Flag Program


NFL Flag - The Largest Youth Flag Football League in the U.S.

Serving youth athletes ages 4 to 17 years old across the country. NFL FLAG leagues are no contact, giving boys and girls of all abilities a chance to develop their fundamental football skills in a positive, inclusive environment.

 

7 Benefits of NFL Flag for your child:

#1 - NFL’S Official Flag Football League

NFL FLAG is backed by the NFL, with former and current professional players helping develop leagues across the country. Even more, NFL FLAG is the largest flag football league in the U.S., and the only league where players can sport official NFL gear—just like the pros.

 

#2 - Leagues for All Ages and Skills

Many parents don’t realize that girls and boys of all abilities and sizes can learn how to play flag football. It’s no contact, inclusive, and easy to learn. You’ll find NFL FLAG leagues available for boys, girls, and coed, ages 4 to 17 years old.

 

#3 - A Path to College

Girls across the country are fueling their passion for flag football and taking their game to the college level. In 2020, women’s flag football became a sanctioned college sport, with 15 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) universities kicking off their leagues in 2021. The best part? They’re offering scholarships. Learn more about NAIA Women’s Flag Football.   

 

#4 - Set Up for Tackle Success

Did you know that the skills learned in flag football transfer directly to tackle? For many tackle football families, flag is a great starting point to improve technique and learn the fundamentals of the game, especially in the offseason. It’s the perfect introduction to catching, throwing, formations, routes, defensive skills, and more.

 

#5 - Building Team Players

Flag football is the ultimate team sport that teaches leadership, sportsmanship, and self-confidence. NFL FLAG leagues compete 5 on 5, giving every player a chance to make a big impact and learn valuable lessons both on and off the field.

 

#6 - Keeping Youth Sports Fun

The number one reason families love NFL FLAG? It’s fun! Flag football’s no-contact rule, combined with its team-oriented environment, makes it easy for kids to come together and play. That’s why all of our tournaments and leagues are designed with kids in mind.  

 

#7 - Experienced Staff

All NFL FLAG coaches must complete yearly health and safety trainings, as well as a background check at the beginning of each season. Additionally, every official completes a certification course to ensure the game is always played fairly.

 

Atom/Peewee play 5x side with no line play

 

Bantam is 7x side with line play

 

New to football? Need to learn the lingo and understand more about the game? Please visit the following link:

Flag Football Glossary

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