Registration Under Way For Flag Football

The Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys & Girls Club has announced open registration for the its winter indoor coed flag football program.

Games are slated to begin the week of Jan. 14 and players are encouraged to register as soon as possible, especially due to the difficulty in forming teams and setting schedules caused by numerous late registrations.

Flag football is open to boys and girls in grades 2-12, with teams being formed in three divisions. This will be a coed, non-contact program stressing the fundamentals of passing, running, rules and sportsmanship. Team t-shirts and flag belts are provided. Non-marking sneakers are required.

The program will be held weekday evenings, one hour per week, and is currently scheduled to begin Jan. 15 and will continue into mid-March. Three divisions will be formed based on age, school grade and experience.

Registrations are being accepted in person at the Boys & Girls Club main office and the program registration fees will be $30 per participant. In addition, a Boys & Girls Club youth membership is required for participation at a cost of $15 per year. Those attending Jamestown Public Schools are eligible for a reduced membership fee of $5 with teen program registration forms.

Under the 21st Century Grant, teens may also qualify for a partial one-time athletic scholarship. A limited number of financial-need scholarships will be available for all ages.

Parents and coaches should also note that previous indoor or outdoor football rosters will not remain intact as every effort is being made to balance teams based on age, grade and playing experience.

For more information on any program,call the Boys & Girls Club at 664-2902.