Flag Football League

Important Update!

We are working to create a valuable alternative to our Flag Football League as the new guidelines do not allow competitive play. Our goal is provide your child a modified program that will be the same quality as our past seasons. Once we have finalized our final plan, we will update everyone as quickly and efficiently as possible.

 

Total football experience without the contact

The 2020 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 

For more information, read over our league manual and rule book!

League Manual and Rulebook


Registration is Open Now! Registration links below

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

 

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

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

Important Dates

  • August 26- Coaches meeting 6:30pm
  • August 28- Teams online by 8pm
  • August 28– Game schedules online by 8pm
  • August 29– Earliest Practice can begin
  • September 10- Last day for refunds
  • September 12/13- Week 1 of games
  • November 7/8, 14/15– reserved for rain outs

Volunteer Coaches Needed!

Volunteer coaches take on a key role for our Flag Football League. We need coaches at every grade level and having coaches from your child’s school is one of the best ways to help us keep as many children from the same school as we can. If you are interested in volunteering email kbednar@thecommunityhouse.org

Our Coaches Meeting is August 26th at 6:30pm at The Community House

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.

Game Days

1st/2nd grade and 3rd/4th grade play together on Saturdays
5th/6th and 7th/8th grade play together on Sundays

Games begin in September. 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 and all games will be held at Robbins Park, directly east of The Community House.

Equipment

All players will receive an NFL team 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

Resources

Coaches Manual
Plays and other resources
Rules Cheat Sheet
League Manual and Rulebook
7th&8th Grade Rules

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