The Downtown Giants (DTG) is one of the few places in Manhattan that offers tackle football to boys and girls ages 5-13. The season (fall) consists of 2-3 practices per week starting in mid August and ending in late November. Games are played once a week starting in September on Saturday or Sunday morning vs teams from all boroughs. Different fields are used for practices and games including Battery Park Ball Fields, Pier40, East River Park, Chelsea Waterside, and Pier25. There are 5 divisons – 12-13yrs / 10-11yrs / 8-9yrs / 5-7yrs. DTG Also offers flag football in the fall, and winter and basketball from late November thru May.
Read a Q&A with DTG’s Mike Barbieri