Youth Flag Football

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Ready? Hike! Let's Play Some Flag Football!

Our Fundamental Football programs are for 5-6 year olds and our Recreational Flag Football programs are for 1st-4th graders. See below for detailed information about our youth football programs.

See our Youth Sports Overview & Guide for program details and for times and locations of our youth flag football classes. For other types of programs for YMCA youth such as Gymnastics, Dance and Swimming Classes, see our current Program Guide.

Youth Sports Overview & Guide    Program Guide

Youth Sports Flag Football Programs


Fundamental Flag Football

A program that offers the basic fundamental skills of Flag Football in a 7 on 7 format. Your child will learn positions & roles, receiving, throwing and running while building confidence, showing good sportsmanship and teamwork.

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Program offered to: Ages 5-6

Your child will need:

  • YMCA Youth Sports jersey (available at all 4 YMCA’s for purchase price of $15)
  • Good pair of athletic shoes or rubber cleats

Locations may include: Broadview YMCA, East Side YMCA, West Side YMCA


Recreational Flag Football

A league that will continue working on developmental skills with more advanced curriculum.  This league will run 1 ¼ hours each week. Week 1 is a team practice. Weeks 2-7 begin with a 30 minute practice followed by a 45 minute game. Here we introduce more game play (unlike Fundamental Sports where we emphasis more on skills and drills with modified scrimmages). This league will be offered to 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Referees are incorporated in grades 3-4 and we will also introduce score as part of the game without putting too much emphasis upon competition. 

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Program offered to: Grades 1-4

Your child will need:

  • YMCA Youth Sports jersey (available at all 4 YMCA’s for purchase price of $15)
  • Good pair of athletic shoes or rubber cleats

Locations may include: Webster Park, West Side YMCA