Photo | Reese’s Senior Bowl Online registration for NFL Flag Football is currently taking place at seniorbowl.com. The deadline to sign up is Aug. 15 for Mobile County and Aug. 24 for Baldwin County. Football is a collision sport, so the possibility of injuries has caused many parents to question whether their children should participate. The staff at the Reese’s Senior Bowl recognized this issue, and introduced NFL Flag Football to Mobile County in 2015. Rob Lehocky, director of public relations with the Senior Bowl, said the sport has had a lot of positive feedback. Its popularity has continued to grow, as a second league was added the following year in Baldwin County. Organizers describe NFL Flag as a fun activity open to boys and girls that provides opportunities to enjoy football in a noncontact environment. Participants can benefit by being physically active while learning the fundamentals of football along with lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship. The sport teaches … [Read more...] about NFL Flag Football continues to grow along Alabama Gulf Coast
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Michael Murphy Nashville Tennessean Published 10:44 p.m. UTC Jul 11, 2018 Fairview football coach Chris Hughes knows a thing or two about 7-on-7s. Hughes is just a few weeks removed from quarterbacking his local flag football team — the Mean Machine — to the quarterfinals of the NFL-sponsored American Flag Football League. “He throws against us all the time in practice and talks a lot of smack,” Fairview senior Kam Harris-Lusk said. “He knows what he’s doing out there and draws up crazy plays out of nowhere.” “You couldn’t tell from the way he looks,” quarterback Brock Harris added. “But he was playing against ex-NFL players in the flag football league he was in.” Unfortunately, the Yellow Jackets weren’t able to fully utilize their deceptively nimble 50-year-old coach Wednesday at the fourth annual Tennessee Titans 7-on-7 Passing Tournament at Saint Thomas Sports Park. They did, … [Read more...] about Flag football star can only coach Fairview in Titans 7-on-7 tournament
Clay Williams shied from being interviewed. As most coaches, he wants the focus to be on his players. But in many ways, the Federal Way Thunder wouldn’t exist without people like Williams. Someone has to set the example to show sports aren’t for a specific gender, race or ability and that a competitive fire can be a universal trait. Special Olympics USA Games Seattle | July 1 – 6 More info Special Olympics CEO Timothy Shriver: 'We are taking a stand for inclusion' With history-making sponsorship deal, this track duo pushes for inclusive definition of 'athlete' Unified teams like this Federal Way football squad epitomize Special Olympics spirit Calkins | Sure, I'll jump out of a plane at 13,000 feet if it brings this many Special Olympics smiles It’s a reason Williams, 30, first became a partner in unified sports and now is volunteer coaching the Thunder, a unified flag football team vying for a medal in Special Olympics. Williams is one of Team … [Read more...] about Unified sports teams like this Federal Way flag football squad epitomize Special Olympics spirit
Now it's the defense's turn. Last week, SILive.com ran a poll asking our readers which high school flag football player from Staten Island was tops on offense and ... you guessed it ... now we'd like to find out who's the best on the defensive side of the ball. And, boy, are there a number of candidates. As we noted last week, an Island squad has captured the city championship in five of the first seven seasons, including the last three. And you can bet your bottom dollar that the defense played a big roll in some of those championships. In fact, when Susan Wagner upended New Dorp in the 2018 title game, it did so via an 18-8 decision. We've put together a list of 13 candidates for top defensive player of 2018, including: Susan Wagner's Sabrina Yakush (58 tackles, 7 sacks, 7 interceptions), Gianna Hoang (10 sacks), Julia Catella (8 sacks), Lauren Persichetty (14 interceptions), Mirsade Pelinkovic (11 interceptions, sack) and Alexis Crescitelli (7 sacks); Tottenville's Brielle Bonviso … [Read more...] about Poll: Who was Staten Island’s top defensive player in flag football in 2018?
