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Flag Football Starting Up in NC This Fall

August 31, 2020 / Athletic AdministrationFootball
In the absence of a fall high school football season, a start-up 7-on-7 flag football league has sprouted up in North Carolina.

The North Carolina Triad Fusion is hosting the flag football league for high school student-athletes who want to sharpen their skills in a safe environment, according to an article from The Times News.

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Launching on September 11, the league is expected to host a slate of six 7-on-7 competitions and two lineman camps on Friday nights. Both the Smith Soccer Complex in Greensboro and BB&T Sports Park in Winston-Salem. The plan is to have three 25-minute games per night at each site, according to the story.

“With everything that’s been happening with the pandemic and then us not having a season this fall, it just seemed like a great opportunity to try to create an avenue for, first of all, a safe competitive environment for guys to compete in together,” program director Mitch Mitchener told The Times News. “That’s really what we’re trying to create here.”

The program has been in contact with the NCHSAA to ensure safety guidelines are being met. North Carolina recently voted to push its football season into the “Fall II” season, slated to begin on February 8, according to the article.

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“The high school coaches are not going to be violating any of the NCHSAA guidelines that they have put out in the past (week) and what they already had in place,” he said to The Times News. “… We’re trying to be aboveboard with all of this. The number one priority with this whole thing is providing a safe competitive environment for these kids to compete together as a team and be able to display their skill set.”

The per-player cost for the 7-on-7 league is $150 with the lineman camps running $50 a session or $80 for both.

To read the full story from The Times News on North Carolina’s 7-on-7 flag football league, click here