First Down camp is a 5 week program that introduces players to tackle football without player to player contact from USA Football certified coaches (usafootball.com). Players get to wear shoulder pads, helmets and jerseys and experience catching, running and passing with gear on. Players will get fitted for helmets and shoulder pads. will run thru a series of tackling, blocking, catching and throwing drill stations and each session will end with a game of flag with equipment on (no contact.) Players will engage tackling dummies not player/player contact. The program is intended to simulate what a tackle practice involves and allow players to become familiar with equipment and rules. Players will participate in drills and end each session with a non-contact, flag football game in helmets and shoulder pads. The goal of the Spring First Down Camp is to demonstrate safe tackle practices and let players experience playing flag football in tackle gear in a non-contact, non-collision environment and expose families to what responsible tackle football looks like. Here is a video of last Summer’s First Down Camp to get an idea. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwHyQzapV2s -or- watch on the left.
All sessions will take place at Gorham Sports Complex @ 215 Narragansett St, Gorham, ME 04038
All sessions will last for 1 hour on Sunday morning.
Registration Cost: $75
Open to current K-5th graders (Saturdays or Sundays in April)
The Spring flag program is coed and open to Scarborough residents currently in Kindergarten thru 5th grade. This is a 5-week program on Saturdays or Sundays in April. 5 games over 5 weekends. Each session is a game, no practices. Players will be split up into teams and receive Jerseys and belts just like the Fall program. Our flag programs are contingent on volunteer coaches and programs will be established or cut based on volunteer coaches who sign up.
All Sessions will be held at Gorham Sports Complex @ 215 Narragansett St, Gorham, ME 04038
All games will last one hour on Saturday or Sunday mornings in April.
Registration cost : $100