Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson

NOTE:  THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED FROM THE 7TH OF OCTOBER, UNTIL THE 4 OF NOVEMBER TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO INCLUDE MORE ORGANIZATIONS THAT WOULD NOT HAVE KNOW WHERE THEY STOOD ON THE NATIONAL FRONT IN OCTOBER.  WE MADE TO DECISION LAST NIGHT AND APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE FOR ANY OF OUR PARENTS.  IT WILL INCLUDE THE 2ND FBU TRYOUT FOR ALL FOR THE INDIVIDUALS.  IT WILL GIVE US MORE TIME TO RECRUIT, AS WELL AS PROVIDE A MUCH BETTER TEAM.

 

Burning Sands:

How do I maximize my exposure to Top High School Coaches and Scouting Services? How do I maximize my chance to make one of the Grassroots Post Season All Star Teams?

The answer is the Burning Sands Invitational VII for 5th - 8th Graders.  It is all brought to you by the GYFL and presented by the one and only Under Armour!!!!  We must protect this house.......

Note: Any kids who paid for a Hot Gates Instructional Camp at the University of Maryland, will receive free admission to the Burning Sands Showcase

            

 

THE BURNING SANDS MIDDLE SCHOOL SHOWCASE EVENT!!!!!!

The Burning Sands is a Showcase Event for middle school prospects (including current 5th Graders). Our Fall League participants have the benefit of auditioning for us, the top HS Coaches in the DMV, and the top Scouting Services in the country every weekend during Grassroots games.  In an effort to give a fair shot to those kids who are playing in other leagues, the Burning Sands has been expanded. 

Many of the top public and private school coaches in the DMV will be on hand at this event and they will be looking for the next crop of talent to fit their program needs. 

The question is, will your son be there to get noticed? Many people wonder how I kids get so much exposure to the people that matter.  Ask no more...


Under Armour All American Game

Every year we use the Burning Sands to showcase athletes for the Under Armour All American Game.  UA scouts will be there searching out talent to fill the game.  The GYFL has been added to the selection committee of the 2nd Under Armour 8th Grade All American Game, which has been dubbed, "The UA Next All American Game."  

Under Armour is about to take it to a level that hasn't been seen quite yet.  They are pulling out all of the stops.  This game will have NO registration Fee for those that believe that true All Star Games should not have a fee associated with it.  This game has no charge.  Hotel rooms for the kids are paid for by Under Armour.  The kids are loaded up with gear from Head to Toe, including cleats.  The kids practice on the same fields as the HS Under Armour All Americans and will be treated just as the name of the game is titled, "UA NEXT."

The opportunities just don't stop folks.  If you want your son to be next in line, then you know what to do.

      

 

USA Football Bowl Games


This year USA Football has been added to the mix and we have a number of our 9th Graders extended invitations to the prestigious U16 International Bowl to be played in Dallas Cowboy Stadium. 

We know what we are doing folks.  We are subject matter experts and we have this down to a science.  We want you to trust us and come see how we do what we do.  It all goes down at the Burning Sands VII on Sunday October 7th, at St. Johns College High School.  Who wants to be the next USA Football International Bowl All Star from the DMV?  

        

 

Battle of The DMV 

We are very excited to bring to you the first ever Battle of the DMV!!!  The flyer is coming but best believe that this will be the elite DMV Post Season Event of its kind.  We will select 4 Regions, outfit them with Battle Uniforms made just for their region!!!  We will have a region for DC, one will represent Baltimore, one will hold down Northern Va, and finally one will reg PG County.  We are cutting the price of the event to make it more realistic for families.  But, we are upping the content of the Event in a major way.  This will be the biggest, most scouted event HS event that the DMV had ever seen.  

Battle Sports is going to make 100% sure of that.  Many, many more details will come as we get closer to the event, which will go down on Thanksgiving Weekend to beat the cold coming Through here is December.  The Burning Sands will be your calling card to get to the Battle.  More to come!!

 

Elite Level Scouting Opportunity:

From a scouting and exposure standpoint, the Burning Sands is unmatched.  The top nationwide HS scouting services like Rivals.com will be on hand to capture all the action, rank the athletes, and provide unprecedented national exposure.  The one and only Chad Ricardo will bring the flavor like only he can.

Don't miss it.  Space will be limited, so sign up before spots run out!

       


CLICK HERE to download a copy of the liability waiver that you will need to fill out.  Saves time at the registration table!!!!!!


