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Apr, 2024

*NEW* 5th Grade Padded Flag!

What is the difference between Flag, Padded Flag and Tackle Football?

Flag football is typically zero contact and no pads.

Padded flag football has limited contact.  All unnecessary physical contact MUST be avoided but there still will be contact through blocking. No tackling is allowed, we want to keep the kids on their feet as much as possible. This is fully padded, they use all the same equipment as tackle, however players still use flags to “tackle.” Padded Flag is an 8 vs 8 player league.

Tackle football is fully padded, full contact & tackling players to the ground.  Tackle is 11 vs 11 player league.

Do padded flag players get the old left-over equipment?

Absolutely not. All equipment is fully certified in accordance with NOCSE guidelines. The equipment is the same if the player is registered for padded flag or tackle.

Is blocking and hand checking allowed?

Yes. Players can be skill positions and linemen. 

Is there a weight limit to carry the ball?

No. No tackling means no weight limit.

How many kids on a team?

We want to keep all teams as small as possible to maximize the playing time. Team sizes will depend upon registration numbers.

What are the field dimensions?

40 yards long and 30 yards wide. 

When will practices be and where will they be held?

This will be determined by the coaching staff and impacted by their availability; however, an ideal practice schedule would be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday evenings. Practices will be held at the Waubesa Intermediate School (WIS) field.

Where will we play our home games?

We will play on Bill Rice Field, at Lloyd Schneider Stadium – aka the High School Stadium

When does the Season start?

Practices will begin mid-August.

What are game times?

This is up to the host location and depends on field as well as official availability.  Many locations play in early to mid-afternoon 1:00pm, 2:00pm starts.  Home game weekends, we will try to have game times precede or follow 6th, 7th and 8th grade games depending upon field availability.


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