Flag & Tackle Football

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Fountain Inn Parks and Recreation offers Flag Football and Tackle Football for the fall season. Youth learn the fundamentals of the sport with experienced coaches & mentors. Football helps young athletes learn about leadership, discipline, and perseverance, achieving successes and learning from deficits. A league player enhances their physical fitness develops resilience and strength.

This football program is designed as a recreational league with rules that are intended to make the league more accessible to all experience levels. Teams will consist of 18-32 players.

Tackle Registration:  June 12th - July 12th, deadline at 5:00pm

  •   8U (Max age   8 on or before Sept 1, 2023)
  • 10U (Max age 10 on or before Sept 1, 2023)
  • 12U (Max age 12 on or before Sept 1, 2023)

Tackle Evaluation: Tuesday, July 18 (8U: 6pm / 10U: 6:45pm) @ Emanuel Sullivan Sport Complex - Football Field

Flag Registration: June 12th - July 12th, deadline at 5:00pm

  •   6U (Max age   6 on or before Sept 1, 2023)
  •   9U (Max age   9 on or before Sept 1, 2023)
  • 12U (Max age 12 on or before Sept 1, 2023)

Flag Evaluation: Monday, July 17 (6U: 6pm / 9U: 6:45pm / 12U: 7:30pm) @ Emanuel Sullivan Sport Complex - Football Field

Tackle and Flag Practices will begin July 24th.

Tackle and Flag Games will begin September 21st.

Waiting List Note: a limited number of registrations will be taken to maintain program formatting and quality before starting a waiting list. That number may be potentially be reached before the registration ends.  It does not mean that the participant will not be able to enroll; it simply means that an inventory of roles, staff, and facility space needs to be identified before adding from the waitlist 

Cost: Registration cost is $75.00 in city limits and $85.00 out of City. Payment: Credit and Debit card payments can be made through online checkout.  Please note; registration is not counted unless you have a receipt from registration checkout before the registration deadline. Registrations may be taken after the deadline if a spot is available. Otherwise, a waiting list will be established.

Duration: Practices are set to begin on July 18, Games are tentative to start the week of 8/29, and the program end is projected to be 10/29

Location: Two recreation facilities are used for practices and games ESSC (Emanuel Sullivan Sports Complex) is located at 700 Woodside Avenue and PD Terry City Park, Located at 116 Cannon Avenue.

Schedule: The Recreation Department reserves both ESSC & PD Terry City Park to be used Monday-Thursday and potentially Friday evenings from 5:30-8:30 and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Athletes registered are projected to have two sessions per week out of the five days. Most practices and games are 1-1.5 hours. Schedules are finalized after registration ends. Schedules are pending volunteers  availability and registration numbers

Special Request Policy: The Recreation Department understands that there may be special requests for players to be on the same team or even a coach request. You have an opportunity to make this request during the registration checkout.   Please note that while you make the request it is not a guarantee.  

Volunteer Coaches, Parents & Assistants: Deep gratitude and thanks to our many volunteers who anchor this Recreation Department with success!!!   You are much needed! It is important to the Recreation Department to get to know those leading and facilitating within our youth leagues.   Please reach out and connect with one of our Youth Sports & Recreation Leaders if you are interested or have questions about the process to become a volunteer. 

Recreation League Contact: Will Gladden (will.gladden@fountaininn.org).