HENDERSON, Nev. – The Las Vegas Raiders hosted more than 200 girls from Southern Nevada high school flag football programs at the Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center, where they participated in the Nike 11-On event. The girls faced off in 7-on-7 passing scrums on the same indoor practice field used by the Las Vegas Raiders. The girls also competed in combined events and capped off their day with a tournament at the activity ahead of the NIAA women’s flag football season kick-off on November 12.
The student-athletes played in the Nike 11-On, which is described as “a unique company that emphasizes team play over individual recognition and provides athlete development on both sides of the ball. The 11-On initiative supports school football in high school, a team-based competition that focuses on developing transferable life skills while creating an alternative to individual star formats.”
In addition to participating in a team-oriented character-building program, the women’s flag football teams competed in scrimmage matches, combined events, and concluded their day with a round-robin football tournament.
This summer, the Raiders held a similar event for men’s soccer teams, with more than 200 student-athletes representing eight Southern Nevada high schools participating in the Nike 11-On event inside Intermountain Healthcare Performance. Center. The Arbor View, Basic, Canyon Springs, Centennial, Desert Pines, Green Valley, Las Vegas, and Liberty High School Boys football teams participated in events that included 7-on-7 passing, offensive/defensive lineman drills, a team relay race as well as the fastest man competition.
Last summer, the Raiders also hosted an event supporting women’s flag football, for the second year in a row partnering with the Southern Nevada Flag Football Coaches Association and Allegiant Airlines to host “Inspire,” which featured Southern Nevada High School Girls Flag Football All Star. Game. Prior to the game, the girls competed in a combined event that served as a showcase for performing physical and mental tests in hopes of catching the attention of college scouts.