Flag Football

Flag Football Program

The YMCA of GWC's flag football program helps kids get a feel for football as they work on the fundamentals of throwing, catching and playing as a team in this no-tackle sport. 

The Rookie Plus Flag Football program focuses on skill development, fun, and a sense of team in a semi-competitive environment. Our rules have been adjusted to ensure better parity and limit the ability of a team to “run up the score”. All Rookie Plus divisions will practice one hour per week with a game on Saturdays.

There are many benefits for kids to start playing YMCA Flag Football

  • Start building motor skills necessary for the game
  • Learning the basic rules
  • Offensive and defensive techniques of the game
  • Semi-competitive scenarios

Starting with the goal of grabbing a flag, your child will learn how to work together to win. Your child is sure to learn how to compete on a team successfully. They will make lifelong friends as they learn how to work together and develop their balance, coordination and get some fitness in to boot. The worst feeling is having your child hurt or injured with flag football as a no-contact sport you can rest easy knowing they’re safe while still getting to catch that call.

As a no-contact sport, flag football brings all the fun of football, just without the pain and high risk of injury. We emphasize the importance of leadership, sportsmanship, and the ability to work in a team. These skills are coupled with an opportunity to get outside and get some exercise in a fun and exciting way. Contact us with any inquiries you have if interested!