Tag Archives: youth football

Flag football season kicks off

Seven-year-old Matthew Mowrey listens to his coach between plays at Saturday's flag football season opener.

Scottsdale Youth Football kicked off its flag football season on Saturday with a game between the Firebirds Gold and the Firebirds Red.  The two teams are comprised of boys from northeast Scottsdale in grades 1-3.  They play an eight game season.  Here are some photos from the game.  The Firebirds Gold are in white.


An NFL-style combine for student athletes

Photo courtesy of Future Pro Combines.

Future Pro Five Star Combines, designed to connect high school football players with college coaches, will be hosting a MEGAFEST Expo Five Star Combine tomorrow and Sunday (May 21-22) at Tempe Diablo Stadium.

The event is sponsored by Foothills Sports Medicine and Foothills Acceleration and Sports Training (FAST®).

Current and former NFL players, high school coaches and speed, strength and agility trainers will be training and testing future pro student athletes in a two day, NFL-style combine and camp.

Future Pro also is hosting a one-day Youth Football Clinic for boys and girls in grades 3-8 and a two-day Cheer Camp for boys and girls in grades K-12. The football clinic will include instruction about the fundamentals of competitive football and an introduction to combine training by professional athletes; the cheer camp will be instructed by professional cheerleaders.

Foothills Sports Medicine and FAST will provide certified athletic trainers and physical therapists for the two-day combine to assess and treat any injuries. Certified strength and conditioning specialists will guide athletes to achieve the results they need.

Student athletes in grades 8-12 are invited to compete with the best-rated high school athletes in the two day NFL-style combine. FAST ® will be hosting an “I AM FAST” station, testing the top athletes in speed, agility and strength.

“We educate our athletes on how to reach their maximum performance by targeting improvements in balance, power and quickness, strength and stamina, and neuromuscular coordination,” says Ahwatukee FAST Director Jeff Bloom, ATC/L, CSCS.

Log on to futureprocombines.com to register.