County Lions
6 Loudoun County Eagles
48
Baltimore Metro Stallions 16 Montgomery County Bearcats 20
Anne Arundel County Wildcats
31 Prince George's County Swarm
0
Howard County Stars 38 District of Columbia Warriors 0


Week 5 May 18th @ Bishop O'Connell HS
6600 Little Falls Road Arlington, VA 22213

Prince William County Lions  7 District of Columbia Warriors 39
Prince George's County Swarm
19 Charles County Heat 27
Montgomery County Bearcats 22 Loudoun County Eagles 12
Baltimore Metro Stallions 40 Fairfax County Colts 0
Anne Arundel County Wildcats 6 Howard County Stars 19


Week 6 June 1st @ Bishop O'Connell HS
6600 Little Falls Road Arlington, VA 22213

Montgomery County Bearcats
41 Fairfax County Colts 0
Howard County Stars 24 Charles County Heat 18
Anne Arundel County Wildcats
14 Loudoun County Eagles
39
Prince William County Lions
6 Prince George's County Swarm
45
Baltimore Metro Stallions
0 District of Columbia Warriors
14


Playoff June 8th @ Georgetown Prep
10900 Rockville Pike Bethesda, MD 20852

MD 7th Grade FBU National Champs   Championship Ring Ceremony  
District of Columbia Warriors
26
Charles County Heat
12
Howard County Stars
7 Montgomery County Bearcats
8


Championship June 15th @ Landon School
6101 Wilson Lane Bethesda, MD 20817

Montgomery County Bearcats 20 vs DC Warriors 7 
4pm

Contratulations to the 2013 GYFL Champion Montgomery County Bearcats!!!!!!!!

Superstar Game June 22nd @ Loyola Blakefield High School
500 Chestnut Ave  Towson, MD 21204

North All Stars vs South All Stars 
3:30pm
  • There will be a $5.00 per person entrance fee; however children 5 years of age and under will be admitted free of charge.
  • Wristbands or stamps will be issued during games, which will allow everyone to regain entry back into the games, should you need to depart the game for any reason.
  • Different colored wristbands will allow different levels of access.  Field access is one color.  Stadium access will be another color.  You will not be allowed on the field or track withouth the appropriate color wristband.
  • No outside food of any kind will be permitted inside of the GYFL games, unless otherwise instructed.  Check website regularly.
  • NO SUNFLOWER SEEDS are allowed on any field turf stadiums.
  • Coolers will not be permitted into GYFL games under any circumstances unless you have received prior authorization from GYFL Management Staff. **Exceptions to this guideline will be made in regards to infant formula, emergency kits, etc. – again prior authorization should be obtained before entry into the games will be given**
  • All bags are subject to be searched by security prior to entry and security will be located at each gate.
  • No smoking is allowed on High School Facility parking lots or common areas.
  • No weopons of any kind are permitted.
  • High School grounds are not to be used as public restrooms!!!  Patrons must use bathrooms or Porta Johns.
  • Schedule is Subject to Change by GYFL.

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SPRING GYFL LEAGUE
The Grassroots Youth Football League (GYFL) consists of 10 All-Star teams from Anne Arundel County, Baltimore Metro, Charles County, District of Columbia, Fairfax County, Howard County, Loudoun County, Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, and Prince William County.

We will be bringing Southern Maryland back in 2014 with our newly expanded B Division that will include other expansion teams that will be in the league for 2014.

The GYFL is a Spring Football League.  While traditional youth football leagues operate during the fall, we provide unprecedented exposure during the spring and summer months, attracting the best high school coaches in the area.

The GYFL is pleased to partner with local youth organizations to identify and select the best 12 through 15-year-old players to represent our All-Star teams. Each week, for at least two months, teams match up and play 11 on 11, full contact against the best of the best from each county. Games are played on state-ofthe-art field turf at locations in DC, Maryland and Virginia. It is a rare chance and amazing experience for players and High School coaches to see 5 games in one day, on one field with the areas best talent!

