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2020 Naperville Youth NFL FLAG Football Academy

The Naperville Park District is offering a modified flag football experience for youth this fall that adheres to the new COVID-19 guidelines issued by the state. Join your friends each week to learn new skills, socialize, be physically active and have fun! Each current team will be paired with another based on geographical location to create one team. Each unified team will practice one to two days a week and showcase their skills in an intra-team scrimmage against each Friday evening or Sunday afternoon. This program will begin the week of September 7. Each player receives an NFL team reversible jersey and an official NFL FLAG belt. Players must provide their own mouthguard. Parents or coaches will assist with “refereeing” the scrimmages. Due to the changes in the program, participants previously registered for the Naperville Youth FLAG Football League who choose to participate in the modified experience will receive a $25 refund.

Volunteer parent coaches are needed. Players are contacted by their coach with the time of their practice during the week before the first practice. Each player receives an NFL team reversible jersey and an official NFL FLAG belt. Players must provide their own mouthguard.

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On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 Naperville Park District officials heard the good news for which they have been waiting for many months: the District has achieved national accreditation through the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).

The decision was announced at the NRPA national conference in Atlanta following a formal hearing before the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Naperville is only the second park district in Illinois to earn this distinction and the 104th nationally accredited agency in the nation; there are more than 10,000 recreation agencies in the United States. The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies accredits a handful of park agencies each year that have completed a multi-step process involving a self-review by the agency, a site visit, and an evaluation and formal report by the Commission.

“We are extremely proud to bring this honor to Naperville,” said Park District Executive Director Ray McGury. “It’s an affirmation of our high standards and also an encouragement to continue bringing high quality recreation and parks experiences to our community.”

The Park District’s accreditation process began approximately one year ago and included an extensive self-evaluation by staff and a 5-day visit from CAPRA reviewers this past July. Maintaining the accreditation requires annual reports and 5- and 10-year reviews.

Park District staff members noted that the CAPRA process has helped them see the big picture, focus on long term goals and plans, review plans more regularly, organize documents so that they are accessible and useable, and collaborate more effectively with other departments and outside organizations.

Our Mission
We provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community.
Our Vision
To be a national leader in parks and recreation providing and promoting high quality experiences and facilities at a great value to our community.
Core Values
Health and Wellness, Environmental Education, Stewardship and Sustainability, Community Enrichment, Public Safety, Accessibility, Personal Growth and Enrichment.
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