Seasons set to begin for tackle, flag football

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Jun. 24—Registration is now open for the Astoria Youth Football tackle football season, for children entering third through sixth grades in the Astoria School District.

Focus is on safety while teaching teamwork, developing social skills and respect for others.

Tackle football provides an opportunity to improve speed, agility, strength, hand-eye coordination and overall cardiovascular endurance.

All coaches are certified by USA Heads Up Football to ensure the health and safety of all players.

Practices start Aug. 15. To register online, go to go.teamsnap.com/forms/321462, or follow Astoria Youth Football on Facebook.

Flag football season begins Aug. 24

Registration opens July 1 for the Astoria Parks and Recreation Department's coed youth flag football season.

For boys and girls entering kindergarten through sixth grade, the season runs from Aug. 24 to Oct. 28. Registration is $80.

The flag football program is designed to help teach and develop the basic fundamentals of flag football, including throwing, catching, flag pulling, running, blocking and teamwork.

Flag football is an alternative to tackle football, with an emphasis on minimal contact and safety. Flag football prohibits tackling.

When registration opens, visit astoriaparks.com for more information, or call 503-325-7027. If interested in coaching, contact recreation coordinator Tyler Lyngstad at tlyngstad@astoria.or.us or 971-704-4495.