Whistle is immensely proud to announce a new nationwide partnership that will span across more than 32 regions and cities with the leading comprehensive platform for youth football programs, National Flex Football.
Based at The Star, Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters in Frisco Texas, National Flex Football has created an entry point to the game that provides a realistic experience and 9v9 gameplay that provides a true football feel with a no head or shoulder contact and no tackling. Players around the country enjoy a fun, competitive environment learning all the fundamentals and athletes are able to experience all aspects of the game.
Created by NFL Players Joey Larocque, Brandon Hardin, Caleb Hanie and Slade Norris, Flex Football is exploding as the third category of football and expanding to new areas in 2020. With growth expected to more than 17 states, the dedicated team know how important referees are to the overall program experience.
“Preparing for major growth in 2020, we realized that we would need to source, educate and pay the best referees for Flex Football. After learning what the guys at Whistle do and how they are revolutionizing the officiating space, it made perfect sense to disrupt the sports world together. We are excited to utilize Whistle's technology to better serve our locations as National Flex Football grows into other exciting communities.”
– Brandon Hardin, Director at National Flex Football.
Whistle will provide National Flex Football a best-in-class solution to the complicated hassle of sourcing reliable referees in what promises to be the biggest year yet of Flex Football. Football referees around the country using Whistle will have the ability to conveniently access Flex Football games in their area, benefit from extensive training content, communication and same day payouts.
Non-executive director, FOX Sports Rules Analyst and former Sr VP of NFL Officiating, Dean Blandino commented, "Like athletes, referees using Whistle will enjoy the fun, competitive environment and realistic experience National Flex Football has to offer across their nationwide program. The partnership between us will not only help drive inclusion and create new exciting opportunities for referees, but assist with referee development and provide the tools they need to stay connected as an official to youth football."
Whistle and Flex Football kick off the partnership as early as January with games starting in Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties. If you are a football referee or interested to start officiating football and passionate to help reinvigorate the game of football among youth players, do not delay by signing up or downloading Whistle’s smartphone application to find a game near you.
"We are extremely proud to partner with the passionate team at National Flex Football who are committed to providing an exceptional environment for the referees, players and coaches to help excel in their craft and get them ready for the next stage of not only their careers, but lives as well.” Added Michael Radchuk, League and Referee Development Director at Whistle.
To learn more about National Flex Football, a RockSolid company and register for a Flex Football league please visit flexfootball.com.