Warsaw Community Schools and the Tiger Football program is excited about the future of Tiger Football, and the future is wearing flags.
With the assistance of USA Football and the National Football League, Tiger Football is on top of the movement toward creating a safe, fun, and educational experience for young children through the development, organization and operation of a flag football program.
This upcoming fall marks the third year for the growing program at WCHS – a program aimed at teaching all participants every aspect of the game in a fun, healthy and safe environment under the direct supervision of the varsity coaching staff and players.
Tiger football is among the growing number of programs nationwide making efforts to respond to concerns about the safety of the sport of football. Through the staff’s efforts to coordinate a program that combines instruction as well as a competitive element, each participant will be educated on all of the fundamentals in a non-threatening and safe environment. Skills such as proper blocking, proper and safe tackling techniques, throwing the ball, catching the ball, as well as agility and athletic movement drills will all be emphasized. Additionally, each participant will get a chance to play each position in both drills and in structured competitive situations.
The Warsaw Tiger/NFL Flag Football program operates in a safe manner designed especially for early adolescent children. Both children and parents learn about the game (and hopefully learn to love the game) without being subjected to repeated collisions and contact, including head-to-head contact that is common with fully-padded youth football.
Participants are surrounded by caring and qualified coaches concerned more about a participant’s safety and well-being rather than a final score.
The Warsaw Tiger Flag Football program is the only youth football program endorsed by Warsaw Community Schools, WCHS Athletics, and the Tiger Football staff.
All activities will take place at WCHS on Saturdays, starting Aug. 12. The league is intended for players in grades 3-6. All area athletes are welcome to participate.
The cost to register is $25. The registration fee includes a reversible NFL jersey, Flags/Belt, and membership for Players/Parents to USA Football.
Our first day will be Aug. 12. We will have eight weeks total, concluding on Sept. 30.
Outline of the Program Schedule
Fifth and sixth grades: 9-10:30 a.m.
Third and fourth grades: 10:45-12:15 p.m.
Week 1 - Skills Camp
Week 2 - Skills Camp and Team Practice
Weeks 3 through 8 - Brief skills session and team practice, followed by a game with two 20-minute halves.
Games will be either 5-on-5 or 7-on-7, depending on the number of participants. We look forward to working with you on growing the game of football and investing in the future of our program and community.
To Register, click here.