Flag Football is an enjoyable sport for both boys and girls to play, and very exciting for parents to watch! Football is a sport that will help your child develop quick decision making skills, follow directions, and build their confidence. The YAP Flag Football program is designed for your child to have fun, learn football fundamentals, and develop teamwork skills in a safe environment. The success of our season will be determined by your child's improvement in these areas alone, and not by the number of wins or losses.
Calendar: The YAP Flag Football program will run from January through March.
Teams: Each team will have approximately 8 to 9 players.
Registration: Football registration TBD.
Placement: The coaches will hold a player draft similar to other YAP sports in January, and contact parents immediately thereafter.
Games: Teams will be scheduled to play one game per week, every Friday or Saturday, beginning late January. Games times will vary according to your child's age group, and will be 50 minutes in duration.
Practice: Each team will have one practice per week, 1 hour in duration, at the St. Lawrence field. Once all teams have been selected, your Coach will determine the practice day and time, and notify team members by email. When registering your child, please choose from the drop down menus any days of the week that your child cannot attend practice on a regular basis.
Experience: Previous experience is not necessary. Practices will include basic skills, teamwork drills, and game strategy. Parents are encouraged to work with their children on passing, running and moves learned at practice.
Coaching: We highly encourage all parents to volunteer to coach and/or assistant coach their child’s team. It is a great way to experience what YAP is about, and earn points along the way! No experience is required to coach.
Age Groups for this Sport:
U6 (Grades EC-4 & K): Co-ed, 8 to 9 players per team.
U8 (Grades 1st & 2nd): Co-ed, 8 to 9 players per team.
U10 (Grades 3rd & 4th): Co-ed, 8 to 9 players per team.
U12 (Grades 5th & 6th): Co-ed, 8 to 9 players per team.
Uniforms and Equipment**:
Jersey (provided by YAP)
**Black Shorts (supplied by player)
**Water bottle (supplied by player)
PLEASE NOTE: Once registration is completed and closed for this sport, YAP coaches and staff will inform all parents of the practice day(s) for your child's team.