FLAG FOOTBALL

STANDINGS

LINKS:

2021 Spring Schedule

2021 Weekly Scores

2021 SW Lehigh Flag Football Rulebook1

 

U6 Division 
Team Coach Win Loss PCT FOR Against
SP-Rams Lawrence 0 0 #DIV/0! 0 0
LM-Cowboys Mickelson 1 0 1.000 25 0
SP-Giants Brady 1 0 1.000 31 12
SP-Falcons Stephenson 1 0 1.000 25 20
LM-Giants Marin 1 0 1.000 33 30
AFC-Grey Ambler 0 1 0.000 0 25
LM-Vikings Ramsay 0 1 0.000 20 25
SP-Packers Whitehead 0 1 0.000 12 31
LM-Eagles Selkregg 0 1 0.000 30 33
U8 Division E
Team Coach Win Loss PCT FOR Against
LM-Eagles Squire 1 0 1.000 30 6
AFC-Grey Chromiak 1 0 1.000 19 13
LM-Saints Siegfried 1 0 1.000 28 20
LM-Buccaneers Kakaley 0 1 0.000 13 19
LM-Rams Ofner 0 1 0.000 20 28
LM-Lions MeyerHoefer 0 1 0.000 6 30
U8 Division W
Team Coach Win Loss PCT FOR Against
SP-Panthers Pletz 1 0 1.000 24 0
SP-Cardinals Townsend 1 0 1.000 21 6
SP-Bears Reichl 1 0 1.000 12 8
AFC-Black Bender 0 1 0.000 8 12
SP-Giants DiBella 0 1 0.000 6 21
SP-Seahawks Stephenson 0 1 0.000 0 24
U10 Division E
Team Coach Win Loss PCT FOR Against
SP-Giants Youssef 0 0 #DIV/0! 0 0
SP-Eagles Bombich 1 0 1.000 25 6
LM-Packers Mickelson 1 0 1.000 12 8
LM-Seahawks Ramsay 1 0 1.000 28 8
SP-Cardinals Shaffer 1 0 1.000 18 12
LM-Bears Depaolo 0 1 0.000 8 12
LM-Buccaneers Sanchez 0 1 0.000 12 18
LM-49ers Bonaventura 0 1 0.000 6 25
LM-Falcons Morris 0 1 0.000 8 28
U10 Division W
Team Coach Win Loss PCT FOR Against
AFC-Black Whitaker 1 0 1.000 20 0
SP-Falcons Deutsch 1 0 1.000 32 6
SP-Seahawks George 1 0 1.000 19 6
AFC-Grey Benfield 1 0 1.000 18 12
SP-Cowboys Charles 0 1 0.000 12 18
LM-Giants Parmar 0 1 0.000 6 19
LM-Eagles Utsick 0 1 0.000 0 20
SP-Packers Corsa 0 1 0.000 6 32
U12 Division W
Team Coach Win Loss PCT FOR Against
SP-Eagles Olshefski 0 0 #DIV/0! 0 0
SP-Buccaneers Brunnabend 1 0 1.000 32 0
SP-Cardinals Denton 1 0 1.000 37 7
LM-Seahawks Kern 1 0 1.000 36 12
LM-49ers Doster 1 0 1.000 32 19
AFC-Grey Socci 0 1 0.000 19 32
SP-Bears Ciamacco 0 1 0.000 0 32
LM-Lions Candio 0 1 0.000 12 36
SP-Cowboys Charles 0 1 0.000 7 37
U12 Division E
Team Coach Win Loss PCT FOR Against
AFC-Black Reills 1 0 1.000 18 6
LM-Eagles Knapp 1 0 1.000 36 12
SP-Rams Krische 1 0 1.000 36 12
LM-Vikings Sixsmith 1 0 1.000 44 19
LM-Bears Ofner 0 1 0.000 6 18
LM-Cowboys Fisher 0 1 0.000 12 36
SP-Packers Scholler 0 1 0.000 12 36
LM-Panthers Gbur 0 1 0.000 19 44
U14 Division
Team Coach Win Loss PCT FOR Against
SP-Eagles Lorenzo 0 0 #DIV/0! 0 0
LM-Saints Wenner 1 0 1.000 24 12
SP-Giants Corsa 1 0 1.000 18 12
SP-Packers Durette 1 0 1.000 21 12
LM-Seahawks Candio 1 0 1.000 32 14
SP-Lions Shaffer 1 0 1.000 40 18
SP-Seahawks McCarty 0 1 0.000 12 18
AFC-Grey Musser 0 1 0.000 12 21
LM-Packers Mattern 0 1 0.000 12 24
LM-Eagles Manmiller 0 1 0.000 14 32
LM-Lions Bayard 0 1 0.000 18 40
HS Division
Team Coach Win Loss PCT FOR Against
AFC-Gold Mayfield 1 0 1.000 33 9
Rams Cimino 1 0 1.000 33 18
Giants Cimino 1 0 1.000 34 19
AFC-Black Blews 1 0 1.000 25 21
AFC-Grey McKee 0 1 0.000 21 25
Falcons Twerdi 0 1 0.000 9 33
Chiefs Marin 0 1 0.000 18 33
Seahawks Lesack 0 1 0.000 19 34

