September 23 – RCS fifth and sixth grade football enthusiasts pulled on their cleats and headed to Meyers Fields for the inaugural RCS Flag Football Jamboree.
It was Athletic Director Vincent Kwarula’s idea to invite several teams to RCS so that the athletes would have an opportunity early in the season for skill development and to get to know the rules of flag football; joining Ripp in the competition were teams from New Canaan Country School and Ridgefield Academy.
“Ripp played well,” football coach Max Moise said. “Some of the games were very competitive.”
RCS added flag football to the roster three years ago. Since then, multiple schools have transitioned from tackle to flag football.
“Flag football still teaches the fundamentals of football: running, catching, and passing the ball,” Coach Moise said. “Our players are just not getting tackled. Students who enjoy the game still have an opportunity to play.”
“We emphasize development over winning,” Vincent Kwarula added. “I am passionate about sports – the process of developing players’ skills, bonding a strong and united team, and developing a good work ethic during practice and games.”
It was a great afternoon for all!
RCS 5/6 flag football west 1-1, Coach Max Moise
RCS 5/6 flag football north 1-1, Coach Jamie Mendelsohn
RCS 5/6 flag football south 2-0, Coach Nancy Haggerty
Rippowam Cisqua School is a PreK-Grade 9 independent day school in Westchester County, New York. RCS offers challenging academics built on innovation, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, wellness, leadership, service learning, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.