President Jarrod Maxwell sees the flag league, ultimately, as a feeder for the local high school programs.
Mad Dogs Flag Football of Palm Coast started its seventh season on Sept. 25, at Matanzas High School. With 22 teams and 215 players ages 5-15, the co-ed league is working on President Jarrod Maxwell's goal to help develop players' skills and teach them accountability.
"It's amazing," Maxwell said as he surveyed the families along the sidelines, cheering for their teams. "The whole community is buying in."
The league, which started in 2019, had 415 players last season, but numbers are always down in the fall, as some players opt for tackle leagues while they're available. Then, players rejoin Mad Dogs in the two additional "off seasons" offered in flag. Ultimately, Maxwell sees Mad Dogs as a feeder league for the high school programs.
Registration opens again in November for the winter season. Visit www.maddogsfootball.net.