Flag football sign-up deadline extended to April 28

Evaluation and practice times announced, game schedule updated

Bensenville, Ill.— The Bensenville Park District and Bensenville Raiders youth football program announced that registration has been extended for the 2023 spring flag football season for children between the ages of 5 and 14.

“We are pleased to join with Raiders football to provide this spring flag football league, and we’ve decided to extend the enrollment period for this exciting joint venture to allow even more young people to join the league,” says Recreation Supervisor Breana Aponte. “We are pleased to also announce updates to our schedule and practice times.”

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 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Deer Grove Leisure Center (DGLC), 1000 W. Wood Street, Bensenville.

“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 in time slots between 6 and 8 p.m. Wednesday evenings with Sunday games taking place May 7-28. Practices will take place at locations 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 DGLC through April 28.

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