For 2013, we will have a Varsity League and a Junior Varsity League.  The Varsity will consist mainly of 8th graders and elite 7th Graders, while the Junior Varsity will consist mainly of 7th Graders and elite 6th Graders.  The Varsity will in essence be what the GYFL Fans have grown to love over the last 3 years.  It will consist of organizations created by and owned by the GYFL, such as the Anne Arundel County Wildcats, the Baltimore Metro Stallions, etc. 

For 2013, the Junior Varsity league will consist of existing organizations that have a 12U equivalent, which encompasses youth in the 7th and 6th Grades.  The teams will be open to all players from different programs, coaches will be recruited from different programs, and players will where the helmets from whatever program they come from.  The Head Coaches will be from the partnering "anchor organizations" and the team will wear the uniforms of the anchor organizations. 

Current JV committed organizations are the following (GORC from Anne Arundel County, Hamilton from Baltimore, Westlake from Charles County, HC Stars from Howard County, Loudoun County Eagles from Loudoun County, Montgomery Village Chiefs from Montgomery County, and Marlboro Mustangs from PG County).  We are open for other programs that show interest and will have a maximum of 10 clubs.  If interested in playing on a team or entering a team, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For our Spring Leauge, we offer combines/mini-camps act as tryouts for the All-Star teams during the month of March. In early April, we select All- Star players from each region to play in the GYFL. Players practice throughout April to prepare for the April 20th opening day.  Each week, we move the tournament to a different elite High School venue to give each region an opportunity to be seen by area coaches.

Our Spring season will conclude on June 22nd with our North vs South Super Star Game and our season ending banquet on June 23rd.

 

GMAFL Fall League
In the Fall of 2013, we will offer a more traditional Fall League with 10 of the Top Youth Football Organizations in the DMV.  Details are being worked out as we speak, but when we announce the lineup it will be spectacular.  We are merging Grassroots with the Mid Atlantic Football League in order to bring the area a truly elite football league for the small percentage of the region that it is tailor made for.  Our Fall League will not compete with the traditional leagues that service the masses of youth football players and that we fully support.  The name of the league is the Grassroots Mid Atlantic Football League.

Current verbally committed clubs are as follows:

  • GORC Wildcats
  • Hamilton Tigers
  • Westlake Bulldogs
  • Howard County Stars
  • Loudoun County Eagles
  • Montgomery Village Chiefs
  • Marlboro Mustangs

 

We are open for other programs that show interest.  If interested in playing on a team or entering a team, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

We will begin evaluations for our Fall League in the month of July and begin to assign the top players at the 6, 7th, and 8th grade unlimited age groups to the youth clubs that have partnered with us.  Practice will begin in August and the regular season will run from the first week of September into the early part of November when our Championship Games will be held.

Immediately after the Championships, we begin our Post Season All Star component of the program where we select the top kids from our Fall League to play on various All Star Teams from the Crab Bowl, to the Chesapeake Bowl, to Junior Rank, to the EastBay 7th and 8th Grade All American Teams, to the Football University National Championship Teams for Maryland and Northern Va.  That tournament culminates with the Crowning of National Champions at the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade levels.  Our 7th Grade Maryland All Stars are the FBU National Champions for 2012/2013.

 

PARENTS/PLAYERS: Pre-Register for the 2013 GYFL Season of ELITE Competition

The picture in the Spinner is a rendition of the 2012 Howard County Stars Championship Ring!  The 33 Champion Stars will be wearing those rings during the fall of 2012 because of their outstanding achievements.

The picture you see above is the "Grassroots Andy" Award, which is given to the Most Valuable Player for the League.  Eric Burrell of the Howard County Stars won the 1st ever award for 2012. 

The Grassroots Andy Award is the crowning achievement for any youth football player in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, but there are numerous awards and numourous benefits above and beyond rings and trophies for any athlete that participates in the Premiere Youth Football League in the region.

If you play in our league you will train hard, you will be coached by the best, you will compete against the best talent in the DMV, you will get unprecedented exposure to the top public and private high schools in the area, and most importantly, you will become a BETTER Football Player!

