WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN FLAG
Flag Football is a Spring sport that stays active all year for those that are available with practices, games, team bonding and community activities. We were the 2014, 2016, 2017 & 2018 State Champions, 2015 State Runner Ups and have five consecutive District Championships and State Finals appearances. We were the Academic State Champions in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Varsity has a 151-35 record in the last seven years and JV is 90-4 All-Time, with their last loss in 2011.
Q: Why should I want to be a part of the Robinson Flag Football Program?
A: Robinson Flag Football is an impressive group of student-athletes who perform well on the field, in the classroom and in the community. Being a part of Robinson Flag Football will be one of the best things about your high school experience. Don't believe everything you read, though, ask a player or the parent of a player. Our athletes are a very tight group of teammates who will be friends for life.
Q: (For Parents) How can Flag Football help my child at Robinson?
A: First and foremost, it's fun (that can't be overstated, as it is an extremely important part of a quality high school experience) and it is important for your child to have something they enjoy doing. Our team has a range from freshman to seniors, traditional and IB students, military families, and is possibly the most diverse team on campus. We
respect the importance of academics in our athletes' lives and do grade checks during the season to ensure they are performing off the field as well as on the field. We have been the Academic State Champions for three consecutive years averaging a 3.7 unweighted GPA. Academics are an important part of what we do and who we are.
Q: I'm so busy with (fill in the sport), will I have the time?
A: We understand that you play other sports. Every year, about 90% of our team members are multi-sport athletes. We are EXTREMELY flexible with the schedule of young players with AAU and other club sports, including club volleyball, club basketball and club soccer. In 2015, our team had 10 volleyball, eight basketball and seven soccer players. We also had four swimmers, three cheerleaders, a lacrosse and a track athlete on our team. All sports, not just those listed above, are welcome. Our team has extremely good realtionships with the majority of other coaches at Robinson which makes it much eaiser for our athletes to participate in multiple sports.
Q: But I have never played before, does that matter?
A: Absolutely not! Unlike other sports at the high school level, most of our athletes have not played prior to joining the team. If you can run, catch or throw, then you can play- we will teach you the rest. Everyone has to start somewhere, and even our current varsity starters all began as complete newbies to the sport. We practice (under AAU) in summer, fall and winter before tryouts in both practices and games, which is a perfect opportunity to learn the sport in a relaxed atmosphere. If you participate in all of our off-season conditioning, by tryouts in February you will have had seven months of practice, putting you in a great position to make the team.
Q: So if I play another sport and I am serious about academics, how do I do it all?
A: We are the FHSAA Academic State Champions for Flag Football for four consecutive years with an average 3.7 unweighted GPA. We promote academics in addition to athletics and our coaches are dedicated to helping you succeed in all aspects of your life. We believe the high school experience should not only be about hard work, but also about enjoying yourself and doing something you are passionate about.. Being a multi-sport athlete while maintaining a focus on academics can seem challenging, but we are there for all our athletes to help them in any way possible. We've had multiple athletes who have kept a perfect 4.0 unweighted GPA throughout their high school career while playing multiple sports.
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT FLAG?
Contact Head Coach Joshua Saunders at Joshua.Saunders@sdhc.k12.fl.us or see him in room 125.