Carolina Shine Youth Flag Football focuses on skill and development in a friendly and competitive environment. Children will focus on skills in running, passing, and catching. Flag football is an alternative to full contact football and will introduce young athletes to the game of football while providing a safe environment to grow in the sport.
Coach Pernell Edwards now a resident of Durham coaching experience stretches across the state of North Carolina helping leagues in Greensboro NC, Chapel Hill NC, Durham NC, and Raleigh NC. Edwards dedicated most of his time as a volunteer coach at local YMCA’s around the Greensboro. While being a volunteer for Hayes Taylor YMCA located in Greensboro NC, Edwards was awarded Sportsman of the Year award. The award is given to someone that not only shows what it is to have outstanding service as a volunteer but also being a mentor for others that might not be associated with the team you’re currently volunteering for.
Carolina Shine Youth Flag Football's mission is to help cultivate our youth into becoming outstanding people on and off the field, just as much as helping them become better players and athletes. Teaching them sportsmanship, teamwork, and accountability. While helping build character and discipline. Also, providing opportunities for kids to be active, be fit, and be healthy.
The members and its supporters of Carolina Shine Youth Flag Football take great pride in community enrichment and seek to embed themselves in areas that are below the poverty line in an effort to provide the underprivileged youth in our community an affordable option for competitive community youth sports. Including, hosting a free clinic throughout the community that will introduce them to the game of football and will offer a full seven-week season that will be starting September 1st that will require a registration and a small fee.
Carolina Shine will be hosting a free Community outreach flag football Jamboree clinic on July 14th at Garysburg Recreation Center (Old Garysburg Elementary School) in Garysburg from 9AM - 2PM for boys and girls ages 5-14. This will give players a chance to learn the game of football at a much safer way than tackle, but also affordable. Players will be divided into different age brackets
(Peewee Division 5-6 yrs old - Youth Division 7-8 yrs old - Junior Division 9-11 yrs old - Senior Division 12-14 yrs old). The first fifty Clinic participates age 5-14 will receive a free tee shirt provided by Wrenn Sports Graphics and Screen Printing. Food and water will be provided to the youth and DJ Twinny Twin will be providing entertainment.
During the free clinic the 2018 seven week season registration will be open with a registration fee for young athletes to continue to grow and work on their skills in a competitive yet friendly environment during a full seven-week league season that will be starting September 1st. At Carolina Shine Youth Flag Football they want to give young players the chance to develop life-long friendships with teammates, experience great pride in representing their community and a chance to participate in something that may very well be an opportunity of a lifetime.