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Menifee announces first flag football league

 

Last updated 7/5/2018 at 5:09pm



MENIFEE – The Menifee Community Services Department has collaborated with Under Armour and will be offering “Under the Lights Flag Football” in fall 2018. Practices and games will be held at Audie Murphy Ranch Sports Park’s Multi-Purpose Field at 30376 Lone Pine Drive, in Menifee.

Each team will be coed and consist of eight players. While individual players will be placed on teams based on similarity of school, organization, outside teams, neighborhood, etc., players are encouraged to create their own teams of eight and request to be on teams with friends and family. Players must be between ages 5-13 and will be separated by age group 5-7, 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. All ages are calculated as of Sept. 1, 2018.

To participate, there is a $175 flat fee with no sponsorships or fundraising required. The fee includes Under Armour game shirt, Under Armour game shorts, seven regular season games, one day of playoffs or consolidation games and trophies for division champions. Practices and games will be held every Friday evening starting Oct. 5 until Nov. 23; playoffs will take place on the evening of Nov. 30. Food and music will be provided on-site.

Upon registration, players will get an immediate 30 percent discount off Under Armour gear at http://www.bsnsports.com. Additionally, by using the one time discount code “SiblingDiscount,” parents will get $25 off their second child’s registration fee. Registration can be made by visiting http://www.uaflag.com, selecting “locate a league,” then clicking on “California locations,” followed by “Menifee Under the Lights” and choosing the “Register Now” button. Registration will be available through Friday, Sept. 7.

“I am thrilled to see Menifee incorporating new and exciting sports to offer our residents,” Jonathan Nicks, community services director, said. “The youth basketball league, that was offered for the first time this past year, was such a success that I am excited to see what the flag football league brings to the community.”

This is a no-contact flag football league. All referees will officiate the game enforcing the non-contact football rules to ensure the safety of all players. There will also be emphasis on the passing game; therefore, there will be no pass rush, run limitations and a 4-6 second sack count. The games will be in a 6 by 6 format, except for the 12-13 age group, which will be a 7 vs. 7 format. Each player is guaranteed playtime every game, ensuring equal opportunity fun for all players. All coaches are voluntary parent positions. For those who are interested in coaching, check the appropriate box upon registration.

For more information, contact the city of Menifee at http://www.cityofmenifee.us or (951) 723- 3880. Registration inquiries can be made with the Under the Lights League Commissioners, Cory Wells and Jim Wells, at [email protected] or (951) 522-8105.

 

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