NEWS

2021 LMYA Spring Flag Football is BACK!!!

LMYA Spring Flag Football - REGISTRATION opens January 16th thru March 1st.

I want to give an update on the 2021 Spring Flag Football season.

As many of you know, LMYA’s program is partnered with SPYA (South Parkland Youth) and AFC (Athletes for the Cross).  The 3 programs together have established a league (Southwest Lehigh Flag Football league) that has been an outstanding partnership for the last several years and has grown for 5 straight seasons (spring and fall) in terms of registrations. And, with the growth, we each have added additional coordinator support to our programs. Without all 3 partners working together, the program weakens which adds responsibilities to remaining programs.

We will have the following age groups as normal:

  • U06 - Ages 5 and 6
  • U08 - Ages 7 & 8
  • U10 - Ages 9 and 10
  • U12 - Ages 11 & 12
  • U14 - Ages 13 and 14
  • U18 - Ages 15 thru 17, but with age 18 allowed if still in high school

Cutoff for age is April 1st. We will allow players to play up, but, not play down. Registration has some leeway built in to signup at a higher level. But, if not and you want that, contact us for next steps.

Games are typically played on Saturdays (9:00 am thru about 3:00 pm depending on amount of teams. We have also played occasional games on Friday Nights after 5:30 pm.

Practices will be dependent on the coach of the team.  With typically 1-2 practices during the week.

With that being said, we have seen a year of Covid19 and do have a better understanding of this virus. But, as all have seen, it is still a struggle to control, but, there has been success in running programs with minimal contraction.

We will be opening registration January 16th and running registration through the end of March 1st, this is a firm date due to preseason prep.

Fees - $95

LINK to register - LMYA Flag Football Registration Link

We will be putting into play some procedures to help. But, this will still take all of you to cooperate and keep your child home if not feeling well, whether it is Covid, the flu or just a cold. We cannot do this alone in controlling COVID on the sports field. No program can truly claim otherwise.

We understand there is some contact in Flag Football, but, keeping some controls at the team level and the home level will be a big help. Some of the items we thought about that do take place are listed below.

  •  Flags to be pulled, constant contact with the flags of opposing players when flag pulling.  And, of course, players putting flags back in their belts
    • hand washing on sideline
  •   Defense, where defenders play close to offensive player to “prevent” them from catching a football or to go after the flag
    • hand washing on sideline
  •  The actual contact of the ball, on every play, from the center to the QB to the ball carrier (receiver or runner) or to the defense in case of interceptions.
    • Offense brings their own ball out to the field each possession
  • Hands to the mouth regularly with mouth guards
    • mouth guards with straps to keep players from putting hands in mouth

We feel there is an understanding of the virus and, as mentioned, with everyone's help, we can do our part in getting activities going again for flag football.  But, most of us are still not experts and we will do our best and discuss as a group best practices that we can follow.

We also are aware that if the Covid19 cases get worse and the government has to get involved, we may have to change plans depending on what is dictated for the state in terms of outdoor sports.

Practices start in March and games start in April with expected end date the weekend of June 12th.  Games are being planned for Grange Park in Upper Macungie.

I can tell you, myself, along with the other coordinators (and assistant coordinators), along with all volunteers and coaches (and players) among all 3 organizations, we all get paid the same amount to do this.  If you were not aware, we are all volunteers.

And I do want you all to know, we, (LMYA, SPYA and AFC), especially me, am anxious to get this program rolling again.

Claude Pease

LMYA Flag Football

 

  • Questions?
    • Contact at
      • football@lmya.org

 

 

Coach/Player NFLFlag Website - provides info of NFL Flag and Coach tips and plays

NFL Flag Website

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COME JOIN US ON FACEBOOK

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Youth Sports Volunteers videos and articles

University of South Carolina Basketball Coach, Frank Martin, was asked about youth sports volunteers, here is his response (at below link)

Coach Frank Martin on youth sport Volunteers

Rick Wolff, expert in sports psychology out of New York city, who has a Sunday morning radio show that deals with youth sports called, "The Sports edge.  His website is http://www.askcoachwolff.com. Below are a sampling of some of his info from his website

Volunteer Coach - Things to know when you volunteer

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: Still Trying to Curb Violent Acts by Angry Parents

PROGRAM GOALS

 

LMYA Flag Football Program Goals

Lower Mac Athletics Mission:

“To provide instructional, recreational and competitive team sports that foster sportsmanship, teamwork and leadership skills, and healthy lifestyles.” 

