The Neillsville Recreation Department, in cooperation with the Neillsville Youth Football Association, are now taking registration for the upcoming Fall, Saturday morning “Flag Football” program.
Play will begin on Saturday, September 9th and continue for 6 weeks. (There will be one “pre-season” practice, on Thursday, September 6th at 6:00 p.m. to go over rules/etc.)
After contemplating the hazards of tackle football at a young age, and with the advice from the NHS football staff it was decided to offer “flag” football this fall for all boys and girls through 6th grade, not tackle. Older players will make up the “Major/Big 10” league with 1st-3rd graders competing in the “Minor/Pack 10” league. (athleticism, stature & experience may be factored into which league players are assigned) Boys in grades 1-6 and girls in grades 1-7 are eligible.
No previous experience is necessary. Registration fee is $10, with youth from neighboring communities invited to participate as well. Early registration at the Rec. Dept. offices, 118 W. 5th St. is welcome. If you can’t make it into the Rec. Dept. offices you can register your child over the phone and fill out the paperwork on the first day.
Members of the NHS football team will serve as coaches, but we also would like to have a team “parent” for each individual squad. If you can help out, please let us know when you register your child. For more information, phone 743-2400.
Registration forms are available at the Rec. Dept. offices at City Hall or at the Middle School office. Deadline to register is Wednesday, September 5th.