The pro football season is coming to an end, but youth flag football programs at the Y keeps moving down the gridiron. YMCA of the Suncoast flag football is a recreational program designed for youngsters new to the sport of football as well as those not quite ready for tackle football. The Y flag football program is geared toward those youth who want to learn how to play the sport, brush up on the rules, tactics, and skills, improve their game and most importantly - HAVE FUN!
Search our program finder for more about our flag football league at various YMCA Suncoast locations.
Flag football is for boys and girls 5-14 years of age. Participants should anticipate a challenging program that focuses on fundamentals and good sportsmanship.
Ages 5-6: This league will only meet on Saturday at 8: 30 a.m. and have 30 minutes of skills and drills- plus a 30 minute scrimmage.
Ages 7-9, 10-11 and 12-14: Each league will have one practice a week and a game on Saturday. Practices will be held at school or at the Y.
Important Dates TBA
Coaches Draft Day for kids 7-9 and 10-11 leagues. Players who are not on a school-age team will participate.
All players in the 12-14 league should attend draft day at the Y.
Parent meetings and Preseason Clinics
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The YMCA believes that character development is an essential element of sports. Caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith are valued on and off the field. In YMCA sports, everyone plays and everyone plays fair. We put safety first and emphasize positive competition. YMCA sports are for all and are played for fun.
Family involvement is encouraged. Parents become part of the Y community and enjoy supporting their children together at practices and games. Parents and friends can also be helpful as volunteer coaches, officials and timekeepers. We also have a teen program for a big brother or big sister to learn about officiating youth sports.