Berkshire Family YMCA's NFL Flag Football program at our Pittsfield and Northern Berkshire locations is registered with NFL FLAG, the largest, most-recognized flag football organization in the US. Not only does the Y's program follow guidance from NFL FLAG, but your child will be provided an official NFL FLAG uniform. Flag football provides young boys and girls ages 6-11 a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact, continuous action while learning lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship. Players will learn basic principles such as throwing, catching, and running. Flag Football provides a fun, positive experience for your child through on-the-field instruction. Our staff and volunteer coaches strive to make this a memorable experience for all. Flag football is a sport that a child can take with them throughout their life because once you learn the rules of the game you can do it anywhere because of the limited equipment required.
Your child will be coached through required rules, routine practices, and designed gameplays. Learning and applying rules during a game will help them in other settings too! Flag football helps a child develop movement skills such as running and passing. Eye-hand coordination and the ability to judge distance are also practiced. Some skills include strategy-building, a sharp mind, teamwork, self-control, and self-discipline.
Berkshire Family YMCA's Indoor Flag Football program hosted by Bennington Recreation Center at the Bennington Sports Center provides youth ages 8-11 flag football skills and scrimmages.
Active Y members and non-members are invited to register. Varies by branch.
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