Youth Flag Football early registration underway

Whether your child wants to someday play tackle football, or just wants to get out and have some fun in the sun, Flag Football is a great way to do both.

Flag Football registration is currently underway. Marana Parks and Rec are already registering players for the upcoming youth flag football league. Although the leagues begin play in January, spaces are limited and this program fill fast. Plus, there is a price break for those who register early.

This is a 7-week recreational, but fast paced 5-on-5 recreational flag football league for boys and girls from as young as five to as old as 12. At the conclusion of the regular season is a single elimination tournament to crown champion teams.

The league provides players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in limited contact, continuous action, and to promote teamwork and fair play. Players learn the fundamentals of football, as well as the rules of the game, and positive sportsmanship.

All players must participate in an open try-out in late October to evaluate their ability levels and help create balanced teams.

Leagues are created in two-year age blocks based upon the players’ ages as of August 31, 2017. The Rookie Division is for players ages 5-6, while 7-8 year olds will participate in the Semi Pro Division. The Pro Division is for 9-10 year olds and players ages 11-12 will compete in the All-Pro Division.

Register early to save for this program. Early registration fees are $70.00 for residents and $87.50 for non-residents. After October 6, the prices rise to $87.50/$95.00. Last minute registration begins on Oct. 13 and is $91.88 for residents and $109.33 for non-residents.

Want to prepare for try-outs or just improve as a player? We are offering a pre-season clinic during Fall Break to get players ready for the season.

Preseason Clinic info: https://apm.activecommunities.com/marana/Activity_Search/5595

The league is looking for volunteer coaches. This league is powered with the help of volunteer coaches and it can be a rewarding and fun experience. If interested being a coach this season, please contact Matt Christman at (520) 382-1963.

For more information or to register go to: https://MaranaAZ.gov/recreation