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2018 FLAG FOOTBALL

Welcome to Cary Jr. Trojans Flag Football!

Flag Football season registration is upon us and it is time to get ready for another great year of Cary Jr. Trojans Flag Football! This is to provide you with some key information on the flag football program whether you are new to the program or a returning family. This information should help you and your player prepare for the season. Our goals for the program are very simple, we want all players to have fun while learning a little bit about football. This year Paul Kasischke and Paige Nardi will be the Flag Football Co- Directors for the 2018 season. 

If you know any kids that are interested in playing flag football this year, please encourage parents to sign them up. Registration is open! 

Register at caryjrtrojans.com

Coaching Opportunities:

If you are interested in being a head coach or an assistant coach on one of the teams this season, please email

Flag@caryjrtrojans.com.

Here is  some general information on Flag Football:

  • This year (2018) we will have two divisions.  We will continue with our 5/6 league, and will now offer a 7/8 league option.
  • If your child will turn 9 prior to September 1, 2018 please register them for tackle)
  • The league is open to both boys and girls.
  • There is no weight restriction
  • The flag football season runs from Mid-August to early November
  • Practices are set by the head coach but are typically twice a week. 
  • Prairie Ridge is once again participating in the CJT Flag Football Program this year, so each team will play at least one “away” game at PR High School.
  • Home Games will be held Saturday mornings/early afternoons and be played at the Cary Jr High (times will be provided by the head coach) unless you are away at PR High School. 
  • All Head Coaches will contact team members in late July/early August  with team, practice and game schedule information.
  • There is one playoff game and all teams participate in the Super Bowl.  As is the tradition, the Super Bowl will be played at the Wescott Family Field at the Cary Junior High. Field availability will dictate the final date (availability is dependent on the tackle football program playoff schedule).

 

A few things to prepare your child for the season:

  • Your player is required to have a colored mouth guard and rubber cleated shoes. 
  • Your player will receive a CJT flag football jersey at one of the first practices.
  • Practices and games will be HOT when we start, so please bring lots of water. It is important to have your player drink plenty of fluids throughout the day to keep from getting dehydrated. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate.
  • Mosquitoes are particularly bad in August/September. Apply sunscreen/bug spray prior to practices and games as needed.
  • Footballs for practices and games are supplied by the Cary Jr. Trojans, however, it is always good to have a football at home. At the flag level, we use the Wilson-K2 or the Nike-PeeWee.
  • Notify your coach and the Director of Flag Football, Paige Nardi, of any medical issues that need special attention.
  • You will be notified of any practice and game cancellations by your coach (i.e. weather conditions).

 

Parent Responsibilities:

As parents, we ask the following:

  • Please try to get your child to and from practice and games on time. We know this can be difficult at times and impossible at other times. If you know your child will be late or won’t be able to make a practice or game, please let your coach know in advance if possible.
  • One parent/guardian/adult designee must be at every practice and game.
  • Get involved in your players football experience. This may be helping out at practice, playing catch in the yard or simply asking about his/her position and what his/her assignments are. Kids love it when their parents get involved.
  • During games please remain in the spectator area away from the sidelines. Only coaches are allowed on the field and sidelines during games. Violation of this rule will result in a team penalty.
  • Please provide positive support to all players during games and practices. Should a parent be given a warning during a game from the referee, the head coach could be suspended for that game and the following game. PLEASE BE A GOOD SPORT AT ALL TIMES!
  • Let your coach know if you have a problem. Same holds true if your child is not happy about something. Your coach needs to know if there is a problem right away. With this age group, a very small thing can cause a child to become upset. These problems can be fixed very easily if we know about them.
  • Help out with the team as much as you can. We have a number of items that require parent involvement. The more help the better at this level.

 

We are looking forward to a fun and rewarding season. Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Paige or Paul.

Paige Nardi and Paul Kasischke

CO-Directors of Flag Football

  Director of Flag
Paige Nardi

Paige Nardi

Flag Director

Paul Kasischke

Paul Kasischke

Flag Director

  Football GM
Keith Battaglia

Keith Battaglia

Football Director

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