Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson

Grassroots Mid Atlantic Football League Presents Saturday Night Lights!!!!! Grassroots Mid Atlantic Football League Presents Saturday Night Lights!!!!!

NOTE: All GMAFL 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 GMAFL 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 GMAFL.

Week #1 September 6th & 7th
Friday Sept 6th @ Walker Mill Regional Park (2 Games)
8840 Walker Mill Road District Heights, MD 20747

JV & Varsity Schedule
  Current Standings  
Westlake Bulldogs JV
7 Marlboro Mustangs JV
26
Westlake Bulldogs Varsity
39 Ft. Hunt Federals Varsity
0


Saturday Sept 7st @ Loyola Blakefield High School (4 Games)
500 Chestnut Avenue Towson, MD 21204

Junior Varsity Schedule
  Current Standings  
MoHo Co Lions   in 3 OT
39 Hamilton Tigers
33
Fatz Bulliez  0 Gorc Wildcats 48
Varsity Schedule   
   
Fatz Bulliez
 0 Gorc Wildcats 41
MoHo Co Lions
 8 Hamilton Tigers
0


Week #2 September 14th @ Spalding High School (6 Games)
8080 New Cut Road, Severn MD

Junior Varsity Schedule
  Current Standings  
Marlboro Mustangs
 0
Hamilton Tigers
19
MoHo Co Lions
 28 Gorc Wildcats

44

Fatz Bulliez  0 Westlake Bulldogs 35
Varsity Schedule   
   
Ft. Hunt Federals
  0 Hamilton Tigers 40
MoHo Co Lions
 27
Gorc Wildcats 7
Fatz Bulliez
  0
Westlake Bulldogs
45

 

Week #3 September 20th & 21st
Friday Sept 20th @ Walker Mill Regional Park (1 Game)
8840 Walker Mill Road District Heights, MD 20747

Varsity Schedule   Current Standings  
Fatz Bulliez  18 Ft. Hunt Federals 7


Saturday Sept 21st @ Loyola Blakefield High School (5 Games)
500 Chestnut Avenue Towson, MD 21204

Junior Varsity Schedule
  Current Standings  
Fatz Bulliez
 7
Marlboro Mustangs
52
Westlake Bulldogs in 3 OT
 6
MoHo Co Lions

6

Gorc Wildcats  27 Hamilton Tigers 7
Varsity Schedule   
   
Westlake Bulldogs
 31 MoHo Co Lions 12
Gorc Wildcats
 12 Hamilton Tigers
0


Week #4 September 28th @ Spalding High School
8080 New Cut Road, Severn MD

Junior Varsity Schedule
  Current Standings  
Marlboro Mustangs
 6
Gorc Wildcats
24
MoHo Co Lions
 32 Fatz Bulliez

6

Westlake Bulldogs  0 Hamilton Tigers 19
Varsity Schedule   
   
Ft. Hunt Federals
 0 Gorc Wildcats 38
MoHo Co Lions
 27 Fatz Bullies
6
Westlake Bulldogs
 33 Hamilton Tigers
0


Burning Sands Invitational
Sunday, October 6th @ St. Johns High School

2607 Military Road NW, Washington DC 20015

6th & 7th Graders
9am - 12pm
8th Graders
12pm - 4pm
Register Online @ GYFL Shopping Cart  


Week #5 October 11th & 12th
October 11th @ Heurich Field (2 Games)
6001 Ager Road, Hyattsville MD 20781 (Nicholson St. & Ager Road behind Dog Park)

JV & Varsity Schedule
  Current Standings  
Westlake Bulldogs JV
6 Marlboro Mustangs JV
18
Westlake Bulldogs Varsity
13 MD Seahawks
19


October 12th @ Under Armour Field (Dunbar 4 Games)
E. Monument & Ensor St. Baltimore, MD

Junior Varsity Schedule
  Current Standings  
Fatz Bulliez
0 MoHo Co Lions
46
Hamilton Tigers 7 Gorc Wildcats 12
Varsity Schedule   
   
Fatz Bulliez
 6 MoHo Co Lions 41
Hamilton Tigers
 6 Gorc Wildcats
12

 

Week #6 October 19th @ Riverdale Baptist (6 Games)

1133 Largo Road Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Junior Varsity Schedule
  Current Standings  
Hamilton Tigers
 27
Marlboro Mustangs
31
MoHo Co Lions
 0 Gorc Wildcats

19

Fatz Bulliez  0 Westlake Bulldogs 55
Varsity Schedule   
   
Hamilton Tigers
 27 Ft. Hunt Federals 6
Fatz Bulliez
  0
Westlake Bulldogs
51
MoHo Co Lions
  8
Gorc Wildcats
20


Week #7 October 26th @ Riverdale Baptist (6 Games)

1133 Largo Road Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Schedule
  Current Standings  
Hamilton Tigers JV
 50
Fatz Bullies JV
0
Hamilton Tigers Varsity
 27 Fatz Bulliez Varsity

12

Gorc Wildcats JV
 13 Westlake Bulldogs JV
0
    
   
MoHo Co Lions JV
 27 Marlboro Mustangs JV
13
MoHo Co Lions Varsity
 46 Ft. Hunt Federals Varsity
0
Gorc Wildcats Varsity
 0 Westlake Bulldogs Varsity
33


Round #1 of Playoffs November 2nd @ Riverdale Baptist (4 Games)

1133 Largo Road Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

JV Schedule
     
#1 Seed Gorc Wildcats
 Bye
#2 Seed MoHo Co Lions
Bye
#3 Seed Marlboro Mustangs
55 #6 Seed Fatz Bulldogs

0

#4 Seed Hamilton Tigers
27 #5 Seed Westlake Bulldogs
7
Varsity Schedule   
   
#1 Seed Westlake Bulldogs
 Bye #2 Seed MoHo Co Lions
Bye
#3 Seed Gorc Wildcats
 34
#6 Seed Ft. Hunt Federals
0
#4 Seed Hamilton Tigers
 31
#5 Seed Fatz Bulldogs
0


Round #2 of Playoffs November 9th @ Georgetown Prep

10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852 

       
#1 Gorc Wildcats JV
 12 
#4 Hamilton Tigers JV 
0
#1 Westlake Bulldogs Varsity 
39 
#4 Hamilton Tigers Varsity 

0

    
   
#2 MoHo Co Lions JV
 20 #3 Marlboro Mustangs JV
19
#2 MoHo Co Lions Varsity
 26 #3 Gorc Wildcats Varsity
16

 

Championship Game Sunday, November 17th @ St. Johns HS (2 Games)

2607 Military Road NW, Washington DC 20015

Junior Varsity Schedule
     
#1 Gorc Wildcats 21 vs #2 MoHo Co Lions 0
     
Varsity Schedule      

#1 Westlake Bulldogs 44 vs #2 MoHo Co Lions 12

     

 

Congratulations Gorc JV and Westlake Varsity........... You are the 2013 GMAFL Champions!!!!!!!!!!! 

