Flag Football League

Total football experience without the contact

The 2020Fall 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

Visit www.quickscore.com/thecommunityhouse for schedules and standings


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.

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.

Playoffs

1st/2nd grade do not participate in playoffs and 3rd-8th grade age divisions will participate in playoffs. See below to get more information about the specifics for the playoff structures for each division.

For more specifics on playoffs see section 30 of the rule book

3rd/4th Grade Playoff Structure

The Community House Flag Football League is designed specifically to make it easier for every player to have a role in a team’s success. To help ensure each team is rotating players and everyone is getting to try different positions for the 3rd/4th grade division regular season records will not determine seeding for playoffs. Below is key information on how the playoff structure is:

  • All teams will play in 6 regular season games that will not determine playoff seeding
  • All teams will make the playoffs (playoffs will span over 2 weekends)
  • Seeding for playoffs will be chosen at random by the League Administration
  • Each division will take part in a 7 team single elimination playoff bracket and there will be a final champion from each division

5th-8th Grade Playoff Structure

Due to field space and our attempt to not have kids playing through the cold weather in November, not all teams will make the playoffs. The number of teams making it to the playoffs will depend entirely on how many teams each age division will have.

Our Flag Football League bases playoff seeding based on the end of the regular season Win/Loss records and tiebreakers are below.

Playoff Tiebreakers

2 Teams:

  1. Overall record
  2. Head to head matchup
  3. Overall points against for season
  4. Coin Flip

3 or more Teams:

  1. Overall Record
  2. Head to Head match up- if each team played each other in the tie (if one wins out, the remaining two teams revert to 2 team tie breaker rules)

This only applies if all teams tied have played each other an equal number of times

  1. Overall Points against for season
  2. Coin flip

Equipment

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

Resources

Coaches Manual

Plays and other resources

Rules Cheat Sheet

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