Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Adult Athletic Leagues Available

Calling all adults! If you’ve been itching to play some football, or take a swing at a softball, now is your chance.

Southlake Parks and Recreation is offering sports programming this fall and you’re invited to join in the fun!

Adult Co-ed Softball is a great way to play the game with your friends, family, and co-workers. Register a team and be a part of the recreational league. Men’s Over 35 Softball is another option to get you out on the diamond together with your hand picked team, it’s sure to be a home-run.

Flag Football is also available in the co-ed and men’s only varieties. Register your team with up to 20 players, a six game season, leading up to the playoffs, get ready to score some touchdowns!

For more information go to
SouthlakeParksandRec.com
or call (817) 748-8019

 

Join the City of Southlake this fall for Adult 8 on 8 Flag Football

Do you and your friends love to play football? This fall, Southlake’s popular Adult 8 on 8 Flag Football is back!  Open to teams with players ages 17 and up, this is a great team building opportunity for local businesses or just a nice way to get out with friends.

Rosters can include up to 20 players. Game ball, officials, scorekeepers and flags will be provided, teams must provide their own jerseys. Games will be played on Saturdays at North Park with game times running anytime from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The cost is $330 per team. Click here for more information and to register.

You can register online or at the Community Services office located at 1400 Main St, Suite 210.

Please contact 817.748.8019 if you would like more information.

Register for Adult Co-ed Church Flag Football this fall

Southlake’s Community Services Department offers adults ages 18 or older the chance to play in the Adult Co-ed 8 on 8 Church Flag Football this fall. This is a great way to strengthen bonds between you and your fellow church goers.

Teams may have up to 20 players and a church representative must sign off on a roster stating the team is affiliated with a church.

Game ball, officials, scorekeepers and flags will be provided, teams must provide their own jerseys. Games will be played at North Park on Thursday evenings from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. This will be a six-game season and the top teams will advance to playoffs. The cost per team is $330.00. Click here for more information and to register.

You can register online or at the Community Services office located at 1400 Main St, Suite 210. Please contact 817.748.8019 if you would like more information.

 

New – Under the Lights Youth Flag Football program offered in Southlake

Midland 1The City of Southlake Community Services Department is excited to partner with Under Armour to offer an exciting new Youth Flag Football program for kids in grades first through sixth!

Under the Lights is a national flag football league for kids with an emphasis on community fun!  The league is for both girls and boys of all skill levels and promotes a competitive, confidence building, non-contact football experience.

This fall, registrants will be able to take advantage of 9 player teams with 6 versus 6 formations over a 7 game season. Games will be played on Saturday mornings at North Park from September through November, with practices being held before games.

The cost for the program is $155 and includes Under Armour uniform and socks. For more information or to register please visit: UAFLAG.com.

For additional information please call the Community Services Department at (817) 748.8019.

New Adult Flag Football Program Offered in Southlake!

Get your teams ready to meet us on the gridiron!

Get your teams ready to meet us on the gridiron!

The City of Southlake is now offering Adult 8-on-8 Flag Football!  Get your team ready and meet us on the gridiron this spring! The season runs from April 11 through May 25, 2015 and games will be played on Saturdays at North Park and Bob Jones Park.

Players must 16 years of age or older at the start of season.  The cost is $330 per team and rosters can include up to 20 players. Flags, game balls, officiating and score keeping will be provided. If you have any questions, or to request more information please call (817) 748-8022.

Register online through Friday, March 27, 2015.

Congratulations to the Southlake Recreation 8U T.A.A.F. State Champions

Football PictureLast year a group of friends from Old Union, Carroll and Rockenbaugh, who played against each other in the Dragon Youth Flag Football Super Bowl in 2012 came together to compete in the City of Southlake Parks and Recreation 8U and under flag football league. In 2013 the team saw success coming in 2nd place in the Southlake Championship and 3rd in Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (T.A.A.F.) State Championship as 6-7 year olds. With great enthusiasm and expectations the team stayed together for the 2014 season with one goal in mind, Win State.

