Randolph flag football is a full town recreation activity for your son or daughter that teaches the basics of football, while maintaining a fun and active enviornment. Kids who are entering Kindergarden (4-5 years of age) or are in 1st grade are eligible for the program. The program is designed to teach the basic skills and techniques of football, including:
- 3-point stance
- Throwing the football
- Receiving the football
- Taking a handoff
- Offensive line blocking
- Defensive positioning
The flag football level does not have "official" games, but we do end the year with a intra-squad Superbowl. Groups will face each other for a series of 4-4 or 5-5 face-offs working all the techniques acquired through the season. Randolph Bulldogs Football
- Practices run every Saturday, starting on the first Saturday after Labor Day
- Practices will run approximately 1 hour starting promptly at 1:30pm (unless otherwise communicated)
- We will conclude the season on the first Friday of November (Saturday morning rain date) with our Superbowl
- Practices will be held at Freedom Park Turf Field (when available)
- There is NO contact or tackling at this level
For Your Athletes
- Your child should wear cleats (no metal spikes) or sneakers
- Check the weather report for your child's appropriate attire, but shorts or sweatpants will be fine
- T-shirts for the groups will be handed out on the first day of practice
- Bring a water bottle (please see Field Turf rules)
- Please insure that a parent or guardian is available to escort his or her child to the rest-room if necessary
- Flag football is meant to be fun and engaging. Yelling or scolding by the parents or coaches will not be tolerated.
The Flag Football MotoEverybody Plays
FLAG games were designed to make it easy for every player to participate in their team's success. While size and skill certainly come into play when the action starts, your coaching should emphasize this aspect of "working together."
Tackle Tackling Early
Don't let your practices dissolve into a giant pile of rambunctious kids. For both their safety and your sanity, make sure to discourage any tackling or roughness early on. Remind them that they won't help their team in a game by tackling or being rough.
Help your players be good sports. After a game, shake hands with or do a cheer for the other team. Applaud good play by both sides. Treat officials with respect. While imitating you, your team won't even recognize the good lesson they're learning.
Let them play FOOTBALL!
The temptation to be another Don Shula or Bill Walsh will have to wait. This is FLAG. While teaching football skills and strategies is important, keep your lessons as simple as possible. As your team grasps the basics, move on to more advanced ideas. Overloading young players with too much information too early can cause confusion for them and headaches for you.
We thank you for your volunteer service. FLAG couldn't happen without you – but remember to have fun too!
Registration for flag football starts in early May and continues through the middle of August. Visit the Randolph Township Website online registration for more details.
Freedom Park Turf
In order to maintain the "Field Turf", the following items are NOT allowed on the field:
- Gatorade or any other sport/soft drink
- Coffee cups or mugs
- Glass bottles
- Food of any kind