Breakthru Athletic League Starts Spring Flag Football Program At Friedland Park

Young athletes participate in the Breakthru Athletic League’s opening day games. Photo by Allyson Goolsby/412 Media

On Saturday, March 2, there was a multitude of things to do and watch in Palm Beach County. While golfers flocked to the Cognizant Classic in Palm Beach Gardens to watch the stars of the PGA Tour, and youth basketball fans attended the March Madness Basketball Tournament in Wellington, many flag football enthusiasts spent the day in The Acreage at opening day for the Breakthru Athletic League’s 2024 spring flag football season held at Palm Beach County’s Samuel Friedland Park.

In all, 380 athletes on 47 teams competed during the opening day of games. Athletes in the league range in age from 4 to 17.

Breakthru Flag Football President Sam Harris said interest in youth flag football is very strong this spring in the western communities.

“We’re looking forward to our largest season to date, in terms of participants,” Harris said.

According to Harris, there are boys and girls teams for each of the five different age groups: Peewee (ages 4-5), Freshman (ages 6-7), JV (ages 8-9), Varsity (ages 10-13) and High School (ages 14-17).

This current session of flag football is the fourth season of flag football over the last two years organized by the Breakthru Athletic League.