About Rec & Ed Flag Football
At Rec & Ed, we recognize there are a number of flag football leagues to choose from in and around the Ann Arbor area. We have put together the brief summary below to help you decide if our league is the best fit for your family.
Rec & Ed Flag Football offers...
- Weekly practice and 6 games
- Certificate of participation
- Games played on turf fields at Ann Arbor high schools on Sunday afternoons
- Reasonable registration fees
- NFL jersey and flag belt to keep
- Every child plays, no tryouts or cuts
- Parent or community volunteers as coaches
- Teams formed based on school attended
Spring Flag Football is open to children who are in Kindergarten through 8th grades in the 2018-2019 school year. The season runs 7 - 9 weeks and will include 6 games.
Practice and Games
Each team will practice one evening during the week, between 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Usually practices are held at one of the Ann Arbor district’s elementary schools or a neighborhood park. Practice locations are selected by the Head Coach.
Practices begin the week of April 1. No team, private or public, is to practice more than one and a half hours a week during the season.
Games are scheduled on Sundays, beginning April 14, between 12 Noon and 7 pm at areas schools or parks. You will receive a schedule of games and locations from your head coach.
Standard Registration (register until February 25th at 5:00pm)
Registrations must be postmarked February 25 or before to be honored for standard registration.
Late Registration (register after February 25th at 5:00pm)
Players may register after February 25th, however all registrations will be on hold pending available roster space. At this point, special requests (including team and coach requests) may not be considered and jersey size is not guaranteed.
Participants not residing within the Ann Arbor Public School District are considered non-resident and must pay the respective non-resident fee.
We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards. Please make all checks payable to Ann Arbor Public Schools or AAPS. Payments can be made in cash at the Rec & Ed office.
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 scholarships applications take 5 – 7 days to process. For information click here or contact the Rec & Ed office at 734-994-2300.
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You can complete registration online here until the end of the Standard registration period. If you do not have a Rec & Ed account, you will be guided to create your account as part of your registration procedure.
Forms will be sent later in January and you can mail-in or drop-off. Mail-in or drop-off your completed registration form to the Rec & Ed office at 1515 South Seventh. We have a drop-off box in the Rec&Ed office foyer available 24/7.
Registrations received during the standard registration period
➢ qualify for early registration fees,
➢ are automatically assigned into teams,
➢ and are given equal priority.
Team assignments are completed according to a child’s respective school attendance area and the time his or her registration is received.
➢ All registration forms must be in the office by closing time to qualify for early registration fees.
➢ Registrations received by mail or in the drop box before 5:00PM will be marked for February 25th. Fees for registration after February 25th change to late rates.
➢ Changes also apply to on-line registration.
Registration with February 25th postmarks cannot be honored as standard registrations.
Late Registration Deadline
All registrations received after the standard registration deadline will be held until teams are formed. Players will only be assigned to teams with an unfilled roster.
Every attempt will be made to place kids whose registration forms is received after the deadline; however, players are not guaranteed team placement.
Team rosters are limited to 12 players per team unless a team's coach requests more players for his or her team.
Players will be notified of their team assignment via email from the head coach.
Participants are assigned to school teams based on their public school attendance areas. Consult our registration timeline and procedures chart for detailed registration placement information.
If two teams are formed for the same grade from the same school, coaches and Rec & Ed staff will assign players to teams in accordance with departmental guidelines to ensure equally-balanced teams.
It is not rare for “combo” teams, or teams with participants from two or more different schools to be formed. If your child’s school has filled its primary team roster, a combo team will be formed. Players whose registrations are received during the priority registration period are place on the primary school team first.
If you have any special requests you would like us to consider, for example, to have your child assigned with a specific coach or teammate, you must fill out the Special Request question when registering online or on the registration form. We regret that we cannot guarantee special requests placed after the priority registration period.
Charter, Parochial, Private, and Out-of-District Public Schools
Charter, parochial, private, and out-of-district public school teams can be formed if all grade requirements standards are satisfied and registration deadlines met. Registration must be open for all students that attend these schools. We require a minimum of eight players be registered for a team to be formed.
Teams are coached and assisted by volunteers, many of whom are parents. Coaches and team parents are always needed! If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the volunteer question when registering online or the Adult Volunteer section of the registration form.
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. Adult small jerseys are not available from NFL so please select youth large or adult medium.
During games and practices, all jewelry, such as rings, watches, bracelets (including friendship), earrings of any kind (including starters), chains or necklaces are illegal. Any player who fails to remove his or her jewelry may not participate until it is removed.Questions
If you have questions regarding the flag football program please contact Willie, email@example.com.