To celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day and the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the Steelers will offer a pilot program for local high school girls to participate in flag football this spring. The program aims to encourage high schools to sanction women’s flag football.
“We are thrilled to provide this opportunity to high schools in Western Pennsylvania,” Steelers President Art Rooney II said. “Flag football is an exciting game, and already very popular in community programs, so it’s great to give high school girls the opportunity to keep playing and represent their high school.”
The Steelers will also host a women’s soccer jamboree at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 27 at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. With support from the Steelers, NFL, NFL FLAG and Nike, participating schools will receive equipment, uniforms and funds to help with both training and transportation. Register online for the Girls Flag Football Jamboree >>>
Interested girls should visit their high school’s athletic office for more information or visit Steelers.com/youth for more information and to register for upcoming camps.
Since 2016, the NFL, its 32 clubs and football partners have made concerted efforts to increase the participation of high school girls in flag football across the country. Through these collaborative efforts, more than 200,000 participants ages 6 to 17 played flag football in 2021. At the high school level, 14 NFL clubs have committed to running pilot programs in conjunction with their local sports association. state, while seven states (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, New York, and Nevada) have officially sanctioned women’s flag as a varsity sport. For the first time in history, the NAIA has partnered with the NFL to introduce women’s flag football as a collegiate sport for their member institutions.
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