Flag Football - Fall 2018
Register Here - The Boston NFL Flag Football League(Grades K-7)
For over 50 years, Hill House has run quality athletics programs for children in the Boston area. Starting in September, 2018, we will host 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 will be co-ed and take place on Sunday mornings in Boston from September-November, 2018. This will be open to children city-wide and we expect to welcome teams and players from all neighborhoods of Boston.
The Boston NFL Flag Football League will comprise of the following leagues. All grades should be correct as of Fall 2018.
- League 1 - 9:00am-10:00am - The Patriots Developmental Division (K & Grade 1)
- League 2 - 10:00-11:00am - Junior Division (Grade 2 & Grade 3)
- League 3 - 11:00am-12:00pm - Senior Division (Grade 4 - Grade 6)
All league games will take place on Sundays during these time slots. Coaches may communicate with teams separately to organize practices preceding these games on our available field space.
What to expect
All players will receive a reversible NFL team branded jersey and an NFL Flag belt. The season will be nine weeks long and teams will have a chance to practice as well as playing games. Suitable footwear for turf should be worn (we do not recommend cleats) as well as your team jersey.
The season will include a regular season and playoff games and is scheduled for the following dates:
September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 14, 21, 28, November 4 and November 11.
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 idividuly, 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. If you would like to be a coach for the season, please contact Marshall at email@example.com .
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, Parking and Transportation
The Boston NFL Flag Football home will be Clemente Field. Part of 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. Negotiations on additional parking at local schools including Emmanuel College and Boston Latin School are ongoing and details will be announced shortly. 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 strongly encourage 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.
- 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.
Official Boston Flag Football League Store
All players will receive a reversible branded team jersey and flag belt included in registration. For eveything else, there is a store to gear up for the Boston NFL Flag Football League-- order hoodies, tops, shorts, and more! All official items can be found on SquadLocker.
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 Marshall, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Boston NFL Flag Football League is seeking corporate sponsorship, for more information please contact Meredith Adamczyk at madamczyk@hillhouseboston,org
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