by Dan Voigt
The Emmetsburg Recreation Department is once again sponsoring the E-Hawk Flag Football program, which will begin on Saturday, Sept. 7, with the annual football clinic.
As in past years, the E-Hawk Flag Football program is open to youth in grades one through six and will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings as well as Saturday mornings.
First and Second graders will practic from 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, while third and fourth graders will practice from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays and fifth and sixth graders will practice from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays.
Third through Sixth graders will also practice on Tuesday and Thursday Evenings as well, with all practices being held at the Emmetsburg Middle School football field.
Saturday sessions are planned for Sept. 14, 21 and 28. Tuesday and Thursday evening sessions will begin on Sept. 3 and continue through Oct. 3.
The program will culminate on Saturday, Oct. 5, with the Seventh Annual Saturday Night Under The Lights event, where the youth will play on the gridiron of Duane Twait Field at the Emmetsburg High School Athletic complex. The evening will also feature a barbeque supper for fans and players.
The E-Hawk Flag Football program is designed to teach the proper techniques, as well as prevent injuries, and provide an understanding of the basic rules and the fundamentals of the game of football.
Volunteer coaches including E-Hawk players, donate their time to the program.
To register, contact City Hall or phone 852-3383.