Here is a breif description of how we operate:

  • During the Fall Season we recruit for the GYFL/FBU All Star team that will compete in a post season National Championship Tournament for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.  We recruit in August/Sept and have evaluations in September.  Rosters are named in October.  We begin practice in mid November and the tournament begins in early December.  If we win out, the culmination is a Final Four Tournament in San Antonion Texas in early January for a select few from each age group.  As of December 2012, our 6th Grade Team went undefeated and are the Mide Atlantic Regional Champions.  Our 7th Grade Team has won their way into the Final Four.  Our 8th Grade Team made it to the Elite 8 before losing to Massachusetts in Ohio.
  • Once the FBU National Championship Tourney ends, it is 100% Grassroots time.
  • We begin conditioning clinics and pre-combine training in January.  The sessions run through March.  Conditioning clinics are optional, but highly beneficial in order to be prepared to excel during the combine season.
  • In March we have combine/mini-camps in for each of the 10 regions which will have All Star Teams.  For 2013 and beyond, combines will be mandatory for league participation.
  • After the combine season, which will end on March 30th in 2013, we will begin All Star Team try outs in each region.  You must attend a combine to get an All Star Team invite.
  • Teams will be finalized and regular season play for the 2013 season will begin on Saturday April 20th, 2013.
  • There will be a 6 game regular season that will end on Saturday June 1st.
  • The Playoffs will be on June 8th.
  • The Championship game will be on June 15th.
  • The North vs South Super Star Game will be on June 22nd.
  • The Post Season Awards Ceremony (The Grassy Awards) will take place on June 23rd.

It is critical that you Pre-Register for our database in order for us to keep you fully updated on all things GYFL.  Please click on the link below to access the GYFL 2013 Registration page and make sure to fill out all of the fields.

We will make decisions based on conditioning clinics, combines, new teams coming into the league and other pertinent GYFL decisions based on the Pre-Registration numbers, which give us insight into the interest level in your region.

Beginning December 20th, 2012, the actual registration pages for conditioning clinicis will be up and ready.  Those on the pre-registration lists will get first priorities on discounts, specials, etc.  Make sure to fill out this information asap and pass the word on to other players and parents on your teams and in your league.  The more athletes we have that are registered for conditioining clinics, positional skills training, speed and agility training, and combine/mini-camps, the more competitive the league will be in 2013.

Pre-Registration is the first step in the process and it is MANDATORY!!!

Lastly, after filling out the registration page, make go to the site and make sure to Join Us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter for Real Time updates and announcements

CLICK HERE For 2013 GYFL Pre-Registration Page

 

Our network of retired NFL players and regional trainers will oversee a rigorous training regimen to prepare each athlete that participates in our training and combine experience.

JB Brown, NFL Veteran (Director of Sports Performance and Training)

Miami Dolphins | Pittsburg Steelers | St. Louis Cardinals | Detroit Lions

LaMont Jordan, NFL Veteran

New York Jets | New England Patriots | Oakland Raiders | Denver Broncos

Chad Scott, NFL Veteran

Pittsburgh Steelers | New England Patriots

Charlie Garner, NFL Veteran

Eagles | Raiders


Coach Keith Kormanik (Baltimore Metro/Gilman School) is a certified personal trainer who has served as Gilman School's Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for 14 years. Keith was a 1991 graduate of Gilman School where he was a two time All Metro football and baseball player. He was also selected to the Big 33 Football Game and the Crown All-Star and All-State baseball teams. In 1991 Keith was the Towson Times Athlete of the Year. Upon graduating from Gilman School Keith received a football scholarship to Boston College where he graduated in 1996. Keith also serves on Gilman's varsity football and baseball staffs.


Leo Minus (Prince Georges County/DeMatha Catholic High School) is the newly appointed Head Coach of the Prince George's County Swarm.  He has also coached the FBU Maryland State All Star 8th Grade Teams the last few years.  He has over 10 years of High School Coaching experience and training youth football players.  Leo focuses on teaching student athletes the superior professional and technical skills needed to become outstanding athletes and future leaders.


