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Nevada School District Starts Girls' Flag Football
by Title IX Blog
posted November 28, 2012 at 7:56pm

The inaugural season for girls' flag football starts this week Clark County, Nevada. The Clark County School District earlier announced its decision to add the sport to close the gap in athletic opportunities available to girls and boys -- a gap of over 4...more

Who decides what is a sport?
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted May 16, 2012 at 2:50am

Last week USA Today wrote about the growing popularity of flag football for girls in high schools, especially in Florida, where it is a state championship sport. Flag football also has been introduced at the varsity level in Washington, D.C., and is grow...more

"I really believe in the next 10 years that women’s football is going to be a collegiate sport"
by anngaff
posted April 2, 2012 at 11:21am

Photo: Miami Dolphins Davie, FL – Today was a great day for women’s athletics in South Florida when the Miami Dolphins hosted over 400 female athletes at the team’s indoor training facility in Davie for the Girls High School Flag Jamb...more

Hearing Impaired Athlete Changes Stereotypes
by Dirt-n-the skirt
posted November 19, 2011 at 3:50pm

                                      The crack of the bat, the cheers from...more

Miami Dolphins' youth initiatives cultivate the next generation's male and female leaders, on and off the field
by anngaff
posted April 10, 2011 at 6:52pm

As part of Women's History Month each year since 1997, the Miami Dolphins host a girls high school football clinic at the team's facility, teaching over 450 ladies from South Florida the basic fundamentals of football. Then in April, the Dolphins host a g...more

Miami Dolphins say football is no longer a man's sport
by anngaff
posted April 4, 2011 at 3:48am

    Miami, FL – As part of Women’s History Month, the Miami Dolphins hosted a Girls High School Football Clinic, Wednesday, March 2, at the team’s indoor training facility in Davie that was presented by Under Armour and AT&...more

One Team, One Dream
by PrincessPunish
posted January 17, 2011 at 5:48pm

Always the Underdogs...more

Steve Smith broke his arm (Yes, THAT Steve Smith)
by Draft Day Suit
posted June 21, 2010 at 5:03pm

Update your fantasy football cheat sheets ladies and gentlemen. Steve Smith broke his arm. Yes, Carolina WR Steve Smith. But wait! It gets better. Steve Smith broke his arm playing flag football. Flag football is not as safe as you thought it was. Th...more

Like it or not, You're a role model!
by PrincessPunish
posted June 16, 2010 at 3:11pm

Signing that big contract deal means also signing on as a role model!...more

The Real Issue with Flag Football for Females in Florida
by Womenstake
posted May 28, 2010 at 10:01am

by Neena Chaudhry, Senior CounselNational Women’s Law Center Cross-posted from ACS Blog The New York Times' recently featured an article about the rise of flag football as a varsity sport among girls in Florida. I was quoted in the article as questio...more

Are flag football opportunities equal opportunities?
by Title IX Blog
posted May 24, 2010 at 6:31pm

Recently, the New York Times profiled the increasing popularity of flag football as a high school sport for girls, particularly in Florida. In trying to examine the controversial nature of the sport, the article managed to add controversy by sensationali...more

Flag football popularity rockets because of girls
by The IWFFA Blog
posted March 16, 2010 at 8:23pm

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 play...more

IWFFA invites Ellen to the 20th Annual KMC
by The IWFFA Blog
posted March 15, 2010 at 9:27pm

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

San Fran needs a few good women
by The IWFFA Blog
posted February 23, 2010 at 2:32pm

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 Ch...more

England offers an opportunity to coach flag football
by The IWFFA Blog
posted February 22, 2010 at 9:19pm

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 fantast...more

Packing list for the Kelly McGillis Classic
by The IWFFA Blog
posted February 4, 2010 at 12:54pm

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...more

Silent Auction: Get discounted tickets for Key West
by The IWFFA Blog
posted January 30, 2010 at 1:54pm

*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. Y...more

Clay County is the next in Florida to add Girl’s Flag Football
by The IWFFA Blog
posted January 24, 2010 at 12:13pm

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’ ...more

Contact Flag Football in Key West
by The IWFFA Blog
posted January 18, 2010 at 1:58pm

2009 Kelly McGillis Classic in key West, FL. ...more

Kelly Mc Gillis Classic: A message from the President
by The IWFFA Blog
posted January 14, 2010 at 5:31pm

Things you should know before you go. Before you arrive to Key West for the Kelly McGillis Classic, I thought you should know….. Your Action Photos Tournament Photographer for team and action photos will be Dan at Southernmost Photographers. Contact...more

Community Flag Football game to support those with disabilities
by The IWFFA Blog
posted January 10, 2010 at 1:16pm

Local educators, health care workers and public safety officials faced off in friendly games of flag football Saturday to benefit those with disabilities. The Tackling Disabilities El Centro Regional Medical Center Football Challenge fundraiser welcomed...more

Sorority Flag Football Challenge
by The IWFFA Blog
posted January 5, 2010 at 11:47am

I ran across this video today. “The Girls of Old Florida” A unique action photo series documenting sorority flag football teams from the University of Florida, including interviews by sorority players and their coaches. The sound bites were powerf...more

Moms, daughters play ball for cancer research
by The IWFFA Blog
posted January 4, 2010 at 12:04pm

Pink will be plentiful at this week’s third annual Susan G. Komen Girls Flag Football Tournament. The three-day event, which includes two days of competition and a Bigger and Better Family Fun Night, is a fund-raiser for Susan G. Komen For the Cure....more

Kelly McGillis Classic deadline approaching
by The IWFFA Blog
posted December 27, 2009 at 1:08pm

The Deadline to register for the 19th Annual Kelly McGillis Classic in Key West Florida is quickly approaching. The final deadline is December 31, 2009 for teams. Women who want to compete but are without a team, can join the loose women’s team. We ...more

Success in life through athletics
by PrincessPunish
posted December 20, 2009 at 5:10pm

“A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life, it can be done.” -Vince Lombardi...more

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