Long Island Football

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Every year as summer draws to a close, the football fanatics don their favorite team’s jersey, stock up on chicken wings and bunker down for the duration of the season. Football is a truly American pastime, played between two teams of eleven.  Points are scored by moving the football into the opposing team’s territory, carrying or catching the ball in the end zone, kicking the ball through goal posts or tackling an opponent in his end zone. American football and Canadian football are very similar with only minor rule differences, and both are derived from earlier versions of rugby football.
From little league to professional games, Long Island is teaming with football.  The following is a list of football teams, leagues and sports information for football in the Long Island, NY area.  
Professional Football
New York Giants - The New York Giants, although based in New Jersey, represent the New York metropolitan area.  Home games are played in the MetLife Stadium in Rutherford, NJ. The Giants joined the National Football League in 1925, and are one of the oldest existing teams in the league.  The Giants won four Super Bowls, as well as four titles before the Super Bowl was introduced to the league.  
New York Jets - The New York Jets, founded in 1959 as the Titans of New York, are an original member of the American Football League, now the NFL.  The team headquarters in Florham Park, New Jersey. 
Flag Football
NS Flag Football League
PO Box 723, East Northport, NY 11731

The North Shore Flag Football League is a collection 5 vs. 5, no-contact Youth and Adult flag football leagues. Games are played all year-round, both indoors and outdoors, in locations across Nassau and Suffolk County.

Because NS Flag Football is a no-contact league, games are safe for all to play and a great way for youths and adults alike to stay active and get fit! Call or visit the website to register today!
Minor League Football
Long Island Lions - The Long Island Lions Football Club is a minor league team based in Plainview, New York.  The Lions participate in the FSFL lineup.
Long Island Tribe Football - Long Island Tribe was organized in 2005 with a home game field location in Bellmore.  
New York Dragons - The New York Dragons, established in 1995, participate in the Arena Football League.  The team is based in Uniondale, NY and their home turf is Nassau Coliseum.  
Youth Football
Long Island Youth Indoor Football - Long Island Youth Indoor Football is the first and largest indoor football league for young players in the nation.  Past participants in the league hail from every corner of Long Island.
Long Island Flag Football - Long Island Flag Football League offers adults and children alike the opportunity to engage in active sport without hard contact. 
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