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It's all about the kids!!!

SC Lion Philosophy

The State College Lions Youth Football and Cheer Program was created in 2005 by a group of individuals interested in establishing a youth football organization within the immediate State College community.  The program is designed to fill the needs of the families in the State College Area School district who wish to have their children participate in and learn the skills of football and cheerleading as a recreation, not as a lifestyle.  The organization also works very hard to foster and develop the spirit of sportsmanship, teamwork, integrity, leadership, self-discipline, and respect for others in a positive, safe, and encouraging environment.

A primary objective of the program is to limit the time commitment of the kids and their families so that participation is not perceived to be life-encompassing.  The program balances the time commitment necessary to adequately prepare the kids to participate safely and competitively in a game situation with the needs of kids to be kids.  The kid's develop as people and athletes, not just football players or cheerleaders.

The State College Lions strives to make Football and Cheerleading FUN for everyone.  We promise to coach with encouragement and to develop the fundamentals of sports and to always remember......   


It's all about the kids!!

Program Highlights

Practices and home games are located in State College

No conflicts with PSU home football games

Member of the Juniata Valley Football League since 2005 with anywhere from 6-10 Teams

No tryouts so players don't get "cut"

All League tackle teams qualify for year end playoffs that culminate in a Super Bowl for both the Pee Wee and Midget divisions

Senior Bowl game at the end of the playoff season for all participating 12-year old Midgets and 9 year old Pee-Wee players

Flag Football and Cheerleading Teams (Ages 5 - 7)
Pee-Wee Tackle Football and Cheerleading Teams (Ages 7-9)
Midget Tackle Football and Cheerleading Teams (Ages 10-13)

Midget Tackle Football - league age 13 players may play if maximum weight is 130 lbs

Reasonable Practice and Game Expectations (3-4 times/week)

Certified Coaches

Everyone Participates (Scheduled "JV" games for tackle divisions)

Practices begin in late July (tackle football and all cheer teams) or the first week of August (flag football) and the season ends early November

Registration begins March 1, 2018

We target at least one home game to be played on the turf at Memorial Field

Voluntary Fundraising

Parents are asked to donate concession items and work a minimum of one concession shift per participant per season. 

State College Lions Football & Cheerleading

SCLYFL, 201 W. Hamilton Avenue Box 195
State College, Pennsylvania 16801
Email : [email protected]
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