 

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Week #6 was a true thriller.  We took the show on the road to Riverdale Baptist School in Upper Marlboro and the weather was Grassroots style...... just gorgeous football weather.  It was a little overcast and there were some sprinkles, but for the most part it was great weather.  Bays Trays made their debut as our concessions partner and the food was absolutely delicious!!!  Funnel Cakes and Fried Fish were enjoyed by all.......  Oh and by the way, the football was pretty good too!

Game #1:  This was a Grassroots instant classic between the Hamilton Tigers JV and the Marlboro Mustangs JV.  Marlboro jumped on 13 - 0 in the first quarter on explosive plays.  Jason Mackall had a 40 yard TD run after a turnover on Hamilton's first play.  Tyrik Blount started the game off with a bang getting an interception on the games first pass, then catching a 35 TD pass up the right sideline.  Before the fams could get in there seats, the Mustangs were up by 2 scores.  Then the Tigers stopped turning the ball over and went to their vaunted ground game.  Jabriel "The G5 Jet" Johnson got some great blocks and went 55 yards for the first scoring run of the day for the Tigers, who came storming back to take the lead.  Mike Sumner threw 4 long TD passes on the day, with 3 going to Tamar Campbell, who is truly an elite receiver prospect as a 7th grader.  With the Mustangs down 27 - 25 with less than 10 seconds on the clock and at their own 45 yard line, Sumner put up the deep ball into double coverage with Quizzon Tarver and Johnson draped all over Campbell.  Tamar went up, came down with the ball and turned on the speed for the game winning TD as time expired.  What a game.  Marlboro 31 - Hamilton 27.

Game #2: It was a rough day for the Fatz Bulldogs in the JV "Battle of the Bulldogs."  Westlake's power running game was just too much for them.  The running game was unstoppable on the ground behind an offensive line lead by Kameron Adams, Trayvon Branch, Brandon Ream, Joseph Bearns and the big OL.  The DL was dominant behind Stohne Hill, Boopy Davis, Elijah Ogburn, and the rest of the Westlake crew.  Michael Prather, Nysheim Heatley, Michael Handy-Hall, and Eric Hampton all had big games on the ground.  Dominique Anthony ran the show to perfection in this lopsided victory.  Westlake 55, Fatz Bulldogs 0.

Game #3:  Our JV game of the week featured The undefeated Gorc Wildcats vs the MoHo Co Lions.  The game was much closer than the 19 - 0 score would indicate.  MoHo Co got strong games from QB Trace Campbell and Chris Clark, who connected on a number of short passes.  Matthew Lipp contributed as usual and Antione Littleton Jr. was huge on defense with an Int and some strong tackles, but the Gorc LB's would not allow him to do much on the ground.  Tre Wade and Ron Ron Robinson were tough for the Lions, but the Wildcats were too much.  Sam Sweeney had another stellar performance at QB using his legs and his arm.  Ryheem "Ounce for Ounce" Tull was a thorn in the Lions side all day on the ground.  Josh Dodd did not have a big day on receptions, but was strong on defense.  The LB's for Gorc are all standout and played like it Saturday.  Billy Wooden, Gerame Spraggins, William Oliver, and DeSean Spencer were all better than advertised.  Remember those names.  Ashton and Austin Allen, along with Adrian Hood turned in solid performances.  Gorc 19, MoHo Co 0.

Game #4: Hamilton Tigers Varsity vs Ft. Hunt Federals was a lot closer than expected.  Ft. Hunt got the scoring off to a bang with a 35 yard INT return for a TD by Deveon Walton.  The Tigers running game was stout behind the legs of Jamaine Jeter and Dalen Berry.  The score was 14 - 6 at halftime and we had a tough game in the works.  Ft. Hunt ran some traditional offense and were able to move the ball with Amir "Pound for Pound" Jordan and Walton, but they couldn't not maintain enough consistency to get it in the end zone.  Timeric Smith had to drive stopping INT's for Hamilton to help them close out the game.  The defense led by Taron Vincent and Jamal Shearin was dominant on the day for Hamilton.  Zack Monson and Jay Holzworth had great games on defense for the Federals but it was not enough on this day to get their first W.  Hamilton 27, Ft. Hunt 6.

Game #5: Westlake Varsity was coming off of a humiliating defeat in a non conference game against the MD Seahawks last weekend and they took their frustration out on the Fatz Bulldogs.  Nick Gage opened up the scoring by running back the first half kickoff and they never looked back.  DeJuan Ellis showed off his DB skills by picking off the first pass and returning it 50 yards for the 2nd TD of the day.  With 8 min in the first quarter, Westlake was already up 13 - 0.  Chaz Crawford had two punt returns for TD's and Ellis threw a bomb to Deonte Hill of over 50 yards to extend the lead.  Rashard Jackson and Jason Labbe scored on long runs for Westlake in this lopsided affair.  Westlake 51, Fatz 0.

