WELCOME TO FLEX FOOTBALLUpdated Wednesday March 28, 2018 by Jennifer Oswitt.
Introducing "FLEX" Flag Football: Believed to Be a Safer Way to Play Flag!
In 2017, a surprising research study conducted by the University of Iowa showed that flag football injury rates are actually HIGHER than full-contact tackle football, believed to be a result of the lack of protective equipment. Furthermore, the rate of concussions was comparable between the two groups.
Continuing our commitment to safety, Wachusett YFC decided to discountinue its traditional flag football program as of the 2018 season, instead investing in Flex Football equipment for our youngest players who want the flag experience in a safer environment.
FLEX FOOTBALL IS OPEN TO ALL KIDS, GRADES K-2, IN THE WACHUSETT SCHOOL DISTRICT.
All Flex protective equipment, including soft shell helmet made with high-impact EVA foam, lightweight softshell shoulder pads, jersey and flags will be provided by WYFC. Teams will represent WYFC in local competition (Sunday games) within and against Flex Football teams from other Central Mass towns.
FLEX FOOTBALL OFFERS: * Flag-based competition utilizing flags to determine downs (no tackling) * 9 v 9 with light blocking; no involvement of the head * Equipment: Soft shell EVA foam helmet, lightweight soft shell shoulder pads, jersey, flags