Did you know there are more options for your kids to play football than just tackle?! There certainly are, and we’re lucky enough to have NFL FLAG right here in Indiana and Kentucky. NFL FLAG’s no-contact rule and team-oriented environment make it easy for kids to come together, learn football fundamentals, and most importantly—have lots of fun! Plus, it’s convenient with teams meeting just once per week. Their Spring league is a 7-practice/6-game season held on Sundays. Register by February 25th (for Indiana locations) or March 3rd (for Kentucky locations) to secure your spot!
HOW TO PLAY
More kids are playing flag football than ever before, and we can see why – it’s engaging, inclusive, and ridiculously fun. The best part is, anyone can learn to play flag football. You don’t need a certain build, skill set, or prior experience, and both girls and boys can sign up to play!
The most important rule in flag football is that there’s no contact allowed, including tackling, diving, blocking, screening or fumbles. Instead of physically tackling an opponent to the ground, players wear flags that hang along their sides by a belt. Defenders “tackle” the ball-carrier by removing one or both of their flags.
Learn more HERE
Are you ready for some football?! Join the largest youth flag football organization in the country! This is a 5 vs. 5, non-contact, recreational, co-ed format. They try to limit teams to 10-11 players to maximize playing time. This is an exceptional program for first-time players who want to learn the fundamentals of football. This is also a wonderful opportunity for players who want to continue enhancing their skills before taking the next leap into tackle football. There are no try-outs! Everyone participates!
Registration will be from December 1st, 2023 through – February 25th, 2024 for Indiana league locations and from December 1st, 2023 through – March 3rd, 2024 for Kentucky league locations. Late Registration will continue after and be dependent on open spaces left on teams with possible additional fees.
Season Start Date (Meet and Greet) : April 14th, 2024
Season First Game: April 21st, 2024
Season Expected End Date: June 2nd, 2024
Blackout Date: No Games Memorial Day Weekend (May 26th, 2024)
Makeup Date: June 9th, 2024 (if needed due to weather)
Grades: Pre-K-8th grade
Registrations will be accepted after the deadline based on availability on teams and will be subject to up to a $10.00 late fee. Visit their full parents resource section for more.
Find a location near you and register HERE
WHAT ARE OTHER PARENTS SAYING ABOUT NFF?
Don’t just take it from us or our friends at NFL FLAG… See what some of the families in the Vikings Flag Football League think about the organization!
My friends can’t say enough about how wonderful this league is. We are signing our daughter up for the fall! And, I can’t wait to see her play. It is one of the few places that girls can participate, and we are so excited. – Heather T.
We love the league because they really focus on having fun and developing a love for the sport! With these young kids there is no need to become super competitive. Just develop a desire to play as well as skills. The competitive leagues shouldn’t start until they are teenagers in my opinion. Our son played his first season this past spring and looks forward to fall! – Jennifer V.
My son loved [NFL FLAG], and his coaches were very good. Just love, love this program!! – Israel M.
Check out this article from our Sister Site in Cincinnati with Future for Football to learn more about what football means to families and the many reasons your kids should play! Plus, if you’re new to being a football mom, check out one mama’s top 10 must-haves list.