Robert Jackson (Loudoun County/Loudoun Country Day School) is a certified personal trainer and president of Amazing Athletes, Inc. Roberts programs are specifically designed around providing every child with meaningful active learning experiences that focus on their WHOLE development. Robert uses who use age-appropriate equipment to instruct children in the basic fundamentals and mechanics of nine different sports. At the core of each of his sessions are developmental sports lessons with a focus on achieving motordevelopment goals and milestones. Also incorporated into his classes are activities designed to improve hand-eye coordination, flexibility, muscle tone, balance, and speed & agility.


Sean Costello (Montgomery County/Landon) Sean played his High School football at Gonzaga High School and played College football at Hampden Sydney.  He has been a high school football coach and recruiter for some of the top programs in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area.  He started at his alma mater Gonzaga, then moved to powerhouse DeMatha.  He is currently the Director of scouting for Gilman school in Baltimore and he has trained student athletes at each of his stops.


Jeff Moody (Anne Arundel County/Annapolis Area Christian School) is an assistant coach for the HC Stars, but has been coaching youth and high school football for over a decade, with stops at St. Francis and Palotti, where he honed his training skills.  He is the Director for the High School Development league and has true passion for getting student-athletes in elite condition.  Brian has and continues to train athletes from numerous sports, primarily football, to reach their goals of getting faster, stronger, and more powerful. He has worked with all age ranges.


Troy Jones (Alternate Locations) has worked as an athletic trainer for more than 15 years. He is the owner of Training Zone Sports in Eldersburg. He is now training over 100 athletes, ranging from figure skaters to football players, basketball players and lacrosse players. He trains free agents for the NFL, college stars, and even members of sports leagues in Europe. Though even from the beginning he was achieving success and doing what he loved, Jones knew that there was stillroom for improvement.  Troy and NFL Veteran JB Brown (GYFL Director of Training) work hand in hand creating the training sessions and programs for the GYFL.

