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New Director of Football

We welcome Scott Gillum as the new Director of Football for the Lake Nona Jr Lions.  This will be Scott’s 4th year in the Junior Lion program.  He has previously been the head coach for the 6U Flag team and 8U Mitey Mite team. 

Scott grew up in Orlando and went to Lake Highland where he excelled at football, baseball and basketball.  He then accepted a full football scholarship to The College of William and Mary, where he played and was college teammates with Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin, New Buffalo Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott and was coached by Atlanta Falcons Head Coach Dan Quinn.  Scott lives in the Northlake Park area with his wife Daniela, and their 3 children, Mailey (9), Grady (8) and Everley (4).  Scott loves sports and working with kids and is excited to take on this new role.

He will be in touch shortly to update you on important information, including the off-season conditioning program.  We will keep you up to date as new information becomes available.  Please feel free to contact him at any time at or call/text him at 407-625-5633.

Thank You,
Charles Emanuel
Lake Nona Youth Sports

2017 Athlete Registration is now CLOSED all teams are full

No Programs Available

There are no programs or divisions available at the moment. Please contact your club administrator with any questions.

Welcome to Lake Nona Jr Lions Football!

Lake Nona Junior Lions Football is committed to excellence through youth sports.  We go to great lengths to ensure that our coaches are properly trained and certified so that they are teaching and coaching the safest and most effective blocking and tackling techniques utilized in the game today.   To that end, we are proud of our long-standing relationships with both AAU and USA Football that offer ongoing training and annual certification of our coaches through the Heads Up Tackling Program.  Our coaches are trained to teach to make certain that proper blocking and tackling techniques are taught, implemented and followed as your child progresses through the organization. 

Lake Nona Junior Lions’ coaches are committed to fostering and developing athletic skills on the field, but also critical life skills that will allow your student-athlete to succeed in the locker room, classroom and eventually, the board room.  Those skills include but are not limited to proper treatment of others, being a good teammate, timeliness, responsibility, respect, self-discipline, self-respect, pride, time management and leadership.

It is because of Lake Nona Junior Lions’ commitment to excellence that from the inception of our program we have set an expectation of ACHIEVEMENT. Lake Nona Junior Lions football teams have  claimed AAU National Championships in 2010 and 2012 respectively. 
Additionally, the  Lake Nona Junior Lions organization has been the foundation and proving grounds for several All-State and All-American student-athletes and community leaders who are now competing collegiately:  Tucker Israel, QB, Clemson University,  Andre Hale, RB, Southern Mississippi University and JD Rice, OL, Airforce Academy. 


Age by Division (As of 8/1/2017) FOOTBALL (No weight restrictions!!)

  • 6U (Flag) – 5 & 6 - FULL
  • 8U (Mitey Mite) –  7 & 8 - FULL Wait List
  • 10U (Pee Wee) – 9 & 10 - FULL Wait List
  • 12U (Junior Varsity) – 11 & 12  - FULL Wait List
  • 14U (Varsity) – 13 & 14 - FULL
  • Flag – $115.00 + $10.00 Non-Refundable Processing fee = $125.00 (this includes your game jersey, trophy, insurance, socks and *AAU fee)
  • Tackle New & Returning – $275.00 + $10.00 Non-Refundable Processing fee = $285.00 (this includes your helmet, shoulder pads, game jersey, game pants, trophy, insurance, socks and *AAU fee.) If your son is moving up from FLAG, he will be considered a NEW player

Hardship Scholarships are available but limited, for more information please email Charles Emanuel President of LNYS @

What is needed to register?:  Due to the popularity and limited space of our program, please register as soon as possible.  You will need:

  • Copy of your birth certificate
  • Physical dated this calendar year beginning January 1, 2017  (must be obtained during the same year for any athlete to be eligible to participate).     
  • Most recent report card for 10U, 12U, and 14U
  • You will need to go online and register your athlete
  • You will need to electronically sign the Parent and Player Code of Conduct when registering online

Where will games be played?:  Our “Home” field is Lake Nona High School High School. “Away” games will be played at local high school stadiums and sports complexes.

*AAU Fee:

Our leagues insurance provider for all youth athletes,  the fees are included in your registration for all respective sports, parents do not need to pay separately (unless otherwise told).


03/01/17                              Returning Athlete Registration

03/27/17                              New Athlete Registration

07/31/17                              First Day of Practice

08/19/17                              Jamboree

08/26/17                              First Regular Season Game

11/04/17                              Last Regular Season Game- Season Extended due to Hurricane

TBD                                    FYFCL Championship Game

12/14/17                              AAU National Tournament

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Lake Nona Youth Sports

9145 Narcoossee Road, Suite 106 PMB# 191
Orlando, Florida 32827

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