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Intro to Flag Football

Intro to Flag Football is a progressive development system for young athletes who are interested in the sport of Flag Football. There are two levels within the Program: Intro I and Intro II. The primary objective is to allow each athlete to build important fundamental skills throughout each level in order to propel them into the sport of Flag Football.

Next Session:

Winter 2021/22  Jan. 12th - March 2nd

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

All customers are asked to review the National Sports Center's COVID-19 Preparedness Plan prior to participating in Intro to Flag Football. Please click here. The indoor facilities specific plan is linked to the top of the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan page.

Please note the following items:

Participants:

  • Masks are not required but highly recommended for all who are not vaccinated. 
  • Please wait in car until 10 minutes prior to program start time – no earlier than 10 minutes before start time are you allowed to enter the Indoor Sports Hall. 

Parent/Guardian:

  • Must maintain 6 ft of social distance from other spectators (that don’t live in same household). 
  • Must stay in designated spectator area.
  • Must exit immediately following the practice.

Tips to remember:

  1. If you feel sick, please stay home.
  2. All attendees, including coaches, are asked to wear a mask.
  3. Signage will be posted on campus to remind people of guidelines.
  4. Our facility staff will help keep public spaces clean and sanitized throughout the day.

Program Description & Features

Features:

  • Each participant will receive a t-shirt
  • Low participant to instructor ratio
  • Soccer shoes, tennis shoes or similar type athletic shoes recommended
  • Shin guards recommended for Intro to Soccer III; no equipment required for Intro to Soccer I and II

Level Overview:

  • Intro I: intended for first time players; recommended for ages 2-3.
  • Intro II: intended for players with little experience; recommended for ages 4-5.
  • Intro III: intended for players who have some general experience; recommended for ages 6-8.

Dates, Times and Location

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Winter 2021/2022 (Indoor): Wednesdays, January 12th - March 2nd (Registration OPEN) 

  • Intro I (5-7 year olds): 6-6:30pm - Field TBD
  • Intro II (8-10 year olds): 5-5:45pm - Field TBD

Spring I (Indoor): Wednesdays, March 16th - May 4th (Registration Coming Soon) 

  • Intro I (5-7 year olds): 6-6:30pm - Field TBD
  • Intro II (8-10 year olds): 5-5:45pm - Field TBD

Summer I (Outdoor): Wednesdays, May 16th - July 6th (Registration Coming Soon) 

  • Intro I (5-7 year olds): 6-6:30pm - Field TBD
  • Intro II (8-10 year olds): 5-5:45pm - Field TBD

Summer II (Outdoor): Wednesdays, July 27th - September 14th (Registration Coming Soon) 

  • Intro I (5-7 year olds): 6-6:30pm - Field TBD
  • Intro II (8-10 year olds): 5-5:45pm - Field TBD

Program Fee

  • $75 per participant per session

Program Fee includes a t-shirt, 6 practice lessons on indoor turf space, equipment provided for use, fun and inviting atmosphere to learn the sport of soccer. 

*Financial scholarships available: please contact the program director for more information and to request the financial scholarship application form.

Refund Policy

  • Refunds are not issued for canceled registrations. Canceled registrations can be transferred to a future session.

Program Cancelation Policy: The following policy will be enacted IF a program hosted by the National Sports Center MUST be canceled by the directives of the State of Minnesota or the Minnesota Department of Health. Please know that our top priority on making decisions moving forward will be the safety and health of our participants, coaches, employees, and spectators.

Participants will receive a refund for your program entry. Participant registration refunds will be processed at 100% of the registration total. 

*Please note that if a participant elects to drop prior to the program, the above voucher policy will be in effect. This includes participants making their own decision to withdraw prior to the potential cancellation.

If a customer (club, *team, individual) is required to quarantine due to illness or exposure to the COVID-19 virus, and are unable to participate for this reason, a refund will be not be issued unless done within the parameters of the existing policy. The event director will reschedule, if possible. Reschedules are not guaranteed to be on the same day or time as originally scheduled.

*Roster adjustments maybe allowed per event directors discretion.

 

Surcharge Fee

  • The National Sports Center has instituted a 2% surcharge on all submitted card payments to help cover a portion of the processing fees assessed to the NSC by the card processing companies. Customers can avoid the fee by registering online and paying with an e-check.  

Intro to Flag Football Curriculum

Overview

  • Intro I: 
    Intended for first time players with no experience; ages 5-7.
  • ‚ÄčIntro II: 
    Intended for players with little experience, players who have completed Intro I, and ages 8-10.

 

Intro I

Skills Development:

Athletic Development:

  • Running, Jumping, Hopping, Twisting, Turning
  • Stopping, Starting, Changing Pace, Running to open space

Primary Objective:

  • Learning about Flag Football in a positive and fun environment with stations, games, and activities. 

Intro II

Skills Development:

Athletic Development:

  • Agility & Footwork
  • Balance, Coordination, & Flexibility

Primary Objective:

  • Developing a confident athlete within the sport of Football. Understanding of basic game play and strategy.

Registration System

NSC Event HQ. This system will streamline your enrollment process and give you more access to your customer account. Use this system to register for Intro to Soccer I, II, or III.

If this is your first time using the system, you will need to create a NSC Event HQ Household Account.  The account owner must be 18 years of age or older.  

After you have created your account, verify your email and set up your password. You can then add your spouse and/or children as “participants”.  Click here to get started.

If you already have an account then login here.

Contact the program registrar with any questions or for further assistance.

Weather Policy

Outdoor Session: If there looks to be inclement weather, participants with notified the day of practice by 4 p.m. if practice is cancelled. 

Indoor Session: The National Sports Center does not close for inclement winter weather.  It is up to participants if they choose to play during inclement winter weather. The NSC is not responsible for practices being forfeited due to weather; therefore, it does not guarantee make-up practices at a later date.

NSC Fund For Play

The NSC Fund For Play is the contribution and donation arm of the National Sports Center Foundation. We are dedicated to improving the lives of Minnesota residents by creating programs and initiatives that support a diverse and engaged community. If you would like to make a donation to improve the health, well-being, and outlook of participants through access to sports and healthy, safe environments, please click HERE.

Thank you for considering!