FREE (for Registered Flag FB Participants) DCG Football Clinic on Saturday, August 12 for those going into K-6 at DCG HS Fields- click here

Practice/Game Schedules-
updated after the deadline
click here for All ages

Team Rosters-
updated after the deadline

Ages 5-K- click here
1st Grade- click here
2nd Grade- click here
3rd/4th Grade- click here
5th/6th Grade- click here

For Coaches
Coaches Job Description-
click here
Coaches Sample Lesson Plans-
click here
Coaches Playbook-
click here
Sample Playbook-
click here
Game Rules-click here

-Coaches should email Brett on their weekday practice time/location/day when they have that set.  Practices can be set up at North Sports Complex, Shawver Park, Beaverbrooke Park, Lions Park, or any other greenspace that is available.  The Grimes South Complex is being used for soccer, Waterworks Park is used for Tackle Football.

Flag Football League
Grimes Parks and Rec Flag Football League 
(Ages 5 to Kids Going into Grade 6)

NEW! Weather Cancellations- Subscribe here to the Rained Out App for text messages sent out by 4pm.

Registration starts July 1 online at 7pm!
*Deadline is August 9, 2017 at 7pm.  Late Fee of $10 will be assessed to each late registration.
*Coaches Meeting is at the GCC - TBD

Dates: All Practices start Sunday, August 20 - Sunday, October 15, 2017
-Skips Labor Day Weekend
Times:

Ages 5 - Kindergarten: This division practices and plays games on Sunday afternoons ONLY
-1:30pm-2:20pm

Grades 1-6: Practices for this age group are one time per week on Mon/Tues/or Thurs after 5pm (decided by volunteer coach) and play their games on Sunday afternoons.

Sunday Afternoons (could change based on the # of kids registered)-
-Grade 1: 2:30pm-3:25pm
-Grade 2: 3:30pm- 4:25pm
-Grades 3-4: 4:30pm-5:30pm
-G
rades 5-6 Division- 5:30-6:30pm

NEW in 2017! For Grades 3-6- Football Skills Clinics offered for flag football teams to attend (included with your fee) on Thursdays at Lions Park from 5:30-6:30pm.  More information will be sent out and discussed at the coaches meeting.  Clinics would include station work that would include running the ball (holding the ball, cutting, spinning), receiving the ball, passing, defense, and blocking/no-contact tackling drills. Volunteer coaches take their kids through the multiple stations on their own.  This doesn't replace the weekly practices but adds to it to make sure fundamentals are being learned.

Who:

Divisions Include- 
Ages 5 - Going into Kindergarten (Fall of 2017)- use nerf footballs
Going into Grade 1 (Fall of 2017)- use pee wee size football
Going into Grade 2 (Fall of 2017)- use pee wee size footballs
Going into Grades 3/4 (Fall of 2017)- use pee wee size footballs
Going into Grade 5/6 (Fall of 2017)- use junior football

Cost: Residents- (Those Living in the DCG School District or have a Grimes/Dallas Center address)-
-Ages 5 - Going into Grade K: $40 per player (Sunday practices and games only)
-Going into Grades 1 - 6: $55 per player (Includes at least one practice per week plus games)

Non-Residents-
-Ages 5-K: $50 per player
-Going into Grades 1-6: $65 per player

PLUS-
If you don't have a jersey, you will need to purchase a Red/White Reversible Grimes Parks and Rec Jersey for $15
Location: All games are held Sundays at Lions Park (Located behind Kum and Go on Hwy 44)
Weekday practices for Grades 1-6 are at various parks/greenspaces in Grimes.
Registration: Register online by clicking here, OR Stop in to the Grimes Community Complex (410 SE Main St.) OR Mail to 410 SE Main St. in Grimes, Ia 50111

-No player requests will be granted to be on the same team unless the parents are coaching together (2 coaches per team).  Please indicate this during registration.  Players will also not be allowed to play up a grade unless they have been approved by the Parks and Rec to do so.  Requests and approval must be received to do this before registering your child.
Instructors: Parent Volunteer Coaches supervised by Grimes Parks and Rec Staff
Contact: Brett Barber
Grimes Parks and Recreation Director
bbarber@ci.grimes.ia.us or 515-986-2143
Description:

This program allows players to play in a recreational atmosphere supervised by parent volunteers.  Teams practice during the week (Grades 1-6) and then play their league games on Sunday afternoons.  Players are assigned to a team randomly so no requests will be taken.  Coaches Meetings will be conducted after the deadline and will give the coaches sample lesson plans, game rules, and a sample playbook.  They will also receive a bag with footballs and flags for their practices.  The Director will contact the volunteer coaches that expressed they could help out during registration.  Coaches who are selected will be given a $10 credit towards their online account.