Our Story

Since 1973, Northwood has partnered with Merghenthaler Vocational Technical High School (MERVO) and made MERVO it’s home field.  Northwood also partners with the Lake Clifton Campus and REACH.  Other affiliations for Northwood Football League are USA Football Heads Up Program, American Youth Football and Ravens RISE Program. Northwood Football League, Inc. is one of the oldest youth organizations in Maryland.  We pride ourselves with being a family focused league where we develop the entire child – emotionally, socially, physically and intellectually.  Our football players and cheerleaders are Scholar Athletes. Our players learn sportsmanship and teamwork first, all while we teach the fundamentals of the game. And most important, we have fun while we do it.  Our coaches are all certified through the USA Football Heads Up Program where concussion prevention and football safety is the focus. Parents are welcome to attend Board Meetings and are encouraged to get involved as a volunteer.  There are numerous volunteer opportunities: coaching, team managers. concessions, fundraising, first aid, etc Northwood is a non-profit organization.  We are not associated with Baltimore City Recreation and Parks therefore we operate solely on sponsorships, donations and registration.  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or donating, please click on the “Donate” tab.