Youth Sports: Flag Football

Published: January 26, 2018, at 9:32 a.m. PT

Last updated: November 17, 2018, at 7:46 p.m. PT


YMCA Flag Football is all about having fun, being active and learning football skills. Kids learn the fundamentals of the game including rules, skills and how to work together. Plus, flag football helps develop coordination, self-confidence and sportsmanship. 

YMCA youth sports encourage and promote healthy kids, families and communities by placing a priority on family involvement, healthy competition rather than rivalry, the value of participation over winning, team-building as well as individual development, a positive self-image and a sense of fair play and mutual respect for others. Parents are encouraged to be more than mere spectators, by contributing their time as volunteer coaches—as well as being their kid’s greatest fan.

Flag Football is offered at at the Northshore YMCA in Bothell in the spring.