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***SPRING 2022 ONLINE REGISTRATION BEGINS 2/01/2022 AND CLOSES 4/03/2022***

NO REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED AFTER 4/3/2022


***WE ACCEPT OUT OF TOWN PLAYERS***

RESIDENCY IN WAREHAM IS NOT REQUIRED


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WARE
HAM TIGERS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 
COED FLAG FOOTBALL
SPRING 2022

The WTAA offers coed 5-on-5, non-contact flag football teams for the town of Wareham as well as other surrounding communities specifically for families who want the benefits of involving their kids in one of America’s favorite sports without the same risks that can lead to head injuries. The WTAA is proud to be a leader in raising awareness about safety in youth sports. Flag football has become a popular choice for parents across the country, even those that played tackle football themselves, because it offers the benefits of learning the game but with less risk of injury. Players will also be more prepared to progress into tackle football if they so choose.
The WTAA flag football leagues, camps and clinics teach your child the fundamentals of the game through age-appropriate skills and drills. In the game of flag football, teams run or pass the ball down field in order to score a touchdown. The primary difference in flag football is that it is a “no contact” game. Instead of tackling the ball carrier, defensive players attempt to pull the flags off the ball carrier’s belt. The program is designed for your child to build on performance and ability throughout the season without the same risk of injury as tackle football. At all ages, our flag football program is geared toward developing your child’s love for the game, as well as teaching sportsmanship values that extend far beyond the playing field. As your player progresses in their flag football career, they will be better suited and prepared to play at the tackle football level, further reducing the risks of injury due to lack of the development of basic football knowledge and physical skills. 


  • The WTAA offers Coed Flag Football for 4 different age groups. Ages 5-6, ages 7-9, ages 10-13 and ages 14-17. High School Seniors are also allowed to play. We also now offer an ALL GIRLS division as well as an Elite Travel Team Division. We are governed by and adhere to NFL Flag Football Rules.
  • Online Registration begins 2/01/2022 and closes 4/03/2022  ***NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE***.
    •  The Early Bird Special discount of $10.00 off per participant ends 3/01/2022
  • Walk-in Registrations Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be hosting any walk-in registration. Registrations must be completed online. Credit, debit, or money orders are accepted. Checks will not be accepted.
Registration Fees are as follows:

Coed Ages 5-17 (18 if a High School Senior): 
  • Regular registration fee: $130.00 for first child within immediate family. Any subsequent sibling: $25.00 Discount
  • Early Bird Special (When registered prior to 2/15/2022): $10.00 discount.
  • Late Fee: Late fee of $20.00 per participant will be applied to registrations received after 3/27/2022

 

FINANCIAL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO QUALIFY.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.

NEW THIS SEASON 2022
  • HELMET POLICY
    • The WTAA will be providing certified protective helmets for ages 5-9. Helmets for these ages ARE MANDATORY. If your athlete is not in the mandatory age requirement this season, and you wish to still provide them a helmet, you can do so by purchasing them at the link provided "HERE"
    • We will be implementing our mandatory helmet policy in phases. For the 2023 season, ages 13 and under will receive helmets provided by the WTAA. For the 2024 season, ages 18 and under will be provided helmets.

     

     

  • NEW NON-VOLUNTEER FEE
    • We have added a "NON-Volunteer Fee" for parents that wish to not have to volunteer for the 2022 season. Parents that pay this optional fee will not be subject to WTAA minimum parent volunteer requirement. The fee is $100.00 and can be paid during the check out process when you register. If you do not pay this fee, and you do not volunteer at an event, then you will be subject to this fee being applied to your account at the end of the season. This fee MUST be then paid before you will be permitted to participate in any future WTAA program.
    • There will be a signup link posted for parents to login to and signup for a position(s). Once you signup for your position, AND you show up and actively participate in this position, you will have credit towards your minimum volunteer requirement.
  • MINIMUM VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENT
    • Each WTAA parents/guardians with a registered participant(s) are required to volunteer at at least (2) slots/positions that are posted on the signup link. Failure to attend the minimum requirements will result in the $100 fee being applied to their account at the end of the season. This fee MUST be then paid before you will be permitted to participate in any future WTAA program.
  • SHORTS REQUIREMENT
    • Athletes will be issued official WTAA Flag Football shorts. Parents will no longer have to go to Shirt Shack to purchase shorts. The cost of these shorts are now included in your registration fees.
  • ALL GIRLS PARTICIPANTS
    • All Girls participants no longer have to register into the COED division in order to be qualified to register into the All Girls Division. You now can register just for the All Girls Division.
  • Required Documentation:
    • Competed online registration
    • A copy of your participant(s) birth certificate.
    • A copy of your participant(s) most recent health physical (not required but recommended)
    • Required Equipment:
      • Cleats without metal spikes. Can be soccer, football, or baseball.
      • Mouth Guard without tether. We recommend purchasing at least two as they often go missing or turned into chew toys. 
      • Official WTAA Flag Football shorts. MANDATORY FOR GAME DAYS! These are now proved to you. Compression pants worn underneath shorts are permitted.
      • If you purchase practice shorts or joggers, be sure that they do not have pockets.
      • FOR AGES 5-9:
        • MUST WEAR OFFICAIL WTAA FLAG FOOTBALL HELMETS. NO OTHER HELMET IS APPROVED FOR USE. THESE WILL BE PROVDED FOR AGES 5-9
    • All of the above equipment is required. Players will not be permitted to participate in games if they are not wearing the proper equipment.
    REFEREES NEEDED!
    • The WTAA is in need of referees for the upcoming season. These are paid positions! Pay rates vary based on experience. Our refs earn $15.00 - $45 per game. You could earn up $300 per game day! All referees must attend the mandatory training (see below for date). Minimum age requirement is 14.
    • Topic: WTAA Flag Football Referee Training
    Time: Apr 14, 2022 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 677 449 1864

    VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED!
    • Coaching a youth sports team can be a tremendously rewarding experience, giving you the opportunity to help young players learn the game of football in a fun and safe atmosphere. Additionally the bond created by a parent coaching their child is one that will be cherished and remembered for years to come.
    • No prior coaching experience necessary -
    • As a WTAA Flag Football Coach, you will be given all the resources and support you need to help you succeed.
    • We need coaches for our Coed, All Girls, and Elite Travel divisions.
    • WTAA Flag Football - Coach Description
    1. *Coach your child's team of players grades K-12
    2. *Coach games and practices 1-2 days per week
    3. *Teach players the fundamentals of the game
    4. *Emphasis on sportsmanship, fair play, and full participation
    5. *Provide a safe and fun environment for the players
    6. *Learn and follow all league rules, policies, and procedures
    7. *Puts the feelings of the players ahead of the coach’s desire to win
    8. *Communicate with parents as needed using our Game Changer Team Manager App
    WTAA FLAG FOOTBALL HEAD COACHES RECEIVE A 100% DISCOUNT ON THEIR CHILD'S REGISTRATION FEE!
    Team Staff are subject to CORI AND BACKGROUND checks per Massachusetts law.  


    TRYOUTS

    • Tryouts (combine) will take place  on APRIL 03, 2022 at Decas Elementry School Fields at 760 Main St. Wareham, MA. Please be sure to save the date.
    • Time slots are as follows:    
      • Ages 5-6: 10:30 AM
        Ages 7-9: 12:15 PM
        Ages 10-13: 1:45 PM
        Ages 14-High School Seniors: 3:30 PM
        • PLAYERS MUST SHOW UP ON TIME. Players may only attend during their respective time slots. Please do not attempt to have your player attend at a different time slot for other than their age group.
        • Your participant(s) will be evaluated using a NFL style combine to assess physical skills and ability. Participants will be ranked by WTAA volunteers and will be placed on a team based on their skill. We do this to ensure that teams are balanced. After tryouts, we will be holding a Draft (see details below). All players will be placed on a team regardless of skill level. No participant will be cut or denied placement on a team. Athletic wear, sneakers and MASK are required cleats are highly recommended.

        If your participant(s) misses tryouts, then you must contact our Flag Coordinator Damon Solomon via email at  [email protected] Your participant's name will be placed in a "Hat-Pick" and coaches will draw their name at random. Parents MUST make efforts to have their participant(s) at the Tryouts. This is how we ensure that teams will be balanced and fair. Rosters will be finalized by April 7, 2022.

        WTAA Spring Flag 2022 Draft:

        • This year, the draft will be virtual. Coaches will make their selections online. You may follow along the draft live once we send you the link. 

        TENTATIVE SPRING 2022 FLAG FOOTBALL SCHEDULE (Updated 3/21/22)
        • ***NEW DATE*** Coaches Meeting: 3/29/2022 at Stone Path Malt at 6:30pm***
        • Tryouts: 4/3/2022 at Decas Fields
        • Player Draft (Virtual): 4/6/2022
        • Practices May Begin: 4/7/2022
        • Equipment Handout: 4/15/2022
        • Referee Training (ZOOM): 4/14/2022
        • Opening Day: 4/24/2022
        • Picture Day: 6/12/2022
        • Playoffs: 6/19/2022
        • Super Bowl: At Spillane Field at night 6/25/2022. Rain Date: 6/26/2022
        • All Star Games: 7/10/2022


        • Regular Season Games (All ages):

          There are 8 regular season weekly games starting the week of April 24, 2022. Games will be scheduled to start on Sunday mornings. There may be some Saturdays and weekdays depending on field conditions and weather. There will be no games on Memorial Day or 4th of July weekends.

