Two youngsters work on their technique at the “hiking & hand-off” station.

JERSEYVILLE - Kickoff the fall by enrolling your youngster in Itty Bitty or Pee Wee Flag Football with Jerseyville Parks and Recreation Department (JPRD).

The department is offering a program for boys and girls three to six years old. Itty Bitt Flag Football is a non-competitive skill development program that consists of small group rotations through skill stations for 3-4 year olds. Pee Wee Flag Football is the same but only for 5-6 year olds.

Stations include passing, catching, flag pulling and hiking/hand-offs. The program meets one time per week for six weeks for 45 minutes. The session runs from Sunday, September 24 – October 29 on Field C at Dolan Park, located at the corner of June and Carpenter Street. In the event of inclement weather, sessions will be pulled inside the Susnig Center, located at 401 Mound Street.

On the sixth and final week, participants will be divided and scrimmage an entire game. There are two times to choose from for Itty Bitty: 1-1:45 and 2-2:45. There are two times to choose from for Pee Wee: 3-3:45 and 4-4:45.

The success of this program depends on volunteer station leaders, therefore parents/guardians will be asked to be volunteers each week. Participants do not need any special equipment, but need to be dressed in weather appropriate clothing and non-marking soled shoes. Program fee is $30 per child and includes a participation medal.

Register soon because space is limited in each session and the deadline is Saturday, September 16.

For more information or to learn how to register, please visit http://parks-recreation.jerseyville-il.us/, call the JPRD office at 618.498.2222 or email jerseyvilleparkandrec@jerseyville-il.us.

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