Flag Football League
Total football experience without the contact
The 2019 Fall Flag Football League is here! This league is for 1st through 8th grade and is the best way for kids to SAFELY learn how to play the game. This website will be the location for all league information, rosters, schedules, standings, etc.
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. Please enjoy the links and information below
Registration for 2019 Flag Football League is now open! Register now to save your spot!
The 7th/8th Grade League uses the USA NFL FLAG RULES (more info below)
To view the new rules click here
Looking for more flag football this summer? Register for our summer Flag Football Camp or get ready for league play by registering for our Preseason Flag Football Camp, designed to get your child ready for the season!
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.
- August 28- Coaches meeting 6:30pm
- August 30- Teams online by 8pm
- September 2– Earliest Practice can begin
- September 6– Game schedules online by 8pm
- September 12- Last day for refunds
- September 14/15 Week 1 of games
Volunteer Coaches Needed!
Interested in coaching? You can sign up online while registering your child, at the front desk at The Community House, or you can access the form here and drop the completed form at The Community House or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We have a 3 coach max per team. We also will not accept team requests for coaches’ teams.Coaches are responsible for choosing the practice time and location.
Save the date! Coaches meeting with be held at The Community House, August 29th at 6:30 pm.
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. Practices begin the week of September 2nd.
1st/2nd grade and 3rd/4th grade play together on Saturdays
5th/6th and 7th/8th grade play together on Sundays
Games begin September 14th and 15th. Saturday games begin at 9:00am and Sunday games begin at 11:00am. Last game times of the day vary depending on number of teams. All teams play 7 games and all games will be held at Robbins Park, directly east of The Community House.
All players will receive an NFL Flag jersey. Mouth guards are required and rubber molded cleats are recommended. Flags will be supplied by the league for both games and practices. No metal spikes are allowed.
7th/8th Grade Rules
The 7th/8th grade league uses different rules than our 2nd-6th grade divisions. We use the USA NFL Flag Rules for 7th/8th Grade.
Some of the key differences are:
-10 athletes per team/ 5 on the field for each side
-Smaller Field (plays on the 1st/2nd grade field)
-Emphasis on Offense and passing (think of it as a passing league but it allows run plays)
-20 yards of no rush zones
Other League Info
Have any other questions? Contact Kelci Bednar at 630-323-7500 ext. 237 or by email email@example.com