youth flag football league

YMCA Flag Football Clinic is an instructional program designed for youngsters new to the sport of football as well as those not quite ready for tackle football who want to learn how to play the sport, brush up on the rules, tactics, and skills, improve their game and most importantly, HAVE FUN! Clinics will be held at Virginia Park.  We offer divisions based on your child’s grade (please click on hyperlinked grade level to register!):

Kindergarten/1st Grade:  One hour long clinic, once a week. Coaches play as quarterbacks using hand offs & run plays. Pee wee, soft grip footballs for small hands. 6 v 6. Clinic runs September 15th-October 27th


Grades 2-3: One hour and 30 minute clinic once a week. Coaches teach running and passing plays. Junior sized footballs for small hands. 6 v 6. Clinic runs September 15th-October 26th


Grades 4-6: One hour and 30 minute clinic once a week Coaches focus on developing passing and defensive strategies  using youth sized footballs. Small sided games increase playing time and success! 6 v 6. Clinic runs September 15th-October 26th

UNIFORMWe recommend that all participants wear athletic shorts or sweatpants (no jeans),  and rubber cleats or tennis shoes. All players must also wear a mouth guard in order to participate at their first practice; all players will receive a t-shirt which they are responsible for maintaining and wearing to each game. 


Registration, Fees & Refunds.
Early Bird Registration: July 20-September 4th, 2015  Flag Football Fee: YMCA members: $55, Community Members: $110  

Places are limited so sign up early! Refunds will only be issued if a player cancels before the last day of registration. Through the generous contributions of our donors, the Ann Arbor YMCA is able to provide financial scholarships that enable all members of the community to enjoy YMCA programs, regardless of income. Applications for financial assistance are available on our website or at our membership desk. The deadline for scholarship applications is Friday, August 28th, 2015.

Become a Volunteer Youth Sports Coach at the Y!

Kids love playing sports, but every team needs a coach. YMCA sports teams are coached by volunteers just like you. As a volunteer coach, you help shape and support your community by sharing your talents as you encourage, guide and train young athletes. We value your involvement in the Youth Sports Program and your impact in influencing positive growth and development for young people.


The YMCA takes pride in providing our youth with the best possible instruction.  In doing so, each of our Coaches is expected to attend our pre-season training program along with completing our volunteer application and undergoing a background check.


We are currently recruiting volunteer coaches for flag football and soccer leagues.

Team Coach Responsibilities:

    • Plan and facilitate team practices and games one evening per week. 
    • Attend all practices/games - held at Virginia Park, Ann Arbor
    • Attend pre-season coach meeting to be held at the Ann Arbor YMCA on Wednesday, September 3, 6:00-7:30pm.

Our workshops also give you the practical skills necessary to teach and lead youth sports teams. No formal coaching experience is necessary; all we as is that you are committed to helping young people build positive images of themselves and develop a passion for an active lifestyle. The coach's meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 3, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Y.


Interested in volunteering your time as a coach? Fill out an online application today! For more information, contact Chris Deary at (734) 661-8016 or