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Coed Flag Football Spring 2020

***SPRING 2020 ONLINE REGISTRATION BEGINS 1/25/2020***

Volunteer head coaches, assistant coaches, team parents, and other volunteers are needed. No coaching experience is needed. Please email or call our Flag Football Coordinator Damon at [email protected] (774) 269-9637 with your volunteer request prior to the tryouts on March 8, 2020. Team Staff are subject to CORI checks per Massachusetts law. 

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WARE
HAM TIGERS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
COED FLAG FOOTBALL
SPRING 2020

The WTAA offers coed 5-on-5, non-contact flag football teams for the town of Wareham as well as other surrounding communities specifically for families who want the benefits of involving their kids in one of America’s favorite sports without the same risks that can lead to head injuries. The WTAA is proud to be a leader in raising awareness about safety in youth sports. Flag football has become a popular choice for parents across the country, even those that played tackle football themselves, because it offers the benefits of learning the game but with less risk of injury. Players will also be more prepared to progress into tackle football if they so choose.
 
The WTAA flag football leagues, camps and clinics teach your child the fundamentals of the game through age-appropriate skills and drills. In the game of flag football, teams run or pass the ball down field in order to score a touchdown.The primary difference in flag football is that it is a “no contact” game. Instead of tackling the ball carrier, defensive players attempt to pull the flags off the ball carrier’s belt.The program is designed for your child to build on performance and ability throughout the season without the same risk of injury as tackle football. At all ages, our flag football program is geared toward developing your child’s love for the game, as well as teaching sportsmanship values that extend far beyond the playing field. As your player progresses in their flag football career, they will be better suited and prepared to play at the tackle football level, further reducing the risks of injury due to lack of the development of basic football knowledge and physical skills. 

  • The WTAA offers Coed Flag Football for 4 different age groups. Ages 5-6, ages 7-9, ages 10-13 and ages 14-17. High School Seniors are also allowed to play. We are governed by and adhere to NFL Flag Football Rules.

  • Online Registration begins 1/25/2020 and closes 3/08/2020***NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE***. The Early Bird Special discount of $10.00 off per participant ends 2/04/2020
  • Walk-in Registrations for those who wish to register in-person will be at the Wareham YMCA, 33 Charge Pond Rd. on 2/17/2020 6:30-8:00 pm. Cash, credit, debit, or money orders are accepted. Checks will not be accepted.
Registration Fees are as follows:

***NEW FOR 2020*** All Girls Division Ages 7-17 (includes high school seniors)
  • Regular registration fee: $25.00 for each participant.
  • All girls MUST participate in the Coed Division at a minimum.
  • Participation in the All Girls Division is optional but deeply encouraged!

***NEW FOR 2020*** Elite Travel Division (Separate Tryouts)

  • Regular Registration Fee: $75.00 per participant
  • Participants will travel to local and distant tournaments and represent the WTAA!
  • Not all players will make teams as this is an ELITE Level Division

Coed Ages 5-6:

  •  Regular registration fee: $50.00 for the first child within immediate family. Any subsequent sibling: $25.00
Coed Ages 7-17: 
  • Regular registration fee: $100.00 for first child within immediate family. Any subsequent sibling: $75.00
  • Early Bird Special (When registered prior to 2/05/2020): $10.00 discount.
  • Payment Plans are available at checkout when you register online. 

    A late fee of $20.00 will incur on ”ALL” registrations received after 3/01/2020.
    Personal Checks are not accepted.

Registration Fees include game jerseys and flag belts.

Note: In order to be considered "registered" you MUST either pay your registration fees in full either online or at  our walk-in registration date, or be enrolled into one of our payment plans. Those who enroll in a payment plan will be considered registered unless one of your payments does not go through. Please be sure to enter a valid credit/debit card to ensure your participant(s) remain registered.

Required Documentation:
  • A copy of your participant(s) birth certificate.
  • Completed online, or in-person registration.
  • A copy of your participant(s) most recent health physical (not required but recommended)
Required Equipment:
  • Cleats without metal spikes. Can be soccer, football, or baseball.
  • Mouth Guard without tether. We recommend purchasing at least 2 as they often go missing. 
  • Official WTAA Flag Football shorts. MANDATORY FOR GAME DAYS! They can be purchased at Shirt Shack for $15.00. Compression pants worn underneath shorts are permitted.
    •  If you purchase practice shorts or joggers, be sure that they do not have pockets.
  • All of the above equipment is required. Players will not be permitted to participate in games if they are not wearing the proper equipment.


Tryouts:

  •  Tryouts (combine) will take place at the Wareham High School Gym on March 8th, 2020. Your participant(s) will be evaluated using a NFL style combine to assess physical skills and ability. Participants will be ranked by WTAA volunteers and will be placed on a team based on their skill. We do this to ensure that teams are balanced. After tryouts, we will be holding a Draft (see details below). All players will be placed on a team regardless of skill level. No participant will be cut or denied placement on a team. Athletic wear and sneakers are required.Time slots are as follows:
  • Ages 5-6:  10:00 AM
  • Ages 7-9:  11:30 AM
  • Ages 10-13: 1:00 PM
  • Ages 14-High School: 2:30 PM
  • PLAYERS MUST SHOW UP ON TIME

If your participant(s) misses tryouts, then you must contact our Flag Coordinator Damon Solomon via email at [email protected]. Your participant's name will be placed in a "Hat-Pick" and coaches will draw their name at random. Parents MUST make efforts to have their participant(s) at the Tryouts. This is how we ensure that teams will be balanced and fair. Rosters will be finalized by March 20, 2020.

