Fort Bend Gridiron Football is thrilled announce our newest football program offering launching Fall 2019…FLEX Football! We are partnering with Flex Football to provide a near-tackle experience for our TIKES and FRESHMAN Divisions. We will still abide by our mission and zoning requirements as we believe in fostering a sense of community and pride in the local school districts. That philosophy will continue with our tackle programs at the Junior Varsity and Varsity levels, along with our 7 on 7 program in the Spring that coordinates with the local junior high coaches.
FLEX was built by NFL players to deliver an unrivaled football experience for athletes of all skill and experience levels, with a focus on teaching and developing the fundamentals of both the physical & mental game. FLEX allows our organization to implement the NFL style practice strategy, and focus on the growth of our young athletes.
FLEX has the safety aspect of flag, along with the excitement, energy & experience of real football. We will be implementing this new FLEX program for all K-2nd non-tackle athletes, so that we can truly develop our players and ensure longer and safer football careers for each of them.
Player safety, coaching and development are what sets FLEX apart from any flag or youth football program. Athletes will play full speed, learn how to block, learn proper technique, but in a non-impact, smarter football environment. and while wearing NFL offseason gear (soft shell helmets and shoulders).
FLEX Football Highlights:
- 9V9 game format
- Includes the O & D Lineman who account for 40% of the football market
- Bridges the gap between flag and tackle football
- Teaches the fundamentals and scheme of the game
- Gives kids opportunity to wear NFL gear
- More influence on the play at each position
- Build and develop specific skills
- Feel like a true football player
- Full team development
See FLEX Football live in action HERE and learn more about FLEX Football HERE.
Priority Registration Ends: August 18th
Skills and Drills: Week of August 12th (optional)
Practice Opens: Week of August 26th
Practice: 2 times a week and 1 “walk-through” practice before games begin
FIRST GAME: September 21st
CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND: November 9th
We couldn’t be more excited to kick off our new FLEX program this fall! If you have questions about GridIron's new FLEX Football program, please contact the Gridiron team.