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Rogers Flag Football

Rogers Flag Football to Merge with RYFA

Rogers Flag Football and Rogers Youth Football Association leadership have worked closely together in recent years to provide quality football experiences to kids in both flag and tackle football. With unprecedented growth and success of Rogers Flag Football, the need has arisen to manage the flag program through a more formal, structured body. The logical progression was to merge with RYFA to gain operating and financial efficiencies while still providing distinctive football opportunities and experiences to local kids.

Two organizations will become one collective voice with a single goal: To continue to provide and enhance the youth football experience in the Rogers area by offering both flag and tackle football.

Rest assured, the flag football experience for players and coaches will not change. See the below frequently asked questions (FAQ) for additional information and answers to likely questions.


Rogers Flag Football merger with RYFA

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why is Rogers Flag Football merging with Rogers Youth Football Association?

A: Rogers Flag Football and Rogers Youth Football Association leadership have worked closely together in recent years to provide quality football experiences to kids in both flag and tackle football. With unprecedented growth and success of Rogers Flag Football, the need has arisen to manage the flag program through a more formal, structured body. The logical progression was to merge with RYFA to gain operating and financial efficiencies while still providing distinctive football opportunities and experiences to local kids.

Two organizations will become one collective voice with a single goal: To continue to provide and enhance the youth football experience in the Rogers area by offering both flag and tackle football.

Q: Who is going to run flag football?

A: During a planned two-year transition period, a committee comprised of members of RYFA board of directors and Rogers Flag Football organizers Bill Zacher and Erik Miler will manage flag football program.

Q: Can I expect significant changes to the flag football program?

A: No. The goal of the flag football organizers and RYFA is to run flag football as it always has been run. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Q: Will the fees increase for flag football?

A: Likely, no.

Q: If kids play flag football, are they obligated to play tackle football?

A: No. Kids can play just flag football. Kids can play just tackle football. Or kids can play both if they desire. We do encourage kids to play both, but they are not obligated.

Q: If I sign up my child for flag football, are they going to be automatically signed up for tackle football?

A: No. Registration for flag and tackle will be separate.

Q: Can girls continue to play flag football in Rogers? 

A: Yes.

Q: Can girls play tackle football in Rogers?

A: Yes.

Q: Are the coaches for flag football going to be limited to current tackle football coaches?

A: No. The pool of flag football coaches will not be directly tied to existing tackle football coaches. Parties interested in coaching flag football are not obligated to coach tackle football as well.

Q: Is flag football now going to be Tackle-Bar football?

A: No. Flag is not morphing into Tackle-Bar football. Flag will remain as it has been. Tackle-Bar football will no longer be offered by RYFA.

Q: Are flag games going to be in the fall instead of the summer?

A: No. The plan is to continue to have flag football in the summer.

Q: When will the flag season start?

A: Likely around the same time as it has in the past. Exact dates will be identified in the very near future.

Q: When will the flag season end?

A: The goal is to complete the flag season right before the start of the tackle football season to avoid scheduling conflicts.

Q: Will flag football teams be playing teams from other towns like Elk River?

A: No. There are no immediate plans to play other towns like tackle football.

Q: Will I get a discount if I sign my son/daughter up for flag football and tackle football?

A: It is undetermined at this point if a discount will be offered for registering the same athlete for both tackle and flag football.

Q: Will flag games be a different locations/fields than before?

A: Field locations are unknown at this point. 

Q: Will flag football now require football pads (Helmets, shoulder pads, etc.)?

A: No.

Q: Will the flag football rules change with the merger?

A: No

Q: Will teams be selected differently now for flag football with the merger?

A: No. Flag football teams will be selected the same as they have in the past.

Q: Will the flag jersey's change with the merger with tackle football?

A: No. Jersey’s for flag football will continue to reflect the colors/logos of NFL teams.


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