Our network of retired NFL players and regional trainers will oversee a rigorous
training regimen to prepare each athlete that participates in our training and
combine experience.
JB Brown, NFL Veteran
Miami Dolphins | Pittsburg Steelers | St. Louis Cardinals | Detroit Lions
Derrick Fenner, NFL Veteran
Seattle Seahawks | Oakland Raiders
LaMont Jordan, NFL Veteran
New York Jets | New England Patriots | Oakland Raiders | Denver Broncos
Chad Scott, NFL Veteran
Pittsburgh Steelers | New England Patriots
Chris Warren, NFL Veteran
Seahawks | Cowboys
Teddy Willsey (Training Coordinator) is a certified strength and conditioning
coach, and personal trainer in the Washington D.C. area. Focusing on functional
movement, athletic performance, fundamental movement patterns, and injury
prevention, Teddy designs unique programs tailor fitted to each specific athlete
or sport team he works with. Teddy has gained real world experience studying
under NFL and Division 1 Collegiate Football Strength and Conditioning coaches
at the University of Pittsburgh, Physical Therapists at Suburban and National
Rehabilitation Hospital, and as an employee of Elite Athlete Training Services.
Having worked with a variety of clients, ranging from middle school to
professional athletes, Teddy’s training methodologies are battle tested and
proven to be highly effective.
Teddy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from the University of
Pittsburgh. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through
the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a certified sports
performance coach through United States Olympic Weightlifting Organization
(USAW). Teddy has also been an instructor for First Aid/CPR and a volunteer for
after school athletic programs at the Pittsburgh Boys and Girls Club.
Coach Keith Kormanik (Baltimore Metro/Gilman) is a certified personal trainer
who has served as Gilman School's Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for
14 years. Keith was a 1991 graduate of Gilman School where he was a two time
All Metro football and baseball player. He was also selected to the Big 33
Football Game and the Crown All-Star and All-State baseball teams. In 1991
Keith was the Towson Times Athlete of the Year. Upon graduating from Gilman
School Keith received a football scholarship to Boston College where he
graduated in 1996. Keith also serves on Gilman's varsity football and baseball
staffs.
Mark McCain (Fairfax County/Loudoun Country Day School) is a certified
personal trainer and the President of Elite Star Performance. Mark is a former
NFL player who believes in providing structured academic, cultural, social, and
athletic leadership programs for primary and secondary students. Mark focuses
on teaching student athletes the superior professional and technical skills needed
to become outstanding athletes and future leaders. Specifically, Mark conducts
workshops, academic training, skill training, and athletic programs, in addition to
providing experiential learning opportunities for students and student-athletes.
Robert Jackson (Loudoun County/Loudoun Country Day School) is a
certified personal trainer and president of Amazing Athletes, Inc. Roberts
programs are specifically designed around providing every child with meaningful
active learning experiences that focus on their WHOLE development. Robert
uses who use age-appropriate equipment to instruct children in the basic
fundamentals and mechanics of nine different sports. At the core of each of his
sessions are developmental sports lessons with a focus on achieving motordevelopment
goals and milestones. Also incorporated into his classes are
activities designed to improve hand-eye coordination, flexibility, muscle tone,
balance, and speed & agility.
Jimmie Parker (Montgomery County/Landon) started his career in 8th grade
at Piccowaxen Middle School in Newburg, MD, when he was 6’3″ tall at 13 years
old! Unfortunately, he was cut from the team even though he was a foot taller
than anybody else in the school. He went on to play JV basketball at McDonough
High School in Pomfret, MD, where he played in two games on a team that won
4 out of 20 that year! After working extremely hard on skills, conditioning and
weight training he became one of the top players in the country and was awarded
the first Division I scholarship out of the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference
to play his college basketball at Drexel University. Jimmie is an Assistant Varsity
Basketball coach at The Landon School for Boys in Bethesda MD, and a
Strength and Conditioning Coach for the program.
Troy Jones (Montgomery County/Landon) has worked as an athletic trainer
for more than 15 years. He is the owner of Training Zone Sports in Eldersburg.
He is now training over 100 athletes, ranging from figure skaters to football
players, basketball players and lacrosse players. He trains free agents for the
NFL, college stars, and even members of sports leagues in Europe. Though
even from the beginning he was achieving success and doing what he loved,
Jones knew that there was stillroom for improvement.
Brian Bell (PG County/DeMatha) is a former student-athlete who excelled in the
classroom and on the football field. He attended DeMatha Catholic High School,
Kent State University, and was also on the practice squad with the Washington
Redskins during their 2007 season. Brian is now a Certified Sports Performance
Trainer, Personal Trainer, and Head Football Strength and Conditioning Coach at
DeMatha Catholic High School. Brian has and continues to train athletes from
numerous sports, primarily football, to reach their goals of getting faster,
stronger, and more powerful. He has worked with all age ranges starting at the
youth level up to the professional level.

WELCOME TO GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL

about-us

The GRASSROOTS YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE (GYFL) is a unique training and spring football league committed to elevating the culture of youth football to a higher level of awareness and competition.  While traditional leagues start late summer and conclude at the end of fall, the GYFL is the first of its kind to offer a full-tackle Spring Season for athletes in the DMV, aged 12-15.

Our goal is to provide an outlet for serious athletes that want to hone their skills and continue their development year round. Our NFL style combines serve as try-outs for our All-Star teams, as well as auditions for some of the top public and private school coaches in our area. For those athletes that earn a spot on our roster, we play a 2-month spring/summer season. Those that don't make a roster can still benefit by training and developing their skill sets with our top-notch trainers.  For 2013, we will unveil a Junior Varsity League to give more youth an opportunity to be a part of this revolutionary league.

The GYFL consists of All-Star teams in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore Metro, Charles County, District of Columbia, Fairfax County, Howard County, Loudoun County, Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, Prince William County, and Southern Maryland.

