Flag Football

Overview

Our flag football program helps kids get a feel for football as they work on fundamentals of throwing, catching and playing as a team in this no-tackle sport. See the West St. Paul Y sports schedule

Questions? Contact our Customer Service Center at 612-230-9622.

Each eight-week session is $65 for members and $90 for non-members.

Age-based classes will vary by session.

Age 3: 30-minute class
Kids start building motor skills as they learn how to throw and catch. They also learn the basic rules of play. We encourage parents to practice with their kids outside of class.

Age 4 through grade 1: 45-minute class
Coaches instruct older kids in offensive and defensive techniques for passing, catching, punting and tee kicking. Intermediate levels introduce scrimmages and team strategies. 

Grades 2-8: 60-minute class
As kids advance to the upper levels, coaches emphasize drills that challenge athletes to apply the fundamentals in competitive scenarios.

Session 4, August 14 - October 8

Class registration is open through August 19.

Find a class

Tips and preparation for parents and guardians

  • You can also register in person at Member Services
  • Have your child bring water and wear active wear and tennis shoes
  • Each child will receive a Y T-shirt
  • The Y will provide all necessary equipment
  • Arrive on time
  • Have your child use the restroom before class begins
  • Remain in the building throughout the entire class
  • Show a photo ID or driver’s license as you enter the building if you’re not a member of the Y

Each eight-week league is $100 for members and $125 for non-members.

Age-based leagues for grades 2-8 will vary by session. Leagues guarantee a minimum of 8 practices and 6 games throughout the session.

All-Y leagues

Participants will be placed on teams by current grade level. All-Y league teams will play other teams throughout the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities.

Session 4, August 14 - October 8

League registration is open through August 7.

Find a league

Tips and preparation for parents and guardians

  • You can also register in person at Member Services
  • Have your child bring water and wear active wear and tennis shoes
  • Each child will receive a Y T-shirt
  • The Y will provide all necessary equipment
  • Arrive on time
  • Have your child use the restroom before class begins
  • Remain in the building throughout the entire class
  • Show a photo ID or driver’s license as you enter the building if you’re not a member of the Y

We offer a free Flag Football clinic so your child can see what the sport is all about. 

Upcoming clinic:

  • July 30, 2-4pm.