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Frequently Asked Questions

 
What equipment is provided for Football with registration? 
Players will receive a helmet, and shoulder pads.  Helmet and shoulder pads will be furnished by Lions but must be returned at the end of the season. Cleats, mouthpiece, cup, practice pants w/pads and practice jersey are the responsibility of the player.

We use Xenith X2E+ helmets which rank #5 out of 29 helmets tested by Virginia Tech helmet labs


Is the uniform include in the registration fee? 
For new players or returning players that require a new jersey or pants, there will be an additional fee which will be collected during registration.  

Where is the home field? 
Frrell High School is the primary home field for the SI Lions. However we do play home games at another schools on Staten Island to let our players experience different High Schools stadiums and their football programs. 

How long does a football game last?
Approximately 1.5 hours

Where do you practice? 
All practices are on Staten Island fields.   

Who will coach my child?
All of our coaches are USA football certified and have passed a yearly background check. This is proven by our USA Football League of Excellence Bronze Status. Our coaches have over 25+ years of experience at the Youth Football, High School, College and Semi-Pro Level. The majority of our coaches do not have children in the league and volunteer their time to teaching the game of football. 

What happens if my child cannot make practice? 
 
Attendance at all practices and games is required.  Any absence must be reported to the coach or team parent prior to game/practice.  Failure to attend practices may result in reduced playing time, and in some cases, not being able to participate in a game.

FALL SEASON

What league does SI Lions participate in?

The SI Lions are a member of the Pop Warner League of  Central New Jersey.

 What day of the week do the Lions play games? 
Usually Sunday for the regular season games. 

When will the game schedule be available for the Fall Season? 
After registration usually by mid to August 

When does practice for the Fall Season start?  
The official mandatory practice start date is August 1st. There will be non-mandatory practices during the last 2 weeks of July. 

How many days a week do you practice?   
During August we practice 4 days a week usually Monday - Thursday. When school starts we practice 2 days a week (week days) with a game walk through practice on Saturday. 

SPRING SEASON

What league does SI Lions participate in?
The SI Lions are a member of the East Coast Football Spring League.

When are the tryouts for the 14U team?
Tryouts for the 14U team will be held in February.  The exact dates will be emailed and announced on our league website.  

What day of the week do the Lions play games? 
Usually Sundays, but the schedule is more flexible for Spring.  

When will the game schedule be available for the Spring Season? 
After registration usually by the last week of March 

When does practice for the Spring Season start?  
The official mandatory practice start date is March 1st.  

How many days a week do you practice?   
During March we will practice 3 - 4 days a week. When the season starts we practice 2 days a week. 

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Staten Island Lions Football

Jim Durkin 
Staten Island, New York 10312
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 347-538-2976

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