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FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions!!

Q. Whats NFL FLAG in the NSFFL all about?
A. Watch this short promo video to check out the action and listen to parents and coaches as to what they think about the NSFFL.

Q: How much is it to register for flag football?
A: The registration fee varies by town but the typical fees range between $90-$120 for the season.

Q: Is flag football safe?
A: NFL Flag football is non-contact. There are no pads, no helmets, no blocking, no pushing, no diving and no shoving. Flag football teaches the basics of football as is designed to be fun and safe. Yes, flag football is safe!!!

Q: What kind of commitment is required?
A: NFL FLAG is very low commitment for players, parents and coaches alike. There is one scheduled practice and game each week during the season, if the teams agrees upon it an additional mid week practice can be arranged.

Q: What equipment is needed?
A: Your NFL FLAG official jersey, flag belts and team football are all included in the registration fee, your coach will distribute these just before your first game. All you need is a mouth guard (mandatory) which we sell at the field for $2 and any pair of sneakers or cleats will do. With the exception of no metal spikes!!!

Q: Where will the games be played?
A: All the games will be played in the city/town of your choosing, a full list of locations can be found in the location link at the top of this page.

Q: Is there a traveling team?
A: We do organize travelling teams as part of the NSFFL, we also have groups that want to travel together and we help those groups find tournaments and events they can take part in. Click on the Tournaments tab to see a calender of upcoming tournaments.

Q. Can i request my son/daughter be on a team with their friends?
A. Yes you can request to put players together on teams, however while we try to get everyone together on a team this is not always the case, as league parity is the goal, remember the roster limit is 10 per team and there are NO GUARANTEES.

Q. Can we still register our son/daughter even if we don't live in one of the towns mentioned?
A. Yes, BUT we have very limited space for out of town players the league must maintain a 95% local participant registration, i.e.: if we have 500 players registered for the season only 25 players can be from out of town.

Q. What are the age categories?
A: The age categories are; 6U/8U/10U/12U/14U Age is determined by the player’s age as of April 1st for the spring season, Aug 1st for the fall season, November 1st for Winter session 1 and Jan 1st for the Winter session 2.

Q: Are there any size or weight restrictions?
A: There are no size or weight restrictions.

Q: Will the kids play in the rain?
A: If it is light rain we will most likely play, this is still football!!! However if it is coming down hard we will postpone the games until a later date. Check the website and call us 978-338-4108 for a rain out message.

Q. Are there any other tournaments we can take part in after the season?
A. Yes, the biggest tournament of the year is the NFL FLAG regional qualifier usually held in the Fall in the New England area. There is also a football festival tournament organized by the league every June, last year the tournament had 112 teams from 8 different states and 26 different NFL FLAG leagues. Please click on the tournament link to see any others that are up and coming.

Q: I’m interested in coaching. Who do I contact?
A: Contact us either through the "contact us" section or send an e-mail to your league i.e [email protected] All coaches must fill out a registration form, complete a CORI check form and attend the coaches meeting usually held one week before the season starts. [email protected]

Q: When and where can I register?
A: You can only register on-line by clicking on the link on the main page. Or check the web site for our local in-person sign ups. 

Q: I have other questions. Who do I contact?
A: Please contact the league via [email protected] or call us at the office 978-338-4108.

Q. What are the rules of NFL flag?
A. The rules can be found under the "resources" link at the top of this page.

Frequently Asked Questions

 
 
Q: 
How much is it to register for flag football?
A: The registration fee varies by town.

Q: 
Is flag football safe?
A: NFL youth flag football is non-contact. There are no pads, no helmets, no blocking, no pushing, no diving and no shoving. Flag football teaches the basics of football as is designed to be fun and safe. Yes, flag football is safe!!!

Q: 
What kind of commitment is required?
A: NFL youth flag football is very low commitment for players, parents and coaches alike. There is one scheduled game each week during the season for approx. 44 mins. It is up to the coaches when they want to practice with the team, but we recommend just 1 hour a week, preferably just before their scheduled game or right after it.

Q: 
What equipment is needed?
A: Your jersey, flag belts and footballs are all included in the registration fee, your coach will distribute these just before your first game. All you need is a mouth guard (mandatory) which we sell at the field for $1 and any pair of sneakers or cleats will do. With the exception of no metal spikes!!!

