News and Announcements
*The Warrior Football League is saddened to announce the passing of former League President and friend, Joe DeSimone. Joe began his tenure with the Warriors over 25 years ago, when his children entered the league. Both Joe and his wife, Cathy, volunteered with the Warriors, coaching Football and Cheerleading, respectfully. In those early years, Joe had the pleasure of coaching in three separate age divisions, all while watching his children grow up.
When his sons eventually moved on to high school football, Joe stayed with the Warriors, continuing to coach the game he loved. Some years later, Joe was given the opportunity to coach both JV Baseball and Football at Cardinal Spellman High School. He eventually took over the Varsity Football program and led Spellman to two A Division City Championships, before retiring from coaching in 2008.
In 2015, Joe returned to the Warriors, and served three more years as League President. During this time, he evolved the league with a transition to technology and connectivity, while maintaining Warrior traditions and values. Joe led the Warriors until 2018, during which he also initiated a free youth training clinic, open to all children of the community. Each Spring, more than 100 children participated in the free program that was dedicated to “taking children back outdoors for fitness and fun.”
In 2019, Joe was honored by the Morris Park Community Association for his lifelong commitment as a Bronxite, demonstrated through his level of involvement with Little League baseball and football in the Bronx.
Joe is survived by his wife Cathy, five children, three grandchildren, and a community that is deeply grateful for having him as a leading figure for so many years.
Condolences may be sent to:
1528 Kennelworth Place
Bronx, NY 10465
SEE DOCUMENTS SECTION FOR THE LATEST TEAM STANDINGS
OUR ONLINE REGISTRATION TOOL IS DOWN.
PLEASE COME TO IN PERSON REGISTRATION AT PELHAM BAY PARK TODAY AND THURSDAY AT 5PM
SORRY FOR THE INCONVINCE
The NYC Parks Department will release our field permits on September 15th. We will be allowed to play FLAG FOOTBALL only. We will comply and try to field 4 divisions (5&6, 7&8, 9&10, 11-13), (All ages are determined as of January 1st). All new players must show proof of age. The cost of program will be $100. This will include complete uniform, pants & team jersey.We will hold registration on September 8th & 10th from 5pm to 7pm at the football field in Pelham Bay Park. Online registration will be available after September 4, 2020 We will start practice on September 15th and games on September 26th. The Warriors have signed an agreement with NYC Parks to follow and obey all COVID-19 Athletics Safety Plans. Copy of this agreement will be available at our field house in the park. We expect all Warrior members (players, coaches. administrators, parents) to follow these rules and guidelines. If violations are observed three times by a league, they will revoke our permits for the rest of the season.
The NYC Parks Department has extended the moratorium on issuing permits for their fields until August 31st. The Warrior preseason (which is held in August) will be delayed. We are hoping to start the 2020 season in September. This means we will extend the season into December.
As soon as they release the permits, I will let everyone know when we hold registration for the 2020 season.
Thanks for your understanding and cooperation
Warrior Football League