2016 Spring Season

2016 Spring Season (10)

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 14:49

2016 Varsity Standings

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2016 GYFL Final Regular Season Varsity Standings 

Note: Both the Maryland Heat and DMV Steelers ended the season undefeated with 4 - 0 records.  Maryland Heat got the #1 Seed in the playoffs do to a point differential over the only common opponent that they had.  Both teams played and defeated the MV Elite.  The Heat defeated MV 39 - 6 for a +33 point differential. The Steelers defeated MV 26 to 6 for a +20 point differential.  Thus, the Heat earned the #1 seed in the playoffs.
    

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct

PF

PA

Point Diff

Maryland Heat   

4

0

1.000

 

   

DMV Steelers

4

0

1.000

 

   

AA Elite

4

1

.800

 

   

MoCo Bearcats

4

1

.800

 

   

LoCo Eagles 

3

2

.600

 

   

MV Elite

1

4

.200

 

   

Baltimore Metro

1

4

.200

 

   

PWC Raiders    

1

4

.200

 

   

South West
South Jersey   

1

1

4

4

.200

.200

 

   
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 14:46

2016 JV Standings

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2016 GYFL Final Regular Season Junior Varsity Standings

 

 

Team

Win

Loss

 

Ties

Pct

PF

PA

Point Diff

DC Warriors

5

0

 

1.000

 

   

Prince William Raiders

4

1

 

 .800

 

   

Loudoun County Eagles

3

2

 

.600

 

   

DMV Steelers

2

3

 

.400

 

   

HC Stars

1

4

 

.200

 

   

Maryland Heat

0

5

 

.000

 

   

 

       

 

   

 

 

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 14:39

2016 Frosh Standings

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2016 GYFL Final Regular Season Frosh Standings

 

 

Team

Win

Loss

 

Ties

Pct

PF

PA

Point Diff

Prince William Raiders

5

0

 

1.000

 

   

DC Warriors

3

1

 

 .750

 

   

Maryland Heat

2

1

1

.666

 

   

DMV Steelers

2

2

 

.500

 

   

Loudoun County Eagles      

1

3

.333

 

   

Central PA Pride

1

3

 

.250

 

   

South Jersey Elite

0

3

 

.000

 

   

 

 

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 22:13

Terps Youth Impact Program

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Grassroots Nation!!!!

Allow me to introduce you to the Youth Impact Program.  This is truly an amazing opportunity being offered by former NFL Player Riki Ellison.  YIP partners with colleges and universities across the country to provide opportunities for inner city youth to have an amazing educational mentoring opportunity, combined with football as a hook to get them involved and engaged.  The goal is to CHANGE LIVES!!!

Check out the link below to get the basic information about the program, but this is awesome for us.  In essence we have the opportunity to provide 100 underprivileged 7th and 8th graders in the DC/Baltimore Metro region an awesome opportunity to change their lives.  The YIP and the University of Maryland have joined forces in this outstanding endeavor and are giving Grassroots the exclusive opportunity to market and promote it.  We consider this a true blessing and don't take it lightly.

The Youth Impact Program is looking for 100 who can benefit from this.  

  • Keion Carpenter of the Parkside Shutdown Academy has agreed to take the lead in securing prospects from the Baltimore Region, with assistance from Tyrone Johnson of the NW Bulldogs.  
  • Rodney Cephas of the Beacon House Falcons has agreed to take the lead in securing prospects from the DC Region, along with Dante Settles of the Lamond Riggs Steelers.
  • Grassroots will be taking applications from all over the DMV region (See below).

We want to offer this opportunity to as many interested kids and parents as possible, then filter down to the 100 that can most benefit.  At the bottom of this email is a link to an application page.  All interested parties MUST apply.

*****NOTE*****  It will be imperative that the students be picked up at one central location at 7:30am to be transported by bus to the University of Maryland.  If the students do NOT have the ability to make to the central location each day, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY.  That location will be determined and communicated soon.

The Program lasts for 2 weeks (Mon – Friday)

Details: 

·         Date:  Week #1 July 11 -15
         Week #2 July 18 -22
Location:  Gossett Team House
               379 Field House Drive
               College Park, MD 20742
Grades: 7th & 8th
Total Kids: 100 

·         Morning Sessions: Stem Education

·         Early Afternoon Sessions: Life Skills

·         Late Afternoon Sessions:  Football Skills and Drills

·         Cost:  Free of Charge

·         Perks: Under Armour Gear (laundered each night for workouts)

There will be one bus that will pick up the 50 kids from Baltimore at the most convenient YMCA.  The other 50 will be picked up from the DC Metro Area at the most convenient YMCA.