Burning Sands Invitational Tryout:
Where: St. Johns High School
             2607 Military Road, NW
             Washington, DC 20015

Registration: www.TheGYFL.com
When: Sunday November 4
Time:  5th & 6th Graders register @ 8am; Compete from 9am to 11am
           7th Graders register @ 10am; Compete from 11am to 1pm
           8th Graders register @ 12pm; Compete from 1pm - 4pm

The event is Sunday so that all youth playing games on Saturdays could make it.  Having the event at the beautiful St. Johns campus so that we could have much more room to accommodate the demand.  Come in your complete team uniform from head to toe for identification purposes.  This will be a full contact event!!!!! 

Wear your game day uniform and place a piece of white trainer tape across the front of the helmet with their name and grade written in magic marker.

See a Burning Sands Video from a prior event to get a feel for what we will be doing.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcPc6Aq_Fpo

Schedule of Events:

  • Registration
  • Intro by President Mike Anderson
  • Release to field for Dynamic Warm up
  • Break down into individual position groups for Position Skills and Drills
  • One on One sessions (WR vs DB's, RB vs LB's, TE vs Safeties, OL vs DL
  • 7 on 7 Session for skill players
  • Inside Drill for Lineman, LB's, and RB's.
  • Closing Instructions


Grassroots Game Changers Fees are waived and will receive invitations.

Grassroots Fall League participants without invitations fee is $35.00 online & $40.00 for Event Day Walk Ups.

Non-Grassroots Fall League participants fee $50.00 & $55.00 for Event Day Walk Ups.


NOTE:

Walk up registration will be available on the site for an additional $5.00, making the walk up fee $40 for Grassroots League participants and $55.00 for Non league.


This is not a meat market and we are not trying to maximize numbers.  We want quality players who are serious about getting to the next level.  The price increase will weed out those less serious and allow us to manage the numbers more effectively.  

If you are registering as a Fall League participant, in the Notes section of checkout,  you must include the Team and Division that your son is playing for in order for your discount to be valid.  (i.e. TSA Blitz Junior Varsity).

You may take the risk to walk up the day of the event and register, but once we hit the 300 participant number, we are shutting it down.  If you take the risk of walking up, you must have cash or money order made out to GYFL.  No checks will be accepted!!!!!!!

To truly understand the value of this event and how it can change lives, just take a look at the article from the Baltimore Sun on three of our alums who are currently juniors in High School.  It breaks down how an important element of college recruiting works by the Mid Atlantic Regional Director of Scouting for Rivals.com. CLICK HERE to see the Baltimore Sun article.  

Click Here for Baltimore Sun Website version.

NOTE:**************Priority Weather Announcement******************

The Burning Sands event will take place unless of a SEVERE weather event.  Rain will NOT stop us. St. Johns has a state of the art field turf stadium that can withstands prolonged rain.  

Stay connected with us on FB and this site will be updated as well.  For now, expect us to go through with the event.  We may be playing in snow or rain so that will not stop us.  But, we will NOT put your children in danger by any means.


NO REFUNDS……  GYFL CREDIT FOR ANOTHER EVENT WILL BE PROVIDED FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T ATTEND.

2018 Fall Varsity Regular Season Standings 

 

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct

PF

PA

Point Diff

Metro VA

4

0

1.000

84

              0              +84

Maryland Heat

3

1

  .750

74

             41              +33

TSA Blitz 

1

3

  .250

27

             59               -33

NON CONF

           

757 Colts

1

1

 .500

20

              32              -12   

Central Va Cane

1

2

 .333

13

              34              -21
             

 ****Note:  

2018 Fall Junior Varsity Regular Season Standings 
 

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct

PF

PA

Point Diff

Maryland Heat  

3

0

1.000

 84 

           13                +71

DMV Academy

0

3

 .000

13

           84                 -71

TSA Blitz

0

3

 .000

13

           74                 -61

 

                         

 

           

 

 

           

Note

2018 Fall Frosh Regular Season Standings

 

Team

Win

Loss

 

Ties

Pct

PF

PA

Point Diff

MD Seahawks

4

0

 

 1.000

 128 

             0

          +128

TSA Blitz

2

2

 

 .500

31

            67             -36

DMV Academy

0 4    .000             19             80             -61

Note:

2018 FBU Team Maryland National Championship Tournament Team Tryout #1

NOTE: The venue for the event has been moved to Wise HS in Upper Marlboro, MD

Henry A. Wise HS
12650 Brooke Lane
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

A new type of Championship Begins NOW!!!

