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The Plex DFL Skills Academy Ages 6-14

The Plex Youth Developmental Football League (DFL) Skills Academy is a recreational football program designed with age appropriate divisions for players of all skill ages 6-14. The program offers an introduction to the game of flag football; an environment to learn skills tailored to a player’s specific age group, and provides a platform to learn the fundamentals of the game. The DFL Skills academy also fosters player self confidence, develops high self esteem, and builds strong character in all our participants.

Breakdown of DFL Age Groups

  • 6-8
  • 9-11
  • 12-14

(Age cutoff determined based on players age on the first game day)

Players will receive one hour of practice per week (on Thursday evenings at plex south) and one game per weekend (at Plex North). All practices and games will be under the direction of a USA Football Certified Head Coach.

The Plex DFL Requirements
It’s easy to get your child signed up for DFL, here are the requirements:

  • Signed annual waiver
  • Full payment at registration
  • Purchase of an annual membership (good for one full year)
  • Uniform top is included in the program
  • A positive attitude and a love for the game of football

If you’re ready to sign up for The Plex DFL, complete our registration form. Clicking on each program will give you more information such as days, price, etc.

The Plex DFL Skills Academy: Winter 2 Session
Registration Deadline: January 4th

Sibling Discounts Available

The Plex offers a sibling discount of 50% off to the 3rd child from the same family.

  • All three children must be registered for the same session (Fall, Winter 1, etc.).
  • Discount may be applied to United Cadets, Wee Bears, DFL Flag Football, Plex All-Stars.
  • 50% off discount given to lowest priced program
  • Must register in person to receive the discount, no discounts will be applied to online registrations.

What Parents are Saying...

"We recently moved from California to Fort Wayne and the first thing my 8 year old asked me was if he could still play flag football.  After asking around I chose The Plex.  My son’s first practice was the second day after arriving in town and the entire staff couldn’t have been more welcoming. The Coach got on one knee so he was at eye level with my son and started talking TO (not AT) him and after whatever was said, when they were done my son had a huge smile on his face and ran full force to the line to join the other kids.  From that point on he was hooked and has loved coming to the Plex.  I see many more years ahead of me watching him grow in the sport of flag football and sportsmanship with the help of the coaching staff at The Plex."

Contact the Director

Kevin Merz

Flag Football Director

Phone: 260.496.9999, ext. 309