Game #6: Our Grassroots Game of the week did not disappoint.  The Gorc Wildcats and MoHo Co Lions gave the crowd it's money's worth.  The Wildcat defense was truly lights out, sacking QB Doc Bonner 9 times on the night and not giving Moho Co time to utilize their weapons on offense.  Jeremy Mensah, Brandon Dumas, and Ephraim Moore were relentless on the MoHo Co offense with a number of sacks and pressures.  MoHo Co shut the Wildcats down on offense as well, and did not allow them very many first downs on the night.  The alternating QB duo of Richard Dion and Trent Jackson was not able to muster up much offense, but they did not need it.  The Gorc defense was swarming all over the Lions and turning defense into offense, scoring 3 times under the bright lights at Riverdale.  Dezuan Turner-Owens picked off a Doc Bonner pass and returned it 65 yards for the first score of the night in the 1st quarter.  In the 2nd quarter, his twin brother Dejour Turner-Owens scooped up a fumble and sprinted back 40 yards for the second score of the night.  Doc Bonner began to heat up with pop passes over the top of the blitzing LB's of Gorc and they began to move the chains and got on the board with a short TD pass to Cooper McGeehan to trim the score to 14 - 8 in the 3rd quarter.  A scary moment in the game was when Bonner went down with a foot injury and was out for the rest of the game.   Some kid named Kyle Fairbanks stepped into the bright lights with all the confidence in the world and captured the moment.  He began to move the ball with short pop passes, intermediate passes, and short runs.  Brandon Willis, Micah McNeil, and Spanky Dixon made plays on the ground and through the air to get them into scoring position late in the game.  With under 2 minutes the Lions were in the red zone threatening to score.  On 4th Down, Cowboy McCutcheon ran a draw play and carried defenders down to the 1 foot line, but he did not get in and they turned it over on downs with a little less than 2 minutes remaining.  The Lions held and Gorc took the safety, making the score 14 - 0.  The Lions began to move the ball deep into Wildcat territory with less than a minute.  Fairbanks it a Lion receiver over the middle, but the ball bounced off of his hands into the hands of Dezuan Turner-Owens, who picked if off and showed blazing speed as he scooted up the sideline and into the endzone for the 60 yard TD return to ice the game.  Wildcats 20; Lions 8.

CLICK HERE to see the game: https://www.dropbox.com/s/09ygry289ithxsy/QT%208th%20Grade%20Game%206%20GORC%20v%20MoHoCo.mov

This is setting us up for a wild season finale next Saturday Night at Riverdale.  We could not have scripted it any better.  A 5 - 1 Westlake Varsity team that has shown that it can be beaten, will match up against a 5 - 1 Gorc Varsity Team for the top seed in the GMAFL Playoffs.  Game will be under the lights at 7:30pm!!!!  Don't miss it guys.

2013 Junior Varsity Fall Regular Season Standings

NORTH DIVISION

Team Wins Losses  Ties Pct Conf Record PF PA Point Diff
Gorc Wildcats #1 Seed 7 0 - 1.000 4-0 189  64 +125
MoHo Co Lions #2 Seed 4 2 1 .666 1-2 194 103 +91
Hamilton Tigers #4 Seed 3 4 - .438 0-3 162 129 +33


SOUTH DIVISION

Team Wins Losses Ties  Pct Conf Record PF PA Point Diff
Marlboro Mustangs #3 Seed 4 3 - .571 3-0 146  116 +30
Westlake Bulldogs #5 Seed 2 4 1 .333 1-2 109 82 +27
Fatz Bulliez #6 Seed 0 7 - .000 0-3 6 286 -280

 

 

2013 Varsity Fall Regular Season Standings

NORTH DIVISION

Team Wins Losses Pct Conf Record PF PA Point Diff
MoHo Co Lions #2 Seed 5 2 .714 2-1 169 70 +99
Gorc Wildcats #3 Seed 5 2 .714 3-1 130 74 +56
Hamilton Tigers #4 Seed 3 4 .428 0-3 100 85 +15


SOUTH DIVISION

Team Wins Losses Pct Conf Record PF PA Point Diff
Westlake Bulldogs #1 Seed 6 1 .857 4-0 247  31 +216
Fatz Bulliez #5 Seed 1 6 .142 1-2 42 239 -197
Ft. Hunt Federals #6 Seed 0 7  .000 0-3 13 208 -195
 
Friday Night Lights in THE GYFL had some TREMENDOUS RESULTS!  As Game 1, featured the MARLBORO MUSTANGS & the WESTLAKE BULLDOGS JV.  Marlboro got the win 18 to 6! Even with Andre "The Cat Burglar" Benson doing a Gr8 Job trying to steal the victory. Big Keith Broadnax and The Mustang D Line proved to be a little too much on this night.

In Game 2: The Maryland Seahawks challenged The RED HOT Westlake Bulldogs Varsity in a consolation game. With The Seahawks dominating time of possession utilizing the Single Wing T formation effectively. 19 to 13 was the final score, as the POURING RAIN made visibility and traction a challenge within itself. Westlake still stands Undefeated in League Play due to forfeit, but the game served as a learning experience beyond the scoreboard.
 
On Saturday, The GYFL Universe took over @ Under Armour Field @ Dunbar HS in Baltimore. Which was one of the Most Beautifully Placed Fields we've been too! For the Teams to come out and NOT DISAPPOINT! Even with The Baltimore Marathon taking place simultaneously!

Game 1: The MoHo County Lions & The Fats Bullies Bulldogs CUT UP! This defensive game filled with Big Hits went to the team who truly benefited from field position. MoHo walked off 46 to 0, but not without Deonte "Dueces" King and Company putting up a HUGE HEART DISPLAY! Tre Wade was the PTP'er for MoHo.

Game 2: Put The GORC Wildcats vs The Hamilton Tigers JV. Gorc jumped out to an early lead and did a Gr8 Job limiting the Big Play Ability of Hamilton in check. Na'Jaye Boyd had a HUGE DAY but just like Jabril The Jet Johnson. It was all outside the endzone. 32 to 7 was the final. "Ounce 4 Ounce" Ryheim Tull & Noah Costopoulicious picked up the PTP'ers in this one.
 
In the 2nd Half of Saturday's Card, The GYFL Fall League rolls right along from Under Armour Field @ Dunbar HS in Baltimore. Pictured here is Ron Ron Robinson along with his PROUD Mother & Brother. His play level, confidence and evolution into a key contributor to his JV Unit cannot go without comment. Keep up the Good Work! We see you, Lil' Homey.

