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Flag Football Program

2024 Flag Football League Info Sheet

With the West Licking-NFL Flag Football League

This is a partnership between the LHYSL, SW Licking, and the Buckeye Valley YMCA to form a larger, more competitive flag football league for Western Licking County.

LHYSL provides a fun, non-contact, developmental Coed Flag Football experience for boys and girls, K to grade 6 kids.  We will teach fundamentals, conditioning, discipline, sportsmanship, and teamwork as it pertains to Coed non-contact flag football in a fun atmosphere. 
This league will concentrate on passing, running, receiving, route running, and defensive coverage.
This league serves as great steppingstone for kids that are interested in tackle football or help skills for the kids who already compete in tackle football.

 ·   Flag Football League will be made up of 3 COED divisions.

Mini -- Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade age players

Junior – 3rd and 4th grade age players

Junior – 5th & 6th grade age players

Each division will have more than one team or may be combined depending on registration numbers.
Participants may be assigned to a division differing from their grade based on size and skill. 

·   Flag Football General Information (practice & game)

ü  Each team will participate in organized football drills.

ü  Each team will have at least 10-15 players and at least (2) coaches that will teach fundamentals.

ü  Practices and games will usually be on the weekend (Sunday afternoons).

ü  Each team has the option to have practice once a week.

ü  There will be a draft after evaluations.  Teams are determined by skills & grades. Approved by each organization’s Football Director.

ü  Each team has the option to have (1) practice once during each week.

ü  There will be practice first then after will be game after the practice session.  Practice is usually an hour then the game is appx 30 - 45 min.

ü  Each team will compete against other teams from the YMCA and SWL.

ü  All games will be 7on7 using NFL/USA Flag Football Rules

ü  The locations of practice/games will be LH Craig Field, SWL Lions Club, & the YMCA fields.

ü  Each season will end with a Championship / Awards day that will be at the YMCA.

ü  Transportation to and from practices and games is the responsibility of the Parents.

·   Flag Football Participant Information

ü  All registration will be online at

ü  All children, Boy and Girls, eligible to register from kindergarten age up to 6th grade age.

ü  All participants will receive (1) game jersey that will be reversable, NFL style.

ü  The league will provide flags for all practices and games.

ü  Each participant is responsible and must have the following:

o    Mouthpiece / Mouthguard (this is mandatory to play)

o    Black shorts without pockets

o    Cleats (football or soccer) NO baseball or metal cleats

o    Water for Hydration

ü  This will be a 7–9-week league.  If you sign your child up for this league, he or she is expected to be at all practices and games.  Poor attendance will result in reduced playing time.

ü  Playing time:  There is NO minimum playing time for any athletes.  Our coaches will try and play everyone and keep all involved.  Attendance, attitude, and effort will help the most for play time.

·   West Licking-NFL Flag Football league responsibilities

ü  This league is a partnership between Licking Heights Youth Sports League, SW Licking Football and Buckey Valley Family YMCA.

ü  League commissioners that will be overseeing the League and making decisions will be:

o    Sharde Pratt – YMCA

o    Rick Bittner – LHYSL

o    Mike Buckman – SWL

ü  Our goal is to manage all practices and games at each location in the same manner, and also to enforce flag football game rules consistently across the league.

ü  If you registered through the LHYSL website then all questions, grievances, and general communication will be handled by the LHYSL.

ü  Anybody that registers through the LHYSL website will be subject to LHYSL bylaws and Code of Conduct the same as any other program the LHYSL offers.

ü  No refunds after the order for game jerseys have been placed (appx 3/18/24)

2024 West Licking-NFL Flag Football “Tentative” Schedule

All times to be determined when registration numbers and game schedule is created.

Jan 15th to March 4th:  Open registration at  @ $100 per athlete

March 22nd @ 5:00pm:  Coaches meeting (Location TBD)

March 24th @ 3:00pm:  Practice / Evaluations (At Craig Field & check-in will start at appx 2:30)


·         If poor weather, Coaches mtg and/or practice may be moved to the week of 3/25 during the week.

·         For weather related info/status pertaining to camp look for LHYSL emails and follow our Facebook page.

Starting March 24th Season’s Schedule    

Pre - 3/24/24 - Sunday - Practice / Evaluations

LH Craig Field

Holiday - 3/31/24 - Easter Sunday

NO Practice or Games

Wk 1 - 4/7/24 - Practice & Games

LH Craig Field / SWL / YMCA

Wk 2 - 4/14/24 - Practice & Games

LH Craig Field / SWL / YMCA

Wk 3 - 4/21/24 - Practice & Games

LH Craig Field / SWL / YMCA

Wk 4 - 4/28/24 - Practice & Games

LH Craig Field / SWL / YMCA

Wk 5 - 5/5/22 - Practice & Games

LH Craig Field / SWL / YMCA

Holiday - 5/12/24 - Mothers Day

NO Practice or Games

Wk 6 - 5/19/24 - Practice & Games

LH Craig Field / SWL / YMCA

Wk 7 - 5/26/24 - Practice & Games

LH Craig Field / SWL / YMCA

Wk 8 - 6/2/24 - Playoff & Championship Week

LH Craig Field / SWL / YMCA


ü  League goal is to have at least a 6-7 game minimum, but with the weather there are no guarantees.

