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Join Us for the Exciting Spring Flag Football Season! Registration is OPEN, sign up ASAP

Updated: Feb 26

Dear YAS Members,


We hope this email finds you well and ready for some exhilarating Flag Football action! We're thrilled to announce that our Spring flag football season is gearing up to kick off March 9th - May 11th, and we want you to be part of the excitement.


Why Sign Up Sooner Rather Than Later?


Signing up early ensures you secure your spot in the league and gives our organizers ample time to prepare for the season. Additionally, early registration helps us finalize teams, coordinate schedules, and ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. So, don't wait until the last minute – secure your spot today and get ready for an unforgettable season of fun and friendly competition!



Key Details:


• Location: Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park


• Game Days: Saturdays


• Game Times: Between 9 am & 12 pm (depending on age group)


• Practices: Wednesday nights at Balboa Sports Center


• Practice Time Slots: Choose between 5pm-6pm or 6pm-7pm


Stay Connected:


Be sure to visit our website for more information:

https://www.youthathleticsports.org/ and to register for the upcoming season.



Follow us on TikTok:


For exciting updates, highlights, and behind-the-scenes action. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@youthathleticsports to catch all the game day action and exclusive content!


We can't wait to see you on the field and make this Spring season one to remember. Let's play some football!




Flag Football Fundamentals: Elevate Your Game With YAS



Flag Football is a popular sport with a rich history and a strong following in the United States. It is a complex game that requires skill, strategy, and teamwork.


For parents or coaches looking to introduce children to this exciting sport, breaking the fundamentals into easy-to-understand and fun-to-learn components is essential.


This blog post will discuss effective techniques and tips to teach a child the fundamentals of Flag Football.


 Here at YAS we're dedicated not only to fostering a love for the sport, but also to equipping each player with the skills they need to excel on the field.

By prioritizing fundamentals.


Players can expect to see improvements in all aspects of their performance on the field plus with our emphasis on making learning enjoyable and engaging, you can look forward to each practices session as an opportunity to develop your skills while having a blast with your teammates.


Below are eight things that we believe can make you a much better football player:



1. Begin with the Basics


Before diving into the game's intricacies, it is important to start with the basics. We explain the game's objective – to score points by moving the ball down the field, crossing the opponent's goal line, or taking the right angles to grab the opponents flag. We talk about everything from flag guarding, the number of players in the game at once, and the two halfs that make up a game. We use visuals to show the kids football plays to help them understand better.


 

2. Teach the Positions and Their Roles


 Flag Football consists of various positions that contribute to the team's success. We explain the players' roles in the offense, and the defense. We like to emphasize the importance of each position and how they work together as a unit.



 3. Focus on Fundamental Skills


 Before children can fully understand and appreciate the game, they need to develop the basic skills required for football. We start by teaching the proper techniques for throwing, catching, and grabbing flags. We spend time practicing these skills, using positive reinforcement and constructive feedback to help them improve.


 

4. Develop an Understanding of the Rules


 Football has a multitude of rules that govern gameplay. We slowly introduce the most important and basic rules, such as the line of scrimmage, the four downs, and the various penalties. We like to use simple language and examples to help them comprehend these concepts.


 

5. Make Learning Fun with Drills and Games


 Children learn best when having fun, so we incorporate enjoyable drills and games into our teaching. For example, we use games like "catch and throw relay" or "capture the flag" to teach teamwork, communication, and basic skills. These activities help them understand the game better and keep them engaged and motivated.


 

6. Encourage Teamwork and Sportsmanship


 A crucial aspect of Flag Football is the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship. Teach children the value of working together, supporting their teammates, and respecting their opponents. Emphasize the importance of fair play, following the rules, and being a gracious winner or loser.


 

7. Attend a Live Game or Watch on TV


 One of the best ways to help children understand and appreciate football is by watching a live game or a televised broadcast. Point out the various positions, tactics, and strategies the teams employ. Encourage them to ask questions and engage in discussion about the game. At YAS we like to do group outings to Live games, to either USC or UCLA college football.



 8. Be Patient and Supportive


 Learning the fundamentals of football can take time, and being patient and supportive throughout the process is essential. Remember, the goal is to foster a love for the game and help them develop the skills and understanding necessary to enjoy and succeed in Flag Football.


 

Conclusion:


Teaching a child the fundamentals of Flag Football may seem daunting, but with patience, enthusiasm, and a focus on the essential skills and concepts, it can be a rewarding experience for both the child and the coaches. By starting with the basics, gradually introducing more complex rules and strategies, and making learning fun through drills and games, you can help a child develop a strong foundation in Flag Football and a lifelong passion for the sport.


 

Looking for an opportunity to empower your child through sports? Look no further than Youth Athletic Sports, where we offer comprehensive Flag Football lessons in a Sherman Oaks. Our mission is to provide youth with a strong foundation in the fundamentals, techniques, and nutrition of their chosen sport while helping them maintain a healthy perspective on competition.


Sign up today!


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