Game 3: Had The Fats Bullies Bulldogs vs MoHo County's Lions led by the onfield Intensity of "Cowboy" Sean McCutchen. This game was filled with PLENTY of ELECTRIFYING plays in the Special Teams by Donald Brewer #3 for FBB. But Doc, Sutter the Offensive Line and Brandon "Die Hard" Willis executed the offense so crisp that it had to pay off. 41 to 6 was the final. But Brewer's 3 Big Kick Return's were stellar with only one going for 6. The other two landed the Bulldogs inside The Lion's 10 yard line and the Bulldogs couldn't punch it in with Matthew Kane and The Lion's Defense standing STRONG! Brewer & Kane pick up the PTP'er nod in this one.

Game 4: The Hamilton Tigers & GORC Wildcats took the stage! This game was a battle of wills in the trenches. Jermaine Jeter & Jeremy "Widow Makuh" Mensah are virtually mirror images of one another for their teams. Both playing Halfback & Inside Linebacker on Defense exchanged Power Runs met with HUGE HITS once crossing the line of scrimmage. If you think I'm playing.. you should have been there! With the game locked up 6 to 6 for nearly 3 & a half quarters. The Wildcats struck again late in the game and Hamilton couldn't get it back. Big Shout outs to Josh Peeeyyyeeeeooowww Pugh, Garrett Scott, Ryan Wood and the tandem of Calvin Carroll & Jamal "Man Beast" Shearin for Hamilton. "Downtown" Derek Brown, Brandon Hines, and The Turner-Owens twins are special talents.

Grassroots is proud to announce our first Title Sponsor, SigningDay.  They have seen the vision of Grassroots and the tremendous benefits that our league provides to the student athletes of the Baltimore Washington Metropolitan Area.  They are the first major brand to step up and get totally behind our vision.  The sponsorship of SigningDay will allow Grassroots to go to the next level for our athletes and parents and we could not be more excited about the partnership.

Our goal and desire is to show each and every athlete and parent that is a part of the Grassroots family all of the benefits of this ground breaking scouting and recruiting tool.  There are other scouting services out there in the marketplace, but there is NOTHING like SigningDay, particularly for the youth market.  There has never been an opportunity for youth football players like there is today to incorporate the highest level of technology, video, and social media into the scouting and recruiting process.

The entire youth football landscape is changing in the DMV and Grassroots is at the forefront of the revolution.  The partnership with SigningDay allows us to accelerate the process of positive change.  It is virtually impossible to maximize the chances of your athlete getting noticed by the top High School Programs, the top recruiting services, and the top ranking services without the benefit of highlight tapes.   Any young athlete that does not have a highlight tape is already behind the eight ball. 

Video is king in the football evaluation business family.  There is no getting around that.  But, not only do you need a high quality highlight video package, you must have the right platform to market and promote not only the video, but every single aspect of your athletes resume.  That is where SigningDay comes in.  They bring the platform.  They bring the technology.  We bring the athletes.  It is going to be a perfect marriage.

Any Grassroots athlete that wants to maximize the Grassroots experience and the program, needs to have a profile on SigningDay.  Make no mistake about that!

SigningDay is a revolutionary new tool in the college football recruiting process for players, fans, and coaches. SigningDay is the first site that allows players to control their own recruiting process by getting their information (including photos, videos, and recruiting updates) out to college coaches and fans. Additionally, SigningDay has taken the industry standard of a “base rating” a step further by using a proprietary, school-specific algorithm -- the SD Match Score -- that evaluates how each player will fit into individual BCS programs. Higher scores at a given school are predictors of an athlete's increased probability of success in that program.

At SigningDay, the goal is to provide users with the ultimate college football recruiting experience through our unique ratings system, cultivating the direct connection between fans, players, and coaches, and giving fans the ability to actively participate in the recruiting process like never before.  For High School kids, this is purely revolutionary and will change the game.  It is the first of it's kind.

SigningDay is not just for High School kids by any means.  Youth club players can register, get an evaluation, and a profile page.  The top High school coaches from all over the DMV will have profiles as well and they will be able to communicate securely with players via SigningDay's direct messaging capabilities.  You and your child will be able to dialogue directly with these high school coaches.  They can review your SigningDay base score, which will be determined by film evaluation, just like the big boys do it.  Your child will be ranked on SigningDay by both class and by position.  Your key attributes will be rated and you can compare to other kids in your class and by position.

Click Here to get a sneak peak at the SigningDay promotional video.

There has never been anything like this for HS coaches to evaluate you.  A combination of Grassroots and SigningDay will make it virtually impossible for you to go unnoticed if you have the talent.  Grassroots will get  you ready and on the radar screen.  SigningDay will get you ranked and in direct communication with the top public and private High Schools and coaches that your child wants to know.  The SD Match score will show you who your most compatible BCS Teams are, based on their systems and your skill sets, WHILE YOU ARE STILL in Middle school!!

For High School kids it's a no-brainer, but never before has anything even close to this been available to youth club kids.  Make sure to check it out for yourself and be one of the first to GET EVALUATED on SigningDay!!!

Click Here to go to the website, Learn More, and Register!

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GYFL Joins forces with ID Life to Promote Health & Wellness:

We are very excited at Grassroots to reconnect with the one and only Stan Richards in this new and exciting opportunity called ID Life.  We will be launching the partnership in conjunction with the 2016 Spring Football Season.  You will be introduced to the products and how much they have begun to transform the my life over the Spring and Summer.  We couldn't be happier about ID Life seeing in and believing in the vision and mission of Grassroots and getting behind us in this major way.

I am personally down 30lbs since January and am committed to living and maintaining this new healthy lifestyle.  A combination of my dear friend and mentor Rick Doc Walker and the Brotherhood workout club, in conjunction with the ID Life products and system are changing my life and giving me more vitality than I have had in years.  This article will give you some details about ID life and what it is all about.

For more information and to review the product line to see what all the excitement is about, I recommend that you do two things:

  • If you are interested in learning about the business opportunity, check out the online ID Life presentation at www.idlifepresentation.com
  • If you are only interested in learning about the products and/or taking the Health Assessment, visit the Grassroots/ID Life website at www.gyflprez.idlife.com. 

Enjoy the review below with the highlights of the company that is supporting Grassroots!!!!

IDLife Review – What Exactly is ID Life?

