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Co-ed & All Girls Leagues:
2023 Spring Flag Football Overview
We BELIEVE in multi-activity student athletes, and see the Spring as a great window for kids to try traditional spring activities. Our Spring season is our second season. Our primary season is the fall.
We ENCOURAGE young kids (Miller Driscoll/Cider Mill) to prioritize traditional Spring activities. If joining our Flag program in the Spring works seamlessly with your schedule, that's great! We encourage the prioritization of traditional Spring activities so kids can create new friendships, gain new skills and new experiences.
WYFC - President
2023 Spring Flag Football Important Dates
- Monday, January 22nd - Flag Registration Opens with a Early Bird Discount for all Families
- Wednesday, March 1st - Early Bird Discount Ends for all Flag Registrations
- Sunday, March 12th - All team selections scheduled to be completed
- Monday, March 27th - Preseason Flag Practices begin for Grades K through 12 (Weather Permitting)
- Monday, April 3rd - Flag Practices Officially begin for Grades K through 12
- Saturday April 8th - First Division games of the Regular Season
- Saturday, May 13th - Playoffs begin
- Saturday, June 3rd - Flag Football Super Bowl Games - Grades 2 - 12
We are a group of volunteer dads/ moms dedicated to making sure our student athletes have fun and learn the game of Flag Football.
Wilton Flag Football supports athletes that play multiple sports, we will do our best to be flexible to accommodate multi-sport athletes' schedules.. If you have any questions: [email protected]
Wilton Field Closure Hotline = 203-454-5188
Go to the NFL Flag Shop https://shop.nflflag.com/ use Discount Code wilton for 15% off
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.