WTAA Spring Flag 2020 Draft:

  • There will be a Closed Player Draft held on March 16, 2020 at the YMCA. This is only for coaches to attend and draft their teams based on the tryouts.

Coed and All Girls Season Schedule:

  • Regular Season Games (All Age Brackets):

    There are 8 regular season weekly games starting the week of April 5, 2020. Games will be scheduled to start on Sunday mornings. There may be some Saturdays and weekdays depending on field conditions and weather.

  • Playoff Games (Ages 7-17 Only):

    There will be playoff games scheduled starting the week of May 31, 2020. Times and location are TBD.

  • Super Bowl (Ages 7-17 Only):

    The Superbowl Championship is scheduled for June 07, 2020. Times and location are TBD.

  • Practices (All Age Brackets):

    Practices may begin (depending on head coach's decision) on March 16, 2020. Once your player has been placed on a team, you will be notified via email.

  • You will also be required to download the Game Changer Team App located (HERE). Select "Sign-up with email" and use the same email that you have with us on your account. After your participant(s) is assigned a team, you will see their respective in the app. If you are having issues then message our webmaster at [email protected] 

  • DIVISION DETAILS

  • ALL PLAYERS MUST PARTICIPATE IN THE COED DIVISIONS AT  MINIMUM. THE ALL GIRLS DIVISION IS OPTIONAL BUT DEEPLY ENCOURAGED!

  • ***NEW FOR 2020*** All Girls Flag Football Division ages 7-17 as of 4/01/2020 (includes high school seniors)

    The WTAA will be offering an all girls division for the Spring 2020 season. Games will be played on Sundays along with Coed Division games. The WTAA  strongly encourages our community youth girls to participate in our Flag Football program. We had a great all girls all star game against Carver's all star girls last spring. It was such a success that we decided to offer a whole all girls division! Participation in this division is optional but deeply encouraged. Registration fee for this division is $25.00 for the whole spring 2020 season!

  • Coed Flag Football ages 5-6 as of 4/01/2020:
     If your little one loves the idea of football but you’re concerned about safety, we have the answer! The WTAA youth flag football program provides all the fun and excitement of tackle football without the same risk of injury. Our ages 5-6 curriculum for this age group aims to improve balance, eye-hand coordination and motor skill development. Your child will learn the basics of the game, awareness of offensive and defensive field direction, and skills such as running with the ball, passing and catching.The playbook for this age group is kept simple to enable players to grow more comfortable and self-confident in the sport. We rotate players through various positions so everyone learns the importance of playing as a team member. Based on skill level at this age, game play typically involves more running plays, but as the season progresses, more passing may be integrated. To ensure the levels of learning and fun are kept at their highest for our little athletes, rules are enforced with an emphasis on teachable moments, scores are not kept. At this stage, the most important outcomes are to develop a love of the game, increased self-confidence and to have fun!



  • Coed Flag Football Ages 7-9 as of 4/01/2020:
    As kids get older, they like the challenge of new things, but as a parent you want them to be safe. Our non-contact flag football program is the ideal way to let your child play football safely. For any skill level, WTAA flag football curriculum will teach your child the fundamentals of the game and build upon their developing physical and mental capabilities. Instruction and drills are specially designed for this age group to improve spatial awareness, eye-hand coordination and greater accuracy in throwing and catching the ball. Special emphasis is placed on teamwork and good sportsmanship as players of this age begin to understand the impact they have in relation to others. Scores are kept and rules are enforced in a fun, positive environment with a continued emphasis on teachable moments. 



  • Coed Flag Football Ages 10-13 and Ages 14-17 as of 4/01/2020 (includes high school seniors):
    Because players at this age are bigger and physically more capable, the level of play is elevated and games move at greater speed. Instruction within the WTAA curriculum recognizes the capabilities of this age group and balances reinforcement of game fundamentals with age appropriate skill development and emphasis on good sportsmanship. Running and passing plays are more sophisticated and the importance of offensive and defensive game strategy are taught. Our “everyone plays” philosophy ensures all players have the opportunity to develop their skills. Expect to see marked improvement in self-confidence and teamwork at this stage. Scores are kept and rules are enforced by trained officials. As players begin to experiment and grow more creative with their improved skills, the games naturally become more competitive, but always in a fun, age-appropriate way!

Volunteer head coaches, assistant coaches, team parents, and other volunteers are needed. No coaching experience is needed. Please email us with your volunteer request prior to the tryouts on March 8, 2020. Team Staff are subject to CORI checks per Massachusetts law. 


If you have any other questions feel free to email us at [email protected] Thank you and welcome to the WTAA!


Wareham Tigers Athletic Association

P.O. Box 538 
W. Wareham, Massachusetts 02576
Phone : 508-332-9159
Email : [email protected]
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