Youth Flag Football

Youth Flag Football

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2021 Youth Flag Football

LEAGUE INFORMATION & ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

The child’s age on June 1, 2021 determines the division of play.

• Coed 5-6             • Coed 7-8
• Coed 9-10   • Coed 11-12
• Coed 13-14    

 

5-6 & 7-8 Divisions: These divisions are designed to introduce players to organized sports and begin developing fundamentals for each specific sport. Rules are modified to present the optimum playing experience for novice participants.

9-10 Division: This division builds on basic fundamentals of a given sport. Rules are slightly modified to present optimum playing experience for participants with limited exposure.

11-12 & 13-14 Divisions: These divisions are designed to promote teamwork, sportsmanship and advance fundamental development. No rule modifications.

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REGISTRATION & FEES

Resident of Kannapolis: $40
Non-Resident: $60
Financial Assistance is Available. Click here to learn more about scholarships!
Registration fees include cost for uniforms, practices and games.

Registration opens June 14 and ends July 31.
Register online (RECOMMENDED) or registration forms in person to:
City of Kannapolis Parks and Recreation office
401 Laureate Way
Kannapolis, NC 28081
Parks office open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm

EQUIPMENT

Youth footballs and flag belts will be provided by KPRD.
Cleats are optional but recommended. No metal or baseball/softball cleats are allowed.

PARENT VIDEO

There will be no in-person parent meeting, but parents are required to watch the parent's video for additional program information and what to expect from this program. The parent's video will be posted here the week of August 2.

COACHES ARE NEEDED

We need your help!! Potential coaches must be 18 years or older, complete a coach’s application, pass a criminal background check and sign the Coach's Code of Conduct. Approved coaches must attend a mandatory coaches meeting (may be virtual or required to watch coach video) and will be given a photo ID Coach badge. Coaches are required to wear their ID badges at all practices and games. Completion of paperwork does not guarantee a coaching position.

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SKILLS EVALUATION ASSESSMENT / PLAYER DRAFT

Skills assessments and draft days are to be determined but will possibly take place during the weeks of August 9 & 16. You will be contacted by our office if skills assessments are scheduled. If no skills assessments are conducted, then all players will be randomly assigned to teams.

PRACTICES & GAMES

Coaches will contact players after team assignments sometime between August 19-22. Please allow volunteer coaches time to contact each participant before contacting our office on August 23 for team information.
Practices will begin the week of August 23. Teams will have one practice per week (lasting one hour).
Games will be played on Saturdays beginning September 11 and conclude on October 30. Depending on schedules and field availability some weeknight games may be necessary. Practices and games will be played primarily at Safrit Park located at 1314 Bethpage Road. Additional Kannapolis parks, City schools and nearby Cabarrus County schools or facilities may be utilized if registration numbers dictate the need.

ADDITIONAL INFO & QUESTIONS?

Team Pictures - Team and individual pictures opportunities will be available. Days, times and locations will be announced once scheduled.

Sponsorship - If you would like to sponsor a team, opportunities are available. Please see the attached Sponsor letter and sponsor document or contact our office.

Special Request - Requesting a particular coach, teammate or practice night does not guarantee that request, but staff will do all they can to help grant a request.

Click here for our Flag Football Information Sheet

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