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The Mooresville area could be in the huddle in regard to joining the largest youth football team in the United States.

The National Flag Football League, the largest youth flag football organization in the country, is coming to North Carolina beginning this spring.

The established nation-wide program provides girls and boys ages 4-14 a safe and fun football league for all skill levels and is designed to educate young people about football while emphasizing participation and sportsmanship.

The league will begin play on April 2 and end on June 11. Registration is now open for the spring league and will continue to take place through Feb. 24 at www.Nationalflagfootball.com.

All participants will receive a reversible National Football League Flag Football jersey, representing one of the NFL teams, and flags that are theirs to keep at the completion of the season.

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“We are so excited to have our first season in North Carolina,” said Francis Meram, executive director of National Flag Football. “It’s going to be a great addition to our over 100 locations in the United States.”

This spring, the inaugural North Carolina season will consist of eight weeks, with 14 different locations to choose from. Depending on the amount of interest displayed, it’s possible that Mooresville could be considered as one of the sites.

Teams will be formed by students from the same schools and grade, giving children the opportunity to participate as a team with their classmates. Practices are scheduled an hour before each game resulting in a one day a week commitment to the league.

Games are played in a five-on-five format on a 60-yard-long field and provide young players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact, continuous action while learning lessons in teamwork. All games are officiated by certified and trained officials.

For more information on league locations or for any additional questions, call 877-866-FLAG or visit www.NationalFlagFootball.com.

Launched in 2006, National Flag Football is the largest NFL Flag Football provider in the country, with programs located in more than 100 different communities and servicing more than 35,000 players annually. The program is designed to educate young people about football while emphasizing participation and sportsmanship.

Participants learn skills and lessons that help them succeed both on and off the field. For more information, visit www.NationalFlagFootball.com.

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