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NFL Flag Football Leagues

NFL Flag Football Leagues in Elk River

The Elks QB Club is bringing NFL Flag Football to Elk River in the Spring and Fall of 2021. This is a 5 vs. 5, non-contact, recreational, co-ed format. Teams are limited to 10 players to maximize playing time. This is an exceptional program for first time players who want to learn the fundamentals of football. This is also a wonderful opportunity for players who may want to continue to enhance their skills before taking the next leap into tackle football.  Games and practices will be played on Sunday afternoons between 11 am – 6 pm. Participants will receive a NFL reversible jersey, flag belt and individual participation award.  There are no try-outs! Every participates!

2021 Spring NFL Flag Football

2021 Spring League Information

Open Registration Available Through - April 17, 2021

Games & Practices will be held at Youth Athletic Complex (YAC)

Meet & Greet:      Sunday,  May 2, 2021

First Game:        Sunday, May 9, 2021

Last Game/Season End:      Sunday, June 20, 2021

Make Up Date:  Sunday, June 27

FEE:  $125 per player

** Practices take place 30 minutes prior to game time each week to ensure a convenient and fun experience for all.  Games will typically take place between 12:00-7:00 pm. Younger divisions generally play earlier in the day while older divisions typically play later.

What’s Included!

- Fee Includes NFL Jersey & Flag Belts  (you get to keep the Jersey and the belts)

- No Tryouts! No Drafts!

- Leagues are for both Boys and Girls

- Equal Playing Time

- Teams Formed by School, Grade, then Requests

- Divisions are: Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8 (divisions could be combined based on registration numbers)

-Practices & Games on Sunday’s Only

- 7 week Season:  7 practices, 6 games

- Volunteer Coaches screened & trained

- One Fantastic Experience!!

 

- Coach/Team/Buddy requests are not guaranteed

Volunteer Coaches Needed

Positive & Enthusiastic volunteers needed to coach Flag Football.  

Coaching a youth sports team can be a tremendously rewarding experience, giving you the opportunity to help young players learn the game of football in a fun and safe atmosphere. Additionally the bond created by a parent coaching their child is one that will be cherished and remembered for years to come. 

No prior coaching experience necessary - as a Flag Football Coach, you will be given all the resources and support you need to help you succeed. 

Flag Football - Coach Description  

  • Coach your child's team of boys and girls, ages 4-14
  • Coach games and practices 1 day per week
  • Teach players the fundamentals of the game
  • Emphasis on sportsmanship, fair play, and full participation
  • Provide a safe and fun environment for the players
  • Learn and follow all league rules, policies, and procedures
  • Give each player equal playing time
  • Puts the feelings of the players ahead of the coach’s desire to win
  • Communicate with parents as needed

Qualifications

  • Successfully pass a background check
  • Be enthusiastic, organized and dependable
  • Makes ensuring a positive experience for players a priority over winning
  • Be patient, especially with the players
  • Have a working knowledge of the sport

 

How to Volunteer

During your child's registration you will be asked if you would like to volunteer as a head or assistant coach. At that time if you select you do want to be a coach you will be asked for more information including some personal info that will enable us to complete a background check.  Once the background check is passed you will be eligible to coach and will be contacted prior to the season beginning to confirm your spot and provide you with details on the upcoming coaches meeting.  

 

Contact Marv Johnson at erflagfootball@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer.


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Parents Letter

Dear Parents:

We are about to begin a new athletic season that we hope will be fun and rewarding to both you and your child. It is our hope that you will develop new friendships and have lasting positive memories about this season.

Of course, we want to help your child learn new skills, but we want to accomplish many more things that we will attempt to outline in this letter. In order to accomplish these goals, a cooperative effort will be necessary between the parent and the coach.

It is commonly believed that participation in sports teaches and fosters positive human values such as fair play, respect for others, cooperation, leadership, self-control, and much more. We want your child to emerge from this athletic experience possessing these kinds of human values. These values will be a high priority as we teach ball skills and strategies.

We can only succeed if we have good models for the players to emulate. A competitive sport such as football presents a situation that can become highly charged with emotion. To learn to control one’s behavior in emotionally charged situations is a mark of maturity.

In addition to teaching skills and strategies, we want to concentrate on the following:

  1. Respect for the opponents both on and off the field, and
  2. Play the game for fun and enjoyment and learn the skills.

Please praise your child’s efforts and demonstrate, through your own actions and remarks, sportsmanship and fair play. If we can achieve some of these goals, the players, parents and coaches will all be winners.

Sincerely,

Marvin L Johnson Jr. and Dave Williams

Elks QB Club