3rd & 4th Grade Flag Football League

3rd & 4th Grade Flag Football League

For the first time ever, the YMCA is offering a 3rd and 4th Grade Flag Football League that will aim to develop football skills and knowledge to prepare them for 5th grade tackle football. The focus of this league will be passing, catching, route running and the fundamentals of both offense and defense.  Game play will consist of five players per side and be consistent with traditional flag football rules.

To start the season, coaches will evaluate all players and divide them up into 4 equal teams of 7 kids per team. The season will consist of one practice and one game per week. Games and practices will take place at the “upper fields” at Marquette Senior High School in the area up above the High School football field.


Evaluation Period: August 9th and 10th from 6pm-7pm

Practices: Thursday’s @ 5:15pm-6:15pm -or- 6:15pm-7:15pm (depending on team)

Games: Saturday morning’s @ 9am -or- 10am (depending on team/week)


Equipment: (basic list of flag football equipment needed)

  • Shorts/sweatpants
    • Without pockets to prevent finger/hand injuries
  • Mouth guard
    • YMCA will provide personal mouth guards for those who do not wish to purchase their own
  • Cleats
    • Optional
    • No metal cleats
  • Gloves
    • Optional
  • Belt and Flags
    • YMCA will provide all belts and flags for both games and practices

*The YMCA is looking for 4 local businesses to sponsor our 3rd and 4th grade flag football teams. Sponsors will go on the front of team jerseys. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in sponsoring a team.

*NEEDED: Volunteer coaches and paid High School referees. We will waive the playing fee for kids of parents who volunteer to coach. Please email [email protected] to inquire for both positions.

3rd & 4th Grade Flag Football

8/1/23 - 9/30/23

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
08/01/23 - 09/30/23
- Registration