About Us

Although we are excited about the recent media exposure and involvement by major organizations such as the National Football League, we will never falter in our commitment to maintain the original mission of our organization: “Keep this league fun for the children!”  It’s simple, our philosophy can be summed up in five words: “IT IS ABOUT THE CHILDREN.”   As long as we are keeping smiles on the faces of our athletes while having them still maintain their competitive spirits, we have done our job.  Participating coaches will be educated to conform to this philosophy, or they will not be part of the program.  Although we are all competitors, it is imperative that these youngsters learn that it this experience is not about wins and losses. It’s about about learning to live with wins and losses. Our children must learn that defeat is not a measure of failure.  It is a part of life that can can be learned from to create future successes.

 

President and CEO of the Long Island Youth Indoor Football League, George Sheld, is currently a candidate for the Youth Coaches Hall of Fame for his involvement in many youth programs in varying capacities from coach, administrator, and a member of the board of directors.  Upon his high school graduation, he received a full scholarship to play baseball at the premier Eckerd College in Florida until a devastating injury forced his return to New York.  After that almost career ending injury, Mr. Sheld beat the odds and returned to baseball as the pitcher for St. John’s University under the supervision of coach Joe Russo.  Mr. Scheld now owns a successful private investigations business and is currently authoring a novel on the problems with politics in youth sports.  His coaching philosophy has long been simple, “Be prepared and be honest.”  He lives by the creed of his mentor, legendary college baseball coach from The University of Miami, Ron Frazier.

 

“I view everyone I meet, whether it be a player, ref, opposing coach, parent or administrator, as if I was going to enter a life long relationship with them even if I will never see them again. This keeps me focused and true and never lets me deviate from my steadfast philosophy, It is always about the kids.”

– George Scheld

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Current and Past Participants:

Amityville

Baldwin

Bellmore

Bellport

Bethpage

Brentwood

Broad Channel

Bronx Steelers

Center Moriches

Centereach

Central Islip

Central Suffolk

College Point

Commack

Connetiquot

Cortlandt Cowboys

Deer Park

East Islip

East Meadow

Eastport/South Manor

Elmont

Farmingdale

Franklyn Square

Freeport

Garden City

Glen Cove

Gordon Heights

Half Hollow Hills

Hastings on the Hudson Yellow Jackets

Hauppauge

Hempstead

Hicksville

Huntington

Inwood Buccaneers

Islip

Kings Park

Levittown Red Devils

LIFA (Long Island Free Agents)

Long Island Outlaws

Long Island Sound Sharks

Long Island Spartans

Longwood

Lynvet Colonials

Malvern

New Rochelle

North Babylon

North Shore

Northport

Oceanside

Patchogue/Medford

Plainedge

Queens Falcons

Queens Raiders

Queens Titans

Queens/Lynvets

Riverhead Titans

Rockaway Ravens

Roosevelt Rising Stars

Rosedale

Sachem

Sayville

Seaford Broncos

Smithtown

South Hampton

South Shore

Springfield Rifles

Staten Island Hurricanes

Suffolk Sharks

SYAG

Syosset

Three Village

Uniondale

Valley Stream

Wantagh

West Babylon

West Hampton

West Hempstead

Whitepoint Wolverines

Wyandanch

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