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     Youth Flag Football

    Grades Y5 - 8

    Statement of Inclusion for Rec & Ed Youth Sports 
    Rec & Ed is committed to providing safe and inclusive recreational sports opportunities to all youth, regardless of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, national origin, ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Youth may register using a variety of gender terms, including “non-binary,” and are welcome to select whichever sports and leagues they prefer.
    We welcome youth who identify as non-binary or gender fluid to play on Rec & Ed teams! Parents, feel free to contact Seth Dodson (dodsons@a2schools.org) to ensure we have correct pronouns for your child and to discuss any other ways we can provide children a welcoming environment. 
    About the Flag Football League Program

    NFL FLAG is the premier youth flag football program for all. NFL FLAG provides an exciting way to enjoy America's favorite sport and advance youth physical fitness in non-contact, continuous action while learning lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship.

    Launched in 1996, NFL FLAG inspires a fun playing experience and allows players to play multiple positions. Players also learn skills and football values like responsibility and accountability that help them succeed on and off the field.

    This flag football program is designed for everyone currently in Young 5's through 8th grade. The emphasis of this program is on participation and enjoyment. EVERYONE GETS TO PLAY! There are no "cuts" or "try-outs". Participants are assigned to teams based on their grade and public school attendance area. (Private and out-of-district school teams may be formed provided they meet the grade requirements, minimum number of players and registration deadline.) Rosters are typically limited to 12 players per team.

    The season is scheduled to begin Sunday, November 13, 2022 and run for four weeks (Games/Practices could start as early as 10am and finish as late as 4pm). Teams will have four games/practices. Games/Practices are held on Sundays and will be scheduled between the hours of 10:00am and 3:00pm. Teams will practice for 30 minutes prior to a 40-minute game. Each block will be roughly one and a half hours
    Players will receive an NFL Flag Football jersey and flags. Equipment will be provided for the coach, such as balls, cones etc... Players MUST have a mouthguard and wear pants with NO POCKETS.

    For additional information regarding the flag football season timeline, equipment specifications, refund policy and how to volunteer to be Rec & Ed youth flag football coach, contact Willie at pickvetw@a2schools.org.

    Registration will end on Monday, October 31st, at 5pm. There are NO LATE REGISTRATIONS!! On-line registration is available to registrants who have a current on-line account and will be paying by credit card or existing credit on account. Online registration cannot accept payment by gift certificates, scholarships or any other form of discount. For assistance, you may call 734-994-2300 ext 0.


    Registration (Until Monday, October 31st at 5:00pm)
    Resident $102
    Non-resident $112

    There is NO LATE REGISTRATION after Monday, October 31st at 5:00PM



    We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards. Please make all checks payable to Ann Arbor Public Schools or AAPS. Please call the front desk at 734-994-2300 ext 0 to register if you are unable to use online registration.



    Fee waivers are available to residents of the Ann Arbor school district in need of financial assistance. A current approved scholarship must be on file for your child’s registration to be processed. Please apply at least two weeks prior to the registration period to avoid delays as scholarship applications take 5–7 days to process. For information click here or contact the Rec & Ed office at 734-994-2300.


    Refund Policy

    For complete information on the Rec & Ed refund policy, click here.

    Assistant coaches are always needed!  If you would like to volunteer, please reach out to Willie Pickvet at pickvetw@a2schools.org.              


    Uniforms & Equipment
    Participants receive an NFL Team-branded reversible jersey and NFL Flag Football belt which must be worn at all games. Shorts or pants without pockets, athletic shoes, and socks are standard team uniforms. Indicate your child’s t-shirt size when you register.