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Sponsored through a grant from the NFL “Play 60” initiative, the Lancaster Recreation Commission promotes sportsmanship and teamwork in their flag football league.
Nearly 200 young men and women came out for the league this year. The league gives children between six and twelve years old an opportunity to showcase their talents. Intramural games take place Saturdays at McCaskey East High School.
“I like football because I don’t have to sit at home all the time and I get to be with my friend,” Eagles quarterback Oliver Tongel said.
Coaches act as leaders for the players both on and off the field.
“Planning on having a good season out here and we hope everything goes good,” Eagles Coach Anthony Henson said. ” Always get your kids out, sports gets them motivated, keeps them in shape and it’s good overall health, both mentally and physically.”
Grouped into two divisions based on age, leaders stress fundamentals before game outcomes and scores.
With one game and practice each week, players can have fun without competitive stress.
While other sports leagues continue to increase competition, this league chose another path.
Recreation officials are excited for another fruitful year in 2020. In Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Christopher Tongel, Wetown.org.