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Flag Football Popularity Rockets because of Girls

March 16, 2010

Flag football is rapidly becoming one of the fastest growing girls’ high school sports across the country.
In Broward County, Florida the sport has evolved from recreational leagues to middle and high school programs. And the teams feature talented players who are out to prove that football is not just a sport for boys.

“Flag football has become real popular,” Stranahan coach Bennett Wyche said. “We’ve been taking some girls away from the track programs.”
Since the Florida High School Athletic Association first recognized flag football as a varsity sport in 2003, Broward County has been a dominant force.
The county has produced two state champions (Fort Lauderdale in 2003 and Miramar in 2006) and two state runners-up (Fort Lauderdale in 2004 and Dillard in 2007).

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/03/16/1531311/rally-around-the-flag.html#ixzz0iMb7jFMB

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IWFFA Invites Ellen to the 20th Annual KMC

March 15, 2010

While the 19th annual Kelly McGillis Classic is still a recent memory, the IWFFA is keeping its on eye on next year’s largest tournament. During the 4-day tournament, players from every team participated in the filming of the “Ellen Dance”.

The players of the IWFFA have invited Ellen to come play and dance in Key West Florida for the 20th anniversary of the Kelly McGillis Classic (KMC) in February of 2011.
The International Flag Football Association hosts the largest women and girl’s tournament in the world. With players from Sweden, Mexico, Canada, Finland, Denmark, Scotland, Cayman Islands, Bahamas and the United States.

The 20th anniversary of the KMC promises to be the largest tournament to date.

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San Fran Needs A Few Good Women

February 23, 2010

The Newest Team on the San Francisco Women’s Flag Football League circuit, The Blaze, is recruiting.

The season will start March 14 and continue every Sunday through Mid-May. The Blaze will join the 8 other teams in the Spring 2010 season. Fall Champions, The Mustangs, defeated the Rebels, November 22, 2009, 38-0, in the championship game. Additionally, Latrice Johnson of First String was awarded the League’s Most Valuable Player for the Fall 2009 season.

The SFWFFL is Celebrating 20 years of bringing women’s flag football to the Bay Area!

If you’re interested in joining the league as a team, or as a player contact iwffa@iwffa.com

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England Offers an Opportunity to Coach

February 22, 2010

The BAFA is delighted to announce a series of Level 1 coaching clinics and new initiatives which form part of the Impact and Improvement programme funded by Sport England.
President of the Coaches’ Association, Jim Messenger said, “This is a fantastic opportunity to boost the sport with more Level 1 qualified coaches. We are delighted to be able to offer these clinics at just £17. Additionally, whilst these clinics are occurring, the Coaches’ Association coach education team will be working with BAFA’s consultants, Press Red and Oaks Consulting, to finalise the new Level 2 coaching qualification, which we plan to launch in late spring this year.

These activities will support the newly developed Flag football and Youth football strategies, all of which have been funded through the Impact and Improvement Award”.
The clinics will be held on Saturdays over the coming months:
6th March 2010 – University of Hertfordshire (Hatfield)
13th March 2010 – University of Birmingham, University of Essex (Colchester) and Prudhoe High School, Newcastle
20th March 2010 – Filton College, WISE Campus, Bristol
In addition, to further support coach development BAFA and the Coaches’ Association will be staging three more clinics at the same cost.
27th March 2010 – St James School, Bolton
17th April 2010 – Scotland (Venue to be confirmed)
24th April 2010 – University of Leicester

More details can b found on the BAFL Website

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An Itinerary Quickie

February 8, 2010

Remember you can view the games LIVE online

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Packing List for the Kelly McGillis Classic

February 4, 2010

The Kelly McGillis social events kicked off with a Super Bowl party. If you haven’t already, you’ve gotta start packing. I’ve compiled a packing list that I have used for the past 3 years. I thought that you would find it helpful.



Download the printable list here:

Mac Version

Windows Version

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Happy National Girls and Women in Sports Day!

February 3, 2010

“Each year as we celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day, we are reminded of the importance of maintaining a focus on, and creating an awareness of, the important issues facing women and girls in this country and beyond.The powerful combination of sports, health and education found in programs administered by organizations like the Women’s Sports Foundation not only directly benefits women and girls today, it lays a foundation for growth for generations to come.” — Women’s Sports Foundation Founder Billie Jean King

A IWFFA Blog affiliate, Women Talk Sports, put together some remarkable photos of women and girls in sports. Check it out.

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Silent Auction: Get discounted tickets for Key West

January 30, 2010

*Silent Auction Ends THIS Sunday*

HOW IT WORKS:
Players and teams ( and supporters) who are attending the Kelly McGillis Classic can bid. E-mail your bid to iwffa@iwffa.com you will then receive an e-mail if another bid comes in higher than your bid. You will have an opportunity to bid again. All proceeds will go to the IWFFA, to help keep registration costs low. The auction closes January 31st, 12 noon.

Bid on these items:

Cape Air Airlines Tickets – 2 airline tickets – $400 value – Bid starts at $200

Sebago Water Sports (snorkel or sunset sail) – Each trip is worth $32 – Bidding starts at $16

Lazy Dog Kayaking – Each certificate is good for two persons – value $40 – Bidding starts at $20

Rooftop Café (Exclusive Restaurant) – $100 gift certificate – Bidding starts at $50

Two Friends Patio Restaurant – Breakfast or Lunch for Two – $40 value. Bidding starts at $20

Island Dog Bar – $25 gift certificate – Bidding starting at $12.50

Dog Thirty (pet shop with special key west items for your dog) $25 gift certificate – Bidding starting at $12.50

Denny’s Restaurant – $50 gift certificate – Bidding starting at $25

Outback Steakhouse – $45 gift certificates – Bidding starting at $22.50

Half Shell Raw Bar Restaurant – $50 gift certificate- Bidding starting at $25

Camille’s Restaurant – $25 gift certificates – Bidding starting at $12.50

The Kelly McGillis Classic players and team events auction closes January 31st, 12 noon. E-mail your bid at iwffa@iwffa.com All certificats are good from February 6-16, 2010

Happy Bidding!

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Clay County is the next in Florida to add Girl’s Flag Football

January 24, 2010

A growing number of girls in Clay County are participating in football, thanks in part to a newly formed flag football league.

Christopher White, a teacher at Green Cove Springs Junior High School, is among several educators who helped get the girls’ league started in Clay County this year as a junior high sport, according to a news release.

“I truly enjoyed coaching girls’ flag football this year. The season went really well,” he said in the release.

The teams just wrapped up their inaugural season and the program is expected to grow in the future.


“We had 20 girls on the team and they really had a lot of fun,” said Joey Williams, a Lakeside Junior High School basketball coach and exceptional-student education assistant. “I had a great time coaching them.”

Flag football is a sanctioned sport in only about four states, including Florida, according to the release.


Read full story here

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Kick It In Iran

January 22, 2010

A Documentary of the first women of Iran to qualify for the Olympics. Her family, her spiritual leader, and the world surrounding her cannot understand her dreams. I cannot wait for the full feature to come out.