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Feb, 2019

Building the Future of Zionsville Football

ZYFL is now offering Flag and TackleBar leagues!
 

ZYFL is focused on providing a safe and fundamentally sound development process for our young players. With this in mind, we are expanding our league offerings in 2019 to include Flag Football for Grades K thru 2 players and TackleBar Football for our Grade 3 players. Both of these additions will allow our coaches to properly teach various skills, techniques and concepts to players at the proper times in the development while helping to ensure a safe and fun environment for all players.






Flag Football:Grade K, 1, and 2

New to ZYFL in 2019, Players in Grades K thru 2 are invited to play flag football, attend a 4 day camp and learn the basics while having fun. In Flag football, a flag is pulled from a belt to end a play rather than tacking and taking a player to the ground. The basic rules of the game are maintained but play occurs with minimal contact to promote a high level of safety at younger ages. Each player will receive a pair of shorts, a camp shirt (if attending) a jersey and a mouthpiece along with a full season of friendship building, exercise and moments making their family smile. We will have two leagues based on age. The Flag K-1 league will be for players in Grade K-1 who will turn seven (7) years old on or after August 1, 2019. The Flag 1-2 league will be for players in Grade 1 and 2 who will turn seven (7) years before August 1, 2019.
 

TackleBar Football: Grade 3

New to ZYFL in 2019, TackleBar Football is a safer approach to the game that preserves the tradition and spirit of the sport. Players wear traditional football equipment, plus a TackleBar harness that holds two foam bars across the lower back. The defender must track and engage with proper form tackling technique while wrapping the ball carrier and ripping a bar from the harness. With this approach, players stay on their feet rather than taking the ball carrier to the ground. Each player will receive camp shorts and shirt (if attending) shoulder pads, a helmet and a mouthpiece along with top tier instruction from qualified coaches. TackleBar will be for players entering Grade 3 in the 2019-2020 school year. For more detailed information on TackleBar please visit the their website at www.tacklebar.com

 
Tackle Football: Grades 4, 5, and 6

Players in Grades 4, 5, and 6 are invited to join our tackle leagues, attend a four day camp and have fun learning the game. Our tackle programs are coached by knowledgeable individuals who are Certified by USA Football and utilize practice and training techniques designed to promote proper techniques with focuses on safety, proper form and fundamentals. Each player will receive camp shorts and shirt (if attending) shoulder pads, a helmet and a mouthpiece along with outstanding instruction and a fun environment in which to improve their football knowledge and skills.

 
Travel Football: Grades 4, 5, and 6

Players in Grades 4, 5, and 6 are eligible to attend full-contact tryouts for the ZYFL Travel Team. The "Travel" aspect is limited to 4-5 away games and generally involves central Indiana opponents including nearby communities such as Carmel, Westfield and Noblesville. The Travel Team belongs to the Indiana Elementary Football Association (IEFA) where they compete against the top talent in the state. The Travel Team also dedicates a portion of their practice time to a formal Character Development Program in partnership with coaches and players at the High School level. Each player will receive camp shorts and shirt (if attending) shoulder pads, a helmet and a mouthpiece as well as advanced coaching and skills building in a more competitive environment.