Scorpions Elite is a competitive girl's flag football club program. Teams in the 17U, 14U, 12U, and 10U divisions compete in 5v5 and 7v7 tournaments during the winter and spring. Players will receive professional coaching from top club coaches.
At Scorpions, our mission is to provide a supportive environment for girls to develop their skills and passion for the sport of flag football. In addition, we strive to empower our athletes through teamwork, leadership, and competition and to foster a sense of community among our members.
Our goal is to inspire a love for the game of football and to promote physical fitness, mental toughness, and sportsmanship among our athletes. In addition, we believe in providing high-quality coaching and training to help our athletes reach their full potential and create opportunities for them to challenge themselves and grow as individuals.
Above all, we are committed to creating a safe and positive space where girls can feel welcome and supported and develop the confidence and skills they need to succeed both on and off the field.
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U17 – 2005 and younger
U14 – 2008 and younger
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U10 – 2012 and younger
When does the season run, and how long is the commitment?
It is a five-month commitment. Tryouts occur in January - February, with practices starting in late February and tournaments beginning in March. Official training will finish the end of May.
What does the weekly schedule look like?
Practices in the initial 2023 year will be once a week. Players will receive position-specific training from specialized position coaches, followed by a team session where teams will independently work on offensive and defensive schemes specific to their team and coach.
Teams will not play weekly games but will participate each month in a tournament. Teams will participate in 4 scheduled matches, with each team having the option of entering additional tournaments.
Can I play other sports while playing with the club?
No club restrictions exist on athletes playing multiple sports, but missed practices can impact playing time. We understand that many girls are in sports and will have conflicts, especially with the sport still in its infancy with girls, and we are working on ways to help relieve some of those conflicts.
What is the format?
Teams will be coached in a series of formats, as many tournaments have different ones. The U14 and below will focus solely on 5v5, which is still the only official format of NFL FLAG. The U17 will be coached in both the 5v5 format and the 7v7 format, which is used in high school and college.
How many players will make a team?
Teams have a roster cap of 10, and we will carry 8-10 players per team for U14 and below. The U17 may carry up to 12 depending on each team’s anticipated availability, especially if there are additional 7v7 tourneys that the couple registers for.
How many teams will there be at each level?
That will be determined by how many girls are interested in playing. Ideally, there will be teams in different areas, but the main goal is to have at least one at each division level.
Will there be any travel?
Yes, but the tournaments we will initially register for will be within driving distance. We are currently looking at potential games in Las Vegas, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Arizona. Our preference is to stay as close to home as possible. Still, the better quality tournaments usually happen outside of the greater Los Angeles area, especially position-specific girls.
What are the playing time requirements?
There are no playing time minimums. From the club perspective, if a player is rostered on one of our teams, that player will play at least 1/4 of the game. We do not believe in rostering players who are practice players only. That’s not to say that playing time will be even, though, as the better players will play knowclassTherefore, playersmore significant amount of time.
What is the difference between a position coach, and the team’s head coach?
The nuances of each position are different, and very few coaches have the knowledge to coach each position at an extremely high level. will receive position specific training from either a QB or WR coach on the offensive side of the ball, and there will be a coach who will handle the defensive training. The head coach’s role is to Willthe offensive and defensive schemes, along with the overall management of the team.