LYFC Mission Statement

The purpose of the Lions Youth Football Club is to provide the Youth of Tacoma, regardless of race, gender, religion or creed, the opportunity to participate in a controlled athletic competition and to instill: good sportsmanship, value of fair play and good conduct. Also, to bring together the youth through their common interest, promote tolerance and to encourage adults to behave in an exemplary manner.

The Lions Youth Football Club (LYFC) is a member in good standing with the Greater Puget Sound Youth Football League (GPSYFL). The Club was founded in 2005 by a local group of football parents and enthusiasts that saw a need and an opportunity to bring an affordable, quality, tackle football program to our youth in the Tacoma area. The founders wanted to create a fun experience for kids that allowed both young boys and girls to learn critical football skills and engage in a well rounded fitness development program. The program is open to all kids in the 4th through 8th grade levels who are no younger than 7 and no older than 16 years of age.

The Lions Youth Football Club has risen to critical acclaim and started to turn heads in the GPSYFL as well as from other leagues in the Western Washington area. The success of this club is attributed to sound non-profit operations, consistent fundraising efforts, effective collaboration with volunteer parents, coaches and board members, commitment to the LYFC Mission Statement and a consistent desire to improve.


Fun - Commitment - Character - Discipline - Fellowship - Faith - Honesty - Trust - Humility - Servant Leadership -Teamwork - Peer Support - Sportsmanship - Appreciation - Gratitude - Respect - Confidence - Substance-Free



LYFC is a non-profit organization.

Our Club is run by volunteers.  As required by the LYFC, all families must volunteer a minimum of four (4) hours and families receiving scholarships a minimum of 10 hours per player per season*. 

We welcome and encourage families who have a desire and willingness to assist more than the minimum.  From the coaches, the LYFC Board, equipment, admin volunteers, and team moms, it takes a village to have our club run smoothly.

For each home game, all teams will need to assign the following:

**Volunteers for game before:

  1. 2 concessions stand volunteers;
  2. 2 gate volunteers; and
  3. 1 runner (rover).

**Volunteers during your player’s game:

  1. 1 scoreboard;
  2. 1 video camera; and
  3. 3 chain gang.

For each away game, all team will need to assign the following:

  1. 1 video camera.

* scholarship families are required to complete minimum of 10 volunteer hours per season

**all above is subject to change


The Lions Youth Football Club is developing respectful, confident, mentally and physically stronger and better prepared, and ultimately, sought out young athletes, consistently welcomed by high school athletic directors and coaches because of the level of training and development they receive from the LYFC program.



Schwartz, Michael- President

Michael Schwartz


Schwartz, Heidi- Vice President

Heidi Schwartz

Vice President

Glasman, Garth- Treasurer

Garth Glasman


Glasman, Megan- Secretary

Megan Glasman


Johnston, Jeremy- Athletic Director

Jeremy Johnston

Athletic Director

Ostrander, DJ- Member At-Large

DJ Ostrander


Carpenter, Michael- Member At- Large

Michael Carpenter


Jensen, Brian- Member At-Large

Brian Jensen


You may contact the board with any questions or concerns at  All board members have access to this email.

2018- Player Program Sponsor Opportunity

We would like to share an opportunity for you to have positive impact on youth and families interested in football while giving great exposure for your business and support for the Lions Youth Football Club (LYFC).

Lions Football is made up of over 120 families with children playing from grades 4-8. Our game day program reaches Lions youth families, extended families, friends, Lion supporters and fans of our opponents. That translates into targeted exposure to over 5,000 people during the season!

Sponsorship isn't just for businesses. Send a message to your favorite coach, player, team or fan! Need help? We are happy to work with you to create your perfect game day program memory.


Sponsor Lions Youth Football at one, or more, of the following levels:

Presenting - $750 Inside Front or Back Cover

Official - $500 Full Page

Referee - $250 Half Page

Fan - $150 Quarter Page

Friend - $75 Business Card


Presenting and Official sponsors–

Also receive advertisement at each home game on a large, prominently placed banner showcasing your name and/or company logo along with your logo and company website link will be placed on the LYFC website homepage.

Click the link below and secure your sponsorship for the 2018 season!

Deadline for sponsorship is: AUGUST 5, 2018



Jerseys are available for purchase through our LIONS STORE.

For the 2018 season, only 6 th -8 th grade players will be required to purchase jerseys.

NOTE: NEW players, prior to ordering jerseys, you must be assigned a number by LYFC. Please contact Megan Glasman ( and all RETURNING players, your number will remain the same as the prior season.

The 4 th and 5 th grade teams are provided jersey by LYFC.

Please review the size chart and sample online. Once the LIONS STORE is open, please make your purchase, along with additional sideline gear.

If you have any question, please contact Megan Glasman at the email address above.



Equipment handout will take place at Highland Hill Self Storage on Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ the following times by team:
8th Grade @ 12:00pm
7th Grade @ 1:00pm
6th Grade @ 2:00pm
5th Grade @ 3:00pm
4th Grade @ 4:00pm


Location: Highland Hills Storage, 6312 N 9th St, Tacoma, WA 98406


1.  Registration paid in full;
2.  Copy of report card (for grade verification);
3.  Copy of birth certificate (required ONLY for NEW players);
4.  Sports Physical form signed by pediatrician (pediatricians provide the form);
5.  Player & Parent Rules, Regulations, and Code of Conduct Agreement; and
6.  Concussion Awareness for Parents (see attached).


LYFC provides each player the following equipment:

1.  Helmet;
2.  Shoulder pads;
3.  Game pants;
4.  Practice pants;
5.  Practice jersey;
6.  Knee, hip, and thigh pads;
7.  Game Jersey (4/5th Grades ONLY);
8.  Socks;
9.  Belt; and
10. Mouth guard.

Players are responsible for returning items 1-7 at the end of the season.




The policy of the LIONS YOUTH FOOTBALL CLUB is to issue no refunds after a child has played in a sanctioned game or practice. Prior to playing in a sanctioned game or practice a refund of the registration fee less an administrative handling fee will be issued.


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