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The Stars Past Burning Sands are at the top HS in the DMV right now! The Stars Past Burning Sands are at the top HS in the DMV right now!

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 IV for 5th - 8th Graders.

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.  Most of the weekend games that are being cancelled is because of the grass fields that will be destroyed.  We will be following the weather closely and in the event of the Hurricane status, we will postpone the event.  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.

 

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.  All 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 you be there to get noticed?.


Click the following link to get signed up.......ONLINE Registration is NOW OPEN!!!!!  

In addition to exposure to the top HS coaches in the DMV, this is additional look for the FBU Teams State All Star Teams.  This is NOT an official FBU Tryout, but we are always scouting for talent for our MD State Teams.  

This is the only official tryout Youth Crab Bowls that will be truly spectacular this winter. The format will be expanded to include two weekends of play (Saturday and Sunday) and a chance for each grade to compete for a regional championship on Sunday December 20th . Highlights of the Championship Games will be shown Christmas Day on Comcast Sports at halftime of the HS Crab Bowl, which will be aired on tape delay.  Click Here to learn more about the Youth Crab Bowl.

From a scouting and exposure standpoint, the Burning Sands is unmatched.  The top nationwide HS scouting services like Rivals.com, SigningDay, and SEN will be on hand to capture all the action, rank the athletes, and provide unprecedented national exposure.  The one and only YOUTH1.com will be on hand to capture every second from beginning to end, as they look for the next group of stars from the DMV to grace the Elite 101 and Freshman 450 lists.

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 October 4th
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 last years event to get a feel for what we will be doing.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcPc6Aq_Fpo

To see the raw footage of the entire event last year, click this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJazgL5ld0M

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 Fall League participants who have already earned spots on the FBU State All Star Teams will receive invitations.

Grassroots Fall League participants without invitations fee is $30.00
Non-Grassroots Fall League participants fee $50.00

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. Ft. Hunt Federals 8th Grade Unlimited, or I5 Elite 7th Grade Unlimited).

Click the following link to get signed up.......ONLINE Registration is NOW OPEN!!!!!  

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.

In addition, please review the results from 2013 below to see how Youth1.com covers this event.

2013 Burning Sands Results:

On Sunday October 6th, 2013 at the scenic St. Johns College High School in Washington, DC, the Grassroots Youth Football League held the second annual Burning Sands Showcase for current 6th, 7th, & 8th graders. Broken into two groups, the, the athletes were evaluated and instructed by nearly 30 public and private high schools from throughout the Delmarva. In addition to the benefits of competing against some of the area’s top players, athletes were competing for roster spots on the FBU Team Maryland National Championship Team, the Youth Crab Bowl teams, the Youth Chesapeake Bowl teams and MD vs. Nova teams.

Check out the links that will take you directly to Youth1.com, the nation's foremost authority on youth sports.  Youth1 was on hand to capture all of the action and cover it like no other group can!

The event was star studded and included almost 300 competitors.  There has never been anything quite like the Burning Sands Invitational in the DMV!!

The direct links to the videos are directly below:

Top Lineman

Top QB's

Top DB's

Top Wide Receivers

The Direct links to the detailed write ups are below

6th & & 7th Grade Top Performers:

http://www.youth1.com/index.php/football-headlines/12637-burning-sands-showcase-top-6th-7th-grade-performers

8th Grade Top Performers:

http://www.youth1.com/index.php/football-headlines/12654-burning-sands-showcase-top-8th-grade-performers

This past Sunday on the scenic campus of St. John’s College High School the Grass Roots Youth Football League held the second annual Burning Sands Showcase for current 6th, 7th and 8th grade football players. Broken into two groups, the 6th&7th graders, and the 8th graders, the athletes were evaluated and instructed by nearly 30 public and private high schools from throughout the Delmarva. In addition to the benefits of competing against some of the area’s top players, athletes were competing for roster spots on the FBU Team Maryland National Championship Team, the Youth Crab Bowl teams, the Youth Chesapeake Bowl teams and MD vs. Nova teams. - See more at: http://www.youth1.com/index.php/football-headlines/12637-burning-sands-showcase-top-6th-7th-grade-performers#sthash.UsD0wDX6.dpuf
This past Sunday on the scenic campus of St. John’s College High School the Grass Roots Youth Football League held the second annual Burning Sands Showcase for current 6th, 7th and 8th grade football players. Broken into two groups, the 6th&7th graders, and the 8th graders, the athletes were evaluated and instructed by nearly 30 public and private high schools from throughout the Delmarva. In addition to the benefits of competing against some of the area’s top players, athletes were competing for roster spots on the FBU Team Maryland National Championship Team, the Youth Crab Bowl teams, the Youth Chesapeake Bowl teams and MD vs. Nova teams. - See more at: http://www.youth1.com/index.php/football-headlines/12637-burning-sands-showcase-top-6th-7th-grade-performers#sthash.UsD0wDX6.dpuf
This past Sunday on the scenic campus of St. John’s College High School the Grass Roots Youth Football League held the second annual Burning Sands Showcase for current 6th, 7th and 8th grade football players. Broken into two groups, the 6th&7th graders, and the 8th graders, the athletes were evaluated and instructed by nearly 30 public and private high schools from throughout the Delmarva. In addition to the benefits of competing against some of the area’s top players, athletes were competing for roster spots on the FBU Team Maryland National Championship Team, the Youth Crab Bowl teams, the Youth Chesapeake Bowl teams and MD vs. Nova teams. - See more at: http://www.youth1.com/index.php/football-headlines/12637-burning-sands-showcase-top-6th-7th-grade-performers#sthash.UsD0wDX6.dpuf
 
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