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Are you ready for some football?  We have the perfect opportunity for youth to learn the skills needed for the next stage of play. 

Clinic Information (Kindergarten Only):

Join us for our exciting clinic just for kindergarteners.  Participants will get a chance to learn the rules and develop the fundamentals through skill work and drills as well as play as a team during scrimmages each week. This clinic is the perfect place for kids to start learning the sport while having fun! All skill levels and abilities are welcome and encouraged!  Closed toe athletic shoes  or plastic cleats are required.  Mouth guard is highly encouraged.

Saturdays, October 6- November 17 (No clinic October 13)
8:00am-9:00am
Quail Run Soccer Complex, Field #4
4155 E. Virginia St., Mesa

League Information (Grade 1 - 6):

Participants will both practice and play a game each week where they can learn the rules, develop their skills and play as a team.  All levels focus on player development, having fun and sportsmanship.  This is an equal play league.  All skill levels and abilities welcome and encouraged!  Participants will receive a team t-shirt.  Closed toe athletic shoes are required.

NEW THIS SEASON!  In order to provide the most positive environment for the kids, the end of season family fun day and tournament has been restructured into a one day event (Saturday, December 1) that is comprised of a single regular game per team as well as player skills competitions with prizes, swag and fun for the whole family!

 Volunteer Coaches Needed!

Parent/Guardian Information

 

Game Dates, Time, Location:

Saturdays, September 29- December 1
No games on October 13 and November 24
Quail Run Soccer Complex, Field #3 & #4
4155 E. Virginia St., Mesa
           

Game times will be between 9:30am and 4:30pm (game times are subject to change)

Game Schedule:

8 weeks of games. 

Participants will be notified of their team, coach, practice time and location, and game schedule via email on Monday, September 17 by 5:00pm.

Participants will also be contacted by their coach by this time as well.

League Schedule:
1st - 2nd Grade Schedule
3rd - 4th Grade Schedule
5th - 6th Grade Schedule

 

Uniform:

  • Participants will receive a team shirt at their first game. This shirt should be worn to each game. 
  • Participants are required to wear closed-toe athletic shoes or plastic cleats for safety reasons.
  • Participants should wear athletic shorts or pants without pockets which allow for more comfort while playing.
  • Mouth guard is recommended.
  • No jewelry

Team Formation:

  • Kids will be placed on a team with other participants as near to their Mesa middle school zone and elementary school as possible. Due to the complexity of forming teams, including the number of teams, coach locations, number of kids registered in a given area and friend requests, we try our best to place your child on a team as close to home as possible.
  • We do not allow full teams to register.
  • One friend request per participant may be submitted upon registration.  Absolutely no guarantee of request or placement. No exceptions due to the high volume of requests.
  • No coach requests will be honored. No exceptions due to the high volume of requests.
  • Volunteer coaches will have their kid(s) on their team.
  • Participants must play in the league division corresponding with their current grade in school and may not participate in a grade lower or higher.
  • We are unable to switch children to a different team once teams have been formed due to the many moving parts and large amount of special requests received.

Some league divisions fill faster than others. Regardless of the registration deadline, once a league has reached registration capacity all additional children in that league division will be placed on a waitlist. Waitlisted kids will only be placed on a team if space opens up. Please note that Youth Sports administration has the right to make any changes to the league they feel are necessary to better benefit the program and its participants.

Practices:

  • Practice time and day will be determined by the volunteer coach and information will be provided after teams are formed. Practices are based on available lighted field space at selected City of Mesa facilities as well as general location of team and coach.
  • Practices may begin as soon as the week of September 18 for finalized rosters with approved coaches.
  • Teams practice 1-2 times a week. However, participants are only required to attend one practice.
  • Practice is held on a different day than game day.

Divisions:

Co-ed, Grades 1st-2nd

  • Two 20 minute halves with a 5 minute halftime
  • Pee-Wee size ball
  • Plays 6 on 6
  • Will not keep score

Co-ed, Grades 3rd-4th 

  • Two 20 minute halves with a 5 minute halftime
  • Pee-Wee size ball
  • Plays 6 on 6
  • Will keep score

Co-ed, Grades 5th-6th

  • Two 20 minute halves with a 5 minute halftime
  • Youth size ball
  • Plays 6 on 6
  • Will keep score

Please review the rulebook:  YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE RULE BOOK

Score Keeping and Standings:

It is important to know that this league is about having fun and developing in the sport, not what the score is or wins vs. losses. With that being said, we do feel there is an age when it is appropriate to begin keeping score. We ask that all participants, coaches, parents/guardians and spectators concentrate on the fundamentals and love of the game rather than the score.

  • 1st-2nd grade division will not keep score
  • 3rd-4th and 5th-6th grade divisions will keep score
  • League standings will not be tracked or posted.

Picture Day:

Saturday, October 20

  • All teams must have their team photo taken.
  • Purchasing pictures is optional. It is purely a benefit of our league.
  • Coaches will pass out picture packet information at the first game.
  • Picture Day Schedule