Archive for March, 2010

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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.