Mill Creek MetroParks Announces NFL Youth Flag Football League at Wick Recreation Area

Mill Creek MetroParks announces the launch of its first ever Co-Ed Youth NFL Flag Football League this Spring at Wick Recreation Area! The league is powered by NFL Flag and participants will be decked out in Mill Creek MetroParks/NFL team branded jerseys with additional NFL Flag support resources available to coaches and participants.

“We’re thrilled to bring NFL Flag to the football-hungry communities of the Valley, and to host a flag football season at Wick Recreation Area,” said Chris Bundy, Recreation Manager. “Backed by the NFL and our league experienced staff, we’re proud to offer a flag football experience that features family friendly, alcohol-free tailgating, cheerleaders, and some fun, fast-paced football action,” Bundy said. “We’re so excited to share this experience with our community.”

Registration is now open to 4U, 6U, 8U, 10U, and 12U players with skill evaluations to take place on April 11 or April 12, 2022. The evaluations will be followed by a coaches draft for team selections. Games will be played on Saturdays at Wick Recreation Area in Youngstown beginning May 14 through June 18, 2022.

The player registration fee is $119.99 for Mahoning County Residents and $129.99 for Non-Residents. Early bird registration receives $10.00 off now through February 28, 2022. Register online by visiting, in person at Wick Recreation Area, or by calling 330.740.7114.  Every player will receive a jersey, flags with belt, socks, shorts, drawstring bag, water bottle, optional shoe fittings, and team picture opportunities.