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The game of flag football is a fast-paced, non-contact game played between two teams. Each player on the offense and defense wears a set of flags. "Tackles" are made by pulling the flag out of the belt. All physical contact is strictly monitored for the safety of the players. The Libertyville Boys Club Flag Football League is an NFL sponsored league and jerseys are supplied with official NFL team logos.
The Libertyville Boys Club Flag Football League is centered around skill development on both offense and defense. On the offensive side of the ball, players will learn the fundamentals of throwing and catching a football, as well as running and maneuvering through a defense. They will also learn the proper method for taking a hand-off and how to run basic pass routes. On the defensive side of the ball, players will learn the fundamentals of pass coverage and run reaction. They will learn the concepts of zone and man-to-man defensive skills, as well as the fundamentals of defensive footwork and alignment.
Most importantly, players will learn the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship. While there is a competitive component to the structure of the league, the Libertyville Boys Club Flag Football League is committed first and foremost to the concepts of fair play and good sportsmanship while teaching children to love the game of football.
LBC is currently offering 3 divisions for flag football; Kindergarten-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, and 4th-5th grade. The season begins in early August with player assessments (2-3 and 4-5 only). Once teams are created there will be two weeks of practice (up to 2x per week) before the first game of the season. The regular season will be eight weeks in length with one practice per week and one game played predominantly on Saturdays. The 2-3 and 4-5 leagues do have playoffs which will extend the season up to two weeks.
Assessments are used to determine the ability level of our players and to ensure a level playing field by creating balanced teams through a player draft. Players in the 2/3 and 4/5 divisions will need to complete the evaluation process. If your child cannot make it to evaluation day, they will still be placed onto a team. Players signed up for the K/1 division DO NOT ATTEND the evaluations.
The evaluations will be held on Thursday, August 10 : Grades 2/3 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm Grades 4/5 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The entire evaluation process should not take longer than 15-20 minutes to complete. You can arrive anytime during the stated hours above. Check-in (LBC concession stand). Players will complete the following: 25 yard dash, agility drill, passing station
K/1 teams will be created randomly. 2/3 and 4/5 teams will follow the following process. The only players pre-selected on a team are the players of the head coach and one assistant coach. All other players will be placed on a team through a draft process. Requests to be on a certain team or with a certain coach will not be honored.
Please make sure that you have either paid for your child’s registration in full or have started a payment plan. Players will not be placed on a team unless registration fees have been paid.
Starting Monday, August 14th, you may log onto the LBC website (www.lbcfootball.org) and check rosters. You may have to check through a few teams to find your son's name. If you can wait, your son's head coach will be in touch with you later that week and will have a full roster to share with you then.
PRACTICES AND GAMES:
Practices begin the week of August 14th. Teams will practice in the early evenings at local parks two times per week for the first two weeks. Once games begin teams will practice once a week. Game schedules are not set, but it is an eight week season, with nearly all games on Saturdays either in the morning or early afternoon at Butler Lake Park.
Game Jerseys and Flags will be provided by NFL Flag. Other equipment you'll need is: an athletic supporter with a cup; a mouth guard and, at your option, shoes with formed rubber cleats. Regular gym shoes are fine, too. Kids should wear athletic wear for practice, dress for the weather. Jerseys must be tucked in on game days. Boys without mouth guards and cups will not be permitted to practice or play in games.