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NEW HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS FLAG LEAGUE WILL FEATURE SEVERAL TEAMS AND DIVISIONS

Due to the rise of interest and popularity of girls flag football at the high school level, the Houston NFL Girls Flag Football League will be organizing a Freshmen, JV, and Varsity Division for high school teams. We are attempting to field at least one team per grade from as many junior highs and high schools as we can. Each team should consist of at least 14-21 players. If one particular school has more athletes that are interested we can make a second team from that school. Our league nights will be Tuesdays. Games will be played each Tuesday night from 6-7pm. The league will run four consecutive Tuesdays from June 1st to July 31st. The cost per team will be $525.00 ( this breaks down to about $25.00-$37.00 per athlete if a complete 14 player roster is filled). We need one adult sponsor from each school that would be willing to organize each school’s team collect money and gather the liability forms. This person will represent their respective junior high and also serve as the contact person for that team. If this is something your school would be interested in please contact Terry A. Hayes at Houston NFL Girls Flag Football. I can be reached at 832-881-7063 or email me at tandrehayes@hotmail.com. If you have a few individuals that would like to play but not enough for an entire team the cost per individual will be $45.00. I appreciate your time and effort in helping to put this league together.

THE NFL'S GIRLS FLAG FOOTBALL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

The NFL Girls Flag Football Leadership Program identifies the growing demand for girls’ flag football to be legitimized and played as a high school sport, and is the first program of its kind to recognize the desire of girls to be more involved in the sport of flag football. Girls’ flag football is already a state sanctioned sport in Florida and Alaska and both programs boast staggering participation numbers. Girls love to play football, and the NFL Girls Flag Football Leadership Program will strive to give girls a place to play the sport they love.


The NFL has identified the 10 most concentrated cities of recreational girls’ flag football participation and it has selected one girl in each city to pursue the establishment of girls’ flag football as a legitimate high school sport. Our ten girls are extremely passionate about flag football, have been involved with our NFL FLAG football program, and will champion this initiative with the assistance of local high schools. Empowered by the NFL, these pioneers of female flag football will request that their high schools pilot a girls’ flag football program.

THE NFL'S CONTRIBUTION

The NFL will help subsidize this program for every high school that agrees to pilot a girls’ flag football program in Year 1 (2008/09 school year) by providing free flag football equipment to each school as well as flag football coaching and officiating manuals.

PROGRAMS PROGRESS!

Since fall of 2007, girls high school football programs have started in cities in the following states:

Georgia

Indiana

Massachusetts

Nevada

North Carolina

Pennsylvania

Texas

GIRLS & HIGH SCHOOL FLAG FOOTBALL

Girls & High School Flag FoGirls flag football is already a state sanctioned sport in Florida and Alaska and both states boast high participation numbers. In the nine years since girls flag football was sanctioned as a high school sport in Florida, participation has risen by 458%.

Over 4,800 female athletes play girls flag football in their high schools and the NFL FLAG program has over 100,000 male and female participants nationwide

Using the success of girls flag football programs in Florida and Alaska as a guide, the ten pioneers of The NFL Girls Flag Football Program will work within their communities to share their enthusiasm about the sport and to have it recognized as a high school sport.

WHY NFL GIRLS FLAG FOOTBALL?

The past several years have seen a rapid growth in flag and touch football leagues across the United States, led by the NFL Air-it-Out for adults, NFL Flag for youngsters and others. At the high school level, where nearly 1 million students play contact football, flag and touch have generally become an approved and encouraged activity in the off-season. Organized by school and experienced coaches, the mission is to provide the structure for 8th-12th grade football players, as well as other male and female students, whereby they can develop their skills, competing in the off-season at organized local, regional and nationals events.