Flag Football

No doubt about it. This is football country. Whether you bleed teal, 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 5-15. 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

          Division     Grade               Birth Date Range

          6U             K & 1st            9/1/13 – 8/31/15  

          8U             2nd & 3rd        9/1/11 – 8/31/13

          10U           4th & 5th         9/1/09 – 8/31/12

          12U           6th & 7th         9/1/07 – 8/31/09

          15U           8th – 10th        9/1/04 – 8/31/07

FEES

          Early Registration (for returning players, staying on the same team as Fall 2020) = 12/22/20 – 2/28/21

                    Members = $65 / Non-Members = $85

          Open Registration = 3/1/21 – 5/2/21

                    Members = $85 / Non-Members = $105

          Late Registration = 5/3/21 – 5/9/21

                    Members = $105 / Non-Members = $125

*Financial Assistance is made available through the YMCA Open Doors Campaign.

REGISTER           Online at coastalcarolinaymca.org or at the YMCA

DATES                 Coaches Meeting             May 10
                           Game Schedule               May 12
                           1st Practice                     May 17
                           1st Game                        May 26
                           Playoffs                           Week of July 5th
 
BASIC INFO
  • Co-ed, all abilities and skill levels welcome
  • Players will be split into five divisions: 6U | 8U | 10U | 12U | 15U
  • Utilizing the NFL Flag Football Rules and Standards for 5 on 5 play
  • Click Here for details about our COVID-19 precautions
  • Practices
    • When: Mondays or Tuesdays, 1-hour between 5 PM – 8 PM
    • Where:  CDM Fields, Chapin Epps Family YMCA, or YMCA Fields at The Market Common
    • Attire:  Mouthguard, T-shirt, shorts without pockets, and cleats
  • Games
    • When:  Wednesdays or Thursdays, 45 Minutes (2, 20-minute halves and a 5 minute half time), between 5 PM – 8 PM
    • Where: DM Fields, Chapin Epps Family YMCA, or YMCA Fields at The Market Common
  • For 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 & 15U 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.