Bensenville Raiders partner with park district for flag football

Sign up through April 14; league play runs April 23-May 14

Bensenville, Ill.— The Bensenville Park District and Bensenville Raiders youth football program are joining forces to launch a flag football league for children between the ages of 5 and 14 in spring 2023.

“We are pleased to join with Raiders football to provide this spring flag football league,” says Recreation Supervisor Breana Aponte. “The program offers another chance for children to stay active outside of our soccer leagues.”

The flag football league will be broken into four distinct age groups, and teams will be determined based on skill level. Teams are now being formed for players aged 5-7, 8-9, 10-11 and 12-14. A skills assessment clinic will be held Saturday, April 15.

“Spring flag football is a chance for players to develop their skills outside of the regular football season and also serves as an entry to the sport,” Raiders President Tye Brooks says. “We are looking forward to growing the sport of football in Bensenville through our partnership with the park district.”

The Raiders’ mission is to teach football and to help youth on and off the football field. Teams will practice once per week with Sunday games, which take place April 23 – May 14. Practices will take place at locations, days and times determined by the coaches, and game times and locations will be determined later based on the number of players and teams.

The fee is $100 and includes player jerseys. Register at the Deer Grove Leisure Center, 1000 W. Wood Street, Bensenville, March 18 – April 14.

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