PLEASE WEAR YOUR OFFICIAL YOUTH CLUB GAME JERSEY FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES

NOTE: All of the young people who paid for the HOT GATES camp.  You will receive free admission to BOTH of the FBU Tryouts. 

If you are in the GYFL the League fee for your first tryout will be only $30,00 and if you attend a 2nd tryout your fee will be waived!!

If you are not in the GYFL, we will have the first fee of $40.00, and if you attend the first one, the second one will be for $20.00.  The 2nd tryout will be on Oct 14th. at St. Johns. 

Details:

  • Event is for 9U,10U, 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders.  
  • This is the first official tryout for Team Maryland, the home of the 2012 7th Grade National Champions, along with the 2016 8th Grade National Champions, as well as the Head Coach for the 2017 FBU 8th Grade All American Game winning Head Coach.
  • Participants from the entire DMV are welcome! (Maryland, DC, and PA are all welcome)
  • 4th and 5th Graders are now allowed to try out for the 9U and 10U teams. 
  • Date will be Sunday Sep 30th.  Location is at Wise High School
    • Dr. Henry A. Wise HS
      12650 Brooke Lane,
      Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 
  • For more information about FBU, go to the site directly at www.footballuniversity.org,
  • For info on the actual National Championship Tournament, visit www.fbunc.com,

THERE IS A FEE FOR THIS EVENT, SO IF YOU ARE READY TO SIGN UP AND YOU DON'T NEED MORE INFO, YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE IMMEDIATELY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT BY CLICKING HERE!!!!!!

If you need more information to make your decision, read on.....


History of Team Maryland in the FBU National Championship Tournament

In order to gain respect nationally and turn the DMV into a Nationally respected Football HOTBED, we must take State All Star Teams and play against State All Star Teams from North Carolina, from Georgia, form Florida, from Louisiana, from Texas, etc.  We are off to an amazing start, but we still have work to do.

We must have a platform to compete against those teams and WE MUST WIN!  The platform must be a respected platform and when we participate in that platform, play against those state All Star Teams with the best that the DMV has to offer, we will begin to CHANGE EVERYTHING!!!  We have already started the process. As we change perception the colleges will Notice and MORE scholarship offers will come to the DMV when we become that Nationally respected Football Hotbed.

We won it all in 7th grade in 2012.  We won it again in 8th grade in 2016.  It was unbelievable.  But not enough!!!

Football University is the ONLY National Platform that provides an opportunity for us to change our perception. They own the US Army All American Game which has the top 4 and 5 Star HS athletes each year that have committed to the top Colleges.  College Programs follow the US Army Game and they Follow FBU because both properties are owned by the same parent company, All American Games (AAG).  

AAG created FBU to find the next group of elite middle school athletes that will one day have a chance to play in the US Army Game.  The connection between FBU and Major Colleges is purely undeniable.  FBU is critical to our overall objective, which is to maximize our athletes chances to compete for a college scholarship.  If you are not interested in playing college football, this is probably NOT the tournament for you and there are other opportunities that we can refer you to.

If you are interested in College, you will see our average number of scholarship offers increase each and every year.  This is the mission that we are on at Grassroots and we are succeeding.  Check out the Grassroots Track Record if you need more proof. Click Here to see the details.  

No single event or showcase is more important to the machine than the FBU National Championship Tournament.  

We have some of the very best in the business coming to train and evaluate the athlete's. Parents whether you join Team Maryland as we prepare to defend our title as National Champs or not this is one you DON'T want to miss! Here is why:

2018 Instructors

  • Quarter Backs - Virginia State Legend,Gregory Clark
  • Running Backs - Former UMD NFL Star, Lamont Jordan
  • Wide Receivers - Former Delaware St and Redskin Star, Darnerien McCants
  • Offensive Line - Former UMD and current SJC OC, Patrick Ward
  • Defensive Line - Former University Tennessee Star, Sudan Ellington (Big Skills Academy)
  • Defensive Backs - Under Armour All-American, SJC and MD Heat Defensive Back Coach, Don Cox

As you can see this is more than a tryout this is an opportunity to get better and learn your position from some of the best and it's all for $40.00!

The event will be covered live by the 1 and ONLY Chad Ricardo in case you unfortunately have to miss the fun. We KNOW you're watching the entire country is watching as they prepare to dethrone the champs so why not give yourself a front row seat?

