The Boston NFL Flag Football League
For over 50 years, Hill House has run quality athletics programs for children in the Boston area. Starting in September, 2018, Hill House hosted the inaugural Boston NFL Flag Football League, an officially licensed NFL Flag program. Flag Football is a non-contact version of football, allowing for skill development and fun. All teams and leagues are co-ed and take place on Sunday mornings in Boston from September-November. The league is open to children city-wide and we've welcomed teams and players from all neighborhoods of Boston.
League format - 2021
The Boston NFL Flag Football League will comprise of the following leagues. All grades should be correct as of September 2021.
- 8:30am-9:30am - The Patriots Developmental League - Kindergarten & Grade 1
- 9:00am-10:30am - The Junior League - Grade 2 & Grade 3
- 10:00am-11:30am - The Senior League - Grade 4 & Grade 5
- 11:00am-12:30pm - The Pro League - Grade 6 & Grade 7
All divisions will be run team practices for 30 minutes before playing leagues games (1 hour time slot) in the fall 2021 season, pending health & safety guidelines by state and local officials.
What to expect
All players will be placed on a team and receive a reversible NFL team branded jersey and an NFL Flag belt. The season will run the first Sunday after Labor Day through mid-November and teams will have a chance to practice as well as playing games. Sneakers or cleats can be worn as well as your team jersey and belt each week.
The season will include a regular season and playoff games and is scheduled for the following dates:
September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 17, 24, 31 and November 7.
Registering as a team or individual
You can register either as an individual player or as a player as part of a current or newly forming team. As an individual, simply register as normal and the Hill House staff will assign you an age appropriate team. If you are registering as a member of a team, please enter the name of your coach or team when you are prompted in the registration. Each team will need to assign one or more team coaches. All coaches will have to make themselves know to the Hill House staff and will receive an information pack prior to the start of the season as well as agreeing to the nationwide NFL Flag terms and conditions.
Once registered through Hill House, players complete the online NFL Flag player participation agreement by selecting the Hill House Boston NFL Flag league from the drop down menu.
Location and Transportation
The Boston NFL Flag Football home will be Clemente Field. Next to Emmanuel College in the Back Bay, this recently renovated all-weather NSCAA regulation turf football field is easily accessible via car and public transportation.The field is located on Park Drive, Boston, 02215. Through public transportation, the fields can be accessed via the green line (Museum of Fine Arts stop), orange line (Ruggles stop) and commuter rail (Yawkey Way stop).
The growth of Flag Football has been partly due to the expanded knowledge of concussion in football. This will be a non-contact version of the sport with all the passing, catching and strategic skills intact. We highly recommend the use of mouth guards to players as well as championing fair play and sportsmanship. All coaches must pass a concussion awareness certification (as well as background checks) and trained CPR and First Aid staff will be on site at all time. Players should also opt to wear sneakers over cleats for this turf field.
Game format (fall 2021 season)
- All games will be 5-on-5, we recommend 8-10 players per roster.
- There will be two 20 minute halves with a 5 minute half time.
- Fields will be approximately 25x60 yards.
- Referee decisions will be final.
Get involved... Interested in coaching a team to success this fall? We are looking for volunteers to coach teams, if you think you can be a positive role model, please contact our Athletics Coordinator, Jonny Ferrarini, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Boston NFL Flag Football League is seeking corporate sponsorship, for more information please contact our Marketing & Development Director, Meredith Adamczyk, at email@example.com
Positions as game day staff (coach, oversight, and referees) are available. Please apply to our Athletics Coordinator, Jonny Ferrarini, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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