LONG ISLAND KNIGHTS FOOTBALL
(Formerly Northport Youth Football Club)
WE ACCEPT PLAYERS FROM ALL OVER LONG ISLAND
Competitive Football, Not Daddy Ball.
LONG ISLAND KNIGHTS (formerly Northport Youth Football Club) is a winning program with a rich history and tradition of inspiring players to excel on and off the field. In addition to cultivating competitive football players, we emphasize camaraderie, hard work, school, and family. Our leaders and coaches are former NFL and D1 players, and top youth football coaches who take pride in their role helping to mold players into ambitious and respectful young adults with good values.
Being part of our football program is unlike playing any other sport. Other sports pale in comparison to the close-knit feeling and sense of accomplishment football players experience season after season. Check out what people have said over the years about our club on our comments page.
There is no shortage of excitement playing for Long Island Knights. Kids get the best instruction from the top coaches and trainers in Long Island, high quality jerseys with their names printed on the back, and they compete against the best competition on Long Island. Over the years we have provided many exciting events throughout the season including our Season Kickoff Jamboree, BBQ’s & Tailgates, College Field Trips, Cocktail Party, the Awards Brunch, and more!
A new name, but over 15 years of experience, and the same great values and mission of our last organization.
LI Knights games will be played across Long Island and Metro NY.
Home games and practices are held at VETS Field in Northport, Granny Rd. Park in Medford, and Seaman’s Neck Field in Seaford.
The LI Knights are not affiliated with the “Northport Football Club” using our former name.
The LI Knights is not part of Suffolk County PAL.
2023 SEASON DETAILS
Back for our 18th year on the gridiron!
FALL FOOTBALL REGISTRATION: $385
The Long Island Knights play in The BIG TRI-STATE LEAGUE which has teams in Long Island, Metro-NY, NJ, and CT and has been in operation for over a decade (formerly the Big Apple League).
This is the fastest growing league in Long Island and in the Metro-NY, Tri-State area. Read more…
REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2023 FALL SEASON!
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO REGISTER FOR OUR RE-BRANDED INAUGURAL SEASON. WE PLAN TO CONTINUE THE SAME GREAT FOOTBALL THAT WE HAVE FOR OVER 15 YEARS IN NORTHPORT!
SAME GREAT FOOTBALL PROGRAM WITH SUCCESSION PLANNING AND NEW LEADERSHIP!
Players will be provided with premium NCAA style game uniforms.
Helmets and shoulder pads are not provided by the league. For the FALL season, players need to purchase a black helmet with a black facemask if they do not already have one. Below are links to purchase a helmet. From the budget model to the premium model, all of the helmets listed are officially rated and approved for youth football.
These links were provided as a convenience, you are not obligated to purchase from them. You may purchase any brand helmet from any vendor so long as it is black and has a black facemask. Shoulder pads may also be purchased from any of the vendors.
You will be provided with team decals for the helmet.
Prior to the start of practice, players will also need to have a practice jersey, practice pants with integrated pads, a safety cup, and a mouthpiece. All of these can be purchased at Dick’s, Amazon, or your local sporting goods store.
We are always in need of volunteers to help the league in various capacities and welcome anyone who would like to join us. On the registration form you will see a volunteer area that will list some areas you can help us with.
We will have a number of different fundraisers throughout the season and encourage everyone to participate.
Teams and Age Groups
We plan to have tackle football teams for age groups for kids from 5 to 13 years old. The cut off date for each age group is July 31, 2023. Click here to see the age chart.
The number of teams in each age group and the size of each team depends upon registration numbers and are determined before the start of each season.
Practice & Game Details
Practices for the Fall begin around the middle of July and are located at Veterans Park in East Northport, Granny Rd. Park in Medford, and Seaman’s Neck Field in Seaford, but may also be held at other fields. There are normally 2 to 3 practices a week. The times, locations, and days are determined by league and head coach.
Each team plays approximately 8-10 games in the Fall depending on age group and playoff games.
Home games in the fall will be at Veterans Park, Granny Rd. Park, Seaman’s Neck Field, or Harborfields HS. Away games are played throughout Nassau and Suffolk County and Metro NY. Games normally begin sometime in early September for the Fall and are played weekly on Sunday mornings/afternoons.