Our NFL FLAG Youth Football league is open to athletes ages 5-14 in Pre-Kindergarten through Middle School. We offer 4 divisions based on grade level: PK1, 2-3, 4-5, and Middle School. We also offer a High School league that is separated into 9th/10th graders and 11th/12 graders. We offers outdoor seasons every Fall and Spring and then an indoor season every Winter. We have fields in Potomac Falls, Ashburn/Brambleton, Aldie, and Leesburg. When registering you select your practice location. Games are played on any field in any region.
Spring and Fall seasons are 9-10 weeks long, with 1 to 2 practices a week. Practices are typically 5:30-7pm. Our games are held on Saturdays unless weather prevents this from happening. Our rain makeups are Sunday afternoons and week day evenings.
Our Winter seasons are 7 weeks long with one practice a week. Practices and games are indoors.
We encourage all playing abilities and are focused on learning the game, teamwork and having FUN!
We are an Official NFL Flag League
We were founded in 2006 and starting with the Spring 2012 season, we have been an official NFL FLAG League. Players receive the coveted NFL Licensed reversible jerseys and the ability to take part in events and perks that are only afforded to NFL FLAG leagues. NFL FLAG teams are also eligible to play in the fall NFL Flag Regional Tournament which is held every year in early November. The winner of this tournament goes to the NFL Pro Bowl to participate in a tournament!
Player registration is open until two weeks prior to the season start date or until divisions fill. Our early bird rate of $150 is made available as soon as we open registration up until about a month prior to the regular registration close date. After this date registration fee increases to $170, registration fee includes an NFL Licensed Team jersey, pop-style flag belt, and a season of practices, games, and fun!
Cancellations and Refunds
As with all leagues, early registration and commitment to play is important to organizing the league. You may cancel your registration and receive a refund if it was received in writing at least three weeks prior to the season's first assessment date. After this date a partial refund of $30 will be made if NFL jersey is returned unopened.
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 pocketless.
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 that coaches can evaluate the athletes. New teams are drafted each season and no roster is ever permitted to carry over.
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 and pass a background check.
Our coaches are invaluable in assisting our program and aid each season to clarify and improve our rules.
We value the role referees play in our league and we are excited to create opportunities for those in high school, and older, who are 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. We always schedule at least two referees to referee a game.
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.