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 activities that enable 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 staff and 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 and no previous football experience is necessary!
SEASON START DATE
The season starts January 27, 2024 and runs to March 30, 2024. Registration will open December 1st, 2023 for the 2024 Winter Season.
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:
Games start at 1:30pm with the youngest age group and progress through the age divisions finishing up at 10:30pm.
- U10 (born in 2015/16/17) Recreational Division
- U12 (born in 2013/14) Recreational and Competitive Divisions available
- U14 (born in 2011/12) Recreational and Competitive Divisions available
- U16 (born in 2009/10) Competitive Division
- U18 – Grade 10-12 (born 2006-2009) Competitive Division
How many players do we need for a team?
All divisions play 5 v 5
minimum of 10 registered players
maximum of 12 registered players
High School Girls and U20 maximum 15 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!
How long is the season?
The League runs from January 27 to March 30. Teams play one 1-hour game each week.
How many games are in the season?
The total number of games including playoffs and championships is determined by the total number of teams and facility times available. Teams usually play between 9 and 11 games including playoffs and Championships.
Where do the Winter Flag games take place?
All Games will take place at the University of Winnipeg – Axworthy Health and RecPlex.
350 Spence Street, Winnipeg.
Where do teams practice?
How much does flag football cost?
The league fee is $220 plus the 2024 Annual Membership and Insurance ($40.20) and includes two game jerseys (yours to keep).
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)