Fueled by the 2013 state tournament experience Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator, Greg Jackson, threw out last year’s playbook in favor of a more aggressive passing attack. Coach Jackson was able to incorporate his speed oriented rushing attack into a spread offense that utilized every position as receivers. With a running game that can get to the outside led by Sam Fuller and Owen Smith and new passing options for quarterbacks Caden Jackson and Graham Knowles the offense thrived. Receivers Jake Jimenez, Mathias O’Donnell and Hogan Bryan gave defensive backs headaches all season with their ability to stretch the field while interior receivers and guards Mitchell Miranda and Bo Terry provided key run and pass protection while opening up the middle of the field with underneath pass routes. However, this high powered offense that put up a combined 261 points in the Southlake league could not have had the success it did without solid play from their center and interior pass receiver Robbie Hanson. From the first offensive snap (a 60 yard touchdown) to the last drive this well-oiled high powered offense could not be stopped.

While points are key especially in flag football the saying “Defense wins championships” was never truer than with this year’s Dragons. Defensive Coordinator Nick Smith stayed with his base defensive alignment. However, having been with Coach Jackson and these player throughout this journey he challenged them to adjust at the line and installed a zone defense allowing the Dragons to cover more ground and rely on team defense and closing speed. With stellar edge play by cornerbacks Owen Smith and Sam Fuller gaining the edge on the ground or with swing passes was something no team managed all season. The middle was just as tough. With an outside in speed rushers defensive linemen Mitchell Miranda and Bo Terry flushed opposing runners into the open arms of defensive ends Mathias O’Donnell and Jake Jimenez. When teams turned to the pass they were met by incredible safety play by Graham Knowels, Caden Jackson and Hogan Bryan. All five of the defensive backs had had multiple interceptions with Graham Knowles, Sam Fuller and Owen Smith having pick 6’s. As a floater on defense, Robbie Hanson, provided stellar rush and passing defense throughout the season whether at defensive line or safety. In nine games, including the Southlake Championship, the Dragons held opposing offenses to six points. Giving up their only touchdown in the closing seconds of the first half in the Southlake Championship.

After winning the Southlake Championship it was off to the T.A.A.F State Championship in San Angelo, Tx. The Dragons were matched against eleven other teams from a combination of San Angelo, Greenville, El Paso, Stephenville and Copperas Cove. With getting out to a fast start in the double elimination format on their minds the Dragons defeated the El Paso Stars 27-0 with all players getting into the action on the ground and through the air. Getting the first game under their belt and with confidence building the Dragons defeated the Greenville Tarheels in Round 2, 26-0. With rounds 1 and 2 complete the Dragons would face other undefeated City Champions in subsequent rounds. In the 8:00pm game with temperatures starting to drop and wind picking up the Dragons set the table for the Sunday run by defeating the Copperas Cove Bears 33-0. Dragons scored 2 touchdowns in the closing seconds of the first half on a punt return by Caden Jackson and a long run by Sam Fuller to seal the victory and put the game out of reach. The victory over Copperas Cove put the Dragons in the semi-final round against the San Angelo Titans on Sunday.

The Dragons woke to a frozen tundra with a wind chill in the 20’s and stout 15-20mph wind. Assistant Coach and Head Scout Andy Fuller used the weather to the Dragons advantage ensuring at the coin flip that the Dragons would always have the wind at their back. The Dragons scored early on a Mathias O’Donnell touchdown catch to go up 7-0. The Titans threatened in the first half but solid team defense kept them out of the end zone on 4th and 18 ending the drive at the 3. The Dragons kept the Titans from crossing mid-field the rest of the game and added a second touchdown on a catch and run by Graham Knowles vaulting them into the championship game.

After getting a break from the cold and waiting for the winner of the elimination game between Greenville Mustangs and San Angelo Titans the Dragons again braved the elements under colder temperatures and threat of snow to take on the Titans in the Championship. The Dragons scored in the first half on a QB Keeper by Caden Jackson. The Titans with restored confidence from their victory semi-final elimination game did cross mid-field and got as deep as the 18 before the defense pushed them back across the 20 in 4 plays. The Championship was sealed with a 6-0 victory on the last play of the game when Sam Fuller intercepted the Titans.

Through the 2014 8U Flag Football State Championship campaign the Dragons went 14-0 outscoring their opponents 367-6. Congratulation’s Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (T.A.A.F.) 8U Flag Football State Champions: Caden Jackson, Sam Fuller, Bo Terry, Graham Knowles, Owen Smith, Mitchell Miranda, Robbie Hanson, Hogan Bryan, Mathias O’Donnell, and Jake Jimenez.

Registration for City of Southlake Youth Spring Leagues Close Wednesday, February 26th

Youth Volleyball

Does your daughter dream of becoming a Lady Dragon Volleyball player? The Southlake Parks and Recreation Youth Volleyball program has been teaching volleyball skills to new and experienced players for over 15 years! Your daughter can learn and develop the techniques necessary to one day join the Lady Dragons on their State Championship run.

