Our fall youth flag football league is designed to develop skills and an understanding of the game that will lead to a lifelong enjoyment of the game of football in a SAFE, structured and inclusive setting. In this program, children will be taught proper techniques and game strategies, will improve and build upon those techniques in weekly practices, and will be given an opportunity to showcase their new abilities in scheduled league games that are centered on positive encouragement, inclusion and sportsmanship.
Registered children will practice once per week, and participate in a 6 game season. Children will receive a team t-shirt, and all game equipment will be provided! Put your game face on, and Let’s Play!
DATES: Games will be played Tuesdays, September 7 through October 12, 2021
LOCATION: Appleton Memorial Park
LEAGUE & TEAM FORMAT:
1st & 2nd Grade – Coed (boys and girls combined). One practice per week, to be scheduled by team coach. One game per week. 45 minute game (20 minute halves, 5 minute halftime)
3rd & 4th Grade – Coed (boys and girls combined). One practice per week, to be scheduled by team coach. One game per week. 45 minute game (20 minute halves, 5 minute halftime)
5th & 6th Grade – Coed (boys and girls combined). One practice per week, to be scheduled by team coach. One game per week. 45 minute game (20 minute halves, 5 minute halftime)
TEEN CORE – Coed (7th & 8th Grade) – Optional, combined weekly practice. One game per week. As part of our Teen Core initiative, this league will be structured as a fully recreational option for teens of all ability levels who want to continue playing and learning the game in an inclusive, low pressure setting centered on fun and lifelong enjoyment. To learn MORE about our Teen Core Initiative, please CLICK HERE.
PLAY WITH YOUR FRIENDS! Children will be placed onto teams by school (or combinations of nearby schools). Specific friend and coach requests will be honored whenever possible!
FEE: $30 for residents/$55 for non-residents if registered by July 7, 2021
$40 for residents/$65 for non-residents if registered after July 7, 2021
COACHES: Our sports programs rely on great volunteer coaches, and coaching is a rewarding way to positively impact the lives of our young athletes. We provide comprehensive training and lesson materials which enable all of our volunteers to be successful, so if you have the skill and confidence to lead and encourage kids, then you already have what it takes to be a great coach! Indicate your interest in coaching under the “Coach Sign Up” section during registration.
ADDITIONAL LEAGUE RESOURCES
Participants are strongly encouraged to purchase and wear a mouth guard to both practices and games. Players are allowed to wear plastic molded cleats, however they are not required.