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Sandy Springs Youth Sports Flag & Advanced Flag Football!

 

Sandy Springs Youth Sports offers Flag and Advanced Flag Football programs for players in Kindergarten through 7th grade. 


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Age Groups and League Names

Important Note about age groups.

In the past, we have never had enough players to form a 6th /7th grade league, so we combined them with the 4th/5th grade league.  To improve safety in that league, we have changed the age groups and added league names.  The new leagues will be as follows:

Rookie Division:  This is a Flag league for pre-k – 1st graders

Division II (D2):    This is an Advanced Flag League for 2nd – 4th graders  (Monday Practices)

Division I (D1):     This is an Advanced Flag League for 5th – 7th graders  (Wednesday Practices)

**We will move players up or down a division if there are safety concerns for the division they should be in based on their grade.


FLAG FOOTBALL

Our Flag Football program is a traditional 5-on-5 flag football league focused on introducing players to the game and teaching the basic fundamentals they will use at all age levels.  This is a non-contact league, but players are required to wear soft shell helmets to protect their head.  Here’s some important information:

  • No experience necessary
  • Games & Practices will be held on Sundays. (45 min practice followed by a game)
  • All practices and games are at Sandy Springs Football Field
  • Jerseys and flags are provided
  • Buddy/Coach requests accepted 
  • Soft Shell Helmets are required. (see equipment section below)

Registration Price:  $150

**Price does not include helmet. 
**Scholarships available

 

ADVANCED FLAG FOOTBALL

Advanced Flag Football is a modified version of flag that continues to build on the basic fundamentals while introducing the proper technique of open-hand blocking and pass rushing.  Soft shell helmets and shoulder pads are utilized for player safety and to provide a more authentic game play experience.  Here’s some important information:

  • NO TACKLING
  • Practice on Monday or Wednesday depending on age group
  • Games on Thursday Nights.
  • All practices and games are at Sandy Springs Football Field
  • Jersey and flags are provided
  • Soft Shell Helmets and Shoulder Pads are required. (see equipment section below)

Registration Price:  $210

**Price does not include helmet & shoulder pads.
**Scholarships available

 


IMPORTANT DATES

  • Friday August 5th -  Advanced Flag registration ends ($50 late registration fee applied starting 8/6 )
  • Saturday August 6th - Evaluations for Advanced Flag Leagues:
  • Wednesday Aug. 10th & Thursday Aug 11th - Make-up Evaluations and Drafts
  • Saturday August 13th - Skills Jamboree and Meet your team (all ages)
  • Monday August 15th - Practices begin
  • Thursday September 8th:  Kickoff Tailgate and Games begin
  • Thursday November 4th:  "Senior" Night celebrating our 7th Graders
  • November 11th:  Championship Night

EQUIPMENT

You may purchase equipment from any retail store you choose.  Here are some examples of the equipment that can be used in our leagues:

SHOULDER PADS

CHAMPRO

GAME BREAKER

NIKE