If you think you are ready for this level of football, click on the link below and we will see you on Sunday Sept 30th.  Spread the word!!!!!!

Details for event:

Date: Sunday Sept 30th, 2018
Venue: Dr. Henry A. Wise High School
            12650 Brooke Lane,
           Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Time: Check in at 12:00pm
         Tryout 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Cost: $40.00, or $30.00 for League members.  If you paid for the Hot Gates your registration is free.

  • Wear your official Game Jerseys for ID purposes
  • Shorts and/or sweats
  • Bring own water/Gatorade
  • We will run the following:
    • 40 Yard Dash
    • Pro Agility Shuttle
    • 3 Cone Drill
    • Position Specific Offense/Defense Drills

REGISTER ONLINE IMMEDIATELY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT BY CLICKING HERE!!!!!!

 

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 game:

 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.

 

Varsity League 2018


MEMBERS ORGS     NON MEMBERS

Maryland Heat           Atlanta Ducks
Metro VA Raiders      Central Va. Canes
TSA Blitz                   I.E. Ducks
                                  757 Colts
                                  San Antonio Outlaws


9/1 Saturday

San Antonio                                                                                        

#2 Maryland Heat 21 vs #8 San Antonio Blitz 13

 

9/8 Week #1 Saturday

Maryland @ Concordia HS in Baltimore
1145 Concordia Dr, Towson, MD 21286
                                                                                        

#18 Metro Va Raiders 14 vs TSA Blitz 0 

Richmond Va TBD

             #5 Central Va Canes vs #12 757 Colts Postponed due to weather

 

9/15 Week #2 Saturday

Maryland @ St. Johns HS in DC
2607 Military Rd, NW Chevy Chase DC 20015

TSA Blitz 19 vs Secret Society Panthers 12   

#18 Metro Va Raiders 38 vs Alexandria Tigers 0   

Maryland @ Henry A. Wise in PG County  
12650 Brooke Lane, Upper Marlboro 20772           

            #2 Maryland Heat 26 vs #5 Central VA Canes 0


9/22 Week #3 Saturday

Maryland @ Georgetown Prep in MD
10900 Rockville Pike North Bethesda, Maryland 20852

             TSA Blitz 8 vs #12 757 Colts 20

            #18 Metro Va Raiders 8 vs #5 Central Va Canes 0

            #2 Maryland Heat 14 vs #9 Atlanta Ducks Elite 12 

 

9/29 Week #4 Saturday

Maryland @ St. Johns HS in DC
2607 Military Rd, NW Chevy Chase DC 20015

TSA Blitz 0 vs #5 Central Va Canes 13 

#18 Metro Va Raiders 24 vs #12 757 Colts 0


Maryland @ Henry A. Wise in PG County  
12650 Brooke Lane, Upper Marlboro 20772   

#2 Maryland Heat 13 vs #1 IE Ducks 16

 

10/6 Week #5 Saturday

Maryland @ Walker Mill Regional Park
8840 Walker Mill Road, Capitol Heights Md 20747 

              #2 Maryland Heat vs #12 757 Colts 8:30pm to 10:30pm

Virginia @ Bishop O'Connell HS
6600 Little Falls Road, Arlington VA

              #11 Metro VA Raiders vs #19 Virginia Beach Vikings 4:30pm to 6:30pm
 

10/13 Week #6 Saturday

Maryland @ TBD

             TSA Blitz vs Lawncrest Lions 2:00pm to 4:00pm

             #2 Maryland Heat vs #18 Metro VA Raiders 4:00pm to 6:00pm


Alternate Site

             #5 Central Va. Canes vs DC Raiders Site and Time TBD
  
              TBD vs Alexandria Tigers Site and Time TBD

 

10/20 Week #7 Saturday

Maryland @ TBD

#2 Maryland Heat vs TSA Blitz 2:30pm to 4:30pm


Alternate Site

#18 Metro Va Raiders vs Lawncrest Lions Site and Time TBD

#12 757 Colts vs DC Raiders Site and Time TBD

 

10/27 Playoff Weekend

Maryland @ St. Johns in MD
2607 Military Rd, NW Chevy Chase DC 20015

        #1. Seed vs #2. Seed

 

11/4 Burning Sands @ St. Johns in DC on Sunday

Maryland @ St. Johns HS in DC
2607 Military Rd, NW Chevy Chase DC 20015           

         
6th Grade Event: 9pm to 11am
              7th Grade Event: 11am to 1pm
              8th Grade Event: 1pm to 4pm

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.

