Azuma Bowl in Yokohama Stadium



Azuma Bowl in Yokohama Stadium pits U.S. against Japan.

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Practice has begun!

Our Yokota team is into their third week of practice.  ASIJ has started their second week.  Yokosuka and Atsugi teams are still forming!  Contact us now if you are interested in joining those teams!

Looking forward to a great season.

Blackship Football helps prepare young men for the rigors of American Football.  Players who start here go on to great performances in High School and beyond.  Be sure to join us and help make history!

See you on the grid iron.

Coach DM

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2013 Season starts

It’s Fall and you know what that means!  Time for Football on the Kanto Plains.  This season we welcome new teams from Zama and Yokosuka as they join us to play a strong season of American Football.

The Japanese teams have spent the summer working on their plays and their ability to handle the ball.  We will have to up our game to ensure we can still dominate the game.

We are still recruiting coaches, players, managers, and assistants for our new teams at Zama and Yokosuka.

Our Game Schedule runs September 29 – Dec 15, 2013.  There will be a Winter Season if there are enough returning players.

Be sure to contact us at  to become a part of the action!

Coach DM

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Fall Season UPdate

How quickly time flies!  The season is nearly over.  The Elementary League has been heating up!  The Sagami Rise is growing stronger as the season continues.  The Little Tigers are really ramping up.  And the Green Machines are continuing to bring lots of new players to the field.  The Gators are running hot this year with no losses and the Hurricanes are out to even the score. 

This weekend, Nov 11th and the 18th are the big Tournament Weekends. These weekend matchups will decide who is the winner of the championship trophies!  

Photos of the two games from last weekend will be on the page shortly!


Coach DM

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2012 Fall Season Planning

Black Ship Football is back online!  Welcome to our Fall 2012 Season.

New for this season: Our Elementary Team will be 5-7th graders.  Our Middle School Team will be 8th and 9th graders.  Come on out and join us at one of our two locations: ASIJ and Yokota Air Base.

Here is our Fall Schedule:
Gators (ES) Sep 30, Oct 14, Oct 28, Nov 4
Little Tigers (ES) Sep 30, Oct 14, Oct 28, Nov 4
Mavericks (MS) Sep 30, Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4
Tigers (MS) Sep 30, Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28, Dec 2

Locations and Times will be listed on the Schedules page.

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Happy New Year

2012 is the year of the Dragon and BlackShip Football League started the year off with a bang. We gained two slots in the first-ever Youth American Football pre-game exhibition games in the Rice Bowl held in the Tokyo Dome. 

The Elemetary Teams combined to form an AllStar team primarily composed of Yokota Little Tigers and a couple Gators. The Junior High Teams combined to form an AllStar team primarily composed of Little Tigers and a few Lions. 

A great big set of thanks to all the coaches, parents, and especially the players who made this a successful day.  Both of our teams dominated the short game format and came out on top. 

New for this year, we have added a “Galleries” section. Click on the link above from your computer, iPhone, iPad, or Android phone to enjoy photos of our recent events. Today, I posted photos from the Hurricanes and Blue Thunders games in Osaka (Chestnut League) and photos from the Rice Bowl.

Don’t miss the Winter Season. The link to the schedule above will be updated with our game schedule.  Currently, we have two game days scheduled with the Japanese teams in February. More details coming soon.

Coach DM

Enjoy the new year and see you soon.

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Hurricanes prep for Tokyo vs Kanagawa Game


Hurricanes practice at Meiji getting ready for the Tokyo vs. Kanagawa game at Ajinomoto Stadium next week.

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Football is fun!


Thanks to the Green Machines and Senshu University for hosting todays event. A special thanks to the coaches, parents, refs, and of course–the players–for making this a great football day.

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Little Tigers vs Gators


Yellow battles Orange in the last game of the day.

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Green Machines take on Little Tigers


In their second game of the day the Green Machines aim to reclaim their honor.

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