Flag Football League

Total football experience without the contact

This league is for 1st through 8th grade and is the best way for kids to SAFELY learn how to play the game. Flag football is a sport where the emphasis is speed, agility, teamwork, and precision. It is the perfect forum for players who love playing football, are just starting out or do not want to get into pads just yet. The goal of the league is for all kids to learn the game of football in a safe and fun atmosphere. Every participant, coach and parent is expected to emphasize sportsmanship, learning and enjoying the game throughout the season.


Registration/Summer Camps

League Registration

1st grade
2nd grade
3rd grade
4th grade
5th grade
6th grade
7th grade
8th grade

Class/Camp registration

Fun with Flag Football (5-7 years)
Flag Football Skills Clinic (8-12 years)
June Flag Football Camp (5-7 years)
June Flag Football Camp (8-12 years)
Preseason Flag Football Camp (6-8 years)
Preseason Flag Football Camp (9-12 years)

Important Dates

August 23- Coaches meeting 6:00pm
August 26- Teams online by 8pm
August 26– Game schedules online by 8pm
August 26– Earliest Practice can begin
September 8- Last day for refunds
September 10/11- Week 1 of games
September 16- last day for late registrations
September 24/25- Picture Day
Late October- End of season

Quickscore Website 

Once the league begins late August, be sure to bookmark/save our league website (app is also available). Quickscores will have all information for schedules, rosters, cancellations, etc.


Game Days

1st/2nd grade and 3rd/4th grade play together on Saturdays

5th/6th and 7th/8th grade play together on Sundays

  • Games take place on the weekends every hour on the hour at Robbins Park in Hinsdale, directly east of The Community House. Games start after Labor Day.
  • Each team is guaranteed 7 games (1 per weekend)
  • Playoffs are for 3rd-8th grade
  • Games begin September 10/11 and end late October. The season can be extended 2-3 weeks due to rainouts
  • Games will be played on Columbus Day weekend
  • Game Schedules will be released on August 26th
  • Saturdays
    Divisions: 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th
    Game Time: Anytime between 9:00am-4:00pm (every hour on the hour)
  • Sundays
    Divisions: 5th/6th and 7th/8th
    Game Time: Anytime between 10:00am-4:00pm (every hour on the hour)

Practice Information

Practices are a one time a week commitment, however coaches are allowed to schedule 2 practices a week until opening game. After opening day coaches are allowed one practice per week. Volunteer coaches are responsible for choosing the practice time and location.

  • Volunteer Coaches choose practice time/location
  • 2 practices per week until first weekend of games
  • 1 practice per week after first weekend of games
  • Coaches will receive rosters and notify teams of practices by the last weekend in August
  • Earliest practices can begin is August 26th

Volunteer Coaches Needed!

  • Volunteer coaches are needed at all grade levels
  • 3 coaches per team max
  • Coaches kids are guaranteed on their roster and some other kids from their school
  • Coaches choose the practice time/location
  • Having a coach from your child’s school gives us the best ability to keep kids from the same school together
  • The Coaches’ Meeting will be on Tuesday, 8/23 at 6:00pm at The Community House

Interested in coaching or want more info, email kbednar@thecommunityhouse.org

How Are Teams Formed?

While we encourage a competitive spirit in all players and coaches, all league decisions are made with the best interest of the majority of children involved.  We know we cannot place each child with their best friend, so we do not accept team placement requests.  We do make every attempt to place children on a team with at least some of their schoolmates.

Teams will be constructed using the following criteria:

  • what school they attend
  • grade level (to have equal numbers of each grade on all team)
  • # of years in the league

The Recreation Supervisor will be responsible for selecting all teams and all final team placement decisions.

Field Staff

The Community House is looking high school students who are interested in working the weekends during flag football games. The position includes setting up the fields before/after games, ensuring officials and teams are ready for each game, recording the scores of each game, etc.

Have any other questions? Contact Kelci Bednar at   kbednar@thecommunityhouse.org