Who we are...

 We, the Ellicott City Patriots, are one of Howard county's premier youth Football, Cheer & Poms programs. Formed in 2007 as a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, the Ellicott City Patriots organization has grown to provide football and cheer opportunities to over 300 families each year. Our Poms program, the first in Howard County, was added in 2012 in response to community interest and to provide another opportunity for youth development and competition.  Our Football, Cheer, and Poms programs teach the fundamentals of each sport with a strong emphasis on safety. We work hard to build confidence, improve athleticism and promote a strong sense of teamwork among our athletes.  The Ellicott City Patriots are part of the Mid-Maryland Youth Football and Cheer League (MMYFCL).  We welcome participants ages 5-13 for all of our programs.  No experience is required.

  We are proud to be a USA Football Certified youth sports organization.  The safety of our athletes is our primary concern.  From Football to Cheer, we are fortunate to have the most experienced and dedicated coaches in Maryland.  Our coaches bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our organization and are committed to the development, growth, and enjoyment of all our participants.
We are committed to sports-life balance and work to achieve this balance by encouraging healthy study habits among our athletes, stressing focus and dedication in school, and promoting community service. We also provide numerous ways for families to get involved during the season and give back to our community.

Our Programs

Tackle Football

Tackle Football We have teams for 5-6 year olds (instructional ‘Pitbull’), as well as teams for age groups:  8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, and 14U.


Our jr. cheer team starts at age 5 and we have competitive cheer teams in age groups that mimic football age groups.  This program is for kids who like to cheer, tumble, and stunt.


    To provide enjoyment to the youth, adults, and volunteers participating in the program.
    To encourage maximum participation throughout Ellicott City and the surrounding communities.
    To provide an opportunity for the boys and girls of Howard County to develop the fundamental skills of Football, Cheer and Poms under competent leadership and in a safe environment.
    To use Football, Cheer and Poms in a manner that promotes a greater knowledge, appreciation, and overall interest in the sport and also promotes emotional and social growth, teamwork and good sportsmanship.
    To enrich the lives of those participating through an enjoyable recreational experience.

Ellicott City Patriots - Safety. FUNdamentals. Family.


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