Jr. Playmakers Flag Football Fun, safety, fair play and sportsmanship for boys and girls in grades K-6 Register by August 2 for early-bird discount! Practices begin week of September 7.
Jr. Playmakers Football is celebrating its 10th anniversary this fall by adding a new division for kindergarteners and enhancing the many benefits of flag football.
Jr. Playmakers is for boys and girls of all sizes and abilities where equal playing time and equal participation is expected and encouraged.
Kids of all sizes are throwing and catching the ball, making interceptions, pulling flags on defense and running for big touchdowns – all while having a good time, making friends, getting exercise and having fun. Positions are rotated throughout the season to promote an inclusive experience.
Jr. Playmakers flag football lets youth learn the fundamentals of the game without having to worry about pads, tackling, and blocking. Physical contact is minimal which reduces the chance of injury.
Boys and girls get their daily 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity as recommended by the Let’s Move Missoula initiative and the NFL’s Play 60 campaign.
Flag football is a great example of a skill sport requiring agility, strategy, team play as well as bone and strength development, according to UM Health and Human Performance professor Dr. Steven Gaskill.
The maximum time commitment is 3 days per week between practices and games. Children can participate in other sports/activities at the same time as Jr. Playmakers, promoting well-rounded kids. Parks and Recreation places kids on teams based on their school or neighborhood.
For boys and girls, grades K-6. Practices begin the week of Sept. 7. Register by August 2 for early-bird discount.