Spartans 2023 Tackle Football

McLean-Great Falls Football Association (MGFF) is the youth football program serving the Mclean-Great Falls Virginia area.  Our program is known as the Spartans.  We are 100% volunteer organization.  USA Football, the national governing body for amateur American football in the United States, certifies our coaches, who have passed a comprehensive background investigation.

We strongly believe that football is more than just a sport.  Football teaches our youth some tremendous life skills they carry with them long after they've hung-up their cleats.  Not only does youth football provide both mental and physical benefits, it promotes team work, discipline and a strong work ethic that will help shape our children into well-rounded adults.  Football is a team sport that teaches responsibility, handling success and failures and more importantly builds character.

Building friendships with teammates in youth football is something very special indeed.  There are 11 leaders on every football field.  When everyone works together towards one common goal, it brings those kids closer together. Friendships that are forged on the field of play can be strong and last a lifetime. The camaraderie learned through football is invaluable to building relationships later in life.

Youth football begins to lay the foundation of a strong work ethic for kids that will help them win and lose throughout their lives.  Youth football gives kids the skills to win football games, but those skills are easily translated into life skills down the road. The struggles, challenges, victories and defeats are all characteristics of football and life. Learning these lessons on the field of a youth football league is great for building resilient and well-rounded kids.

Practice starts August 7th and will be 5 days a week from 6-8pm until Labor Day weekend.

After Labor Day weekend practices will cut back to 3 days a week.

This is the prime season for football.  Practices are mandatory.

Expect to have a game on Columbus Day weekend.

Practices will be held at Lewinsville Park.

Every player must have a DMV-issued ID!

"Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it."

- Lou Holtz