The Gridiron Elite (formerly GYFL)
Gridiron Elite (formerly GYFL) and SECFD have joined forces to play in the Alliance (Metro MD Football Alliance). consists of All-Star teams from Anne Arundel County, Baltimore, Charles County, Central PA, District of Columbia, Fairfax County, Hartford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, and Prince William County. While traditional youth football leagues operate during the fall, we provide unprecedented exposure during the spring and summer months, attracting the best high school coaches in the area.
The Gridiron Elite is pleased to partner with local youth organizations to identify and select the best 10 through 15-year-old players to represent our All-Star teams. Each week, for approximately two months, teams match up and play 11 on 11, full contact against the best of the best from each county. Games are played on state-of the-art field turf at locations in DC, Maryland and Virginia beginning in April with the championship culminating in June. It is a rare chance and amazing experience for players and High School coaches to see several games in one day, on one field with the area’s best talent!
The teams will consist of existing organizations that have a 10U/11U equivalent, which consist of youth in the 5th and 6th grades. The Junior Varsity league will consist of existing organizations that have a 12U equivalent, which encompasses youth in the 6th and 7th Grades. The Varsity league will consist of existing organization that have a 15U equivalent, which encompasses youth in the 8th grade. The teams will be open to all players from different programs, and players will where the helmets from whatever program they come from. The Head Coaches will be from the partnering "anchor organizations" and the team will wear the uniforms of the anchor organizations.