Young pro football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when the Town of Yucca Valley hosts the local NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition on Saturday afternoon, September 22nd, at the Yucca Valley Community Center softball field from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. The competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 6-15.
The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick football competition allows youngsters to showcase their talents in punting, passing, and kicking with scores based on distance and accuracy. Competitors must be 6 – 15 years old, as determined by their age on December 31st of the current year. Boys and girls compete separately in the following age divisions: 6/7 year olds, 8/9 year olds, 10/11 year olds, 12/13 year olds, and 14/15 year olds. All equipment, other than shoes, is provided. Participants may wear regular athletic or tennis shoes; no cleats or turf shoes are allowed.
The top finishers from each of ten age groups at the Local competition will advance to a Sectional competition in Banning, California. The winners at the Sectional competition will have their scores compared with other Sectional champions; the top four scorers will advance to the San Diego Chargers Team Championship to be held during a home game this fall. Age–group champions at this level will be declared the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Team Champions. The top four finishers in each division will qualify for the National Finals to be held at an NFL playoff game in January.
Every year more than three million youngsters nationwide compete in the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Program. Interested competitors can pre-register online at www.yucca-valley.org or in person at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. On-site registration will be taken from 2:00 – 3:00 pm the day of the event.
For more information about the PPK program visit NFLPPK.com. For more information about our local competition please contact the Town of Yucca Valley Community Services Department at 369-7211.