Category: News

Senators School Games Success!

The Gateshead Senators have demonstrated success of BAFA’s School Games strategy. Having received training in delivering the award-winning School Games Competition formats and Challenge Cards, they have recently run their own training course for local teachers and their local School Games Organiser (SGO) and together are now planning to run a flag football festival later […]

Play – Discover – Excite: We did!

BAFA’s first year in the School Games a success! BAFA’s first year in the School Games has been an exciting success! 4,622 youngsters enjoyed flag football last year (although the YST estimates that the ‘true’ figure is actually just over 7,000!). Manager for Schools, Rob Rooksby commented: ‘We were thrilled to get this news and […]

Touchdown Buddies activator award revamp

Work has started on the first major re-vamp of the ‘Touchdown Buddies’ activator award for Yr6 learners. A mixture of basic safety awareness and rudimentary football skills, this is a 2-hour self-certificating award delivered by teachers and is a requirement by the YST. Each pack will consist of 30 Learner Course Booklets and 1 Teacher […]

Everything you need is here!

As BAFA’s new school initiatives’ website goes live, Rob Rooksby BAFA’s Manager for Schools has a quick message to teachers… “American Football in schools is on the verge of taking-off like never before. As a teacher who started from scratch to create my own school programme I have much empathy with those teachers wanting to […]

Keeping inclusion to the forefront

BAFA would encourage teachers to look at the fantastic opportunities that Flag Football can provide across the broad range of ability. For example, simple rule changes can allow those youngsters with limited mobility the opportunity to play the quarterback role by not allowing a ‘quarterback blitz’ (where a defending player attacks the quarterback directly). Flag […]

BAFA Schools Out & About

Fantastic day in Bedworth delivering training to BAFA National League Clubs the Coventry Jets and the Northants Knights run by Manager for Schools Rob Rooksby and Assistant Manger for Schools Roger Smithies. Brilliant day where everyone worked hard to master the School Games formats and learnt about the new AQA Level 1/2 Award in Sport […]

Teaching Tips

Using the Touchdown Individual Performance Tracker developed with the help of GB player and coach Fabrizio Gargiulo, get your students to appreciate the standards that will be set at this year’s NFL Combine Events where the next generation of young college hopefuls take their shot at their NFL dream. Designed to maximise student motivation and […]

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