Looking for some ID Life reviews to help make sense of the buzz that is taking the Health & Wellness industry by storm? This full IDLife review will detail all you need to know concerning IDLife – the Individually Designed Life :-)

idlifeThere are a lot of ID Life reviews out there and I encourage you to spend a few minutes with me and evaluate the company for yourself.

ID Life stands for “Individually Designed Life.” As company CEO Logan Stout states, “…everyone deserves to design the life of their dreams and to reach their full God-given potential.” 

I have found this company to be a vehicle to provide just that.

Our foundation product is ID Nutrition, or “Individually Designed Nutrition,” a custom supplement regimen backed by verifiable nutritional science, to ensure your overall natural health, well-being, energy and focus.

This means instead of going to the store to pick up a variety of supplements that you “think” you need (and are expensive), you can end the guesswork and design a ID Life nutrition program that meets your unique and individual needs.

Get to Know the ID Life Products:

 

1. ID Nutrition

This is a personalized ID Life supplements program that takes the guess work out of nutritional supplementation. It was designed to meet your unique individual health needs.

To create your personalized program, you can take a free HIPAA compliant online personal health assessment right here.

The test will draw upon scientific data from over 7,000 clinical studies and peer-reviewed medical journal articles to create a monthly targeted nutritional regimen.

It will consider data pertaining to your 1) Personal and family health condition 2) Dietary patterns 3) Lifestyle 4) Physical well-being 5) and Medications.

IDLife

Over 17 years of thorough research and development from physicians and pharmacists led to the creation of IDNutrition.

The ingredients are organic, natural, gluten-free, GMO-free, soy-free and cafein free.

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This tasty “light meal” of the day is loaded with nutrition and delivers 23 grams of whey protein per serving.

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Achieve the healthy body weight you want and maintain the stamina and energy you need to fuel your day. ID Life Lean is an all-natural product designed to help boost your metabolism and increase thermogenesis.

10. IDLife Snack Bars

ID Life brings you His, Hers and Kids bars that are 100% Certified Organic, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free and Kosher that deliver an unmatched combination of foods and nutrients that taste unbelievable. Perfect for whether it’s lunch at the desk, an energy source before a workout or a nutritious snack on the run!

11. ID Life Energy Shot

The energy “shot” is a unique and proprietary blend of natural energy boosters that help you get through a tough training session, provide a quick pick-me-up during a slow afternoon in class or at work, and supports a balanced diet.

12. 28 Day ID Transformation

After reviewing the comprehensive ID Life products list, the most commonly asked question is, “Where do I start?” Designed by fitness icon Jennifer Widerstrom, the 28-Day ID Transformation challenge is your answer!

You choose the flavor combinations and our team will put together your personalized kit that combines the very best protein shakes in the industry, with a natural weight management product that provides a boost to your metabolism and supports the preservation of lean muscle mass and an energy product to keep you going throughout the day.

idlife-products

ID Life will have a booth set up at most of our games this Spring and Fall if you are interested in even more information.

Sincerely,

Coach Mike

 

The Grassroots Youth Football League signed a media management deal with SEN for three years, beginning in the Spring of 2016.

Headed by Founder and President Mike Anderson, the GYFL has touted the best youth football prospects in the Mid-Atlantic region since its inception in 2007.  A scout looking for talent need go no further than the GYFL.  With 19 teams across a league consisting of Freshman, JV, and Varsity categories, the GYFL prepares young aspiring football players for the realities and structures of a life and career in football while nurturing talent and inspiring ambition.  

Sponsored by Under Armor, the GYFL continues to attract all-star youth, granting them opportunity and exposure; serving only to increase their chances at achieving their brass rings. If you need further convincing, you need merely to check the track record.  With names such as Terrence Davis, who signed with the University of Maryland, Travon Diggs who signed with the University of Alabama, or Abdul Adams who signed with the University of Oklahoma; the GYFL has become a magnet for attracting the best talent in the DMV.

SEN consistently sets itself apart from other sports media outlets by specializing in the high school and youth markets.  SEN has grown exponentially over the past 3 years; bridging the gap between athletes and college scouts by centralizing their needs in one location.  Giving players the opportunities to show off their skills at camps, combines and games, SEN broadcast and produces videos and highlight reels that the players can use to send to scouts, or even better, scouts can seek out for themselves with ease.  Regularly reporting on developing players and five star athletes, SEN’s website has raised the bar in the presentation of high school athletics.

This new deal will bring added in-depth coverage to GYFL events, which the focal point will be the development and exposure of the attending youth players.   Of the deal, SEN Co-Founder says: “We are excited with what this deal means for the fans of Metropolitan sports.  There is no secret that GYFL holds some of the top players in the Metropolitan area. This allows those kids guaranteed exposure throughout the league’s events.” 

Mike Anderson, presented with the opportunity, felt that it was the logical next step. Stating: “As President of the GYFL, I believe we have a premiere youth football league with a number of elite level programs, coaches, and most importantly, elite student athletes.  In order to take our league to the next level, we felt it was important to align ourselves fully and completely with truly elite level strategic partners.  From a media standpoint, SEN has established themselves as the premiere media company in the DMV by far, and has established a National reputation that is taking the country by storm.  This partnership was a no brainer for us, as well as a must if we were going to get the pinnacle of youth football.”

Terrence Byrd, coach of the Southern Maryland Heat, laments: “SEN is the best in the business at capturing and promoting our youth at events and the GYFL has the standard for youth football events”

With this deal, GYFL players will see greater exposure opportunities than ever before.


Sample of the quality of work that SEN Produces as detailed by GYFL Founder Mike Anderson:

I have been telling you all about SEN Television and what they are going to be doing regarding 2016 Fall GYFL Coverage, but it goes WAY beyond that.

Each week, in the Fall Season we will have a Varsity Game of the Week pitting two of our best teams. Some weeks we will play on Thursday Nights under the lights, and some weeks we will play on Saturdays. But each week, 2 of the teams will receive the gift of a lifetime and an opportunity to be seen all over the world on internet television.  In the Spring Seasons, we will have select top level games streamed live as well across the country.

