Middle Schools Girls Invited to Join First Flag Football League by Park and Recreation, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Girls play flag football

The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) Athletics have teamed up to host the first flag football league for middle school girls this fall. The new league will expand football participation opportunities for girls at an affordable price to their families.   

The league is open to girls ages 11 to 13. Mecklenburg County residents and nonresidents alike can participate. Games will take place at various recreation centers across the county. Participants can find locations and sign up for the league online through ActiveNet.  
Girls of all experience levels are also invited to a skills clinic on July 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Revolution Park Sports Academy, to learn the game and improve their skills. To sign up for the clinic, participants should email Park and Recreation’s Youth Sports staff at [email protected] or call 980-314-1362.  

The eight-week fall season kicks off Sept. 11. Teams will compete on Monday nights. For teams that qualify, playoffs will follow the regular season.  

Park and Recreation will organize and run the league while CMS secures coaches, provides additional practice fields and markets the program to families. 
“One of our biggest initiatives in our youth sports programs is to grow the game for girls on the field and on the court,” said Dennis Crump, sports and fitness recreation manager for Park and Recreation. “By teaming up with CMS, we are providing girls the opportunity to learn the game and compete with their peers from across the county.” 

Scholarships are available to qualifying families as part of Park and Recreation’s commitment to providing affordable programs for all. Families can contact a nearby recreation center or Park and Recreation’s Youth Sports staff to learn if they qualify for the scholarship program.