Flag Football is a fun, safe and effective way for boys and girls of every age and skill level to learn the sport. Play is non-contact and the game format is 5-on-5 with one practice and one game per week.
Flag football is fast, engaging and fun. The focus is on safe game play and teaching players cooperation, accountability, leadership and positive sportsmanship. Every position has a purpose. To execute plays successfully, each individual needs to fulfill their responsibility while working together — a skill that is valuable both on and off the field.
All Ages & Skill Levels
Plain and simple, flag football is loads of fun. With fewer players on the field, there’s more engagement and a faster speed of play. Youth football teaches kids accountability, leadership, and the impact of positive sportsmanship. Every position has a purpose and to execute a play successfully, each individual needs to fulfill their responsibility while working together—a skill that’s valuable both on and off the field.
Flag football is a non-contact sport, meaning there’s no tackling, diving, blocking, screening or fumbles allowed.
Flag football is an incredibly inclusive sport and opens the doors to many players, including female athletes.
Practices are held once a week and games are generally played on Saturdays. There is no travel required.
Flag Football Basics
- Games are 48 minutes long
- At the start of each game, captains from both teams meet at midfield for the coin toss to determine who starts with the ball. The visiting team calls the toss.
- The winner of the coin toss has the choice of offense or defense. The loser of the coin toss has the choice of direction. Possession changes to start the second half to the team that started the game on defense.
- The offensive team takes possession of the ball at its 5-yard line and has four (4) plays to cross midfield. Once a team crosses midfield, it has three (3) plays to score a touchdown.
If the offense fails to score, after crossing midfield, the ball changes possession and the new offensive team starts its drive on its own 5-yard line.
- If the offensive team fails to cross midfield, on 3 downs, and elect to “punt” on 4th down, possession of the ball changes and the opposition starts its drive from its own 5-yard line. If the offensive team goes for it on 4th down and does not cross field, the opposing team will start its possession from the spot.
- Players may run back interceptions.
- Teams change sides after the first half.Possession changes to the team that started the game on defense.