Dear LASD Parents;

We are excited to announce the 16th season of the LASD After School Athletics Flag Football Program. This is a co-ed recreational program intended to allow your child to have fun, participate in a school related sport and learn some skills in the game of football.

Everyone will play!!

Flag Football is a minimum contact sport and has been played at all levels from children to adult. Our program had over 300 participants for grades 4 thru 8 last season and 4,000 participants in our history playing in over 1,400 flag football games.

The Elementary School League is organized around grade levels 3 thru 6. Each Elementary School in the district will field an A Team (5th/6th grade) and a B Team (3rd/4th grade). Each team will play the other schools in the Fall 2021 season starting in September and ending the first weekend of November. There are two events each week during the season. Coaches will start practice in early September with one or two practices and once the season begins generally there is one practice and one game each week. Both will be scheduled in the 3:30 to 5:00 PM slot on Monday or Friday after school. This is intended to be a recreational sport and we are not discouraging kids from participating in other sports or activities.

Our approach is to have fun and learn fundamentals.

Egan and Blach participate in the Peninsula Flag Football League (PFFL) with schools from Palo Alto and San Mateo County and also play pre-season games with surrounding area schools including Menlo Park Middle Schools. Both Egan and Blach will have 7th grade and 8th grade teams. Their games will also be played after school either home or away. The middle school league season is late September through the last week of October or first week of November so it does not conflict with other middle school sports.

We need Parent Volunteers as Coaches, Assistant Coaches, as well as team parents (not football knowledgeable, but will help with organization, etc.). Attached is a Volunteer Form where you can indicate your interest and return it to us. The fee for the season will be $215 for registration and payment before August 20, 2019 and $225 after August 19, 2019. There is a discount for families with multiple participants. All equipment except cleats will be provided by the league.

For prospective coaches, we will conduct a coach's clinic to teach you some skills and drills you can use as well as some strategies on the game for kids at this age level.

We will also be looking for high school students or 8th graders for our referee program. We will train them and pay $20.00 per game. We will also expand our High School Coaches program and will be looking for additional High School students.

We look forward to your child's participation in this program. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding the program, coaching, etc. Please pass this along to any friends or classmates interested in participating!!!