2021 Fall - Youth Flag Football
Flag football for children in first grade through grade 6.
Registration deadline: Thursday, September, 2, 2021 at 11:59PM.
This program will follow the Maine Recreation & Parks Association's Youth Sports Philosophy. Maine Recreation & Parks Association's Youth Sports Philosophy: ""The Maine Recreation and Parks Association (MRPA) philosophy on youth sports is to maintain an enriched quality of life for Maine youth through creative and meaningful sports and leisure experiences and to form a harmonious relationship between sports, people, and their environment. MRPA promotes the benefits of youth sports to provide fun, active and educational experiences, intended to support development for children and to serve as a positive outlet for parents to connect with their young athlete. Youth sports provide opportunities for children to create lifelong positive physical activity habits, improve social skills and have confidence in their abilities to succeed. MRPA measures success by the positive development of youth through sport.
Grades 1 & 2: This program will focus on introducing your child to flag football. Learning basic skills such as how to throw a football, catch, and how to play as a team. The difference between offense and defense. Along with some fun activities and games based around flag football. The ultimate goal of this program is your child will receive knowledge of basic skills needed to play flag football in the future.
Grades 3,4,5 & 6: For the first couple of weeks of the program the focus will be on skill work such as throwing, catching, and correct positioning on the field. Your child will learn how to get open, run certain routes, and how to position yourself on defense. Typically the last 30-45 minutes of each session, children will break into two groups to scrimmage each other.
**In case of rain or wet field conditions Arundel Parks & Rec will email you no later than 2:00pm for any cancellations.**