East End Athletics Earns Gold Level Status in USA Football Program

By Phoebe Baraker | Posted 4/11/2024

East End Athletics Inc. located in East Moriches, N.Y., has earned Gold Level status through USA Football’s League Excellence Program for the 2023 season.      

USA Football’s League Excellence Program is a way for youth football organizations to earn recognition for their commitment to raising operational standards and providing great environments for athletes and their families.     

East End Athletics Inc. offers a diverse range of inclusive sports programs tailored to meet the needs of every child, including all-girls and co-ed flag football, along with the Super Star League, which is dedicated to children with special needs. Additionally, the league is launching a new Youth Wheelchair Flag Football League to ensure all athletes have access to sports. Athletes aged six to seventeen can participate in the divisions offered. 

“Being one of the first official youth flag football leagues on the east end of Long Island, we are giving the opportunity to have all children play regardless of their skills, ability and athleticism,” said East End Athletics Inc. President Ali Adlah. “Inexperienced players who typically did not excel in school sports are coming out looking like champions on the flag field.” 

Additionally, the program partners with the physical and occupational therapy programs at a local university to get physical and occupational therapists engaged in supporting adaptive sports. Adlah, who is an occupational therapist, is excited for the opportunities created by this collaboration. 

East End Athletics Inc. is “proud and honored to be part of the [USA Football] community,” as the league earned multiple recognitions in 2023 for its outstanding effort. East End Athletics Inc. has also benefited from USA Football’s Grants Program, which helped secure new equipment for the league. 

“There are many great things I take advantage of through USA Football,” Adlah said. “However, I must say that the Community has been the most positive aspect of getting the league going. It's filled with positive feedback and motivation. There have been many times where I was ready to throw my hands up, but then I read what others are going through and what they have overcome and endured, which then motivates me to keep pushing.” 

Access to USA Football's Online Community, where coaches and league leaders can network and learn from each other, is available through USA Football Membership

Congratulations to East End Athletics Inc. on another successful year and for earning Gold Level status.