There will be sideline reporters, a pre-game, halftime, and post game desk show!! It will be phenomenal. Your family members will be able to watch your kids play on smartphones, laptops, or tablets in other countries if they want to. That is major and SEN is bringing it to you live and direct.  

To Get familiar with the TYPE of GYFL coverage that they have already been providing: https://sentelevision.com/gyfl/

They have all of the Spring and Fall Weekly Coverage, plays of the week, top performers, etc. They have write ups from the SEN Youth Showcase that are next level. They have coverage of the 2016 Grassroots Champions Club/GameChanger/PlayMaker Ceremony that is simply breathtaking, including Photos from the red carpet as the PlayMakers got off of the Limo Bus!!

Red Carpet photos were insane. Where else to 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders break out tailored suits man? Super Star St. Johns 9th Grader Rakim Jarret won the Best Dressed Award. https://sentelevision.com/2016-gyfl-game-changer-award-cer…/

The even lived streamed the actual awards ceremony and it worth the price of Gold to hear Doc Walker give the Key Note speech at the end. Check that out: https://sentelevision.com/2016-gyfl-game-changers-ceremony/

The Photos and Coverage of the Hot Gates at the University of Maryland in the summer of 2016 was just extraordinary: https://sentelevision.com/?s=hot+gates.

These guys just do it differently Folks. You really don't understand what you are missing. Their focus is on High School and they will become even more important for you when you get to High School, but we are blessed that they see the benefit in GYFL and provide exclusive access for us. Some of the content is free with a free account and log in. The VIP access requires a subscription fee per month, but it is WORTH EVERY PENNY in my humble opinion.

Not only does a VIP account give you access to ALL of the above content and so much more, there is some new stuff coming!!!!


SEN has some new twists coming for the Spring of 2017.

#1. SEN Pre-Season Promo videos of the Spring and Fall Grassroots Teams.  These things will be smoking!!!!!  One of the examples from last Fall is attached below for your review, and they will have more for the Spring of 2017 coming.

The Maryland Heat Varsity Promo is up as well.  Check it out: https://sentelevision.wistia.com/medias/yygmnzeqpu.

Who does it like SEN?

#2. SEN Ranking System is coming. I don't want to say too much just yet, but they will be ranking athletes down to the 7th grade using a complex methodology that will truly be able to capture and accurate assessment of how good the players are, while also projecting what they can be in High School.

#3. The GYFL Message Board is already set up!! I just tested the Forum myself and once we all get comfortable with it, Let the TRASH TALKING COMMENCE: Here is the link: https://sentelevision.com/forum/. You can access the forum with a free account.

#4. Live Stream of GYFL Varsity Game of the Week. These guys are going to literally break out ALL of the Bells and Whistles for us the same way ESPN does with the Pre-Season HS games that are about to flood our screens over the few months.

#5. SEN/Hudl Accounts are here to stay!!  There is nothing more important for middle school athletes than video and highlights. SEN has provided that through an exclusive Hudl deal for the last 2 Springs, and in 2016 they brought it to the Fall.  We are excited to see what the Hudl Package will look like in the Spring of 2017

Don't miss out.

 

In Conclusion:

My main point is that we need to support these guys. They are the only game in town. Nobody else does this for youth and they are taking a great risk to do it. GYFL does not make a penny from the deal with SEN, but what we receive from them from a value perspective is Priceless as far as I am concerned. They are helping us market our kids and our company to the world and we need to make sure they are successful so they will keep coming back.

So check them out!!! Don't spend anything that you don't have. But, if you can afford to invest in some next level coverage and access for your son, you should do that because it matters.  If you can afford to get a Hudl package for your son, there is NOTHING more important and you should do that because it matters.

If all you can do is jump on the Forum for free and keep it funny and interesting, you should do that too!! I just think these guys are great and what they are doing is revolutionary. You combine a revolutionary league with a revolutionary media company, and the sky is the limit.

GYFL Coaches and GM's it is imperative that you communicate this information to ALL of your parents immediately. I will be watching closely to see who is sharing and commenting on this. Our parents need to know SEN.

For those of you that are just finding us and want to be a part of one of the top youth football leagues in the country, all of the details about our league can be found by CLICKING HERE!!!

If you are not convinced yet and need to see our track record, you can find that by CLICKING HERE!!!

Grassroots and SEN are the ticket to the next level.

 

Coach Mike

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 without 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 weapons 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.

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW CURRENT FROSH STANDINGS

Week 1 Saturday April 23rd @ U of Maryland Practice Field (Far Grass Field)
J. Logan and Louise Shultz Football Practice Complex
1121 Byrd Stadium North, Bldg #368, College Park, MD 20742 

CLICK HERE for a link to the campus Map
. (Practice Fields below baseball Stadium)

Parking Options

Option #1: Free Parking

Free Parking is available in Lot Z or Lot 1 next to the tennis courts next to Cole Field House.  Walk towards the stadium and go to the right on Field house Drive with construction on Cole Field House to your right.  Pass the Union Lane Garage and cross the street.  Stamp Union (Where you can buy food) will be on your right.  Make a left into the Driveway to the Gossett Team House.  Veer to the right of the Gossett Parking Lot onto the sidewalk.  Stay to the right until you reach Parking Lot R3.  To the left of the Varsity Sports Team House are the practice fields.  You will see a tent with at the gate where you may enter.  Turf field may NOT be used as a warm up area.

Option #2: Paid Garage ($3.00 per hour).  Closer Walk.

Park at the Stadium Drive Garage BLDG 218 close to the Upper Deck side of the stadium.  Walk down behind the Upper Deck side of the stadium towards the practice field towards parking lot R3.  You will see the Varsity Team House as you walk into the Parking lot. To the left of the Varsity Sports Team House are the practice fields.  You will see a tent with at the gate where you may enter.  Turf field may NOT be used as a warm up area.

Concessions will NOT be provided
Food available at the Stamp Student Union, which is North of the Fields (Please see Map)

DC Warriors 

21   DMV Steelers  6
Prince William County Raiders 29   Central PA Pride

 6

Maryland Heat 12

  Loudoun County War Eagles

12 (TIE)

South Jersey Elite  
   Bye  


Note: There are NO bleachers on the practice fields.  You will need to bring lawn chairs, blankets to sit on grass, and be prepared to stand to watch the games.  We expect it to be standing room only!!!!  They are NOT allowing us to provide concessions inside the practice fields, so you can either bring your own food, or buy food on campus. 
 

