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Flag Football

WHO CAN PLAY FLAG FOOTBALL?

Boys & Girls in Kindergarten-2nd grade are eligible to to play 5 on 5 Flag Football. Teams usually consist of between 6-10 kids and are broken up by grade level.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

K-2 Flag Football is a "non-contact" sport similar in physical play to youth soccer or basketball. Franklin Youth Football will provide each player with a Franklin Jersey & flag/belts. Each player must provide their own cleats. Mouth Guards & Soft-Shell Headgear are not required but recommended.

PRACTICES

Flag Teams practice one evening per week for 60 minutes at Franklin HS beginning the week of August 13. In addition to the first practice on Monday, August 13, Flag Teams will practice on Thursdays from 6-7pm. Practices may be moved up to 5:30-6:30pm or 5-6pm in October when it gets darker.

GAMES

Games are played on Saturday mornings around the Portland metro area; usually at the home team’s high school football field. Games last from early September (after Labor Day) and usually run through the end of October. Games consist of two twenty-minute halves with a 5 minute half time. Players will need to arrive 20 minutes prior to the game to warm up. Games may be moved to Thursdays during the scheduled practice times if more convenient for coaches and players.

FLAG FOOTBALL RULES

For specific information about how the game is played read the TVYFL Rules of Play

COACHING FLAG FOOTBALL

The primary function of a Franklin Youth Flag Football Coach is making sure kids have fun while they learn foundational life skills, athletic fundamentals and core values. Flag Coaches must effectively manage team communications with players and their families, and collaborate and cooperate with each other regarding strategy, practice planning, game planning, and playing time. Time commitment is approximately 3 hours per week. The Franklin HS coaching staff plans to work closely with Flag Coaches to ensure they have the resources they need to ensure a fun and successful experience for all participants. If you are interested in becoming a Head Coach or Assistant Coach of a 5 on 5 Flag Football Team please contact us at QuakerFootball1@gmail.com

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