The Tennessee Titans and Williamson County Sports Conference announced that they need to partner to make the first-ever interscholastic girls flag league within the state of Tennessee.
The sport is going to be offered to female high school students in Williamson County’s nine public schools within the spring of 2022.
Teams will play one another once throughout a six-week, eight-game season beginning in March. All nine teams will qualify for the league championship, tentatively scheduled to occur at Nissan Stadium in May.
“We are excited about partnering with the Tennessee Titans and offering another athletic option for the young women in Williamson County Schools,” said Darrin Joines, District Athletic Director, Williamson County Schools. “Girls Flag Football may be a growing sport across the country, with many nations already sanctioning the game through their high school athletic associations. Piloting the program in WCS will allow TSSAA to measure interest within the sport. We are honored to function the pilot district for Tennessee and appearance forward to creating Girls Flag Football a neighborhood of our high school athletic programs during the 2021-22 academic year .”
The league will begin in partnership with the Tennessee lyceum Athletic Association (TSSAA) as a pilot program, with the potential to expand to other counties as a politician TSSAA-sanctioned sport in future years. TSSAA will advise within the area of game officials, championship planning, tournament format, rules interpretations, and the other areas which will be helpful in setting a framework for Girls’ Flag Football to grow in Tennessee. NFL FLAG, which has led efforts to expand women’s flag football across the U.S. at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels, also will partner with the program to supply training and guidance.
“TSSAA is grateful for the commitment of the Tennessee Titans and Williamson County schools for providing this chance for young women,” said Bernard Childress, TSSAA executive. “Girls Flag Football is quickly becoming popular within the Southeast and across the country. we glance forward to the present partnership as we work together to expand participation opportunities for college kids in Tennessee.”
The Titans have a long-standing commitment to developing youth football across its region. Throughout the season, the team honors high school Coach of the Week and Coach of the Year recipients and hosts the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards every fall. Recently, the team awarded over $350,000 in grants to youth football organizations across the state.
“I’d wish to extend an enormous many thanks to Williamson County and therefore the TSSAA for helping us bring this vision to life,” said Titans Sr. vice chairman, Chief Marketing & Revenue Officer Gil Beverly. “Creating more opportunities for young women in our state to grow their passion for football may be a huge priority of ours and we’re thrilled to require an enormous breakthrough with this partnership.”