The Vision of Gateway Youth Flag Football

Gateway Flag Football was created for kids to learn the basics
 about the game of football, exercise, make new friends and engage in friendly competition. Our primary goal is to teach the game and good sportsmanship. We understand each game must have a winner and a loser. It's how you deal with both that defines who you are as a person. You don't have to accept losing but you do have to handle it with class. Winning is good. Gloating about yuor wins is unacceptable.

Rules Behind the Vision
- Every child must play in every game.
- Coaches must get all kids involved in offensive and defensive plays.
- Coaches should never embarrass or yell at players.
- Teams should not run up scores. Wanting to win is fine. Demoralizing the other team is not.
- Parents should let coaches coach.
- Nobody should belittle the officials. It's OK to question a call, in a professional manner.
It's important to note that the kids are watching everything we do - and we all take that responsibility very seriously. A top priority of this league is to set a good example. This is our chance to make a lasting impression on kids.

Spring 2015 Registration is Now Closed

The 2015 Spring season of Gateway Flag Football begins with practice on 2-25
Our first game will be March 13

PARENTS: The teams have been chosen. If you do not hear from a coach by Wednesday, Februay 11 at 5PM please call Ed Ryan at 239-247-3833.

Frequently Answered Questions
- You do not have to live in Gateway to play in our league.
- Practices will be held on Monday or Wednesday (1X Per week). The coach chooses the night.
- All games are played in Gateway at the Soccer Complex on Griffin Drive.
- There are 8 regular season games plus playoffs
- There is no all star game this season.
- We have four age divisions: 5-6, 7-8, 9-11 and 12-14.
- Teams are chosen in a blind draft based on an evaluation of their skills to keep the teams fair.

- Every player must have a mouthpiece. Mouthpieces will be available for purchase at our concession stand every week for $3.00.

SCHEDULE NOTE: There will be no games Spring Break week March 30 to April 6. So that means no game on April 3.

Cheerleading is Back

While we encourage parents to sign up their daughters to play in our league, we understand Flag Football is not for everyone. Lead by former Miami Dolphin Cheerleader Kat Cowan the program is for girls 5-11 who would like to learn about cheerleading in a fun and non-competitive environment. Kat's  goal is to provide the girls an outlet to learn about cheerleading and how to perform with confidence through working hard, having excellent manners and above all being positive young ladies. The girls will cheer at the Friday night football games starting September 13th. A cheerleading clinic will be held on August 31st from 10-3 at the Torro training Center. The girls will gain a sense of team spirit by learning the cheers and dance routines, play games, do kids fitness bootcamp and go over manners and Etiquette. Help support the great community of Gateway and register your cheerleader at There is a charge for the program and you can speak directly to Kat at



Here is the layout of the fields so you know where to go when you arrive for your games. This will also be on a poster board at the fields in case you forget.

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