Youth flag football programs at the YMCA are recreational programs 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 players 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!
Our flag football league is located at various YMCA Suncoast locations including Clearwater, Palm Harbor, Trinity and the Y in Spring Hill.
Flag football is for boys and girls 5-17 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 7-17: Each league (7-9, 10-11, 12-14 and 15-17) will have one practice a week and a game on Saturday. Practices will be held at school or at the Y.
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.
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.