After time off due to the pandemic, the City of Rio Rancho Youth Flag Football program is returning.

It provides young players an opportunity to engage in non-contact, continuous action while learning lessons in teamwork. Players develops skills that will help them succeed on and off the field.

The game is five-on-five flag football and teaches the basic skills of running, passing, receiving and defending. Practice is takes place during the week with a game on Saturdays.

Children ages 6-12 are eligible to participate. For more information about the league or to be a volunteer coach, call 505-891-7240. To register, go to