It is imperative that the kids be picked up at the YMCA in the morning and taken to Maryland all together and be dropped off at the YMCA.  Pick up time is 7:30am.  The entire schedule will be updated shortly, but they can expect to be at Maryland throughout the entire day.  The YMCA is the preferred drop off location in the event that the parents are not there to pick the students up at the end of the day.  YMCA is a safe haven until they can get a ride home.

We are looking to contract with the teachers, who will be paid.  So if you are a teacher who is free in the summer and are interested in this opportunity, please contact Mike Anderson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  MD Current Football Players will act as mentors during early afternoon sessions and coaches during workouts.

Please review the website below for any additional questions or details about the program in general.
http://www.youthimpactprogram.org/


To sign up to be considered for one of the 100 spots, Please use the link below asap.
http://www.youthimpactprogram.org/maryland-yip-application/

Coach Mike

 

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Saturday, 14 May 2016 00:00

NextGen & Grassroots Join Forces

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Well Grassroots Nation!!!

The blessings just keep coming for Grassroots.  Former NFL Star Brent Williams has turned his vision into reality and created a company called the NextGen All American Camp.

We sat back and watched to see if it would be the real deal. All you have to do is google Brent to know that he had the credibility to do some next level stuff. But, credibility and the ability to turn a dream into reality are two different things.

Many of us have visions and dreams, but very few are willing to take the risks and make the sacrifices necessary to fight through the hard times, the naysayers, the critics, and all the obstacles to persevere and get it done,

It is very easy to promote on FB and claim to be special, but it is quite different to truly make a commitment to excellence and stand the test of time, So we have been watching, just as we watch every company that comes into the market place to see whether they are who they truly claim to be.

Well, it is official. Brent Williams and NextGen are the real deal and we were honored and humbled to be asked to commit to a strategic relationship with NextGen, as well as to be on the selection committee to recommend elite student athletes to The SHOW!!!!!

Now before tonight Grassroots, many of you may not have heard of the Show, but you are about to learn all about it. Keep reading and you won't be disappointed.

We are fortunate to be asked by a many companies to endorse and support many events, and quite frankly, we just have to be very selective about who we support. Our name and our brand is on the line and we just can't support every event that asks us to. It took us 7 years to build this brand. One wrong decision and partnership can damage it.

We must vet, we must vet, and vet again, because we can't afford to be wrong or attach our brand to companies that don't believe in our values and are not willing to make the commitment that we make. When we decide to put the Grassroots name behind a brand, we need for our athletes and alums to KNOW that it is trusted and proven.

When Brent Williams personally called me back in February, he was not aware that Eric Levenberry of the Pwc Raiders had already told me all about NextGen when they first hit the market place a couple of years ago.

We knew about them and were watching and vetting. We just were not ready to commit yet. They had to prove themselves, just like we had to prove ourselves. It takes time to become a proven and trusted brand. You can't will it into existence. You can't talk about how great you are before you have done anything. You have to earn it over time.

Brent and I spoke for the first time in February and he told me that he respected the Grassroots Brand so much that he WOULD NOT BRING the NextGen camp to the DMV if he couldn't do it in partnership with the GYFL.

I was floored. I was humbled. I was honored. The man played 11 years in the NFL and KNOWS what the heck he is doing. Well this is the official announcement that Grassroots Accepts the invitation to be a strategic partners with the NextGen All American Camp, as well as a member of the exclusive selection committee for The Show.

You will see on the details on the site over the next week or so regarding the partnership.

In the meantime, Click HERE to read the detailed story below about "The Show" written by Youth1,, which will in essence be the Youth Version of the Nike Opening event, which will be held at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and you can best believe we will be recommending the best of the best Grassroots kids for the event.

Ladies and Gentlemen, may I introduce the Grassroots Nation to Mr. Brent Williams of the NextGen All American Camp. please visit www.nextgenallamericancamp.com to learn more and feel free to Google Mr. Brent Williams, the Founder and CEO.

Welcome him and his company to the Grassroots Family.

Friday, 22 April 2016 03:17

GYFL & ID Life Join Forces

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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.

2. ID Life Meal Replacement Shake

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

It’s also fortified with Chia seeds which are rich in nutrients, essential fatty acids and fiber.

3. ID Life Appetite Chews

These are delicious, low-calorie snacks that contain a natural citrus extract which helps “dull” your appetite so you can say “no” to sugary, high-calorie snacks. It will increase your mental focus and boost your thermogenesis to assist in weight loss.

4. ID Life Sleep Strips

These sleep strips will help bring your body into balance so you can enjoy restful, restorative sleep.

