WINTER 2019 LOCATIONS

PENINSULA LEAGUES - Pre-K through 8th Grades
    • league
    • home field
    • times *
    • cost
    • registration
    • Palo Alto North / Menlo Park / Redwood City

    • Palo Alto High School

    • 11am - 5pm

    • $114 for Pre-K/K

      $175 for 1st-8th

    • Register Now
    • Palo Alto South / Mountain View / Los Altos

    • Gunn High School

    • 8am - 5pm

    • $114 for Pre-K/K

      $175 for 1st-8th

    • Register Now
SOUTH BAY LEAGUES - Pre-K through 8th Grades
    • league
    • home field
    • times *
    • cost
    • registration
    • Almaden

    • Leland High School

    • 11am - 6pm

    • $114 for Pre-K/K

      $175 for 1st-8th

    • Register Now
    • Cupertino / West San Jose

    • Mise Park

    • 12pm - 7pm

    • $114 for Pre-K/K

      $175 for 1st-8th

    • Register Now
    • Los Gatos / Cambrian / Union

    • Leigh and Pioneer High Schools

    • 10am - 5pm

    • $114 for Pre-K/K

      $175 for 1st-8th

    • Register Now
    • Willow Glen

    • Willow Glen High School

    • 12pm - 5pm

    • $114 for Pre-K/K

      $175 for 1st-8th

    • Register Now


SOUTH BAY LEAGUES - 9th and 10th Grades
    • league
    • home field
    • times *
    • cost
    • registration
    • South Bay

    • Pioneer High School and Mise Park

    • 3pm - 8pm

    • $175

    • Register Now

* Listed times are our best estimates based on past seasons and are subject to change

WINTER OVERVIEW

15 Year Anniversary

THE BASICS

Play Flag Football offers non-contact flag football leagues designed for boys and girls in pre-school through 10th grade. Our leagues are located throughout Northern California, and we have served the Bay Area since 2003.

All league play takes place on Sundays. Teams meet and practice before their scheduled game times. Games last approximately 45 minutes. The typical team size is 8 to 10 children.

The season consists of two practice weeks, ten regular-season games, and an end of season playoff tournament where teams will play at least two additional games.

The league provides most of the required equipment. Most games are played on turf fields. While cleats are not mandatory, they are recommended. If you have soccer or baseball cleats, those will typically work for flag football as well. Cleats must be molded and may not be metal. Other optional equipment includes gloves and mouth-pieces.

WINTER DATES

  • PRE-SEASON
    • 1
      DECEMBER

      JERSEY CUSTOMIZATION DEADLINE

    • 15
      DECEMBER

      LEAGUE REGISTRATION DEADLINE

    • 16
      DECEMBER

      REQUEST DEADLINE

    • 18
      DECEMBER

      TEAMS ANNOUNCED

  • SOUTH BAY SEASON
    • 6
      JANUARY

      FESTIVAL

    • 20
      JANUARY

      FIRST GAMES

    • 3
      MARCH

      TOURNAMENT

  • PENINSULA SEASON
    • 13
      JANUARY

      FESTIVAL

    • 27
      JANUARY

      FIRST GAMES

    • 10
      MARCH

      TOURNAMENT

WINTER GEAR

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YOU'RE THE BOSS!
CUSTOM JERSEY AND MORE

When you register by December 15th, you'll be able to customize the name on the back of your jersey as well as select your own number.

All players will also receive a Play Flag Football league t-Shirt, shorts, and Sonic-Boom Flags

WINTER EVENTS

  • WINTER FESTIVAL

    The winter festival is the first league meeting. In addition to receiving their jersey and equipment, your child will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of events, including the 40 yard dash, vertical leap, broad jump, target throw, distance throw, and more.

    We'll also mix in some fun, classic games, like Dodgeball.

    After the festival, you'll be able to check out where your child ranks in the various events on PlayFlagFootball.com.

  • Winter Festival
  • REGULAR SEASON

    Pre-School and Kindergarten teams play one game of 5-on-5 flag football each Sunday. Teams will typically meet before their games for practice. The regular season for this division consists of 5 games. Each Sunday will last around an hour and fifteen minutes. The game lasts around 45 minutes, and teams will practice about thirty minutes before.

    1st through 10th grades teams will play two games each Sunday, typically back to back. They'll also meet before their games to practice. Each Sunday will last a little over two hours for these teams. 1st thorugh 8th play 5-on-5, while 9th and 10th play 4-on-4.

  • Winter Festival
  • LEAGUE TOURNAMENT

    The season culminates with one of the best experiences in youth sports -- the Winter Tournament. We combine multiple locations and have teams face off against other teams with similar records.

    The format is round-robin, and most teams will play at least three abbreviated games. Some divisions will also play a single-elimination round following the round-robin. All players in Pre-K through 6th grades receive awards, and all division champions receive a championship award and t-shirt.

  • Tournament

COACHING

“I HAVE A BETTER RELATIONSHIP WITH MY SON BECAUSE I COACHED FLAG FOOTBALL”

- DOUG MCDOWELL, PLAY FLAG FOOTBALL SF
  • BE A COACH

    Teams are coached by parent volunteers. Play Flag Footbal provides all of the necessary training and equipment. Check out our coaches page for a sample of some of the content that is provided.

    Coaches are also able to utilize the coach request system which helps your required team to be automatically assembled. Please see "Play With Friends and Classmates" below.

  • LOTS OF OTHER BENEFITS

    In addition to being able to select the team name, coaches receive discounts for future seasons. Coaches also are able to participate in our post-season Coach Game, where they can play against other coaches in a fun round-robin tournament.

    We also hold a random drawing to give one lucky coach the chance to win $10,000 in our Throw for Dough.

    Of course, the greatest benefit is the opportunity to guide and mentor a group of young people, and to grow your relationship with your own child in a fun and memorable setting.

    Volunteer to Coach >

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PLAY WITH FRIENDS AND CLASSMATES

COACH AND FRIEND REQUEST SYSTEM

After you register, you’ll be able to send invitations to classmates and coaches and our next generation team building system will automatically place them together.

Don’t have any requests? No problem! We’ll do our best to place your child on a team with other children from the same school or school district.

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FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What is your refund policy?

A: If requested before the registration deadline, we will provide a refund minus credit card transaction fees. There is a $10 charge on all refunds (which is about what we are charged by the credit card companies). Refund requests must be submitted in writing via email to: support@playflagfootball.com. No refunds will be issued after the registration deadline.

Q: What time does my child’s grade division play?

A: Schedules are created after the registration deadline and teams have been formed. You can see an estimated game time range for each field location. Please note that game times are subject to change and may differ from posted game time estimations.

Q: What days are practices held?

A: Everything scheduled by the league will be on Sunday. Once the regular season games begin, teams schedule their own practices. Most coaches have the players meet early before the first game on Sunday to practice. Some teams elect to hold extra practices during the week but these practices are not mandatory and Play Flag Football does not have field space reserved for non-Sunday practices.

Q: Do you have scholarships?

A: Scholarships are available for children enrolled in the free/reduced lunch program at their school. To apply, please email a copy of the free/reduced lunch eligibility letter you received from the school district to: support@playflagfootball.com.