Two different leagues ( Division I & Division II) and three age divisions (8 & under, 10 & under and 12 & under) are offered to match the skill level of all players. Division I is for players who are more advanced and want an opportunity to sharpen their skills in preparation for school try-outs in the fall. Only team registrations are accepted for this league; and teams must provide their own coach and jerseys. Division II is a fun, recreational league that introduces the sport to new players! Individuals are placed together on teams and paired with volunteer coaches. Be sure to indicate if you are interested in coaching when registering your child

The top teams from each age division will also qualify for the T.A.A.F. regional and state championships in late May. Southlake teams have a history of success at the championship tournament with Southlake’s own Team Glenn taking the state championship in the 10U age division in 2013.

The registration deadline for both divisions is Wednesday, February 26th by 5:00  p.m.  The cost is $385 for Division I teams and $60 for Division II individuals. Practices will begin the week of March 17th, and games will start on Saturday, March 22nd.

Youth Flag Football

Not ready for football season to be over? Come play in one of the area’s most popular leagues of flag football! Participants, ages 6-12, will learn the fundamentals of one of America’s favorite pastime this spring with the City of Southlake.

All participants must register individually by Wednesday, February 26th. The cost to register is $60.00 per player (price includes a football jersey). Games will be played primarily on Saturdays at North Park, Southlake’s newest park, or Bob Jones Park and there will be one practice per week. Each team will need a volunteer coach, so please indicate if you are interested in coaching when you register your child.

Each team in the league will participate in a tournament at the end of the season. Teams will compete for an opportunity to advance to play in the State Championship. Last year, Southlake teams brought home the championship trophy in the 10 & under and 12 & under divisions.

Registration

You can register online or in person at Town Hall, 1400 Main St, Suite 210. For more information, please call Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019.

Spring Flag Football Registration is Now Open

Not ready for football season to be over? Come play in one of the area’s most popular leagues of flag football! Participants, ages 6-12, will learn the fundamentals of one of America’s favorite pastime this spring with the City of Southlake.

All participants must register individually by Friday, February 21st. The cost to register is $60.00 per player (price includes a football jersey). Games will be played primarily on Saturdays at North Park, Southlake’s newest park, or Bob Jones Park and there will be one practice per week. Each team will need a volunteer coach, so please indicate if you are interested in coaching when you register your child.

Each team in the league will participate in a tournament at the end of the season. Teams will compete for an opportunity to advance to play in the State Championship. Last year, Southlake teams brought home the championship trophy in the 10 & under and 12 & under divisions.

You can register online or in-person at the Community Services office located in Town Hall, 1400 Main St, Suite 210. For more information, please contact  (817) 748-8022.

Southlake Teams Excel in State Youth Flag Football Championships

UPDATE 3/18/2014 – At the March 18, 2014 City Council meeting the Titans (U10) and the Cougars (U12) were honored with a proclamation for their state championship win.

On November 16-17, 2013 the City of Southlake hosted the 2013 Texas Amateur Athletic Federation State Youth Flag Football Championships.  This is the second year in a row the City of Southlake has hosted this tournament with great success. The games took place at Southlake’s beautiful, multi-purpose facility, North Park.

The tournament consisted of 30 teams, 5 which are from Southlake. Over 2,000 participants and spectators from across the great state of Texas traveled to Southlake for a great weekend of football. The weather was perfect as teams competed to take home the championship trophy for their respective divisions.  A total of 55 games were played during the two-day span of the tournament.  Four of the five Southlake teams finished 3rd place or higher.  In the 8 and under division the Southlake Dragons finished in 3rd place.  The Southlake Titans finished 1st and brought home the Championship Trophy in the 10 and under division.  In the 12 and under division, we had an all Southlake championship game with the Southlake Cobras edging out the Southlake Cougars to claim the championship.

When teams were not playing games, they got the opportunity to visit the local restaurants as well as do some shopping at Southlake Town Square and other local stores. Teams who chose to hang around the park during their breaks had the opportunity to enjoy concessions from local restaurants such as the Feedstore Barbecue, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop and Chick-fil-A.

The City of Southlake would like to thank all of the participants who all played hard and displayed good sportsmanship as well as all of the coaches, parents and spectators who made this tournament a success.  We are looking forward to hosting this tournament again in the near future.