We are excited to open registration for the 2018 Youth Football Season. We are going to play flag in all levels this year.
Each year we discuss the flag versus tackle decision. We as a board want to assure we do what is best for the majority of the kids and the River Falls Football program. The decision we made is to play flag for all levels next year. In numerous discussions this year, Head Coach David Crail expressed a strong recommendation to go to flag. Please understand, this decision does not come lightly. We understand that some people will not agree with it, but we hope that we can show you that we can continue to run a great program without tackling.
We see numbers consistently on the decline around the nation and this great sport is under scrutiny with the constant focus on concussions. We have always had the kid’s safety as our number one priority and we feel flag provides a safer environment.
We are working on the transition plan now and I can tell you we will still focus preparing kids for the next level. There are numerous things we can teach to help their transition from flag to tackle in 7th grade.
Here are some of the exciting things we are doing this year:
- Season starts in the beginning of August and goes through the middle of October
- 7-on-7 flag football
- High School Player Involvement (Combine nights, referees)
- No more designated player, everyone can play every position
Our registration fee is $95. If you are in need of financial assistance, please feel free to fill out the 2018 Scholarship Link on the top right of the home page, under the main registration link.