“The Goethe-Gymnasium Frankfurt qualified for the international final with a solid performance in the premiere of the NFL FLAG football school program. Flag football is also becoming more and more important in Germany and we have seen strong school teams from all over Germany enthusiastically playing this low-contact version of American football.”said NFL Germany general manager Alexander Steinforth.
At the local Goethe-Gymnasium sports hall, the young flag football stars were bid farewell to Las Vegas on Sunday morning by Councilman Mike Josef and US Consul General Norman Thatcher Scharpf, who wished the children good luck for the adventure in his native country. : “In Las Vegas, the Goethe-Gymnasium flag football team expects an incomparable and certainly unforgettable experience. We will follow the journey of our flag football team from Frankfurt, representing Germany in the NFL Pro Bowl, and keep our fingers crossed for the tournament.”
After the official farewell, the Hessian flag football team put the finishing touches to the big tournament in Las Vegas, where Frankfurt will represent Germany in the United States, in the final training session with their teachers Andreas Schalomon and Alexander Klooz as well as the NFL coach. Maximilien von Garnier. NFL FLAG FOOTBALL – APPLY NOW FOR THE 2023 NFL FLAG FOOTBALL PROGRAM
The NFL FLAG Football school program introduces students to non-contact American football and provides participating schools with flag football equipment. Teachers are trained in workshops by experienced football coaches and receive comprehensive teaching materials. The program encourages creativity while teaching the NFL values of respect, responsibility, integrity and perseverance, as well as the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle.
The NFL FLAG program is supported by Deutsche Kreditbank AG (DKB). The DKB is both the presenting partner of the NFL Germany matches until 2002 and of the football program NFL FLAG. The commitment of the DKB stems from the #money improvement campaign. The aim is to promote sustainability in Germany with innovations, technology and digitalization, among other things, but also with social commitment. A goal that the DKB also transfers to its sports sponsorship.
Stefan Unterlandstättner, CEO of DKB: “Flag football is a sport that couldn’t be more appropriate for today. In addition to practicing sports in mixed teams with boys and girls, flag football also emphasizes the transmission of values and emphasizes teamwork, a sense of responsibility and tolerance during matches. workouts. Therefore, we are happy to support the sustainable development of flag football, especially in youth sports, in Germany. »
The NFL FLAG program is specifically designed for physical education in schools. It is suitable for students aged 10 to 14 and is structured so that the content can be taught in 8 to 12 teaching units.
All interested school classes can now apply for the NFL FLAG 2023 program at various locations in Germany via www.nflflag.de.
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