On Friday 4th November 2022, the Hunts School Sports Partnership hosted an NFL Flag Football staff training session for primary and secondary schools in Huntingdonshire.
The course was delivered by NFL UK and looked to upskill school staff with the non-contact version of American Football through their National Flag Football programme.
The day started off by introducing the teachers to the rule adaptations, with the opportunity to find out more about the format. Following this the teachers spent the majority of the course becoming the participants to learn the key skills needed to teach Flag Football to their students, such as;
1. The Snap
2. Quarter Back (QB) – Throw or Hand-Off
3. Receiving and Running with the Ball
4. Defending and Flag Taking
The course finished with the opportunity for the teachers to play a match against one another to further understand how the game flows, followed by each attendee delivering a short session focusing on one key aspect of the game to the rest of the group. As expected both games had a competitive edge and friendly rivalry!
We look forward to our first event on Tuesday 28th March 2023, which will give Hunts Primary Schools the opportunity to practice their Flag Football skills learnt at school against others schools in friendly matches. Followed by the main event, the Huntingdonshire Flag Football Regional competition on Friday 12th May for both primary and secondary schools.