Parents are you looking for a Spring activity for your kids? Maricopa Super Elite Football is starting up their Spring season. The non-contact, competitive league is partnered with NFL Flag, which is sponsored by the National Football League.
According to league co-founder Jourdyn Wigg, there will be four co-ed age groups: 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, and 13-15. Early registration is now open at maricopasuperelite.com. Fees are $110 for the first child per family through February 18th, and additional children are $85 each. After February 18th, fees rise to $120 and $95. Each participant will receive a reversible jersey and a flag belt.
All children who have registered by March 11th will be sent an invitation to a “Show Your Skills Day” at the Pacana Park fields. Parents of registered players will receive an email with the time and location of the event. Coaches and league officials will evaluate the players at that time and teams will be selected and the players notified. All children who want to play will be assigned to a team – there are no cuts.
The league is looking for coaches, and those interested can reach out to Jourdyn Wigg.
There will be a minimum of two practices per week that will start the week of March 14th and lead up to the first games on Saturday, April 2nd, with the season running through May 7th. Once games begin, teams will practice twice per week, and games will take place Saturday mornings.
Wigg said organizers are hoping for a strong turnout.
“We would really like to get at least 100-150 kids signed up so that we can have about 50 kids per age group,” she said. “Then we’ll be able to divide the teams accordingly and give the kids a great experience of playing against other teams.”
Maricopa Super Elite is a new league in Maricopa whose had a great turnout for their Summer and Fall season last year, but Wigg said her fiancée Jeremiah, the founder, has been involved in flag football for 16 years, playing competitively around the country with a variety of clubs, and coaching several youth flag football teams.
“With this experience, we know the importance of running a league and what makes it a great experience for the children and the parents,” Wigg said.