FLAG FOOTBALL - Fall 2021
Registrations (w/a late fee) still being accepted
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 July 6th. Any registrations received after July 6th will incur a $10 late fee and will only be accepted "as needed".
Registration Form and Fees
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 in late August/early September.
- 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.
Tennis shoes or football shoes with molded rubber cleats can be worn by the players. No metal or hard plastic cleats! Football, flag belts, and kicking tees will be provided. One mouth guard for each player will also be 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.
Wahoo team rosters are formed via school (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 OR CLUB ORGANIZATIONS - ROSTERS: 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 otherwise approved).
OUT-OF-TOWN TEAMS OR CLUB ORGANIZATIONS - DISCOUNT: Any organization that can agree to the above and follow the uniform policy while also sponsoring three or more teams is eligible to receive a $10 discount per player. All players on your team 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.
Wahoo Parks and Recreation utilizes volunteer coaches for all youth sport programs. All head coaches are required to attend the coaches meeting or meet with the league director. Instruction on general coaching philosophy and principles as well as sport specific information will be discussed.
An announcement regarding schedules will be posted by August 13th 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.