Welcome to Cleveland Muny Football League
The Cleveland Muny Football League was established to bring member organizations together to develop local football programs that teach the great sport of football. As a developmental organization our focus is directed toward the following goals: Teach the fundamentals of the game; Encourage teamwork and sportsmanship at all times; Learn the value of athletic competition and create a fun environment for all players. The success of our member organizations will not be measured by wins or loses, but on how they meet these goals.
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Cleveland Muny Football League is a proud member of USA Football. All of our football coaches will complete the Level 1 coaches certification for tackle football. With this certification our coaches recieve training in how to coach the heads up method of tackling to improve player safety. Please check out the USA Football site for more information.
Field Dedicated in Honor of Community Leader
CLEVELAND — Dozens turned out for a special dedication on the city’s east side Sunday morning.
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, along with other city leaders, dedicated the Lonnie Burten Recreation Field in honor of Dwayne Browder.
The field is home to Cleveland Muny Football League’s CMHA/Lonnie Burten Organization. Browder has served as the leader of the organization for 22 years.
Browder was also recognized Sunday for his leadership with the youth in local neighborhoods. He says the league helps fight a rising epidemic.
“We’re losing a battle with a lot of kids and teenagers today, and if someone doesn’t step up and help them, this thing can get even worse, and we’re not trying to let it get worse, we’re trying to get it better,” said Browder.
Brodwer says the league is one of a few in Ohio that does not charge children to play. He is hoping for some more financial support from the community.
Cleveland Muny Football League applies for new helmet grant
CLEVELAND - Normally, the biggest concern for youth football teams during the summer months is the northeastern Ohio humidity zapping the energy out of young players at each tryout. This summer, it's the wait for an email.
USA Football, the sport's national governing body, is the official youth football development partner of the NFL and the NFL'S Player Association. It has committed $925,000 to a new program to create youth football safety and helmet replacement in underserved communities targeted for select cities.
Cleveland is one those targeted.
Teams or leagues interested in replacing any helmet 10 or more years old have until May 30, 2012 to apply for financial help in the form of vouchers.
As of Tuesday morning, 92 football leagues submitted completed helmet replacement applications on USA Football's website. Of the 21,000 total helmets, 6,700 are 10 years old or older.
There are 22 licensed helmet re-conditioners in the United States who repair helmets for all levels of football teams. All Sports Services on Perkins Avenue in Cleveland is one of those licensed shops committed to helmet safety in its repair, especially immediately after the end of football season. The new initiative for a 10-year rule on helmets has been a standard for helmet manufacturers such as Ridell, but the new move to implement this on every program, at all levels, will put a dent in All Sports Services' inventory.
"Now we're finding out that repeated minor concussions can have long term effects. The NFL and everybody else is trying to see what they can do to improve the padding, the whole operation of the helmet and everybody's at work at that. It isn't going to happen overnight, but it's a step in the right direction on the bottom rung, on the youth level," said Hans Dollhausen, president of All Sports Services, who has been reconditioning helmets for seventeen years.
The local director of the Greater Cleveland Muny Football League Joe Reccord is hopeful the program will bring the vouchers his league's way to raise safety levels and replace the almost 1,000 ineligible helmets they now have in stock.
"The national reconditioning association (N.A.E.R.A.) decided not to certify anything over 10 years. That really put a dent in our program, now we're talking up to 1,000 helmets that we have to take out of play. We have anywhere from 2,700 to 3,200 playing in our league. So that is almost half the helmets,” said Reccord. "If we don't get this voucher, we would have less teams."
Teams will receive new helmets with latest technology through the program. Those helmets will still have to be recertified for safety after two years in service by a licensed re-conditioner.
For information on the Cleveland Muny- Football League, or more information regarding All Sport Services' helmet reconditioning prices see the links below.