Our NFL Flag Football league is open to children ages 5-14 in Pre-Kindergarten through Middle School. Divisions are in 4 grade divisions, (Pre-K-1, 2-3, 4-5, Middle School divisions and high school club). We play fall and spring seasons on fields in Potomac Falls and Ashburn, and beginning Spring 2019--Leesburg. You select your practice location, then games are played on all fields.
Spring and Fall seasons are 9-10 weeks long, with practices 1-2 times a week and weekend games. Practices are typically 5:30-7pm and games are typically 9-2 on Saturdays, with rain makeups Sunday afternoon and week day evenings. We encourage all playing abilities and are focused on learning the game, teamwork and having FUN!
Player registration is open until two weeks prior to the season start date or until divisions fill. Early bird rate of $140 is made available as soon as we open registration to a month prior to the regular registration close date. After this date registration fee increases to $160, registration fee includes an NFL Licensed Team jersey, pop-style flag belt and player membership to USA Football.
USA Football Membership and Insurance
Players receive your USA Football membership and insurance when you complete your waiver form. Coaches also have access to coaching resources and certification once they complete their waiver/registration.
Cancellations and Refunds
As with all leagues, early registration and commitment to play is important to organizing the league. You may cancel with refund when canceled in writing at least three weeks prior to the season assessment date. After this date a partial refund of $25 will be made if NFL jersey is returned not kept/worn.
We are an Official NFL Flag League
We founded in 2006, and since the Spring 2012 season, we have been an official NFL Flag League. Players receive the coveted NFL Licensed reversible jerseys and each player and coach receives a year membership to USA Football, Football's National Governing Body. NFL Flag teams are also eligible to play in the fall NFL Flag Regional Tournament at Raven's stadium in fall!
Team jersey is included in the registration fee and is required for games. Flag belts are supplied by league. Mouth guards are required for all practices and games. Cleats are optional. Shorts or pants worn in games should be different color from the team's flag colors.
We are asked often to "keep-with" friends and previous coaches. Although the league would like the opportunity to accommodate everyone's requests, it makes it impossible to achieve our most important goal, which is to create balanced and equal teams each season. Therefore our methodology is to create teams by balancing out players by age, size, playing experience and coach's reviews for returning players. We also hold a "player skills assessment day" for the 2-3, 4-5 & MS divisions so coaches can evaluate the players. Coaches participate in a draft to pick teams. As for requesting coaches—we take this as a great compliment to our coaching staff! We're excited for such great feedback from returning players but also look forward to our players learning from our other great coaches. As setting equal teams is our most important task to make a successful season for everyone, please refrain from making special requests (the two we prioritize are for pairing coaches/asst coaches and their children; and keeping siblings in same age group on same team, when requested).
Coaches and Parent Volunteers
Our league cannot exist without the dedication and support from parent volunteers and coaches. The league supports its volunteer coaches with an outline of goals and objectives for the season and supplies lesson plans and other helpful tools, this helps us maintain a consistently high quality of learning for all teams in the league. All coaches are required to complete an application as well as complete a background check.
We value the role referees play in our league and create opportunities for those 13 & over (must be in high school or older) experienced in flag football to take on additional duties as paid referees in our program. We offer pre-season training and in-season on-field mentoring and assign two referees and/or adult refs to each game. Our coaches are invaluable in assisting our program and aid each season to clarify and improve our rules. The league asks all parents/players to respect our refs and their challenging job and remember, most of all, that they are children to other parents in our league too. Parents who challenge the judgement of our referees will be asked to step in to do the training and job our referees do every week! If you are interested in becoming a referee with us please fill out this form and we will get back to you quickly!
The flag football league referenced herein is officially licensed by NFL Properties LLC, but none of the National Football League (NFL), its member clubs, NFL Ventures, L.P. or any of their respective affiliates or subsidiaries are sponsoring or operating the Flag League or will have any liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation in the Flag League. All NFL-related logos and marks, including, without limitation, the NFL Flag logo, are trademarks of the NFL or the respective member club.