Latest News & Updates for Wilton Flag Football
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*REGISTRATION is OPEN for FALL 2022*
2022 Fall Flag Football Important Dates
- Monday, May 9th - Flag Registration Opens
- Friday, July 1st - $50 Late fee kicks in for all Flag Registrations. ($25 Late Fee for Pre-K & Kindergarten Divisions)
- Sunday, Aug 7th - All team selections scheduled to be completed
- Monday, August 15th - Preseason Flag Practices begin for Grades K through 12
- Monday, September 5th - Flag Practices Officially begin for Grades K through 12
- Saturday September 10th - First Division games of the Regular Season
- Saturday October 1st - Wilton Varsity Football Homecoming Activities
- Saturday, TBD - Picture Day 10am to 5pm at Middlebrook
- Saturday, October 22nd - Playoffs begin
- Saturday, November 5th - Flag Football Super Bowl Games - Grades 2 - 12
Everything we do in Wilton Youth Football is for the kids. We are a group of volunteer dads and moms dedicated to making sure that all our student athletes have fun and learn the game of Flag Football at a highly competitive level.
Wilton Flag Football supports athletes that play multiple sports, we will do our best to be flexible to accommodate multi-sport athletes' schedules; however, expect that in fall season, football is a top two priority.
- Our Flag Football Website is updated every week and we have created an FAQ page to help answer any questions you might have. Stay tuned for more Flag Football updates and email the Wilton Flag Football Administrator if you have any questions: [email protected]
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5 BENEFITS OF KIDS PLAYING FOOTBALL
Flag football is one of the fastest growing youth sports, currently on its way to becoming a college sanctioned sport. Tackle football fields over 1 million high school student-athletes each year. No matter which way you look at it, our love for football runs deep.
While extensive research is being conducted to better understand football safety, it’s still a game that comes with many physical and emotional benefits. Need proof? Here are five great benefits for kids who play football:
1. Health benefits: Football is a fast moving game with a lot of variety. Players run, jump, quickly change direction, and stop and start, which improves cardiovascular health. Practice drills, complex running routes and defensive techniques all encourage speed, strength, and stamina. And these activities also engage motor skills, specifically hand and eye coordination. Plus, a recent study found that playing football has positive effects on bone strength.
2. Teamwork: Youth football teaches kids accountability, leadership, and the impact of positive sportsmanship. Every position has a purpose and to execute a play successfully, each individual needs to fulfill their responsibility, while working together—a skill that’s valuable both on and off the field.
3. Discipline: Learning routes, repetitive drills, and executing proper technique take a high level of discipline—and football players do it time and time again. Each practice is laying the foundation for a strong work ethic that kids will use throughout their lives. And this is one of the biggest benefits of football.
4. Mental toughness: Sports are a great platform to build mental toughness. Whether it’s making a mistake on the field or needing to comeback from a major upset, setbacks are bound to happen. And to move forward, players must learn how to persevere. Football provides a lot of opportunities to improve mental toughness, from remaining calm under pressure to focusing during chaotic situations.
5. Socialization: Football teaches kids how to effectively communicate and work well with others. After all, one player can’t do everything. They rely on each other—what a better way to make long-lasting friendships? Layer this with learning to respect and receive direction from authority (aka coaches) and you have a range of socialization skills.