Week 2 Saturday April 30th @ Loudoun Valley HS (Alt Field)
340 N Maple Ave, Purcellville, VA 20132

Concessions will be provided

Prince William County Raiders

 6   DMV Steelers  0
Loudoun County War Eagles 20   Central PA Pride

 6

Maryland Heat 26

  South Jersey Elite

 0

DC Warriors      BYE   

 

Week 3 Saturday May 7th @ Walker Mill Regional Park
8840 Walker Mill Road, District Heights MD 20747

Concessions will be provided

Prince William County Raiders

13   DC Warriors  0
Loudoun County War Eagles 0   DMV Steelers

27

Central PA Pride 13

  South Jersey Elite

 0

Maryland Heat     BYE   

  

Week 4 Saturday May 14th @ Douglas HS of Baltimore
2301 Gwynns Falls Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21217

Concessions will be provided

Prince William County Raiders

13   Maryland Heat 0

DC Warriors

33   Loudoun County War Eagles 0

DMV Steelers

18   Central PA Pride 0

South Jersey Elite

     BYE  



Week 5 Sunday May 21st @ 
Walker Mill Regional Park

8840 Walker Mill Road, District Heights MD 20747

Concessions will be provided 

Central PA Pride  7  Maryland Heat  13 


Week 5 Saturday May 21st @
Loudoun Valley HS (Main Field)
340 N Maple Ave, Purcellville, VA 20132

Concessions will be provided

South Jersey Elite

 0   DC Warriors 31
Prince William County Raiders 32   Loudoun County War Eagles

 6


Week 5 Sunday May 22nd @ 
St. Johns HS
2607 Military Rd NW, Chevy Chase, DC 20015

Concessions will be provided (Exhibition Game)

DMV Steelers  vs  Silver Spring Saints  Exhibition 


1st Round of Playoffs Saturday May 28th @ St. Johns HS
2607 Military Rd NW, Chevy Chase, DC 20015

Concessions will be provided

#1 Prince William County Raiders (5-0)  

Bye  #2 DC Warriors (3-1) Bye 

#4 DMV Steelers (2-2)

20 #5 Loudoun County War Eagles (1-3-1)  2
#3 Maryland Heat (2-1-1)  6  #6 Central PA Pride (1-3)   7 
       


2nd Round of Playoffs Saturday June 4th @ 
@ City College
3220 The Alameda, Baltimore, MD 21218

Concessions will be provided

#1 Prince William County Raiders  

14   #4 DMV Steelers 6

#2 DC Warriors

36   #6 Central PA Pride 0
       


Frosh Championship Game Saturday June 11th @ Gilman HS
5407 Roland Ave, Baltimore MD 21210

Concessions will be provided

#1 Prince William County Raiders 

6  #2 DC Warriors  0

 

     



Congratulations to the Prince William County Raiders, your 2016 Frosh Champions!!!!!

Grass Division                                                         Roots Division

AA Elite (Varsity)                                                                   DC Warriors (JV/Frosh)
South Jersey Elite (Varsity/Frosh)                                          Maryland MD Heat (Varsity)/JV/Frosh)
Baltimore Metro All Stars (Varsity)                                       South West All Stars
 (Balt)/(Varsity)
MoCo Bearcats (Varsity)                                                        DMV Steelers (Varsity/JV/Frosh)
Loudoun County (Varsity/JV/Frosh)                                      Prince William Raiders (Varsity/JV/Frosh)
Central PA Pride (Frosh)                                                        HC Stars (JV)
MV Elite (Varsity)

Click Here for Frosh Schedule & the link to the Frosh Standings

Click Here for JV Schedule & the link to the JV Standings

Click Here for Varsity Schedule & the link to the Varsity Standings

Click Here for access to the SEN/Hudl package that will allow you to see EVERY Grassroots Game in the Spring!!!

  • In my opinion there is NOTHING more important than each and every member of the GYFL having a Hudl account so that you can easily put together TOP NOTCH Highlight clips to send to HS coaches, Scouting Services, All American Game nominations, and College Coaches.  The best $50 you will EVER spend.

 

During the Spring of 2016, we unveiled the new and improved Grassroots Youth Football League (GYFL).  It is a league with 13 of the premiere youth football clubs in the DMV and beyond.  It will provide an outlet for the serious football player that wants to play against elite competition on a weekly basis.  There has never been anything like it in the DMV before.  We are raising the bar to another stratosphere. 

For the 7th year now, we have been on this mission.  Our intentions were always to have the most unbelievable Spring Football experience for the those football players who live, eat, sleep and drink football.  Spring football was not designed to pull the 3 sport athlete that plays different sports in every season, like most of us did back in the day.  Spring football was not designed for the Basketball fanatic or the Lacrosse fanatic.  It was established for the football fanatic that wanted to maximize their chances of competing for a college football scholarship one day. 

The first goal was to prepare kids to be the best that they can be and put them on the High School radar screen early enough to help them find the right fit for them.  Kids need to be in the best high school fits for them in order to increase their chances of getting a college offer.  That does not represent the masses of kids.  Yes, the masses may dream about playing in college and in the NFL, but in these days and times of sport specific specialization, the chances of kids making it to college on football scholarships that don't focus on football are decreasing every year. 

With that being said, our Spring initiative was never designed to pull the masses of kids away from their youth programs.  Our goal was to find those serious athletes, partner with the Fall youth coaches, and have them come together to coach the kids in the Spring time and help them get the advantages that they need to separate themselves from the pack when competing to get on High School radar screens.  We have had great success with those kids, and we have had a number of the top youth organizations in the region jump on board and support us.  

