FLAG FOOTBALL - Fall 2023
The mission of all Wahoo Parks and Recreation youth sport programs is to promote a fun, yet challenging environment in which participants are introduced to and taught the basics of a given sport. The program is strictly recreational in nature and emphasizes equal opportunity for involvement and participation.
Now through June 27th. Any registrations received after June 27th will incur a $10 late fee and will only be accepted "as needed".
Registration Form and Fees
Click here for the registration form and fee schedule. To register online, click on the link below.
All league games will be played on Saturdays and Monday evenings if needed (only Wahoo, RC, or Mead teams would be scheduled for Monday nights). Note: Game times may coincide with Husker football. All teams will play a round robin schedule and are guaranteed a minimum of six games. League play will begin August 5th or 12th.
- 1st & 2nd Grade: Games are played 7 vs. 7 with a coach or designated adult as the quarterback. No game scores or league standings are kept. All children will have the opportunity to play all positions on both offense and defense.
- 3rd & 4th Grade: Games are played 7 vs. 7. No game scores or league standings are kept. All children will have the opportunity to play all positions on both offense and defense.
- 5th & 6th Grade: Games are played 7 vs. 7. Game scores are kept but no league standings. Coaches will begin to develop players for specific positions while still giving them the opportunity to play all positions.
WP&R Formed Rosters
Wahoo team rosters are formed via school affiliation (if possible) with the intent of forming even teams. Parents may request their child to be placed on a team with one other child for legitimate carpooling purposes. Some carpooling requests may not occur. This information needs to be indicated on the registration form (no exceptions). Once teams are formed, coaches are responsible for contacting players on their rosters to set up practices and distribute information. Community teams and organizations need to form even teams as well. All rosters are subject to league director approval.
Out-of-Town Teams and/or Club Organizations - Roster Policy
All kids in each community and school are able to play on your team. If a child is interested and not asked, WP&R reserves the right to place them on your roster if not enough children remain to create another team from the community/school. Communities and organizations with multiple teams must divide those team rosters as evenly as possible via grade and skill (unless approved otherwise).
Out-of-Town Teams and/or Club Organizations - Group Discount
Any organization that agrees to the roster policy (above) and follows the uniform policy (below) while also sponsoring three or more teams is eligible to receive a $10 discount per player. All player registrations on your teams must be paid with one check! Organizations should collect all registration forms and mail/drop off forms in an envelope with full payment to: Wahoo Parks and Recreation, Attn: Bob Schmidt, 310 N. Linden, Wahoo, NE 68066.
Tennis shoes or football shoes with molded rubber cleats can be worn by the players. No metal or hard plastic cleats! Mouth guards are required to be worn and may be purchased at the Civic Center. Footballs, flag belts, and kicking tees are provided.
Youth participating in Wahoo Parks and Recreation youth sports are required to wear approved WP&R uniform t-shirts (primarily the blue & red WP&R shirts). Community teams and organizations will need to wear a shirt approved via Bob Schmidt that displays the WP&R logo.
Wahoo Parks and Recreation utilizes volunteer coaches for all youth sport programs. All coaches selected by WP&R for teams formed by WP&R are subject to a mandatory background check. Out-of-town teams or teams from club organizations will be responsible for performing background checks for their respective coaches.
An announcement regarding schedules will be posted by July 27th on this web page.
Refunds will only be issued if a child is unable to play due to injury. Any requests for refunds should be directed to Bob Schmidt.
Participants and their parents/guardians should be aware that there is a risk of injury during participation in Wahoo Parks and Recreation youth sports due to the inherent nature of the activities. Individuals participate in Parks and Recreation youth sports programs at their own risk.
In compliance with the Nebraska Concussion Awareness Act (LB 260), the Wahoo Parks and Recreation Department has adopted a policy regarding concussions, head injury, and concussed athletes. Coaches and parents should familiarize themselves with the policy. Click here to view and download the policy.
Coaches, players, and parents should also visit the DHHS concussion page to view information regarding concussions including approved training, videos, fact sheets, and other resources. Visit here for more information.
Contact Bob Schmidt at (402) 443-4174 or email here.