 

Junior Varsity League 2018

MEMBER ORGS        NON-MEMBERS

DMV Academy            Landover Seminoles
Maryland Heat            Millersville Blue Devils
TSA Blitz                    West Virginia Elite 

 

9/8 Week #1 Saturday

Maryland @ Concordia HS in Baltimore 
1145 Concordia Dr, Towson, MD 21286
                                                                                       

Maryland Heat 33 vs DMV Academy 6

             TSA Blitz 0 vs Landover Seminoles 41

 

9/15 Week #2 Saturday

Maryland @ St. Johns HS in DC
2607 Military Rd, NW Chevy Chase DC 20015

Maryland Heat 12 vs TSA Blitz 7 

DMV Academy bye


9/22 Week #3 Saturday
 

Maryland @ Georgetown Prep in Mont County
10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852

             Maryland Heat Bye

DC at Riggs Lasalle Rec

              DMV Academy 7 vs Watkins Hornets 12

West Virginia 

             TSA Blitz 6 vs WV Elite 21

9/29 Week #4 Saturday

Maryland @ St. Johns HS in DC
2607 Military Rd, NW Chevy Chase DC 20015

Maryland Heat 39 vs DMV Academy 0

 
Away Field                                                   

TSA Blitz vs Harford County was cancelled


10/6 Week #5 Saturday

Maryland @ Walker Mill Regional Park
8840 Walker Mill Road, Capitol Heights Md 20747

            Landover Seminoles vs Maryland Heat 6:30pm to 8:30pm

 

10/13 Week #6 Saturday

Maryland @ TBD

Maryland Heat vs TSA Blitz 12:00pm to 2:00pm


Away Field
                                                       

DMV Academy vs Landover Seminoles 

 

10/20 Week #3 Saturday

Maryland @ TBD

             TSA Blitz vs DMV Academy 10:30am to 12:30pm 


Away Field

              Maryland Heat vs Landover Seminoles

               

10/27 Championship 

Maryland @ St. Johns in DC
2607 Military Rd, NW Chevy Chase DC 20015

            #1. Seed vs #2 Seed

             

11/4 Burning Sands @ St. Johns in DC on Sunday

Maryland @ St. Johns HS in DC
2607 Military Rd, NW Chevy Chase DC 20015           

         
6th Grade Event: 9pm to 11am
              7th Grade Event: 11am to 1pm
              8th Grade Event: 1pm to 4pm
  

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.

 

Frosh League 2018

MEMBER ORGS          NON-MEMBERS

DMV Academy             Frankfurt Chargers
Maryland Seahawks     Kutztown Cougars
TSA Blitz                     Lawncrest Lions


9/8 Week #1 Saturday

Maryland @ Concordia HS in Baltimore 
1145 Concordia Dr, Towson, MD 21286                                                                                      

DMV Academy 7 vs TSA Blitz 13                                                     

Barry Farms Field, SE Washington DC
1230 Sumner Road, S.E. Washington, DC, 20020

             #1 Maryland Seahawks 20 vs Barry Farms 0

Pennsylvania

Frankfurt Chargers 0 vs Lawncrest Lions 32

 

9/15 Week #2 Saturday

Maryland @ St. Johns HS in DC
2607 Military Rd, NW Chevy Chase DC 20015

#1 Maryland Seahawks 33 vs TSA Blitz 0

Maryland @ Tanglewood Park
8401 Woodyard Rd, Clinton MD 20785

           DMV Academy 6 vs Maryland Bucs 13


Pennsylvania

             Frankfurt Chargers 40 vs Kutztown Cougars 6 
             
             Lawncrest Bye


9/22 Week #3 Saturday

Maryland @ Georgetown Prep in MD
10900 Rockville Pike North Bethesda, MD 20952

             DMV Academy 0 vs #1 MD Seahawks 42 

             TSA Blitz 0 vs DMV Knights 30             

Pennsylvania

             Lawncrest Lions 33 vs Kutztown Cougars 6

 

9/29 Week #4 Saturday

Maryland @ St. Johns HS in DC
2607 Military Rd, NW Chevy Chase DC 20015

             DMV Academy 6 vs TSA Blitz 12

Pennsylvania
6000 Rising Sun Ave, Philadelphia PA 19120

             #1 MD Seahawks 33 vs Lawncrest Lions 0

 

