FALL 2023 – INDOOR FLAG FOOTBALL SEASON
All Ages are COED!
Flag football is a variation of tackle football, which everyone is familiar with, but does not require equipment and is a non-contact sport. It is also one of the fastest growing sports around the world! Why? It’s a fast-paced game, easy to learn without the concerns sometimes associated with contact sports, and best of all it is incredibly fun. Many of the same skills needed in tackle football are also used in flag football, such as throwing, catching, hand-offs and running…all in a safe and welcoming environment.
The goal of our league is to provide an environment that enables children to learn and have fun. They will experience and adopt the principles of teamwork, discipline, dedication, and sportsmanship. Participation in our league is open to all boys and girls.
Our leagues are made possible through the tireless efforts of volunteers who display an extraordinary amount of commitment and hard work, ensuring that our league is a positive influence in the lives of our children through providing a healthy outlet for children. Best of all..anyone can play – no previous football experience is necessary!
SEASON START DATE
The season starts second week of November and runs through to late January.
Player ages are determined by the player’s age as of Dec 31, 2024 and not their actual age at the time of registration. The following divisions are available in our Winter Flag season:
5 A-SIDE DIVISIONS
5 players on the field from each team at a time
- U10 (born in 2015/16/17)
- U12 (born in 2013/14)
- U14 (born in 2011/12)
- U16 (born in 2009/10)
- U18 – Grade 9-12 (born 2006-2010)
U12 and U14 divisions feature a Competitive Division for experienced players and teams, as well as a Recreational Division for newer players and free-agent teams. U10 and U16 are Recreational only. U18 is Competitive only.
Saturday Games start at 1:30pm with the youngest age group (U10 Division) and progress through the age divisions in order each hour with the U16 division finishing up at 8:30pm. We cannot confirm exact game times until registration closes as some age divisions span more than one hour in order to schedule games for that division.
How many players do we need for a team?
Minimum of 10 registered players and a maximum of 12 registered players
Can I register even if I don’t have a team?
Yes, you can register as an individual to be assigned to a team that do not have a full roster. In some cases teams are made up of individuals to create a “free agent” team. You can even list names of friends to be assigned to the same team!
Where do the Winter Flag games take place?
All Games will take place at the University of Winnipeg – Axworthy Health and RecPlex.
Where do teams practice?
Most teams will not practice during the winter season due to the difficulty in finding a gym or other facility to practice, however this does not impact the children’s ability to learn the game and have a lot of fun!
How much does flag football cost?
The league fee is $220 plus the 2024 Annual Membership and Insurance ($40.20) if not paid previously in the 2023 calendar year. Your league fee includes 2 game shirts (home and away)
What do I need to provide?
– Good indoor running shoes or cleats (soccer or football) and lots of energy!
– Solid colored shorts without pockets. (These can be difficult to find and can be purchased through our office)