        • Playoff Games (All ages):

          There will be playoff games scheduled starting the week of June 19, 2022. Times and location are TBD.

        • Super Bowl (All ages):

          The Super Bowl Championship is scheduled for July 25, 2022. Rain date July 26. Spillane Field. Times TBD

        • Practices (All ages):

          Practices may begin (depending on head coach's decision) on April 7, 2022. Once your player has been placed on a team, you will be notified via email.

        • You will also be required to download the Game Changer Team App located (HERE). Select "Sign-up with email" and use the same email that you have with us on your account. After your participant(s) is assigned a team, you will see their respective in the app. If you are having issues then message our webmaster at [email protected]  



      Registration Fees include game jerseys and shorts and flag belts. Helmets included for ages 5-9.

      Note: In order to be considered "registered" you MUST either pay your registration fees in full either online or at  Tryouts. 


      ***NFL Flag Football E-commerce***

      These items are available to you during the checkout portion of the registration process online. You may choose to purchase any item even if you do not know which team your athlete will be on. After the Draft and after teams have been made, you will receive the team colors that your athlete was drafted to. So feel free to purchase in advance, we will be sure you athlete gets the correct NFL Club colors.

      NFL Flag Footballs: $20.00

      Official NFL Flag Footballs available in Brown Junior Ball:
      10 years & older; Blue Pee Wee Ball: Under 10 years old; Mini ball: 4-7 years old (not pictured).


      • DIVISION DETAILS

         

          

       

      •  All Girls Flag Football Division ages 7-17 as of 1/01/2022 (includes high school seniors)

       The WTAA will be offering an all girls division for the Spring 2022 season. Games will be played on Sundays along with Coed Division games. The WTAA  strongly encourages our community youth girls to participate in our Flag Football program.

       

       

      • Coed Flag Football ages 5-6 as of 1/01/2022:
         If your little one loves the idea of football but you’re concerned about safety, we have the answer! The WTAA youth flag football program provides all the fun and excitement of tackle football without the same risk of injury. Our ages 5-6 curriculum for this age group aims to improve balance, eye-hand coordination and motor skill development. Your child will learn the basics of the game, awareness of offensive and defensive field direction, and skills such as running with the ball, passing and catching. The playbook for this age group is kept simple to enable players to grow more comfortable and self-confident in the sport. We rotate players through various positions so everyone learns the importance of playing as a team member. Based on skill level at this age, game play typically involves more running plays, but as the season progresses, more passing may be integrated. To ensure the levels of learning and fun are kept at their highest for our little athletes, rules are enforced with an emphasis on teachable moments, scores are not kept. At this stage, the most important outcomes are to develop a love of the game, increased self-confidence and to have fun!  We will be offering an open-seeded playoff and Super Bowl for our 5-6 division!





      • Coed Flag Football Ages 7-9 as of 1/01/2022:
        As kids get older, they like the challenge of new things, but as a parent you want them to be safe. Our non-contact flag football program is the ideal way to let your child play football safely. For any skill level, WTAA flag football curriculum will teach your child the fundamentals of the game and build upon their developing physical and mental capabilities. Instruction and drills are specially designed for this age group to improve spatial awareness, eye-hand coordination and greater accuracy in throwing and catching the ball. Special emphasis is placed on teamwork and good sportsmanship as players of this age begin to understand the impact they have in relation to others. Scores are kept and rules are enforced in a fun, positive environment with a continued emphasis on teachable moments. 




      • Coed Flag Football Ages 10-13 and Ages 14-17 as of 1/01/2022 (includes high school seniors):
        Because players at this age are bigger and physically more capable, the level of play is elevated and games move at greater speed. Instruction within the WTAA curriculum recognizes the capabilities of this age group and balances reinforcement of game fundamentals with age appropriate skill development and emphasis on good sportsmanship. Running and passing plays are more sophisticated and the importance of offensive and defensive game strategy are taught. Our “everyone plays” philosophy ensures all players have the opportunity to develop their skills. Expect to see marked improvement in self-confidence and teamwork at this stage. Scores are kept and rules are enforced by trained officials. As players begin to experiment and grow more creative with their improved skills, the games naturally become more competitive, but always in a fun, age-appropriate way!

       Elite Travel Division ( Ages 9U, 12U 14U 17U)

        This division is open to athletes that are hand picked by WTAA coaches. Athletes will participate in tournaments throughout New England against other Elite Teams.  These teams will compete for a chance to play at the NFL Pro Bowl! Team coaches will have separate tryouts and select the players for their respective teams. Not all athletes that tryout will be selected. To register for the free tryout, login to your WTAA account on this website and signup for the Elite Travel Division.

       

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      If you have any other questions feel free to email us at [email protected] Thank you and welcome to the WTAA!

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