The Tennessee Titans and Williamson County Schools announced Tuesday that they have partnered to form the Inter-Electric Girls flag football league for the first time in Tennessee.
The game will be offered to high school students in nine public schools in Williamson County in the spring of 2022.
We encourage Williamson County Schools to partner with the Tennessee Titans for younger women and offer one more athletic option for younger women, ”said Darren Join, Williamson County Director of School Athletics, in a press release. . Girls’ flag football is a growing sport across the country, with many states already awarding the sport through their high school athletic associations. Running the program at WCSA will increase interest in TSSAA sports. We are honored to serve as a pilot district for Tennessee and look forward to the girls’ flag football for the 2022-22 school year as part of our high school athletic programs.
The teams will meet for six weeks during the eight-game season in March 2022. The nine teams will qualify for the league championship, scheduled for May at Nissan Stadium.
The league will begin a partnership program with the Tennessee High School Athletic Association as a pilot program, with the possibility of expanding to other counties as an official sport approved by the TSSAA in the coming years. For game officials, the TSSAA will provide advice on tournament planning, tournament formats, rules, and any fields that can help determine a framework for the growth of women’s flag football in Tennessee.
The NFL flag, which aims to expand women’s flag football in the United States at the youth, high school and college levels, will also partner with the program to provide training and guidance.
TSSA appreciates the commitment of the Tennessee Titans and the Williamson County School to provide this opportunity for young women, TSSAA Executive Director Bernard Childres said in a press release. Girls’ flag football is quickly becoming popular in the Southeast and across the country. We look forward to this partnership as we work together to increase participation opportunities for Tennessee students.
The Titans have a longstanding commitment to developing youth soccer throughout the region. Throughout the season, the team honors the High School Coach of the Week and Coach of the Year and receives the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards each fall. Most recently, the team has donated more than 350,000 to youth soccer organizations across the state.
I would like to thank Williamson County and the TSSAA for their help in bringing this vision back, ”said Gil Beverly, senior vice president, chief revenue and marketing officer for Titans, in a press release. Creating more opportunities for young women in our state to increase their passion for soccer is a high priority for us and we are delighted to be able to take even more important steps with this association.
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