Young pro football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when the city of Pittsfield Recreation Program hosts an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at Taconic High School, 96 Valentine Road. Due to ongoing construction, please enter the field off of Lakeway Drive.
The football competition, administered by USA Football, allows youth to showcase their talents in punting, passing and kicking with scores based on distance and accuracy. The competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 6-15. Participants must have a copy of their birth certificate at the time of registration and sneakers must be worn. Age classification is as of Dec. 31 at 11:59 p.m. local time of the current year.
The top finishers from each of 10 age groups at the local competition will advance to a sectional competition. The winners at the sectional competition will have their scores compared with other sectional champions. The top four scorers from the pool of sectional champions advance to the New England Patriots Team Championship, to be held at their game on a date to be determined.
Age-group champions at this level will be declared NFL Punt, Pass & Kick team champions. The top four finishers in the boys’ and girls’ divisions within each age bracket from the pool of all team champions will qualify for the National Finals at an NFL playoff game in January.