Q: 
Where will the games be played?
A: All the games will be played in the city/town of your choosing, the options that are available right now are Peabody, Beverly, Lynn, Salem, Danvers, Marblehead, Swampscott, Lynnfield, Revere, Malden, Everett, Tritown and the PRO League (Competitive league) 

Q: 
Is there a traveling team?
A: We do organize travelling teams as part of the NSFFL, we also have groups that want to travel together and we help those groups find tournaments and events they can take part in.

Q.
 Can i request my son/daughter be on a team with their friends?
A. Yes you can request to put players together on teams, however while we try to get everyone together on a team this is not always the case, as league parity is the goal, remember the roster limit is 10 per team so you have to get in early.

Q. 
Can we still register our son/daughter even if we don't live in one of the towns mentioned?
A. Yes, BUT we have very limited space for out of town players the league must maintain a 95% local participant registration, i.e.: if we have 500 players registered for the season only 25 players can be from out of town.

Q. 
What are the age categories?
A: The age categories are; 6U/8U/10U/12U/14U Age is determined by the player’s age as of April 1st for the spring season and Aug 1st for the fall season. 

Q: 
Are there any size or weight restrictions?
A: There are no size or weight restrictions.

Q: 
Will the kids play in the rain?
A: If it is light rain we will most likely play, this is still football!!! However if it is coming down hard we will postpone the games until a later date. Check the website and call your coach to see if the games are still on.

Q. 
Are there any other tournaments we can take part in after the season?
A. Yes, the biggest tournament of the year is the NFL youth regional qualifier usually held in the New England area There is also a football festival tournament organized by the league every June, last year the tournament was played at Gillette stadium. Please visit the news tournament of this website to read about this tournament and any others that are up and coming.

Q: 
I’m interested in coaching. Who do I contact?
A: Contact us either through this website or sign up to coach at one of our registrations. All coaches must fill out a registration form, complete a CORI check form and attend the coaches meeting usually held one week before the season starts. [email protected]

Q: 
When and where can I register?
A: You can only register on-line by clicking on the link on the main page. Or check the web site for our local in-person sign ups. There are no refunds!!!

Q: 
I have other questions. Who do I contact?
A: Please contact the league via [email protected] or call us at the office 978-338-4108.


Q. 
What are the rules of NFL flag?
A. The rules can be found on our front page in the rules tab.

Q. 
What size of field are the games played on?
A. Below is a diagram of a typical NFL youth flag football field.

Frequently Asked Questions

 
 
Q: 
How much is it to register for flag football?
A: The registration fee varies by town.

Q: 
Is flag football safe?
A: NFL youth flag football is non-contact. There are no pads, no helmets, no blocking, no pushing, no diving and no shoving. Flag football teaches the basics of football as is designed to be fun and safe. Yes, flag football is safe!!!

Q: 
What kind of commitment is required?
A: NFL youth flag football is very low commitment for players, parents and coaches alike. There is one scheduled game each week during the season for approx. 44 mins. It is up to the coaches when they want to practice with the team, but we recommend just 1 hour a week, preferably just before their scheduled game or right after it.

Q: 
What equipment is needed?
A: Your jersey, flag belts and footballs are all included in the registration fee, your coach will distribute these just before your first game. All you need is a mouth guard (mandatory) which we sell at the field for $1 and any pair of sneakers or cleats will do. With the exception of no metal spikes!!!

Q: 
Where will the games be played?
A: All the games will be played in the city/town of your choosing, the options that are available right now are Peabody, Beverly, Lynn, Salem, Danvers, Marblehead, Swampscott, Lynnfield, Revere, Malden, Everett, Tritown and the PRO League (Competitive league) 

Q: 
Is there a traveling team?
A: We do organize travelling teams as part of the NSFFL, we also have groups that want to travel together and we help those groups find tournaments and events they can take part in.

Q.
 Can i request my son/daughter be on a team with their friends?
A. Yes you can request to put players together on teams, however while we try to get everyone together on a team this is not always the case, as league parity is the goal, remember the roster limit is 10 per team so you have to get in early.

Q. 
Can we still register our son/daughter even if we don't live in one of the towns mentioned?
A. Yes, BUT we have very limited space for out of town players the league must maintain a 95% local participant registration, i.e.: if we have 500 players registered for the season only 25 players can be from out of town.

Q. 
What are the age categories?
A: The age categories are; 6U/8U/10U/12U/14U Age is determined by the player’s age as of April 1st for the spring season and Aug 1st for the fall season. 

Q: 
Are there any size or weight restrictions?
A: There are no size or weight restrictions.

Q: 
Will the kids play in the rain?
A: If it is light rain we will most likely play, this is still football!!! However if it is coming down hard we will postpone the games until a later date. Check the website and call your coach to see if the games are still on.