In the Fall of 2013, we will launch The Grassroots Mid-Atlantic Football League (GMAFL),  which is a merger of the current Mid Atlantic Football League and Grassroots.  It will be a league with 10 of the premiere youth football clubs in the DMV and will provide an outlet for the serious football player that wants to play against elite competition on a weekly basis.  We will only touch a small percentage of the elite talent in the region and will not impact the majority of football leagues that cater to the masses of football players.

Our hope is to form leagues across the country and create a playoff system that would see individual leagues come together to play for Regional and National titles. We welcome inquiries from any county, city, or state.

Detailed 2013 Schedule!

Conditioning Clinics (Jan – March):

Annapolis Area Christian School (AA & Howard County): Mondays & Wednesdays @ 8pm through March 27th

DeMatha High School (DC & PG County): Mondays & Wednesdays 7pm through March 27th

Landon School (Montgomery County): Wednesdays & Sundays 7pm through March 27th

Loudoun Country Day School (Loudoun County): Fridays 8:30pm & Sundays 5pm Through March 8th

Gilman School (Baltimore Metro): Sundays beginning Feb 10th through March 24th. Time TBD

 

Combine/Mini-Camps (March):

MARCH 10TH (Sunday)
Recruiting for Montgomery County and Howard County Teams
Champions Field House
40 SOUTHLAWN CT ROCKVILLE, MD

MARCH 16TH
(Saturday)
Recruiting for DC, Prince Georges. Charles County and Southern MD All-Star teams
PG Sports & Learning Complex
8001 Sherriff Road
Landover, MD 20785

MARCH 23RD (Saturday)

Recruiting for Loudoun County, Fairfax County, and Prince William County All Star Teams
Dulles Sports Plex
21610 Atlantic Boulevard  Sterling, VA 20166

March 30TH (Saturday)

Recruiting for Anne Arundel County & Baltimore Metro
Du Burns Arena
1301 South Ellwood Avenue Baltimore, MD 21224

High School Showcases: (March)

For the first year, we have branched out into the HS showcase business.  We have 800 Alumni in HS right now who need the exposure. 

Open to Grades: 9 - 11

MARCH 17TH (Saturday)  9th Graders Only - Class of 2016
12pm - 6pm.
Champions Field House
40 SOUTHLAWN CT ROCKVILLE, MD


MARCH 24TH
(Sunday)  10th Graders Only - Class of 2015
12pm - 6pm.
Champions Field House
40 SOUTHLAWN CT ROCKVILLE, MD


MARCH 31ST (Sunday)
11th Graders and selected 9th & 10 Graders from the first 2 camps - Class of 2014
12pm - 6pm.
Champions Field House
40 SOUTHLAWN CT ROCKVILLE, MD


Spring Football League (April – June):

Our Varsity Games (8th Graders and Elite 7th Graders) will take place on Saturdays.  Our Junior Varsity Games (7th Graders and Elite 6th Graders) will take place on Sundays.  We will play our games at the venues of High Schools with State of the art field turf facilities.

Here is the schedule of Dates (Venues being secured currently);

·         Week #1 April 20th & 21st.

·         Week #2 April 27th & 28th.

·         Week #3 May 4th & 5th.

·         Week #4 May 11th & 12th.

·         Week #5 May 18th & 19th.

·         Week #6 Bye week for FBU Camp

·         Week #7 June 1st & 2nd.

·         Playoff Week June 8th.

·         Championship Games June 15th.

·         North vs South Super Star Game June 22nd

 

Fall Football League Evaluations (June - July):

Between the end of June and the month of July, we will have 4 separate evaluations.  They will be half day evaluations and will have the same schedule as our March Combines.

·         June 29th Weekend will be Montgomery County and Howard County Evaluations.

