Led by Rodney Cephas, Beacon House Athletic Director, Beacon House provides opportunities for youth of both genders to participate in the Beacon House "Falcon" athletic teams that teach discipline, sportsmanship, self-esteem, bonding, and decision making. Sports teams include football, basketball, cheerleading, baseball, t-ball, and softball. All participants are required to maintain no less than a 2.0 grade point average.
Reverend Donald Robinson, our President and Founder, and Rodney Cephas, our Athletic Director, with two of our student-athletes, Demonte Hines and Aaron Williams (far right). This picture was taken in front of Beacon House’s trophy case on the night that Aaron was honored by the Pigskin Club of Washington, D.C. Aaron was presented with the Youth Sports and Life Skills Award.
Beacon House runs a ten team, 300+ youth football program that participates in the Pop Warner Football League. Led by Coach Cephas and with the help of over 80 volunteer coaches from around the D.C. region, Beacon House's football teams are known regionally as one of the best in the city. Since 2007, Beacon House has sent 4 teams to the Pop Warner Super Bowl Championship game in Orlando, Florida, winning the championship twice and losing in the final game twice.
Falcon Basketball is led by Nicola "Cookie" Jones, a Beacon House alum and former Hampton University basketball player, over 30 girls are participating on Beacon House teams and compete in the D.C. Department of Recreation Leagues. Seven boys teams, totaling approximately 75 boys, participate on Beacon House teams and compete in the D.C. Department of Recreation Leagues as well.
Falcon T-ball and Baseball
Spring sports include Beacon House girls and boys T-ball and Baseball. The following programs are offered:
T-Ball: 4-6 years, co-ed; Machine Pitch: 7-8 years, co-ed; Girls softball: 15 years
Practices are Tuesday and Thursday beginning in the Spring at Edgewood Recreation Center, 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Falcon Competitive Cheerleading
Cheerleading has provided youth with an opportunity to learn skills, discipline, and teamwork. Beacon House cheerleaders perform in local, regional, and national competitions and special events.
Youth Football practice occurs this Spring on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 7:30pm in two groups: ages 8 and under, ages 10 and under.
Grassroots Football (the Youth All-Star Spring Football team) occurs on Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at T. Roosevelt High School for two groups: 5th/6th grade, and 7th/8th grade.
Plymetrics workouts (weight training) occur every Sunday from 12pm to 2pm at Beacon House. The program will be available through May 18. Plymetrics is co-ed.
Sports Summer Camp
AAU Travel Basketball team
Athletic Sports Banquet
For more information, contact:
Athletic & Mentoring Director