We now also offer a Select Fall League strictly for middle school athletes who desire to play Elite Travel Football and maximize their chances of making an FBU Team or Crab Bowl Team.  The Spring always has been and always will be our Signature Calling card.  We have spoiled our athletes and parents in the spring with the Grassroots Style of Football such as:

  • The Elite HS Facilities with 100% Field Turf
  • The Scoreboard access at venues
  • The Professional Announcer at every game
  • The Security Personnel
  • The Athletic Trainers on Sidelines
  • The HD Filming of the games
  • The Elite level concessions stands
  • The High School Coaching Staff presences on the staffs and on the sidelines of every games
  • The High level caliber of competition on a weekly basis that we provide
  • The High Caliber Website that captures the stats and summaries
  • The Grassroots marketing and promotion of the athletes that are second to none
  • The access to the Elite Level post season All Star Experiences that no other league has access to
  • The Early College Scholarship offers to so many of our underclassmen
  • The Championship Rings, etc., etc., etc.

We were very excited to announce some new additions to the Spring Roster of teams.  If you see the Divisions above you will notice that we had some some new clubs and some new twists:

  • Baltimore Metro Stallions were Back at the Varsity level!!!
  • The Maryland Heat have expanded into regions so far that they had to drop the Southern tag and are in all 3 divisions.
  • Central PA has a new organization called the Central PA Pride and unveiled a Frosh team.
  • DeMatha's incoming freshman were released as the AA Elite.
  • Montgomery Village was back with the MV Elite at Varsity.
  • South West All Stars from Catonsville were new to the mix this Spring at Varsity.
  • New Jersey put their hat in the ring with the South Jersey Elite.
  • And DC represented with the DMV Steelers, with the foundation being the Lamond-Riggs youth program.

Here are some League Highlights:

  • Top Notch Regional Competition
  • Exclusive Coverage by the one and only SEN Television.
  • Exposure to Top Area High Schools and National Recruitment Services (SEN, Rivals, FBU, TerrapinTimes.com, etc.)
  • Only officially scouted league for Youth Crab Bowl, and FBU State All Star Teams for the DMV.
  • Prelude to the FBU Youth All American Games, US Army All American Game, Under Armour All American Game, Youth Crab Bowl, and HS Crab Bowl.

League Structure:

  • Frosh ( 5th and 6th Graders; 6th Graders may not turn 13 before Jan 1st)
  • Junior Varsity (6th and 7th Graders; 7th Graders may not turn 14 before Jan 1st)
  • Varsity (7th and 8th Graders; 8th Graders may not turn 15 before Jan 1st)

Combine Season

  • There were 3 Combines this year.
    • Sports & Learning Combine on March 19th for DC, PG County, Montgomery County, Charles County, & Surrounding Areas
    • Northern Va Combine will also be on April 10th at Loudoun Valley HS for Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Prince William County & Surrounding Areas.
    • HD Reaction Combine for Baltimore & Anne Arundel County Combine on April 16th at the new Gilman Stadium to include Central PA & Surrounding Areas

League Season:

  • League Season began the weekend of April 23rd.
  • 5 Game Regular Season began on April 23rd and ended on May 21st/22nd.
    • Frosh and Varsity Games played on Saturdays.
    • JV Games played on Sundays.
  • Playoffs began for all 3 leagues on May 28th/29th.
  • 2nd Round of Playoffs were June 4th.
  • 3 Championship Games were June 11th.
  • Prince William County won the Frosh Championship over the DC Warriors by a score of 6 to 0 in OT.
  • DC Warriors won the JV Championship over the Prince William County Raiders by a score of 20 to 8.
  • Maryland Heat won the Varsity Championship over the AA Elite by a score of 27 to 0.

Changing Perception through Strategic Partnerships:

There are some very important goals that we are trying to accomplish for the youth football players of the DMV that are deadly serious about exchanging their athletic talent for a scholarship to college and a chance for an advantage in life.  We are intent on laying out a path and creating a foundation that will allow each and every student athlete to have a fair chance to compete for those scarce scholarship when they finish high school.

Please know these statistics!  The State of Maryland and DC average 16,000 student athletes who are seniors every year and competing on high school football teams.  Most of the 16,000 are competing for the same goal, which is a college scholarship.  Unfortunately, our region only averages 60 Division 1 Scholarship offers on a yearly basis.  That means that less than 1% of the HS Seniors are going to achieve their goals and be happy in February of their senior years, which is when National Signing Day occurs.  We see videos and read articles about all of the kids and parents who are happy.  But, for every one who is happy, there are over 100 who are heartbroken.  There are a number of reasons why, but the main reason is because there are just so few scholarship offers to go around.

One of the reasons we do Spring and Fall football is because we are committed to increasing the number of average offers for our area.  We can't remain stuck at an average of 60.  We must turn 60 into 70, then 70 into 80, etc., etc.  When we have more offers coming to our area, more of our kids will have a chance to alter their destinies the same way that I did.  How do we turn 60 to 70 and so on?  We must change the perception of the DMV into a true hotbed of football. 

Right now we are considered a hotbed of basketball talent, and college coaches flock to this area to offer basketball players in disproportionate amounts, which is great for our basketball players.  Right now, it is the Southern states that are considered football powerhouses and college football players come here, AFTER they have left Florida, Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, California, Ohio, etc.   Since they are not going to be creating any new colleges or universities anytime soon, if we are going to increase our numbers, we MUST take offers away from other regions and bring them here.  We can only do that by changing the perception of the country with respect to football in the DMV.

You may wonder, what does this have to do with youth football?  The answer is that it has EVERYTHING to do with youth football, but because they traditional youth football community does not live in the College Football community like I do, they are not  aware of the correlation and neither are most parents and kids.  It is our job to make sure that you understand the correlation.  Once you do, you will understand how youth football is tied into and why we had no other choice than to play elite level Spring and Fall Football.

We will attack this problem at 3 levels (Youth, HS, and College) but it all starts from the Foundation, and that is at the youth level.  The only way that we can change the way the country feels about the Great Athletes from Florida for example and make them respect us, is if we punch those great Florida athletes in the mouth and kick their butts!  We have to beat them on the football field and we have to beat them good!  The wins have to be respected by the powers that be.  The combination of Strategic partnerships will make this dream a reality.  

Our top HS programs must have success when they play out of state games each year, and ultimately the Major Division 1 College in our backyard, the University of Maryland must begin to be competitive year in year out in the Big Ten Conference.  We can impact all 3 levels by developing quality Student Athletes that will compete and win at the youth level, HS level, and college level.

Coach Mike

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