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Youth travel football programs merge to form Evergreen Hammers

Evergreen Lions Football has merged with the Dulles Patriots football program to form the Evergreen Hammers Youth Football Association. The merger unifies the two fall-based youth travel football programs in Loudoun County.

"I believe this consolidation will benefit the youth football players in Loudoun and bordering counties," Dulles Patriots founder Jim Larson said in a release.

The Hammers’ teams will be based out of Evergreen Sportsplex in Leesburg, with most practices and all 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," Evergreen Lions founder Steve Levy said. "A club that is designed to develop future community leaders while competing regionally and nationally."

The Hammers have also formed a partnership with the Loudoun County War Eagles, a spring youth travel football club. The programs will combine to offer spring and fall travel football.

"For seven years, the War Eagles program has developed many outstanding football players and community leaders," War Eagles founder Rusty Markland stated. "We look forward to building on that tradition with this partnership with the Evergreen Hammers."

The initial Evergreen Hammers Advisory Board consists of four current high school head football coaches: Mickey Thompson (Stone Bridge), Reed Prosser (Heritage), Brian Day (Riverside) and Bobby Lalli (Rock Ridge).

The local high school coaches will join youth coaches in conducting player evaluations (ages 7-13) for the fall tackle season May 13-14 at Evergreen Sportsplex.

For more details and to register for tryouts, log on to http://evergreen.football/evergreen-hammers


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