·         July 13th Weekend will be DC, PG, and Charles County Evaluations

·         July 20th Weekend will be Loudoun County, Fairfax, and Prince William County Evaluations

·         July 27th Weekend will be Harford, Baltimore, and Anne Arundel County Evaluations


Fall Football League (Aug – November):

Once the season begins, Under Armour needs to have a presence at Every Game possible and make this an UA League.  We will have all of the 6th graders and 7th Graders play on Saturdays in separate stadiums so that we can scout by grade only.  The 8th Graders will be the only game in town on Sundays so that all of the HS coaches who play on Saturdays can watch them play.

Schedule:

·    
 
Week #1 Sep 7th

·         Week #2 Sep 14th

·         Week #3 Sep 20th & 21st

·         Week #4 Sep 28th

·         Week #5 Oct 6th Burning Sands Invitational

·         Week #6 Oct 12th

·         Week #7 Oct 19th

·         Week #8 Oct 26th

·         1st Round of Playoffs Nov 2nd

        2nd Round of Playoffs Nov 9th

·         Championship Nov 16th.


Post Season Events (December):

All Star Teams

The Grassroots Team will roll directly into the Post Season All Star Events and begin to select kids from the league to participate in these events that take place throughout December:

·         Youth Crab Bowl for 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders

·         Youth Chesapeake Bowl for 8th Graders

·         Junior Rank All American Teams

·         Eastbay All American Teams

·         FBU State All Star Teams to compete for the National Championship

Post Season Awards Banquet

Date: December 14th, 2013

Venue: TBD

Grassroots Youth Football is a unique training and spring football league committed to elevating the culture of youth football to a higher level of awareness and competition. While traditional leagues start late summer and conclude at the end of fall, the GRASSROOTS YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE (GYFL) is the first of its kind to offer a full-tackle season for athletes in the DMV, aged 12-15.

Our goal is to provide an outlet for serious athletes that want to hone their skills and continue their development year round. Our NFL style combines serve as try-outs for our All-Star teams, as well as auditions for some of the top public and private school coaches in our area. For those athletes that earn a spot on our roster, we play a 2-month spring/summer season. Those that don’t make a roster can still benefit by training and developing their skill sets with our top-notch trainers.

The GYFL consists of All-Star teams in Baltimore County, Baltimore Metro, District of Columbia, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, and Southern Maryland.

Our hope is to form leagues across the country and create a playoff system that would see individual leagues come together to play for Regional and National titles. We welcome inquiries from any county, city, or state.

DC Warriors 28, Montgomery County Bearcats 26

The DC defense stood tall with their back against the wall and forced a turnover on downs. They tried to run out the clock but coach Steffanelli used his time outs perfectly and they were able to stop the Warriors and force a turnover on downs with 13 seconds left in the game. The Bearcats had a shot from their own 50 yard line. They would be able to get off at least two plays and couldn't have a better coach calling the plays for them. What they didn't anticipate as the DC defense swarming the QB and sacking Strittmatter. He was able to spike the ball with 1 second on the clock from the Bearcat 45 yard line. How is that for drama?

The championship game came down to the very last play. After a conference with the coaches the play was called. Strittmatter was in the shotgun and fielded the snap. Lo Lo Harrison was blitzing and came right through the line forcing Strittmatter to roll out to his right as time expired. He escaped and got the corner. He looked up field and found his star WR/DB Roger Richardson open and hit him at about the 35 yard line, with many defenders around him. Richardson was able to lateral the ball backwards to one of his teammates, who caught it and tried to lateral it back one more time. Unfortunately for the Bearcats, the last lateral fell to the ground and the game was over!

The Warriors were jubilant and what a game fan's witnessed! Both teams played incredibly hard. Congratulations to the District of Columbia All-Stars.

A Special Note: Prior to the start of the game, Grassroots President Michael Anderson--flanked by players, coaches, friends and fans, informed the crowd that this father, Norman Anderson passed away just one day prior to the Championship game. In a heart-warming speech, Mike dedicated the game in memory of his father and ushered a command heard around the stadium, "play your hearts out, in my memory of my dad who is in heaven right now with his whistle around his neck, proud and smiling down on this beautiful day!"

Final Score: District of Columbia Warriors 28, Montgomery County Bearcats 26

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