Registration for Ladysmith spring flag football begins March 2

The Ladysmith Minor Football Association is looking for local youths to come out and join its team.

The Ladysmith Minor Football Association is looking for local youths to come out and join its team.

The Ladysmith Minor Football Association is looking for local youths to come out and join its team.

The Ladysmith Minor Football Association is looking for local youths to come out and join its team.

This spring, they are offering seven- to nine-man flag football to both girls and boys aged seven to 13.

Coach Demetreos Bourodemos said flag football is a non-contact sport with similarities to tackle football.

“The fundamentals are similar — instead of tackling, you’re actually grabbing flags on the person’s hips,” he said.

In addition to physical fitness, the sport inspires self-confidence and teamwork, all while having fun. Practices will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays and games will be held Saturdays.

Last year, there were more than 50 youths signed up in the LMFA.

“This year we expect that or hopefully more,” Bourodemos said.

The season is not entirely possible without the help of volunteers, and those wishing to help out are always welcome, he added.

Registration is March 2 and 9 at Frank Jameson Community Centre from 6-9 p.m., as well as March 11, from 12-2 p.m. at 340 Fifth Ave.

A CareCard number will be required at registration, and there is a non-refundable $150 registration fee, which covers equipment rental and both the spring flag football season, as well as the fall tackle football season.

The spring season cost is only $50.

For more information, contact Demetreos, LMFA coach, at 250-729-1519.