10/7 Week #5 @ St. Johns in DC on Sunday

Maryland @ St. Johns HS in DC
2607 Military Rd, NW Chevy Chase DC 20015 

          #1 MD Seahawks vs #2 ABA Bulldogs 4:00pm to 6:00pm

         

10/13 Week #6 Saturday

Maryland @ TBD

              TSA Blitz vs Md Seahawks 9:00am to 10:30pm

              DMV Academy vs Lawncrest 10:30pm to 12:00pm               

 

10/20 Week 7 Saturday

Maryland @ TBD

               DMV Academy vs Md Seahawks 9:00am to 10:30pm

Pennsylvania

               TSA Blitz vs Lawncrest Site and Time TBD

               

10/27 Championship

Maryland @ St. Johns HS in DC
2607 Military Rd, NW Chevy Chase DC 20015

 #1 Seed vs #2 Seed

 

11/4 Burning Sands @ St. Johns in DC on Sunday

Maryland @ St. Johns HS in DC
2607 Military Rd, NW Chevy Chase DC 20015           

         
6th Grade Event: 9pm to 11am
              7th Grade Event: 11am to 1pm
              8th Grade Event: 1pm to 4pm
  

2018 GYFL Member Organizations

DMV Academy (Frosh)                   DMV Academy (JV)               Metro Va Raiders (Varsity)
Maryland Seahawks (Frosh)            Maryland Heat (JV)                 Maryland Heat (Varsity)
TSA  Blitz (Frosh)                            TSA Blitz (JV)                        TSA Blitz (Varsity)

 

2018 Non League Opponents

Frankfurt Chargers (Frosh)               Landover Seminoles (JV)       Central Va Hurricanes (Varsity)
K
utztown Cougars (Frosh)               West Va Elite (JV)                   757 Colts (Varsity) 
Lawncrest Lion (Frosh)                    Millersville Blue Devils(JV)   
San Antonio Outlaws  (Varsity)        
                                                                                                           Atlanta Ducks (Varsity)
                                                                                                           IE Ducks (Varsity)   


Click Here to Pay Fall GYFL Team  Registration Fees

Click Here to view the Frosh Schedule/Standings

Click Here to view the JV Schedule/Standings

Click Here to view the Varsity Schedule/Standings

In the Fall of 2018, we will unveil latest version of The Grassroots Youth Football League. This will be our 6th year playing Fall Football. We started in the Spring of 2010 and after 4 years of exclusive Spring Football, the demand of our organizations was so significant that we had to create a boutique or "niche" league exclusively for those coaches and athletes who had become addicted to the "Select/All Star" format and wanted us to move into the Fall.

We had spoiled our partners in the Spring with the Grassroots Style of Football, so we answered the call and launched the first Fall GYFL League in 2013 with only 4 Organizations.  After a successful year two in 2014, we expanded with other programs that fit our profile.  We will continue to expand as needed in future years.  So to all of the youth clubs reading this, we are not in competition with you.  We serve a niche population of student athletes.  We would love to join forces with you in the future.  Contact us if you are interested in joining us at some point at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

For now, we are excited about what we are about to do in year 6.  There has never been a league quite like this in the history of the DMV.  We are not better or worse than any league.  We are different and serve a different profile of player.  This league is attractive to the truly elite athletes that love intense competition, and dream about being Under Armour All Americans, UA Army All Americans, or representing their country in the USA Football North American Championship one day at the conclusion of their HS careers.

                 

The kids and parents that believe they have what it takes to be a 6th Grade Crab Bowl All Star, a 7th Grade Team USA Football All Star, an 8th Grade Under Armour All American, or a 9th Grade FBU All American.  The kids that want to play for an FBU National Championship at 6th, 7th, or 8th Grade or play in Battle Sports Battle of the DMV during Thanksgiving Weekend, are the ones that GYFL was designed for.  If those are some of the dreams that your kids have, then Grassroots is the ONLY place to be.

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. We only have 3 divisions (Frosh, JV, Varsity), with a max of clubs in each division along with outstanding non league game from other parts of the country. We will not have any more than 30 players per team, which means that with clubs the maximum number of kids we will have in any division will be minor.  

If you are a parent or athlete and are interested in learning more about the GYFL Fall League, the first thing you need to do is PRE-REGISTER by CLICKING HERE NOW.

