Welcome to MOL Football

Since 1969, MOL Football has been an alternative to tackle football where the emphasis is on speed and deception rather than violent contact.

The league is open to boys and girls in grades 3-8 living in Moraga, Orinda, Lafayette, or Canyon. MOL is divided into four divisions: PAC-12 for 3rd and 4th graders, NFC for 5th and 6th graders, AFC East for 7th graders, and AFC West for 8th graders.

Each division is broken into 8-20 teams that play against each other from September to early November. 

MOL Season Update in Response to Covid-19

In 2020, we plan to offer “MOL Academy” – five weeks of football skills and conditioning clinics as described in more detail below.

  • Five weeks total starting Sept. 19th, ending Oct. 17th.  All sessions planned for one hour at JM on Saturdays.
  • Groups/Teams of no more than 10 kids from the same town, grade and school to the extent possible.  We will do our best to accommodate friend requests.
  • MOL will provide a standard practice/conditioning plan which will include conditioning drills, football skills stations, team offensive plays against a ghost defense, and fun challenges/competitions.
  • To make it more fun, we plan to have our local high schoolers (who would have been referees this season) serve as the primary coaches, with adult coaches monitoring the field at all times to help maintain compliance with protocols.
  • In addition, we will have several MOL Board monitors overseeing the entire field to assist in monitoring compliance with protocols.
  • NO parents or fans on the field.
  • Emphasis on social distancing during the practice hour and entry and exit from field.  Gloves required.  Coaches and monitors will be masked.


In Remembrance:    Leo Cellura

MOL Football joins our entire community in honoring one of our players and in sending our love and support to the Cellura family.


Close family friends have also started a memorial foundation.  Per the GoFundMe page: Leo "lived only 10 short years, but he was the best parts of all of us:  inclusive, selfless, and empathetic.

Leo was a champion of diversity—which came from his own diverse background and from having to reinvent himself as he grew up among multiple cultures and in multiple countries. Even at a young age, Leo was all about defusing tense situations with kindness and supporting people who need help. He lived his whole life this way and he touched so many people as a result.

Although the Celluras are only starting to adjust to their devastating loss, they also hope to honor Leo’s memory and inspire others to live as their sweet boy did. The Live Like Leo Memorial Foundation is founded on the very principles Leo embodied:  kindness, selflessness, and empathy. It will not reward young people based on their “accomplishments,” but will instead seek to build and support decent humans who care for others before themselves—and hopefully create whole communities of young people who live like Leo did.

Please join us in supporting their mission by donating to the Live Like Leo Foundation fund. All funds raised will be used only for the creation, funding, and support of this Memorial Foundation."

PLEASE DO SUPPORT IF YOU"RE ABLE.  Any amount helps.  DONATE HERE:  https://www.gofundme.com/f/leo-cellura-memorial-scholarship-fund