Nation’s Largest Youth Flag Football League Comes to Saline

 02/05/2014 - 00:12
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Michigan Youth Flag Football, Saline Parks and Recreation, and Saline Community Education, have teamed up to bring the largest youth flag football organization in the country to the community of Saline. The league will host its inaugural season this spring. The program provides girls and boys ages 4 – 14 a safe and fun flag football league for all skill levels and is designed to educate young people about the game of football while emphasizing participation and sportsmanship.

The league begins the last week of April and ends the last week of June. Online registration is open for the spring league through March 1st at www.MichiganFlagFootball.com.

All participants will receive a reversible National Football League (NFL) Flag Football jersey, representing one of the NFL teams, flags, and a participation award, that are theirs to keep at the completion of the season.

“We are so excited to have our first league in Washtenaw County,” said Bryan Ledin, Executive Director of Michigan Youth Flag Football. Currently there are 22 leagues located throughout Metro Detroit including locations in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Livingston, and now Washtenaw County.

The season will consist of an eight week schedule with games being played at Saline High School on the turf field. Teams are formed by students from the same schools and grade, giving children the opportunity to participate as a team with their classmates. Practices are scheduled an hour before each game resulting in a one day a week commitment to the league.

Games are played in a five on five format on a 25x50 yard long field and provide young players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact, continuous action while learning lessons in teamwork, confidence, and integrity. All games are officiated by certified and trained officials.

For more information please contact our office at 248-454-9700 or visit our website at www.MichiganFlagFootball.com

Launched in 2006, MichiganYouth Flag Football, is the largest NFL Flag Football provider in the country with programs located in 22 different communities and servicing over 12,000 players annually. The program is designed to educate young people about flag football while emphasizing participation and sportsmanship. Participants learn skills and lessons that help them succeed both on and off the field. For more information, visit www.MichiganFlagFootball.com.

Saline Parks and Recreation, formed June 19, 1991, was developed as a result of civic-minded citizens who wanted to coordinate recreational activities throughout the community and manage the rapid growth of the programs for the benefit of its residents. To this day, the department strives to expand its offerings and provide quality experiences throughout the city's 12 parks and 44,000 square foot Recreation Center. For more information, visit www.cityofsaline.org.

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