The fresh-tasting, mint-flavored strips melt in your mouth and deliver a complex of nutrients, including melatonin, L-Theanine and 5HTP, in a tri-phasic approach that supports all three phases of the sleep cycle.

5. ID Life Energy Chews

These contain a natural, safe complex of great tasting nutrients that support increased energy and mental clarity. Great to get you through a slow morning or a dull afternoon!

6. ID Life Energy Drink

Designed to provide a natural boost with a steady time release of caffeine for a quick pick-me-up and smooth lasting boost for several hours without the crash.

7. ID Life Pre and Post Workout

Pre and Post workout delivers a carefully researched and balanced complex of targeted amino acids, branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), enzymes, nutrients, vitamins and minerals to assist in maximizing your physical conditioning and mental focus.

8. ID Life Hydrate

When you are thirsty, you’re already slightly dehydrated, and your body is lacking the water it needs to function properly. Hydrate delivers a carefully researched blend of vital electrolytes, antioxidants, MCT’s, vitamins and minerals to protect the body from the harmful effects of dehydration.

9. ID Life Lean

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

 

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!!!!!

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 01:01

Spring League 2016

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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

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 JUNIOR VARSITY STANDINGS

Week 1 Saturday April 23rd @ U of Maryland Practice Field (Middle Grass Field)
J. Logan and Louise Schultz 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 

30   DMV Steelers  0
Prince William County Raiders 13   HC Stars

 6

Maryland Heat 0

  Loudoun County War Eagles

46

       

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 in side the practice fields, so you can either bring your own food, or buy food on campus. 

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

Concessions will be provided
 

HC Stars  12

  Loudoun County War Eagles

 27

 

Week 2 Sunday May 1st @ Douglas HS of Baltimore
2301 Gwynns Falls Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21217

Concessions will be provided

DMV Steelers   6   Prince William County Raiders 13

Maryland Heat

 6   DC Warriors 42

 

     


Week 3 Saturday May 7th @ Lamond Riggs Rec Center

501 Riggs Rd NE Washington, DC 20011.

Concessions will be provided

DMV Steelers

26     Loudoun County War Eagles 28 
       


Week 3 Tuesday May 10th @ 
Lamond Riggs Rec Center 
501 Riggs Rd NE Washington, DC 20011.


Concessions will be provided

Maryland Heat

12   HC Stars 26

 

Week 3 Saturday May 14th @ Douglas HS of Baltimore
2301 Gwynns Falls Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21217

Concessions will be provided

Prince William County Raiders

0    DC Warriors   29 
       


Week 4 Sunday May 15th @ 
Douglas HS of Baltimore
2301 Gwynns Falls Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21217

Concessions will be provided

Maryland Heat  0   Prince William County Raiders 12

Loudoun County War Eagles

0   DC Warriors 6

DMV Steelers

14    HC Stars 7

 

Week 5 Saturday May 21st @ Loudoun Valley HS
340 N. Maple Ave, Purcellville, VA 20132

Concessions will be provided 

Loudoun County War Eagles  8 Prince William County Raiders  18 

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

Concessions will be provided

       

Maryland Heat

40   DMV Steelers 0

DC Warriors

24    HC Stars 6

 

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

Concessions will be provided

#1 DC Warriors (5-0)

Bye  #2 Prince William County Raiders (4-1)   Bye

#3 Loudoun County War Eagles (3-2) 

vs #6 Maryland Heat (0-5) Forfeit  
#4 DMV Steelers (2-3)  24  #5 HC Stars (1-4) 0 
       

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

Concessions will be provided

#1 DC Warriors 

32   #4 vs DMV Steelers 6

#2 Prince William County Raiders 

42   #3 Loudoun County War Eagles  6
       


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

Concessions will be provided

#1 DC Warriors 

20  #2 Prince William   8

 

     

 

Congratulations to the DC Warriors, your 2016 Junior Varsity Champions!!!!

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 weopons of any kind are permitted.
  • High School grounds are not to be used as public restrooms!!!  Patrons must use bathrooms or Porta Johns.
  • Schedule is Subject to Change by GYFL.

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW CURRENT VARSITY STANDINGS

Week 1 Saturday April 23rd @ U of Maryland Capitol One Field at Maryland Stadium
1121 Byrd Stadium North, Bldg #368, College Park, MD 20742 

CLICK HERE for a link to the campus Map


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 Fieldhouse 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 your right you will see the Varsity Sports Team House. You will see 2 Large Trashcans to your left and an Iron Black Fence with an M on it.  The Only entrance to the stadium will be through the Black Gate, where you will see the Stadium Entrance Gate.