Flag Football Program Goals:

  • Lower Mac Athletics sponsors a comprehensive program that provides a positive learning experience and recognizes the diverse interests of the participants.  This program is designed to teach the game of flag football while highlighting the benefits of fun, teamwork and physical activity.
  • Intramural skill development is the primary focus at an early age.  This focus continues as players progress up through the various levels. 
  • All coaches, participants and parents will receive the following information concerning the 2017 Flag Football program: 

              Lower Mac Athletics Code of Conduct
NFL Flag Football Rules of Play   2021 SW Lehigh Flag Football Rulebook1

Five Things Your Child Will Learn Playing Flag Football
June 28, 2016
Youth flag football gives children the option to play football with the same fitness and competitive benefits of tackle football, but with less risk of injury.  Along with the physical benefits of playing a sport like flag football, there are also multiple character building benefits for your child.

TEAMWORK

Youth flag football is a great team sport option for children. The sport offers kids the chance to play, work and have fun with a group of other children and teaches them skills to work together.  Teamwork is a big aspect of flag football as kids learn how important it is to collaborate with others and work towards a common goal.

THE VALUE OF PRACTICE

Along with teamwork, coaches will teach your child the importance of practice.  As coaches work on fundamentals to help your child learn the game, players  discover that practice is an important part to playing a sport, and that without practice, improvement in any skill can be difficult.

HOW TO COMPETE

Playing a youth sport such as flag football teaches your child how to compete, as an individual and also as a member of a team. Working hard on the playing field provides learning lessons that can go beyond sports.

VALUABLE SOCIAL SKILLS

Flag football is also a great way for children to develop social skills.  By being a part of a team, children learn how to communicate and work well with others.  They will learn how to take initiative and lead, but then they also learn when it is their turn to sit back and follow.  The social skills kids gain by learning how to play with other children from different backgrounds is priceless and will continue to be an asset to them as they grow older.

GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP

Most importantly, playing flag football with i9 Sports teaches your child the value of being a good sport and behaving with integrity, respect and humility, regardless of winning or losing. Being positive and shaking hands with teammates, referees and opponentsinstills valuable lessons in your child.

Character building and social skills are certainly major benefits to flag football participation, but let’s not forget that it’s also fun and a great way to make new friends! If you want to register your son or daughter for an i9 Sports flag football program, follow this link to see which leagues are available in your area!

PARTICIPATION

LMYA Flag Football Participation

Each Team will consist of up to 11 players and no less than 6. Participation is important in this league and each player will have the opportunity to be on the field during games to participate.  Every player must have a turn to play.  

Equipment recommended:

  • Mouth Guard (REQUIRED)
  • Highly recommended - Football Cleats (non-metal) - Can use other sport cleats, just do not want the player to slip
  • Non-Pocket shorts/pants are suggested. If they do have pockets, we will need to tape over the pockets, which can sometimes mark up the material.
  • We will provide Jerseys, flags and flag belts
    • Team jerseys for your team MUST be worn to be eligible to play. If a player plays without, the game will be a forfeit.

All players and Coaches should register at link below also for Bonus info and tips for playing NFL Flag football

Coaches will have background checks submitted at below link: TBA

NFL FLAG FOOTBALL Participation Agreement

In order for every player to be able to participate in LMYA's NFL FLAG FOOTBALL PROGRAM.   Every player must have the NFL FLAG FOOTBALL Participation Agreement filled out and submitted.   Once you have registered you will receive an email with the Participation Agreement Link.  Below is the same link.  

http://www.nflflag.com/form/player

FIELDS

FLAG FOOTBALL FIELD INFO

  • Field Locations
    • 2021 Spring Games
    • LMYA Practices - Farmington Hills Park-​​​​​​​230 Goldenrod Drive - Macungie
      • Head Coach may choose another area park for practices.

TRAINING/DEVELOPMENT

Flag Football Practice tips/idea Links

Youth Flag Football Drills

Youth Flag Football Drills - Videos

If you go online, you can find many more than the two links I provided.

ADMINISTRATION

Flag Football Coordinators

Claude Pease   Flag Football Coordinator  football@lmya.org

Chris Ofner - Ast Coordinator

Edgar Marin - Ast Coordinator

Joe Candio - Ast Coordinator

VOLUNTEER

TEAMS