Teens encouraged to sign up for Richmond’s fall basketball and flag football leagues

WCCUSD sports schedule for this week

The City of Richmond Recreation Department is encouraging local youths to sign up for fall basketball and flag football programs.

Sign-ups for both programs are happening now.

The city touts its basketball program, available to teens between 9th and 12th grades, as the best fall tune-up league for the winter high school season. Games are played in two public gyms, Tuesdays for girls and Thursdays for boys from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $100 per team for a season that runs from Sept. 23 through Nov. 6.

The city’s NFL Flag Football program occurs Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and includes under-14 and under-12 divisions. The cost is $10 per player and games are played at the Martin Luther King Turf Field, Cutting Boulevard and Marina Way.

As the flyer below states, the flag football program is a fun, non-contact sport that offers both exercise and lessons on teamwork.