Mike Organ Nashville Tennessean Published 2:32 p.m. UTC Jun 14, 2018 Quarterbacks in the American Flag Football League Tournament include Vince Young, Michael Vick and Danny Wuerffel. And then there's Chris Hughes. The same Chris Hughes who is coach of the Fairview High football team. The same stocky 50-year-old Chris Hughes, who is 5-foot-8 and weighs 215 pounds, is not very mobile and never played football in high school or college. ► More: Fairview High players, coach takes center stage at Region Football Banquet Yet Hughes has turned out to be one of the best of the bunch in the 7-on-7, NFL-sponsored tournament. He's led the Mean Machine, a team comprised of local players, to the final eight, some big earnings and the chance to win $1 million more. To call the Mean Machine an underdog is an understatement. And Hughes was the reason it was overlooked early on. "I had to apply three separate times before they finally let us in," … [Read more...] about 50-year-old QB from Fairview leads team deep into NFL-sponsored flag football tournament
Staten Island teams have dominated in PSAL Flag Football play since the program's inception in 2012. In fact, an Island squad has captured the city championship in five of the first seven seasons, including the last three. And, when Susan Wagner and New Dorp locked horns for all the marbles last week, it marked the first time two Island squads advanced to the championship game in the same season. If you missed it, the Falcons won their second title in three seasons after defeating the gutty Central Cougars 18-8 in the title match. As we said, the Island has dominated. And now that there's another season in the books, SILive.com would like to know who you think was the top offensive player from Staten Island during the 2018 campaign. Not surprisingly, there's a host of candidates, including: Susan Wagner quarterback Jillian DeGeorge (1,626 passing yards, 195 completions, 35 TD passes); Tottenville quarterback Jamie Quadrato (1,377 passing yards, 185 completions, 23 TD passes); New Dorp … [Read more...] about Poll: Who was Staten Island’s top offensive player in flag football this season?
As fewer parents sign their kids up for tackle football in school and youth programs, Naperville Park District has joined a growing list of youth-centered organizations that will offer flag or touch football this fall.Director of Recreation Brad Wilson said the park district always is looking to add new recreational sports programs and flag football is a becoming more popular for boys and girls.“We felt there is an interest,” he said. “And it’s a great opportunity to get kids introduced to football.”Wilson said registration information for its new flag football league for kids ages 6 to 14 was posted online this week and included in the summer program guide.As the park district began weighing the possibility of adding flag football, local schools were considering a similar move.Last month Naperville District 203 and Indian Prairie District 204 independently announced they were eliminating tackle football at all their junior high/middle schools and … [Read more...] about Naperville Park District latest to add flag football as parents’ fear of concussions grows
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Girls flag football growing throughout the state, just not yet in SWFL The sport has not arrived at Collier or Lee county high schools, but the public school athletic directors are not opposed to the idea Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Brian Miller and Adam Fisher, Naples Published 12:00 p.m. ET April 10, 2018 CLOSE The Lincoln Trojans’ flag football team plays well in a preseason classic and senior Kaylyn Buchanan talks about the start to the season and what the team hopes to achieve. Brian Miller/Democrat … [Read more...] about Girls flag football growing throughout the state, just not yet in SWFL
Supported by Baseball By BILLY WITZMARCH 29, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story When the Yankees hired Aaron Boone out of the broadcast booth to be their manager, he had never held a job in baseball as a coach or manager, or even as a scout or executive.But it is not quite true that Boone, 45, is completely bereft of coaching experience. For the last five years, he was the defensive coordinator of the mighty Steelers, a youth flag football juggernaut in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he makes his home.“We used to joke with him when he was interviewing for the Yankees’ job,” said DeAndre Wadlington, a parent of one of the team’s players. “We’d read all this about him not having coaching experience and we’d be: ‘C’mon, man. He coached the Steelers.’ All he had to do was show his résumé.”Wadlington paused to laugh.“I told him when he got the job: … [Read more...] about Aaron Boone Has No Coaching Experience? Don’t Tell That to His Flag Football Team
Palo Verde's Betsy Bellinger is a member of the Las Vegas Review-Journal's all-state flag football team.Jensen Boman from Coronado High School's flag football team is photographed at the Review-Journal in Las Vegas, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. She is on the All-Star Team for Best of Nevada Preps. Heidi Fang Las Vegas Review-Journal @HeidiFangFoothill's Whitley Brow is a member of the Las Vegas Review-Journal's all-state flag football team.Destiny Bradford from Arbor View High School's flag football team is photographed in Las Vegas, Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at the Review-Journal. She is on the All-Star Team for Best of Nevada Preps. Heidi Fang Las Vegas Review-Journal @HeidiFangShadow Ridge's Jordan Ford is a member of the Las Vegas Review-Journal's all-state flag football team.Green Valley's Christina Mayberry is a member of the Las Vegas Review-Journal's all-state flag football team.Cheyenne High School flag football standout Eleseana Patterson is photographed at the Review-Journal in … [Read more...] about 2018 All-State Flag Football Team