Evergreen Lions Football is pleased to announce that it has merged with the Dulles Patriots football program and together two former competitors will be rebranded as the Evergreen Hammers Youth Football Association. The merger of the Lions and Patriots unifies the two fall based youth travel football programs in Loudoun County. “I'm looking forward to this and I believe this consolidation will benefit the youth football players in Loudoun and bordering counties,” stated Jim Larson, founder of the Dulles Patriots.
The Evergreen Hammers program is designed to attract the best talent in the region. It is the club’s philosophy that training and competing against the best players when combined with quality coaching, will improve the player’s level of competitiveness. The Hammers’ teams will be based out of the Evergreen Sportsplex, with most of their practices and all their home games scheduled for the facility. “We are excited to bring together the best youth players, coaches, and facilities in Loudoun County to one club – a club that is designed to develop future community leaders while competing regionally and nationally,” commented Lions founder, Steve Levy.
One of the goals of the Evergreen Hammers is to develop a strong, cooperative relationship with the various county youth recreational leagues and the county’s high school coaches to raise the overall quality of play across all levels in the County. The first step was to create an Advisory Board comprised of four Loudoun County high school head football coaches. This group will mentor Hammers players on and off the field, bettering them in the class room and in the community. Mentoring and development will extend to the Hammers football coaches, as well. The initial Evergreen Hammers Advisory Board consists of Mickey Thompson (Stone Bridge), Reed Prosser (Heritage), Brian Day (Riverside) and Bobby Lalli (Rock Ridge).
Evergreen’s Managing Director, Chris Bourassa, is excited about the opportunity, “Football is a unique sport that lends itself toward the development of young men. Through these county wide unification initiatives we are positioned to put outstanding football players on the field as well as contributing members of society off the field.”
THE SCHEDULED MAY EVALUATIONS HAVE COMPLETED, HOWEVER THE HAMMERS ARE STILL LOOKING FOR A FEW MORE PLAYERS. PLEASE REGISTER BELOW AND YOU WILL BE CONTACTED RELATIVE TO FUTURE EVALUATIONS.