Q: Who Can Play?
A: All children, Boys and Girls, ages from Kindergarten through 8th Grade.
Q: What team will my child (ren) be playing in?
A: Players are drafted based on their age and skill level at the beginning of their first season and and can remain with their same teammates each season. This league values keeping neighboring players and same schools playing together whenever possible. The drafting staff makes reasonable accommodations to attempt to honor special requests together with the needs and balance for the good of each team. Individual factors influencing each team take into consideration each player’s school, a buddy request, grade and age factors.
Q: Do we accept team registrations?
A: No. To ensure teams are not “stacked” as much as possible, friend and/or school groups can request the same team as long as all player skills are reasonably competitive. This ensures parity within the league and prevents stacking. Our buddy request philosophy is just that, a buddy request. This does not mean a coach can request 10 players. It is used for children to request to be placed on a team with one or two friends.
Q: How many players are on a team?
A: Each team has an average of 8 players. The League reserves the right to stretch these guidelines if the League deems necessary.
Q: Does the League supply uniforms?
A: Every Flag Football player in our program receives an official NFL reversible team jersey and a flag belt to keep with your registration.
Q: Who are the coaches?
A: Coaches are experienced prior players and/or coaches and/or parent volunteers. To be eligible to coach and be part of the coaching staff, requires prior experience. Interested parties can apply for a team or to be part of the staff online. Coaches are required to complete a mandatory Coaches Clinic and Training for those who wish to be a coach. Space is limited and experience matters, so if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible.
Q: Who are the Officials?
A: Referees are typically CIF certified. High School Athletic Association certified. These are the same Referees you may find officiating local High School games. Each official is trained and licensed with experience to call a fair game for both sides.
Q: How much playing time can my child expect?
A: All our programs promote participation, fun, and fundamentals. Coaches are required to fairly allocate playing time equally among all players on the team and to fairly but competitively assure each player a balanced playing time. We are also a League that focuses on developmental football skills which encourages new players as well as seasoned players to work hard in practice to give it their best on each game day.
Q: What do I get for my Registration Fee?
A: A eight-week season including weekly games and mid-week practices on safe and well maintained fields, certified officials, the official NFL FLAG reversible team jersey, flag belt and flags, official team photo in an active branded exciting NFL Flag Football League sprinkled on top with lots of FUN for your player’s and family.
Q: Are there playoffs?
A: For Kindergarten through 4th grade there is a “Bowl Game: to round out and celebrate the last game of the Season. For 5th through 8th grade there are play offs.
Q: What types of awards are given?
A: Each player receive an individual participation recognition Certificate and the top 3 teams in each division receive a 3rd, 2nd and 1st place award, given at the Winners Season Banquet Awards Ceremony. Each Coach awards selected players with recognition for outstanding efforts and achievements.
Q: Do all flag football players need mouth pieces?
A: Yes. It is mandatory. All players must be wearing a mouth piece before stepping on the field. No exceptions apply.
Q: How do I register?
A: All registrations are online at:
Q: How does the refund policy work?
A: Click here to view refund/transfer policy before completing your payment.
Q: Which areas do you serve and what age groups can play?
A: NFL Football Flag and Cheer serves the South Bay of Los Angeles and other surrounding cities including; Torrance, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Gardena, Lawndale, Lomita, Carson, Wilmington, Lennox, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, *Palos Verdes Peninsula and *Long Beach.
Players from 6 years to 14 years old are eligible.
Q: What are the divisions and age groups for each division?
Juniors (8-9 U)
Majors (10-11 U)
Pro (12-13 U)
- Birth certificate is required for all new players.
- Coach background check is required for all new head coaches.
A: Exclusive to the NFL Flag Football program standing out from all others is the player and Coaching uniforms which uniquely carry the NFL pro-brand and Pro-football team names. It is exciting, fun and familiar to play on a flag team you can also be a fan of during professional football season!
The game differences include our focus and emphasis on passing, similar to the high school passing leagues. The number of runs that a team has is limited, while QB's have a set time to throw the ball, before a sack is called. There is no defensive rushing, which allows QB's and WR's to work their drop backs and routes without an unblocked player constantly in their face. We feel that these rules allow for greater development of football skills, while making for a more exciting game.