Q: What are the Loudoun Lions?
A: The mission of the Loudoun Lions Football is to provide an exceptional experience for the youth athlete who is passionate about the game of football. To provide an environment for players to improve their skills, learn leadership, become a better athlete, and increase their love of the game. It is imperative that those in charge do not interfere with the development of these skills.
The Loudoun Lions are members of The Virginia American Youth Football Alliance (VAYFA). VAYFA’s membership includes associations from Loudoun, Prince William, Fairfax, Alexandria, Fauquier, Spotsylvania and Stafford Counties. On a national level, The Loudoun Lions and VAYFA compete under American Youth Football (AYF). AYF is the largest youth football organization in the world. With over 1 million members that span the entire United States and across the globe. Every team in AYF has the opportunity to compete for State, Regional and National Championships.
Q: Who will be leading my child?
A: Hannah Lewis, our Loudoun Lions Sideline Coach, has been involved in cheerleading for 14 years. She began sideline cheer at the age of 8 for LLBFL in Sterling, and continued to cheer until she reached high school where she became a member of their cheer squad during the four years she attended. While cheering in high school, Hannah received multiple awards, such as Best Jump and Best Sportsmanship. She has coached multiple sideline and competition teams where she helped the children with their motions, jumps, and tumbling. She is very excited to be a part of MTC and can’t wait to see how much more the children achieve!
Q: When and where are practices?
A: Practices will be held twice a week, Tuesdays and Fridays, from 6-8pm. Tuesday practices are optional; these are for cheerleaders interested in competition and will be held at our Sterling location. Friday practices are mandatory and will be held at our Ashburn location. Game schedules and calendars can be found here and here
Q: What does my child need for practice?
A: Cheer shoes, water, athletic clothing and tons of energy!
Q: What if my child is not interested in competition cheer and only wants to participate in sideline?
A: Your child only needs to attend our Friday practices if they only want to participate in sideline.
Q: What documents are required to allow my child to participate?
A: Parents MUST complete all documentation required or their child will not be allowed to participate. Documentation listed below must be turned in before the start of the season
1. Participant Tracker Card – front to be completed by the team management, back to be filled out by the parent
2. Emergency Consent Form
3. Medical Release Form
4. Birth Certificate (original or certified copy)
5. Image Release Waiver
6. Waiver and Release of Liability Waiver
7. Concussion Annual Statement and Acknowledgement Form
All documentation can be found on the ODFC Loudoun Lions website.
Q: Where can I drop off the documents needed for my child to participate?
A: Please bring all of the required documents with you to the first practice.
Q: Will my child be able to cheer for their sibling?
A: The cheerleaders will rotate the times and teams they cheer for so it is likely they will cheer for a sibling at least once during a season.