Learning physical skills. Young athletes learn both fundamental motor skills (e.g., running, jumping and hopping) and sport-specific skills (e.g., how to throw or catch a football) that allow them to stay active.
Appreciation of fitness. Two of the motives for participation identified by children is “to get exercise” and “stay in shape” (Ewing & Seefeldt; 1989)
Sense of belonging. Another strong motive of participation is social interaction. Sports can provide peer interaction through both teammates and healthy competition (see Weiss & Stuntz, 2004 for a review of the literature).
Acquiring sport skills for leisure. Learning the fundamental motor skills through sport (e.g., proprioception, coordination) can aid in skill development, but can also be transferred to other sports and leisure activities, promoting increased participation and involvement.
Flag football gives every child the chance to be an impact player. Kids of all sizes are throwing and catching the ball, making interceptions, pulling flags on defense and running for 50-yard touchdowns – all while having a good time, making friends, getting exercise and learning.
According to the Sports and Fitness Industry Association, nationwide in 2013, over 2.5 million youth participated in flag football – just shy of the numbers playing tackle and touch football.
A fun and exciting sport that is played year around, kids learn football skills while understanding the importance of maintaining good form and footwork. they'll learn the fundamentals of the sport and compete with other players who love the game as much as they do.
Flag football is a non-contact sport, and provides a safe activity for kids who love football.
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OAA Flag Football is the place where kids can get a taste of football without the need for full pads. The teams are comprised of a Kindergarten league and a 1st /2nd grade league. The fundamentals of the game will be learned and reinforced at this level. Practices start in Early-August for all grades, and finishing prior to Halloween. The cost is $70 for early bird pricing and is $80 on 7/1 and thereafter. Registration will close on July 28th.
When Signing your child up, please indicate the grade that your kid will be going into after the summer. This determines if they will be in the kindergarten league or the 1st/2nd grade league.
Beginning in 3rd grade, players can advance to tackle football - where full contact requires a full set of football pads, helmets and uniforms. Please see the OAA Football program for more details.
Please note that mouth guards are required and athletic cups/supporters are highly recommended and must be purchased separately.
The game of football is a fun time to watch your kids play and have fun. This is only possible if parents are willing to volunteer to help with the teams. The best thing that you can do to ensure that your child and the children of the flag football program can insure a quality program is to get involved and volunteer to be a coach. If this is something that interest you and you would like to volunteer to coach or to find out more about it please contact the director of your league.
Flag Football requires that all kids have a mouth guard and athletic cup/supporters are highly recommended. Spikes are optional but have to be the rubber kind. No metal or Hard plastic Spikes. All other equipment that is needed will be provided.
All games for the Kindergarten program will be played on the day set by the league they will be in, depending on if there are enough kids to make a kindergarten team. Practice day will be at the discretion of the coach. Only two practice and one game for this level. Three practices are aloud before the games start. If there are not enough kindergarten kids they will be placed on a team with the 1st/2nd grade team. this has been done in the past and has worked out fine. The kindergarten kids do well playing with the older group.
1st/2nd Grade programs games will be on Wednesday nights and or Saturdays but is subject to change year to year based on the availability of the teams that we can schedule. They will be allowed two practice days outside of game days, They will be aloud three practices a week prior to the start of games. Practices days are at the discretion of the coach.
OAKDALE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
Coaches’ Code of Ethics
•I hereby pledge to live up to the following Coaches’ Code of Ethics:
•I will place the emotional and physical well being of my players ahead of a personal desire to win.
•I will treat each player as an individual, remembering the large range of emotional and physical development for the same age group.
•I will do my best to provide a safe playing situation for my players.
•I will promise to review and practice the basic first aid principles needed to treat injuries of my players.
•I will do my best to organize practices that are fun and challenging for all my players.
•I will provide a sports environment for my team that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, and I will refrain from their use at all youth sports events, and I will work with and remind team parents to ensure this environment exists.
•I will be knowledgeable in the rules of each sport that I coach, and I will teach these rules to my players.
•I will use those coaching techniques appropriate for each of the skills that I teach.
•I will remember that I am a youth sports coach, and that the game is for children and not adults.
•I agree to promote playing time for all as dictated by the League rules.
Signature ________________________________ Date ________________
Coaches will be notified and teams put together by early August.
All refunds are subject to a $10 processing fee. Refunds, as well as the amount of the refund are left to the discretion of the league director. Partial refunds are also subject to the $10.00 processing fee. Refunds may take up to 15 business days to process.