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 5-14. The program provides young players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact, continuous action while learning life lessons in teamwork.

AGES

Division     Grade              Birth Date Range

U6             K                    9/1/15 – 8/31/17

U8             1st & 2nd        9/1/13 – 8/31/15 

U10           3rd & 4th        9/1/11 – 8/31/15 

U12           5th & 6th        9/1/09 – 8/31/11 

U15           7th – 9th         9/1/06 – 8/31/19 

 

FEES

          Open Registration:  Members = $85 / Non-Members = $105

          Late Registration:  Members = $105 / Non-Members = $125

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

          **Registration fee includes NFL FLAG reversible jersey and flag belt.

 

REGISTER

          ONLINE or at the YMCA

 

DATES

Regular Registration                  8/30 – 9/30

Late Registration                       10/1 – 10/9

Skills Combine & Evaluation       10/2

Coaches Meetings & Draft          10/5 – 10/7

Game Schedules Posted             10/13

1st Practices                             Week of 10/18

1st Games                                10/30

Playoffs                                    Week of 12/13 

 
BASIC INFO
  • Skills Combine & Evaluation

    – Required for new players and returning players that are changing teams.

    – Participants will be evaluated through participation in drills involving running, passing, and catching.

    – This information will be used during the draft, as we strive to balance out team rosters.

  • 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
  • 1-hour practices are on weeknights at CDM Fields, Chapin Epps Family YMCA, or YMCA Fields at The Market Common
  • 45-minute games are played on Saturdays at CDM Fields, Chapin Epps Family YMCA, or YMCA Fields at The Market Common
  • For more information, call the Y at 843.449.9622
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How are the coaches picked?  GREAT QUESTION!! All of our coaches are volunteers. Some of them are Y staff, some are parents helping coach their kids, while others are folks from the community who share the same Y values. ALL of our coaches go through a background check. Your child’s safety is our #1 priority.

How often is practice?  Typically, our teams practice once a week. We know your life is busy so most of those practices will last around 1 hour. We want to honor your time so we provide resources to the coaches to help make your season the best it can be.

Can I stay and watch practice?  Absolutely! We encourage it! As a matter of fact, our teams are always looking for Assistant Coaches if you’re interested in helping. We just ask that you maintain social distancing while watching your child’s practices or games.

What equipment will my child need? Each child will cleats, a mouth guard, and a water bottle.

When are the skills combine & evaluations and why are they needed? Evaluations will be held Saturday, October 2nd behind the YMCA.  Please check back for your child’s time.  This is a great opportunity for our coaches to evaluate your child for even team placement.  Any division that we keep score, we have a draft for that division.  This is to ensure teams are balanced and competitive.  Your child will need the same equipment for evaluations as they will need for games and practices.

League Standings - Spring 2021

Field Maps

Game Schedules - Spring 2021

Playoff Schedules - Spring 2021

Coaches Resources

1.  One (1) coach per team is allowed on the field per team for all age divisions.

  • U6, U8 & U10 Divisions – Coaches may remain on the field.
  • U12 & U15 Divisions – Coaches will be allowed on the field to direct players, but must move to the sidelines before the snap of the ball.

2.  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 judgment and modify their tactics in order to prevent humiliation.  For example, coaches should rotate players at QB, switch defensive coverages, etc.

3.  “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.

4.  U6 Defense Modification

  • All defenders must line up at least 7 yards from the line of scrimmage.