Here are the GYFL Fall 2018 League Highlights:

  • Top Notch Coverage of ALL Games by the will be provided.
    • Live Game Announcing by Chad Ricardo of the Ricardo Report & Broadcast Team
    • Statistics and highlights on the Chad Ricardo Report
    • Weekly interviews and profiles of top athletes on website
    • Game Day Pre-Game and Post Game Desk Shows by Chad's Staff
    • Sideline reporting by Chad's Staff
    • Live Internet streams of the Game of the Week by DMV Red Zone
    • Pre-Season and Post Season interviews and coverage by The Ricardo Report
  • Significant Discounts on Team Cleats and Gear for Grassroots Coaches and Programs
  • All Games on Turf Fields at Elite HS Facilities
  • Frosh, JV and Varsity Games played back to back on same field every week, with marquee games under the lights so the High School Coaches can scout with no conflicts
  • HS Federation Rules
  • Top Notch Regional Competition
  • Exposure to Top Area High Schools and National Recruitment Services (Rivals, SEN, ESPN150, 24/7 Sports, NextGen, Youth1, FBU, VTO Sports, MaxPreps, Scout, Maryland Varsity.com, TerrapinTimes.com, etc.)
  • Only officially scouted league for Battle of the DMV, and FBU State All Star Teams for MD and Northern VA.
    • Grassroots Coaches get first priority on all All Star Game coaching slots.
    • Grassroots Coaches get exclusive access to U of Maryland Coaches Clinics
  • Prelude to the USA Football International Bowls, The Under Armour Youth All American Game, the FBU Youth All American Game, US Army HS All American Game, Under Armour HS All American Game.

League Structure (Age Cutoffs):

  • Frosh League: Primarily 6th Graders & Elite 5th Graders (May not turn 13 before August 1st)
  • JV League: Primarily 7th Graders & Elite 6th Graders (May not turn 14 before August 1st)
  • Varsity League: Primarily 8th Graders & Elite 7th Graders (May not turn 15 before August 1st)

Notes and Application Guidelines:

  • The age cutoffs are exceptions, not the rule.
  • We traditionally have 6th Graders in Frosh, 7th Graders in JV, and 8th Graders in Varsity.
  • But the age cutoffs have been established for those exceptions.
  • The #1 prerequisite to league positioning is the athletes Ability Level.
  • We WANT them to improve and kids don't improve by playing down when they can play their age/grade.
  • So we evaluate the birthday when evaluating the exceptions, but don't use that exclusively, and it is not the 1st cut.
  • Practical Example to apply to all Division Decisions:
    • Start with grade and then let's begin to evaluate.  For example let's look at a Generic 7th Grader.
    • Initial Evaluation:
      • Is he big enough to play Junior Varsity and compete?
      • Is he skilled enough to play Junior Varsity and compete?  He could be big but not very good.
      • If he is a 7th Grader and is big enough and skilled enough to compete, he will play JV regardless of age.
    • But what if he is a freak and would simply dominate JV and could compete at Varsity?
      • We play him up so he can improve, regardless of his age.
    • What if he is in the 7th Grade but is NOT big enough or skilled enough to compete at JV?
      • That is when we look at his age.  If he does not turn 13 before August 1st, he is age eligible for Frosh.
      • He is one that the competition committee would sign off on for Frosh Eligibility.
    • We would not just sign off on him playing Frosh just because he is age eligible.
    • That does NOT help him develop to his full potential as a football player. 
    • It may stack the team and help them win on a technicality, but it is not good for the athlete or the league.
  • This is a practical example of why the rules were developed this way.


New Plans and Goals for 2018!!!!

We had the most amazing year in 2017. People want to know if we can even come close to replicating what we did.  If we can secure the best of the best talent from the DMV area, we are confident that we can.  But we need YOU to get this done!!!! Calling All Ballers.......

There are still roster spots available on our member organizations.  If  you are interested in joining the most elite league in the DMV you must do two things:

  1. Fill out the MANDATORY Pre-Registration List by CLICKING HERE
  2. Reach out to the regional Contact below that you are interested in (Listed Below):

 


#1. FBU Gave us 3 National Championship Teams for the Tournament. Team Maryland, Team Virginia, and Team Delaware are now run by all GYFL Organizations!!!  The core kids for those teams will be selected from the 2018 Fall GYFL League, as well as the FBU All Americans from the DMV. FBU NC and All American Games will take place in sunny Naples, Florida the week before Christmas.

