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Aug, 2020

Flag & Cheer Season Info!!

Dear Thunder Families,

After much consideration we have decided to move forward with a Fall Flag Football and Cheer season!  Flag Football will start on September 30th (first practice) thru November 14th (last games).  All practices and games will be held at Emricson Park (our normal location).  Practices will be held on Wednesdays and games on Saturdays.  Cheer practice is tentatively scheduled to start September 15th at Emricson Park.  More details will be communicated to parents by Coach Kristy Castaldo.   Please note that there could be schedule changes due to conflicts with park availability.  In the event of a schedule change we will contact you as soon as we are able.

We are planning on having two Flag divisions:

(7-10 yrs of age) 

(11-14 yrs of age)

Cheer team breakdowns will be decided upon at a later date after we finalize how many cheerleaders we have registered.  


For flag, to avoid the creation of super teams or a team of all older kids, the Thunder Board will assign players to teams in effort to evenly spread the talent and ages for each team the best we can.  We are also using a wider range in age for each division as we do not know what enrollment numbers will look like.  Our goal is to have at least 4 teams in each division with 10 players to each team.


The league will be 7 on 7 pass only style.  Rules will be published soon.  Because of the restrictions around social distancing and no direct contact (blocking), this is the only way of having a season that meets the requirements we are under at this time.  Also due to COVID-19 restrictions we feel it would not be wise to offer our normal flag program for (ages 5 and 6) as it is mainly a run only which would require one on one blocking or continuous contact.     

We know some families may think that this type of football is only for the Quarterback's, Running Backs, and Receivers.   We can assure you that we want all to participate, my own son has only played on the defensive and offensive line his whole Thunder career  is very excited to have a chance to run some patterns and score a TD!  

The registration date for the league will be Sept 12th in person at our blue trailer located in between the basketball courts and our game field. We ask that all payments are made in full at the time of registration via cash or check to avoid charging registration fees associated with electronic payment methods.

Flag cost:

$80.00 per player

Each player will get a team shirt

2 Thunder Crawler face masks

Cheer Cost:

$80 per cheerleader

Cost includes:  Rental of uniform and poms, 2 Thunder Crawler face masks, hair bow, and briefs.


We hope to see you all at the registration on the 12th and look forward to a fun flag season.



Steve Swanson, President & The Thunder Board

Go Thunder!

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