Flag Football

No doubt about it. This is football country. Whether you bleed orange or garnet, or prefer the Panthers, nearly everyone spends their fall weekends watching football. Add another game to your list, and get your son or daughter involved on the gridiron with NFL FLAG Football.
NFL FLAG is the premier youth flag football league for boys and girls ages 5-14. The program provides young players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact, continuous action while learning life lessons in teamwork.
AGES                  5-14 as of September 1, 2020
FEES                   Members – $75                                  Non-Members – $95
                           *Financial Assistance is made available through the YMCA Open Doors Campaign
REGISTER           Online at coastalcarolinaymca.org or at the YMCA
DATES                 Regular Registration       September 18 – October 18
                           Late Registration             October 19
                           Coaches Meeting             October 27
                           Game Schedule               October 28
                           1st Practice                     November 2 
                           1st Game                        November 7
                           Last Game                      December 19
  • Co-ed, all abilities and skill levels welcome
  • Players will be split into five divisions: 6U | 8U | 10U | 12U | 14U
  • Utilizing the NFL Flag Football Rules and Standards
  • Click Here for details about our COVID-19 precautions
  • Practices
    • When: Weeknights, 1-hour between 5:30pm-8:00pm
    • Where:  Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA
    • Attire:  Mouthpiece and cleats/sneakers
  • Games
    • When:  Saturday mornings, 45 Minutes (2, 20-minute halves and a 5 minute half time)
    • Where: Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA
  • More information, call the Y at 843.449.9622


Coaches Resources

1.  We will allow one coach on the field per team for all age divisions.

  • 6U & 8U Divisions – Coaches may remain on the field.
  • 10U & 12U/14U Divisions – Coaches will be allowed on the field to direct players, but must move to the sidelines before the snap of the ball.

2.  For at least the first game, we will be extending the play clock to 40 seconds.  Our aim is to get this back to the 25 second play clock as soon as possible.

3.  After one team is winning by 28 points or more, the game is over and the score at that time stands, but will continue as a scrimmage.

  •  We expect that coaches will use good judgement and modify their tactics in order to prevent humiliation.  For example, coaches should rotate players at QB, switch defensive coverages, etc.

4.  “The center must snap the ball with a rapid and continuous motion between his/her legs to a player in the backfield, and the ball must completely leave his/her hands.” (pg. 14)

  • Modification:  Side snaps are permitted in 6U & 8U divisions.