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Posted on: June 30, 2017

NCC Sports and Athletics bringing NFL Flag powered by USA Football to New Castle County

Learn more and register by visiting or call 302-395-5890

New Castle, DE – Young football fans in grades 3-8 will enjoy the fun and excitement of America’s favorite sport this fall as New Castle County brings NFL Flag powered by USA Football to county area fields.

“Each year more than 12,000 people participate in our sports leagues and other athletics programs at county parks and recreational facilities,” said New Castle County Executive Matthew Meyer. “This latest partnership creates new opportunities for young football fans to play the sport they love while also helping them to learn the value of teamwork, build self-confidence and promote health and wellness.”

NFL FLAG powered by USA Football is the premier youth flag football program in the United States with more than 210,000 boys and girls in leagues across the country.

“Flag football gives young athletes an opportunity to develop physical skills, grow in confidence and play a sport they love,” New Castle County Sports and Athletics Administrator Andrew Bero said. “NFL FLAG and USA Football provide the resources we need to deliver the fun and high-quality experience that our coaches, players and parents deserve.”

Players in NFL FLAG powered by USA Football have fun while gaining the sport’s inherent benefits and of physical fitness. Players learn every position on the field as well as football fundamentals through USA Football’s advanced digital resources at Coaches in the program have free access to USA Football’s certified flag football coaching course, spanning topics from the sport’s fundamentals to concussion education. All NFL FLAG coaches and players receive free USA Football memberships, which include USA Football’s Drills Library featuring video of more than 150 drills to advance player safety.

“Kids benefit from playing NFL FLAG football in many ways,” said Samantha Rapoport, USA Football Director of Football Development. “They learn the fundamentals of the sport and compete with other players who love the game as much as they do. It’s great exercise. It’s fun. And kids get to wear their favorite NFL team’s jerseys while doing it.”

All players receive NFL team jerseys and are eligible to compete in NFL FLAG powered by USA Football regional tournaments in the fall.

For more information or to register, visit or call the New Castle County Sports Office at (302) 395-5890.

For more information about NFL FLAG powered by USA Football, visit: and

About New Castle County Sports and Athletics: The mission of the Sports and Athletics Section of the New Castle County Department of Community Services is to provide residents of all ages with a variety of year round sports and recreation activities and summer youth camps while striving to maintain participant fees on an affordable basis to promote participation and help produce significant health, economic, and social benefits within the community. For more information on the Section’s programs, visit and for program announcements follow the Sports and Athletics Section on Twitter @nccdesports.

About NFL FLAG powered by USA Football: NFL FLAG powered by USA Football provides opportunities for children age 5-17 to enjoy America’s favorite sport. Players benefit by being physically active through non-contact, continuous action while learning the fundamentals of football, lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship. NFL FLAG is a program of PLAY 60. NFL PLAY 60 is the National Football League’s campaign to encourage kids to be active for 60 minutes a day in order to help reverse the trend of childhood obesity.

About USA Football: USA Football leads the game’s development, inspires participation and ensures a better and safer experience for all youth, high school and other amateur players. The independent nonprofit is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, its 32 teams and the NFL Players Association. USA Football (, endowed by the NFL and NFLPA in 2002, provides more than $1 million annually in equipment grants and youth league volunteer background check subsidies.


Contact: New Castle County Sports Office, (302) 395-5890

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