DePhillips Athletic Club is entering is fourth year of being apart of the NFL Flag Football Program, a national program developed and run in conjunction with the NFL. Last year more than 100,000 girls and boys nationwide, between the aged of 6 and 14, took part.
To help the sport, DAC was invited by the NFL to give a flag football exhibition at halftime of the Jets-Falcons preseason football game. More than 35 kids in three age groups between 7 and 14, along with 15 coaches and 5 parents made the trip to the Meadowlands to partake in the event.
The field was divided into three flag football fields and three mini games of 10 minutes took place simultaneously. While the crown of more than 30,000 cheered on the players, the games were shown overhead on the large stadium screen.
Flag Football is an exciting, fast moving game with five players on offense and five on defense, similar to touch football in most regards.
With more than 210 children already signed up for the upcoming season, DAC is the largest in-house Flag Football program in New York City. There is still some limited space available. Call Allen Krauss at 352-6350 for further information.
DAC would like to thank Brian Mulligan from the New York Jets, Jen Magner from the NFL, Allen Krauss, DAC league coordinator, Gary Semenetz, Bob Di Girolomo, Jack Pinto, Greg Stephanoff and Meric Underweiser.
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