Flag Football, Co-ed Grades K - 6

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 new 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.

Saturdays, October 19 - November 23
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Quail Run Soccer Complex, Field #4
4155 E. Virginia St.
Mesa, AZ 85215


League Information (Grade 1 - 6)
Join us as kids develop both their knowledge and skills as well as participate as a team.  All skill levels and abilities are welcome and encouraged! 

Volunteer coaches are needed! Ask us about our coaching discount incentive! Please indicate upon registration or contact Lacy if you are interested in coaching. Please see below for more details.


Game Dates, Time, Location:

Saturdays, October 19 - December 7
No game on November 30

Quail Run Soccer Complex, Field #3 & #4
4155 E. Virginia St.
Mesa, AZ 85215


Game times will be between 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM (game times are subject to change)

Game Schedule:
6 weeks of games followed by a single elimination tournament

Participants will be notified of their team, coach, practice time and location, and game schedule via email on Monday, September 23 by 5 PM.

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

Game schedules will be posted online below on Monday, September 23 by 5 PM.

 

LEAGUE SCHEDULE

1st - 2nd Grade Schedule

3rd - 4th Grade Schedule

5th - 6th Grade Schedule

Make-Up Schedule

Registration Information

Registration Codes:
  • 671111-11 For participants entering kindergarten in the fall 2013
  • 671112-11 For participants entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall 2013
  • 671112-12 For participants entering 3rd and 4th grade in the fall 2013
  • 671112-13 For participants entering 5th and 6th grade in the fall 2013


*Participants should register for the class code corresponding with their grade in the fall.


Fee:

$35 for residents, $42 for non-residents (Kindergarten)

$50 for residents, $60 for non-residents (Grades 1 - 6) Fee assistance is available for eligible Mesa residents

 
Important Dates:
  • Registration begins Monday, August 12 at 8 AM
  • Grades 1 - 6 Registration deadline is Monday, September 16 at 5 PM. No refunds after Monday, September 16 at 5 PM, $5 non-refundable fee for cancellations
  • Kindergarten Registration deadline is Monday, October 14 at 5 PM. No refunds after Monday, October 14 at 5 PM, $5 non-refundable fee for cancellations

How to Register:

Participants may register:

  • Online    Register Here   
                          
  • Mail in a registration form         
  • Fax in a registration form
  • Visit our office in person            
  • Put a registration form in the 24 hour drop box at our office
  • At our Youth Sports Kickoff Celebration on September 13

Sign up as an individual or bring in a whole team! 


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 which allow for more comfort while playing.
  • Mouth guard is recommended.
  • No jewelry

 

Team Formation:
  • Teams will be assembled by proximity of residence unless otherwise requested.
  • Teams will consist of approximately 10 players.
  • Teammate and coach requests should be included upon registration or by contacting Lacy at time of registration. Please know we will try our best to accommodate, but unfortunately cannot guarantee any requests.

 

Practices:
  • Practice time and location will be determined by the volunteer coach.
  • Practices may begin as soon as the week of September 23 for finalized rosters with approved coaches.
 
Divisions:

Co-ed, Grades 1st-2nd

  • Two 20 minute halves with a 5 minute halftime
  • Pee-Wee size ball
  • Plays 5 on 5
  • 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. loses. 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 (Will keep score during tournament)
  • 3rd-4th and 5th-6th grade divisions will keep score
  • We will not be tracking or keeping standings for the league

 

Picture Day:

Saturday, November 2
Quail Run Soccer Complex, Field #3 & #4
4155 E. Virginia St.
Mesa, AZ 85215

  • All participants should plan on being at this game in order to be part of the picture.
  • 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 will be posted online below on October 21.

 

PICTURE DAY SCHEDULE

 
Tournament:

Saturday, December 7
Quail Run Soccer Complex, Field #3 & #4
4155 E. Virginia St.
Mesa, AZ 85215

  • Game times will be between 9 AM and 5 PM
  • Single elimination tournament
  • Medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place: Participation ribbons for all other teams
  • Tournament bracket will be posted online below on Monday, November 25 by 5 PM. The bracket will be emailed out at this time to coaches and participants. Coaches will also contact players by Tuesday, November 26 at 5 PM with this information.


TOURNAMENT BRACKET

         1st - 2nd Grade Bracket

         3rd - 4th Grade Bracket

         5th - 6th Grade Bracket

 

Parent/Guardian Information:
  • Parent Meeting: Tuesday, October 1 @ 6pm, location City of Mesa Utilities Community Room (640 N. Mesa Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201).
  • Parents/guardians will receive a handbook via email on Monday, September 23. The handbook can also be viewed on this webpage anytime. Please familiarize yourself with the league in advance and discuss the information with your child to help them prepare as well.
  • Parents/guardians are asked to read and abide by the Spectator Code of Conduct. You will receive a copy of this via email on Monday, September 23. It can also be viewed on this webpage anytime.
  • Parents/guardians are asked to review the Participant Code of Conduct and Guidelines with their child before the first game. You will receive a copy of this via email on Monday, September 23. It can also be viewed on this webpage anytime.
  • Participants should bring a bottle of water with their name on it to keep hydrated at practices and games. Water fountains and/or jugs will be available as well at games.

 

Please review the handbook: YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE HANDBOOK

 
Volunteer Coaches Needed!

Our flag football league depends on the kindness of volunteers to coach our teams. Youth Sports believes getting parents/guardians and community members involved with our league really adds to the quality of our program and its overall success. Without you, we are unable to provide our league. Ask us about our coaching discount incentive!  If you are interested in coaching, please contact Lacy.

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years old and older
  • Volunteer application, Background check, fingerprinting, and ID badge completed by Monday, September 16 @ 8a.m.
  • Mandatory Coaches’ Meeting: Saturday, September 21 (Webster Recreation Center 202 N. Sycamore, Mesa, AZ 85201)
  • Abide by the Coaches Code of Ethics

 

Resources Available to Coaches:
  • Online access to practice drills and coaching tools
  • Online concussion training through the CDC
  • Equipment for use during the season including age appropriate footballs, jersey pinnies, and cones
  • First Aid kit
  • Adding an assistant coach to help with the team (must be cleared by Lacy)

 

Please feel free to call or email Youth Sports staff at any time with questions, concerns, or suggestions. Your feedback is very important to us!

 

 

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Lacy Bienkowski
Recreation Specialist
480-644-3040
480-644-2698 (Fax)

Weather Hot Line
480-644-2765
 
Sports Office
200 S. Center St. Building #1
Mesa, AZ 85210
480-644-2698 (Fax)

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211


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Resources:

Participant Code of Conduct and Guidelines

Spectator Code of Conduct

Coaches Code of Ethics

Volunteer Coach Application

Registration Form
 
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