NFL Flag Football Series Coming to the City of Salisbury

NFL Player in a Kansas City shirt jumping in the air for a football

Salisbury, MD — The City of Salisbury, in collaboration with Wicomico County Parks and Recreation and Salisbury University Presidential Citizens Scholars’ Capstone Project, also known as PCS, is proud to announce the launch of an exciting new initiative aimed at bringing affordable and sustainable youth flag football to the Westside community. With a focus on addressing the financial barriers that often prevent children from lower-income households from participating in youth athletic programs, this groundbreaking partnership seeks to provide every child with the opportunity to experience the benefits of team sports.

Recognizing the importance of youth sports in fostering personal development and community engagement, City of Salisbury Community Relations Manager, Rachel Manning, Wicomico Parks & Rec, and PCS have joined forces with NFL Flag to introduce the City’s first NFL Flag football league. This innovative program will offer boys and girls ages 8-15 the chance to play flag football while proudly wearing NFL team jerseys, creating an authentic and immersive experience for participants.

“This collaboration represents a significant step forward in our ongoing efforts to make youth sports more accessible and inclusive,” said Manning, of the City of Salisbury. “By partnering with NFL Flag and leveraging the resources of Wicomico County Parks and Recs and PCS, we can bring high-quality flag football programming to the Westside community at an affordable price point, ensuring that every child has the opportunity to participate and thrive.”

Registration for the league officially opened last week, with sign-ups available for just $65 per child. Additionally, scholarships are available to help alleviate the cost, covering up to $40 off the total price for those in need. Player assessments are scheduled to take place in mid-March, with games set to kick off on April 13. Waterside Park will serve as the venue for games, while practices will be held at Billy Gene Jackson Sr. Park.

For more information about the NFL Flag football series and how to register, please visit:—nfl-flag-football