                     

Check the FBU Box...

#2. Under Armour witnessed the unbridled success of the GYFL and put us on the selection committee for the 2019 UA Next 8th Grade All American game.  Not only have they taken full control of their game, but they have entrusted GYFL to help select the players from across the country!!!  

Of course we believe the best kids in the DMV play in the GYFL. So we will start inside the league to find the best of the best from this area. If they are not already in they league they would be wise to join asap.  Under Armour All American Game takes place in Orlando, Florida immediately following the HS Game at the Citrus Bowl during the first week in January.

                               

Check the Under Armour Box.....

#3. USA Football watched us closely and asked for us to partner with them on selections for their International Bowls for U14 (7th Grade) through U16 (9th Grade).  The games take place in Dallas TX at Jerry World on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's birthday weekend, which is the 3rd week of January 2018!  Of course the core of those selected will be the best of the best from the Fall 2017 GYFL League.

          


Check the USA Football Box...

#4. The Battle of the DMV presented by Battle Sports is coming!!!! It will be the first year of the Tournament so that has been no Graphic for it yet.  But there will be a 4 Team Tournament (North, South, East, West) that will compete for Regional Supremacy.

Check the Battle Box!!


Summary:

GYFL has the ammunition to do the unthinkable, which is to outdo what we did in 2017. With just the 4 opportunities listed above (There are more!), we plan to blow the doors off in 2018. 

 

Actual Tentative Schedule for 2018 Fall:

  • Official Season Opener Thursday Sep 8th.
  • There will be games on Sunday 16th, Saturday the 22nd, the 29th of September.
  • We have a week of Oct 6 for the Burning Sands.
  • Chad Ricardo will be on the Mic.
  • 2 more Reg Season Saturdays Oct 13th and 20th.  
  • Playoffs Oct 27th.
  • Championship Sunday Nov 4th to be free for WCAC Playoffs on Sat.

Post Season Schedule:

  • FBU Practice begins the week of November 5th!!
  • The Battle of the DMV takes place Thanksgiving weekend. The tournament is November 22nd - 24th.
  • FBU opening weekend Dec 1st and 2nd at Wise HS.
  • Winner goes to Naples Dec 17th -21st to play National Championships and FBU All American Games.
  • 8th Grade Under Armour All Americans (UA Next Game) prepare to leave for Orlando right after Christmas for the game the first week in January.
  • 7th and 8th Grade USA Football International Bowl All Stars travel to Dallas, TX for the Bowl Games at Jerry World the week of January 12th - 19th.

Begin Training to prepare for March GYFL Combines.

That is all for now.  I have laid it out and explained it the best way I know how.  I am always accused of being long winded.  I just love these kids so much and I want you parents to be informed about the "Matrix" that is big time football.  There is so much that you don't know and my job is to share the information with you.  It is up to you to do your research and make the decision on what you want for your son's.  

Research requires reading, patience, and understanding.  It can't be successfully done in 180 characters.  You will never be able to say that Coach Mike didn't try to tell you though.  The ball is in your court now.  We have no regional boundaries.  You have no excuses.

If there are ANY more questions about our credibility and track record, all you need to do is CLICK THIS PARAGRAPH and read what the Baltimore Sun had to say about Grassroots and read the "Who's Who" of alums who have received College Scholarship Offers since our inception.

There are still roster spots available.  If  you are interested in joining the most elite league in the DMV you must do two things:

  1. Fill out the MANDATORY Pre-Registration List by CLICKING HERE
  2. Reach out to the regional Contact below that you are interested in (Listed Below):

 

REGIONAL CONTACTS 

Baltimore Metropolitan & Surrounding Areas

Tackle Sports Academy Blitz (TSA Blitz) Select
Contact: Jamaal Ebron
Cell: 443-413-1179
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

District of Columbia & Surrounding Areas

DMV Academy
Contact: Dante Settles
Cell: 202-725-0198
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prince Georges County MD & Surrounding Areas

Maryland Seahawks
Contact: Jarvis Thomas
Cell: 202-658-0077
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prince William County VA & Surrounding Areas

Metro Va Raiders
Contact: Jwan Banks
Cell: 571-398-1440
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Southern MD/DC & Surrounding Areas

Maryland Heat
Contact: Terrance Byrd
Cell: 240-346-6555
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fill out the MANDATORY Pre-Registration List by CLICKING HERE

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