Youth Flag Football

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2020 Youth Flag Football


The child’s age on July 15, 2020 determines the division of play.

• Coed 5-6             • Coed 7-8
• Coed 9-10   • Coed 11-12
• Coed 13-14    


5-6 & 7-8 Divisions: These divisions are designed to introduce players to organized sports and begin developing fundamentals for each specific sport. Rules are modified to present the optimum playing experience for novice participants.

9-10 Division: This division builds on basic fundamentals of a given sport. Rules are slightly modified to present optimum playing experience for participants with limited exposure.

11-12 & 13-14 Divisions: These divisions are designed to promote teamwork, sportsmanship and advance fundamental development. No rule modifications.


Resident of Kannapolis: $40
Non-Resident: $60
Financial Assistance is Available. Click here to learn more about scholarships!
Registration fees include cost for uniforms, practices and games.

Registration opens August 13 and ends September 20th.
Register online (RECOMMENDED) or registration forms and payment may be mailed to:
City of Kannapolis Parks and Recreation
401 Laureate Way
Kannapolis, NC 28081
***In person registration TBD pending Kannapolis City Hall opening or scheduled in person registration date***
Parks & Recreation Office, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis NC, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm


Youth footballs and flag belts will be provided by KPRD.
Cleats are optional but recommended. No metal or baseball/softball cleats are allowed.


There will be no in-person parent meeting, but parents are required to watch the parent's video for additional program information and what to expect from this program. The parent's video will be posted here the week of September 14.


We need your help!! Potential coaches must be 18 years or older, complete a coach’s application, pass a criminal background check and sign the Coach's Code of Conduct. Approved coaches must attend a mandatory coaches meeting (may be virtual or required to watch coach video) and will be given a photo ID Coach badge. Coaches are required to wear their ID badges at all practices and games. Completion of paperwork does not guarantee a coaching position.

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There will be no skills assessment this year and all players will be randomly assigned to teams.


Coaches will contact players after team assignments sometime between September 24-27. Please allow volunteer coaches time to contact each participant before contacting our office on September 28th for team information.
Practices will begin the week of September 28. Teams will have one practice per week (lasting one hour).
Games will be played on Saturdays beginning October 10th and conclude on November 14th. Depending on schedules and field availability some weeknight games may be necessary. Practices and games will be played primarily at Safrit Park located at 1314 Bethpage Road. Additional Kannapolis parks, City schools and nearby Cabarrus County schools or facilities may be utilized if registration numbers dictate the need.


Team Pictures - Team and individual pictures opportunities will be available. Days, times and locations will be announced once scheduled.

Sponsorship - If you would like to sponsor a team, opportunities are available. Please see the attached Sponsor letter and sponsor document or contact our office.

Special Request - Requesting a particular coach, teammate or practice night does not guarantee that request, but staff will do all they can to help grant a request.

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