Youth Football and college admission
• Parents know that top-notch High School football players can get
scholarships. But those are rare.
• A more common and less known fact is that being both a
good football player and a good student can get you
admitted to many top colleges.
• A good, not great, football player who is also a good student, will
typically have his application rise to the top of the list of most
Division III colleges he approaches. That list includes:
The Beneﬁts of Youth Football
1. 2. 3.
Physical Beneﬁts Personal Beneﬁts Social Beneﬁts
• Fitness. • Valuing preparation. • Relationships with other kids.
• Stress relief. • Resilience. • Teamwork.
• Kinetic Mastery. • Attitude control. • Diversity.
• Healthy habits. • Leadership opportunities. • Relationships with adults.
• Identity and balance.
• Time management.
• Long-term thinking.
Source: The Young Athlete: A Sports Doctor's Complete Guide for Parents By Jordan D. Metzl, M.D., Carol Shookhoff, Ph.D.
Youth Football Myths
Total injuries by activity
Bicycling Basketball Football
Source: 2001 study for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Youth Football Injury Myths continued:
Football 12 % 74 %
Has: fewer injuries than... fewer injuries than...
Source: Pop Warner football statistics for organized football among boys 5 to 15.
Why was the FCCFA created?
The FCCFA was created with the goal of promoting to the City of Falls Church,
participation in youth football and to develop a community connection with George
Mason H.S. Football.
George Mason High School Football is the most successful football program in the Falls
Church/Arlington area over the last 13 years. Under the present coaching staff, they have
enjoyed consistent success. A constant challenge, however, is the lack of a steady ﬂow of
players with prior youth football experience. With every new class the team has been
starting at square one...
...we want to change that!
The FCCFA’s Mission
To teach the youth of Falls
Church City a love for the
game of football.
To provide George Mason
High School with a consistent
group of prepared players.
George Mason Football history:
From ’93 to ‘97 GMHS had won only 3 games
—Since then, we’ve won 2 district championships
—Made 3 Region B playoff appearances.
• In the past 10 years GMHS has played:
—Northern Region schools
—Group AA State Champion Broad Run
—3 Group A Champions
George Mason Football facts:
We ﬁeld 30 Varsity and 30 JV players each year
We only have 12-15 players per grade to pull from
• We are the smallest public school in NoVA to
schedule and compete against larger schools with
strong football traditions.
Our Group A competition comes from rural areas
with strong youth football feeder programs
dedicated solely to one high school
George Mason Football future:
Success is tied directly to the number of players
with youth football experience!
Upcoming FCCFA Events
Annual Events and One Time
End of the Year Award Ceremony
Nov • Saturday, November 7th
• Cafeteria Bar-b-que
• Falls Church City Player of the year recognition
- GMHS (scholarship & trophy)
- McLean (trophy)
- James Lee (trophy)
- Vienna (trophy)
Other events TBA