ü  Actual times and locations of game will be published appx 1 week before Week 1.

ü  Week 8 Playoff games will be held at all three locations with the Championship game at the YMCA.

ü  All coaches will have proper training and backgrounds checks according to LHYSL rules.

This is an instructional/developmental league.

LHYSL Consent, Disclosures, and Terms & Conditions

INFORMED CONSENT / RELEASE OF LIABILITY:  I/We accept and understand that the activity (Football / Cheerleading / Wrestling / Flag Football) above involves certain inherent risks, dangers, and hazards that may cause serious personal injury necessitating long term care and significantly impairing enjoyment of life or life activities. I/We accept and understand that the above-described injuries and other injuries, including but not limited to: concussions; serious neck and spinal injuries; serious injury to all bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons; contusions; dislocations; sprains; strains; and fractures, may occur as a result of participating in this sport. I/We accept and understand that certain activities, such as the acts of tackling and wrestling, carry with them a greater inherent risk of injury. I/We understand that the inherent risks of this sport cannot be eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the sport. I/We have reviewed all of these risks and understand and appreciate them, and still desire to participate in the activity. I/We certify that (registering athlete) has no medical or physical conditions that could interfere with or compromise his/her safety in participating in this activity. I/We authorize qualified emergency medical professionals to examine, and in the event of an injury or serious illness, to administer emergency medical care to the registering athlete.

The risks of injury and illness (ex: communicable diseases such as MRSA, influenza, and COVID-19) to my child from the activities involved in these programs are significant, including the potential for permanent disability and death, and while rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce these risks, the risks of serious injury and illness do exist. 

In the event it becomes necessary for Licking Heights Youth Sports League (LHYSL) volunteer staff to obtain emergency medical care for the above-named athlete, I/We understand that neither the volunteer staff member nor the LHYSL organization assumes financial liability for the expenses incurred because of the accident, injury, illness and/or unforeseen circumstances.  I/We certify that my household has sufficient medical insurance to facilitate any necessary medical care or resultant care for any injury that may be sustained by the above-named athlete.

FOR MYSELF, SPOUSE, AND CHILD, I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASES or others, assume full responsibility for my registering athlete.  WE HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS LHYSL and its participants all of the above.


CONCUSSION AWARENESS I/We Hereby Acknowledge that I/we read The Concussion Fact Sheet , and understand that I/we have a responsibility to report my child’s symptoms to coaches, administrators and health care provider. I also understand that my child must have no symptoms before returning to play can occur.

CARDIAC ARREST I/We acknowledge availability of information about Sudden Cardiac Arrest in youth athletes and Lindsay’s Law.

CODE OF CODUCT  By accepting the terms as the Parent/Guardian of the child(ren) participating in the LHYSL program I have registered my child for, I confirm that I have read and acknowledge the information herein and agree to all stipulations outlined in our Parent/Guardian Code of Conduct and Player Code of Conduct. I/We agree that by accepting, I/we am responsible for our entire family, children, relatives, and my guests that are present at LHYSL events, practices, games or matches.

MEDIA WAIVER I/We hereby grant the LHYSL permission to use, and/or publish in its own or in external publications in print or on line, photographs, pictures, film, video or other similar media (collectively, "Photographs") taken of the participating child in whole or in part, individually or as part of a group for any purpose whatsoever; including, but not limited to, illustration, promotion, art, editorial and advertising.

FEES / FUNDRAISING I/We understand and agree that there is an initial sign-up fee at the time of registration for all participants in LHYSL. I/We also understand and agree that there will be NO League fundraiser obligation for EACH participant.  I/We do understand that there may be Team/Squad fundraisers (not mandatory) for each team or squad to support that team’s or squad’s activities such as the end of season party. All Team/Squad fundraisers must be approved by the LHYSL board.  All apparel used for these fundraisers must have a LHYSL logo integrated.  There usually no fundraiser for our Flag Football league but can be up for consideration on a yearly basis.

CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY.  No late fees will be refunded.  Refunds may take up to 30 days to be processed and issued.                   
FOOTBALL / CHEER / WRESTLING: If a refund is requested before LHYSL equipment pickup, then 100% of the fees will be refunded.  If a refund is requested after the start of equipment pickup but prior to the first game or match, then 50% of the fees will be refunded.  Refund requests made after the start of the first game or match of the season, then no refund will be issued.                                                                    
FLAG FOOTBALL: If a refund request is made before game shirts are ordered, then 100% of the fees will be refunded.  If a request for a refund is made after game shirts are ordered then no refund will be given. If a refund request is made because a player was suspended for the remainder of the season by LHYSL, then no refund will be issued regardless of when the player was suspended.

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