Registration for Darien flag football will take place on June 9 for members and June 16 for non-members. The flag football league is for boys and girls entering grades four through eight. The program meets twice a week beginning Sept. 7 and ending Nov. 6.

Darien YMCA Flag Football is a recreational program designed for youngsters new to the sport of football, as well as those not quite ready for tackle football. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to play the sport, brush up on the rules, tactics and skills, improve their game and have fun.

The focus is on football education, participation and sportsmanship. The program had been designed to give the players an opportunity to learn the basics of football and develop a better appreciation of the game. It is a wonderful experience, a great way to learn the skills of teamwork and a lot of fun.

Flag football is a non-contact sport. Velcro flags are worn and pulled off for a "tackle." Flags and jerseys are provided. No experience is necessary and everyone plays.

For more information, call 203-655-8228, ext. 349.

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