Q. 
Are there any other tournaments we can take part in after the season?
A. Yes, the biggest tournament of the year is the NFL youth regional qualifier usually held in the New England area There is also a football festival tournament organized by the league every June, last year the tournament was played at Gillette stadium. Please visit the news tournament of this website to read about this tournament and any others that are up and coming.

Q: 
I’m interested in coaching. Who do I contact?
A: Contact us either through this website or sign up to coach at one of our registrations. All coaches must fill out a registration form, complete a CORI check form and attend the coaches meeting usually held one week before the season starts. [email protected]

Q: 
When and where can I register?
A: You can only register on-line by clicking on the link on the main page. Or check the web site for our local in-person sign ups. There are no refunds!!!

Q: 
I have other questions. Who do I contact?
A: Please contact the league via [email protected] or call us at the office 978-338-4108.


Q. 
What are the rules of NFL flag?
A. The rules can be found on our front page in the rules tab.

Q. 
What size of field are the games played on?
A. Below is a diagram of a typical NFL youth flag football field.

Frequently Asked Questions

 
 
Q: 
How much is it to register for flag football?
A: The registration fee varies by town.

Q: 
Is flag football safe?
A: NFL youth flag football is non-contact. There are no pads, no helmets, no blocking, no pushing, no diving and no shoving. Flag football teaches the basics of football as is designed to be fun and safe. Yes, flag football is safe!!!

Q: 
What kind of commitment is required?
A: NFL youth flag football is very low commitment for players, parents and coaches alike. There is one scheduled game each week during the season for approx. 44 mins. It is up to the coaches when they want to practice with the team, but we recommend just 1 hour a week, preferably just before their scheduled game or right after it.

Q: 
What equipment is needed?
A: Your jersey, flag belts and footballs are all included in the registration fee, your coach will distribute these just before your first game. All you need is a mouth guard (mandatory) which we sell at the field for $1 and any pair of sneakers or cleats will do. With the exception of no metal spikes!!!

Q: 
Where will the games be played?
A: All the games will be played in the city/town of your choosing, the options that are available right now are Peabody, Beverly, Lynn, Salem, Danvers, Marblehead, Swampscott, Lynnfield, Revere, Malden, Everett, Tritown and the PRO League (Competitive league) 

Q: 
Is there a traveling team?
A: We do organize travelling teams as part of the NSFFL, we also have groups that want to travel together and we help those groups find tournaments and events they can take part in.

Q.
 Can i request my son/daughter be on a team with their friends?
A. Yes you can request to put players together on teams, however while we try to get everyone together on a team this is not always the case, as league parity is the goal, remember the roster limit is 10 per team so you have to get in early.

Q. 
Can we still register our son/daughter even if we don't live in one of the towns mentioned?
A. Yes, BUT we have very limited space for out of town players the league must maintain a 95% local participant registration, i.e.: if we have 500 players registered for the season only 25 players can be from out of town.

Q. 
What are the age categories?
A: The age categories are; 6U/8U/10U/12U/14U Age is determined by the player’s age as of April 1st for the spring season and Aug 1st for the fall season. 

Q: 
Are there any size or weight restrictions?
A: There are no size or weight restrictions.

Q: 
Will the kids play in the rain?
A: If it is light rain we will most likely play, this is still football!!! However if it is coming down hard we will postpone the games until a later date. Check the website and call your coach to see if the games are still on.

Q. 
Are there any other tournaments we can take part in after the season?
A. Yes, the biggest tournament of the year is the NFL youth regional qualifier usually held in the New England area There is also a football festival tournament organized by the league every June, last year the tournament was played at Gillette stadium. Please visit the news tournament of this website to read about this tournament and any others that are up and coming.

Q: 
I’m interested in coaching. Who do I contact?
A: Contact us either through this website or sign up to coach at one of our registrations. All coaches must fill out a registration form, complete a CORI check form and attend the coaches meeting usually held one week before the season starts. [email protected]

Q: 
When and where can I register?
A: You can only register on-line by clicking on the link on the main page. Or check the web site for our local in-person sign ups. There are no refunds!!!

Q: 
I have other questions. Who do I contact?
A: Please contact the league via [email protected] or call us at the office 978-338-4108.


Q. 
What are the rules of NFL flag?
A. The rules can be found on our front page in the rules tab.

Q. 
What size of field are the games played on?
A. Below is a diagram of a typical NFL youth flag football field.

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