Youth Flag Football
Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Des Moines Public Schools are partnering to offer YOUTH FOOTBALL to children in grades 1-7. Volunteer coaches will lead practices and games. Score will be kept and referees are provided.
Teams are divided into age groups: 1-2 grade, 3-4 grade and 5-6-7 grade. Team practices will take place once a week with games played Saturday mornings at a neighborhood location. There will be a 5-game regular season, and one-game playoff at the end of the season.
- Registration Period: May 1 - August 1
- Cost: $475 per team or $50 individual registration, team jersey included and all other equipment provided
- 8-week program, with practice beginning early August
- Games and practices held at area schools, parks and Cownie Soccer Complex
- Championship games played at Drake Stadium
- Call IMPACT Community Action Partnership at 515-518-4770 for GRASP scholarship eligibility
All volunteer coaches will need to fill out background check information and send it into firstname.lastname@example.org. Please understand that if we do not receive these forms from the volunteer coach of a team within a week after the registration deadline, that we may have to issue refunds. Below are the forms that need to be completed and a list of offenses that will disqualify you:
Inclement Weather Information
A final decision on snow cancellations for youth Flag Football is typically made by 6:30am on Saturdays and by 9:30am on Sundays. Weeknight cancellations will be made by 4pm. When community center practices are cancelled, we will contact the coach. When school practices are cancelled, the coach will be contacted by a school official.
Those that have signed up for our text alert will receive a text if games are cancelled. Those who have not signed up for the text alert may do so by texting DSMSPORTS to 84483 to receive league weather information. You may also call our weather hotline at (515) 256-2434 to hear a recorded message.
Youth Flag Football Schedules
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