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 right of the Varsity Sports Team House as you face it, you will see two large trash cans and a black iron Fence with an M on it. The Only entrance to the stadium that will be open will be through that Black Fence where you will see the entrance tent.

Concessions will NOT be provided (Visit the Stamp Union to purchase food)

LoCo War Eagles

0   DMV Steelers  31
Baltimore Metro All Stars 7   AA Elite

 25

MV Elite 6

  Maryland Heat

 39

MoCo Bearcats 6   Prince William County Raiders

  0

       

Week 1 Saturday April 23rd @ U of Maryland Practice Field (Middle 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)

Field Directions:

Follow the parking and walking directions above until you get to Parking Lot R3.  You will see the Varsity Sports Team House as you walk into the Parking lot.  To the left of the Varsity Sports Team House as you face it 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. There will be time to warm up on the field prior to your games.

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

South Jersey Elite

 6   South West All Stars (Balt)  13


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 at the Stamp Union. 

Week 2 April 30th @ Loudoun Valley HS (Stadium)
340 N. Maple Ave, Purcellville, VA 20132

Concessions will be provided

AA Elite

20   Prince William County Raiders 0

LoCo War Eagles

38   South West All Stars (Balt) 0
MV Elite

6

  DMV Steelers

26

MoCo Bearcats

12   Maryland Heat 33

 

     


Week 2 May 1st @ Douglas HS of Baltimore
2301 Gwynns Falls Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21217

Concessions will be provided

South Jersey All Elite

 13   Baltimore Metro All Stars  12


Week 3 Saturday May 7th @ 
Lamond Riggs Rec Center
501 Riggs Rd NE Washington, DC 20011

Concessions will be provided

Baltimore Metro All Stars 

0   DMV Steelers 28

Prince William County Raiders 

17   South Jersey Elite 6

Maryland Heat

56   South West  All Stars (Balt) 0
       

 
Week 3 Saturday May 7th @ Walker Mill Regional Park
28840 Walker Mill Road, District Heights MD 20747

Concessions will be provided

AA Elite 

33   LoCo War Eagles 11

MV Elite

20    MoCo Bearcats 21 


Week 4 Saturday May 14th @ St. Johns HS
2607 Military Road, NW Washington DC 20015
 
Concessions will be provided

       

Maryland Heat

Bye   DMV Steelers Bye

Prince William County Raiders

0   LoCo War Eagles 27

AA Elite

33   MV Elite  7 

South Jersey Elite

 18    MoCo Bearcats
25 

 

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

Concessions will be provided

South West All Stars

 0    Baltimore Metro All Stars  6 



Week 5 Saturday May 21st @ Loudoun Valley HS
340 N. Maple Ave, Purcellville, VA 20132

Concessions will be provided 

South Jersey Elite  0   MV Elite  34 

Baltimore Metro All Stars

16   Lo Co War Eagles 29

 

     



Week 5 Saturday May 21st @ 
Walker Mill Regional Park
8840 Walker Mill Road, District Heights MD 20747

Concessions will be provided 

MoCo Bearcats 18   South West All Stars  0 

Maryland Heat

14   Friendship Collegiate JV (Exhibition)  0

DMV Steelers

22   AA Elite  12 
     


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

Concessions will be provided

#1 Maryland Heat (4-0)   

Bye #2 DMV Steelers (4-0) Bye

#3 AA Elite (4-1)

37 #6 MV Elite (1-4)  6
#4 MoCo Bearcats (4-1) 6 #5 LoCo War Eagles (3-2)  16


Note: Both the Maryland Heat and the DMV Steelers tied for first place with a 4 - 0 undefeated regular season.  The tie breaker was point differential for COMMON OPPONENTS.  To just compare point differential would not account for the fact that each team didn't play all of the same people so we can't compare apples to apples.

The only common opponent for the Heat and the Steelers was the MV Elite.  Maryland Heat defeated MV Elite 39 to 6 (+33).  DMV Steelers defeated MV Elite 26 to 6 (+20).  Due to the 13 point advantage in point differential, the Heat secured the #1 seed.

 

2nd Round of Playoffs Saturday June 4th Walker Mill Regional Park
8840 Walker Mill Road, District Heights MD 20747

Concessions will be provided

#1 Maryland Heat 

34  #5 Loudoun County War Eagles 0

#2 DMV Steelers

26  #3 AA Elite 27
       

 

Varsity Championship Game Saturday June 11th @ Gilman School
5407 Roland Ave Baltimore, MD 21210

Concessions will be provided

#1 Maryland Heat 

27  #3 AA Elite   0

 

     



Congratulations to the Maryland Heat, your 2016 GYFL Varsity Champions!!!!!!

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