National Flag Football, the largest youth flag football organization in the country, is coming to Athens this spring. The program provides girls and boys ages 4 – 14 a safe and fun football league for all skill levels and is designed to educate young people about football while emphasizing participation and sportsmanship.. The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department is the local partner.
The program will return in Spring 2018. Registration is open for the spring league through February 10 at www.Nationalflagfootball.com. The cost is $125 for the spring season. This program is not eligible for the Leisure Services Department scholarship program.
All participants will receive a reversible National Football League (NFL) Flag Football jersey, representing one of the NFL teams, and flags that are theirs to keep at the completion of the season.
The season will consist of eight weeks with 14 different locations. Teams will be formed by students from the same schools and grade, giving children the opportunity to participate as a team with their classmates. Practices are scheduled an hour before each game resulting in a one day a week commitment to the league. Practices and games will be held on Sunday afternoons, from noon – 6 PM at Southeast Clarke Park located at 4440 Lexington Rd.
Games are played in a five-on-five format on a 60-yard-long field and provide young players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact, continuous action while learning lessons in teamwork. All games are officiated by certified and trained officials.
For more information on league locations or with any questions, please contact 877-866-FLAG or 706-613-3991.