Flag Football League

Updated 4/5/21 – all information is subject to change

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 and compete in the game of football in a safe and fun atmosphere. Every participant, coach and parent is expected to emphasize sportsmanship, skill development and enjoying the game throughout the season.


League and Camp Registration

Check out the links below to register for our league or to get ready for the 2021 season!

League registration – be sure to register for the grade your child will be in as of September 2021:
1st grade
2nd grade
3rd grade
4th grade
5th grade
6th grade
7th grade
8th grade

Camps and Class registration:
Preseason August Flag Football Camp 1st/2nd grade
Preseason August Flag Football Camp 3rd/4th grade
Flag Football June Summer Camp 5-7 years
Flag Football June Summer Camp 8-12 years
Flag Football Weekly Skills Clinic 8-13 years
Fun w/ Flag Football weekly class 5-8 years

Guidelines

While we are hoping to return to a normal season, The Community House follows state and local guidelines in their entirety. We will make adjustments as needed to ensure all safety protocols are met at the time of league start date.

Please refer to our 2020 league guidelines for an idea of what 2021 league could look like CLICK HERE

Volunteer Parent Coaches

Volunteer Parent Coaches are needed at all grade levels. Coaches choose the practice location and time for their team. There is a max of 3 coaches per team and we do not take any coaching team requests.
If you are interested in volunteer please email Kelci Bednar at kbednar@thecommunityhouse.org.

The Coaches’ Meeting will take place at The Community House on Wednesday, August 25th at 6:30pm.

Important Dates

  • August 25- Coaches meeting 6:30pm
  • August 27- Teams online by 8pm
  • August 27– Game schedules online by 8pm
  • August 27– Earliest Practice can begin
  • September 9- Last day for refunds
  • September 11/12- Week 1 of games

Team Formation 

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 guarantee any team placement requests or accept request from volunteer coaches.  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.

Practices

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. Earliest practices can begin is August 27th.

 

Game Days

Saturday games begin at 9:00am and Sunday games begin at 10:00am. Last game times of the day vary depending on number of teams. All teams play 7 games at Robbins Park. Playoffs are for 3rd-8th grade.

Saturdays: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade
Sundays: 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade

Equipment

All players will receive an a 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.

Resources

Plays and other resources
Rules Cheat Sheet
Rulebook
Under Armour Flag Football resources
USA Football Resources

 

Village of Hinsdale Field Closure links

For any teams who are practicing in Hinsdale and using the Village of Hinsdale field space please use the links below to see if there are any field closures

On the website: https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/departments/parks_and_recreation/field_and_facility_status.php

By calling (630) 381-4636

By checking social media: https://twitter.com/HinsdaleParks  or https://www.facebook.com/HinsdaleParksAndRecreation/

On the rainout line app or website: https://rainoutline.com/search/dnis/6303814636

Have any other questions? Contact Kelci Bednar at 630-323-7500 ext. 237 or by email kbednar@thecommunityhouse.org