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FLAG FOOTBALL

NON-CONTACT

Experience the excitement of the game – without the contact. Flag is the heart of Non-Contact, and it’s a fun and fast-paced Game Type that can be played at any age and on various field sizes.

 

 

 

Fun / Fast / Fundamentals

 

In the Football Development Model, Non-Contact Flag is the first step in the Game Type progression.

 

Flag is a great way to introduce foundational football skills players will use in all versions of the game like contact, as well as other sports. Some athletes decide to stay in flag forever, while others progress to contact versions of the game. The goal is to set them up for success for wherever their football journey takes them.

 


NON-CONTACT FLAG BRINGS NEW PEOPLE TO FOOTBALL

ON THE RISE

 

25%
increase

 

in flag participation
since 2015 – an increase of 300,000 players

PARENTS SPEND

 

62%
less

 

money on flag football than the average sport like baseball, basketball and soccer

GIRL POWER

 

5
times

 

more girls play flag than tackle - showing the excitement they have for America's favorite sport

MORE DIVERSITY

 

46%
of players

 

in flag are minorities, making this a great way to connect with everyone in your community

Source:
USA Football 2019 Participation Report

Source:
2019 Aspen Institute Survey via ESPN

Source:
 USA Football 2019 Participation Report

Source:
USA Football 2019 Participation Report

FOR YOUTH FOOTBALL ORGANIZATIONS

TOOLS TO START & SCALE

 

We're here to help your whole flag program run smooth with the free resources below. 
Keep reading to see what you can unlock when you enroll your organization with USA Football.

 

 

NON-CONTACT
RESOURCE GUIDE

 

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DOWNLOAD NOW

COMMISSIONER Q&A:
ADDING NON-CONTACT

 

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IMPLEMENTATION PREVIEW:
ADDING NON-CONTACT

 

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PARENT PERSPECTIVE: FLAG IS A GREAT ENTRY POINT

 

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READ THE ARTICLE

COACH PLANNER APP
SKILLS & DRILLS

 

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LEARN MORE

WEBINAR: FLAG SKILLS,
DRILLS & OPERATIONS

 

Flag Football Webinar

 

 

WATCH THE RECORDING

non-contact Flag football playbooks, equipment & more

GET EVEN MORE TOOLS TO SUCCEED

ENROLLMENT RESOURCES

Everything You Need to Play

 

Flag Football Playbooks and Resources

 

Enroll to get tools and insights that make it easy to start playing flag.

 

From tips on registering your business to playbooks to coach certification and emergency action plans, organizations that enroll with USA Football have everything they need at their fingertips.

 

 

 

ENROLL NOW

FLAG EQUIPMENT

Look good, play good

 

Flag football equipment

 

No flag football experience would be complete without the equipment.

 

Streamline purchasing and ordering flag football equipment by enrolling.

 

Enrolled organizations have quick access to receipts and a full dashboard to easily access resources and the equipment store.

 

 

ORDER EQUIPMENT

FLAG TOURNAMENT

USA Football's The One

 

Flag Football Tournament

 

Bring your best and get ready for the biggest test your team has ever had to face.

 

Participate in USA Football's The One - the flag international championship - and see how your team stacks up against the best.

 

Click the button to see how your organization can get involved.

 

 

LEARN MORE

 

 

 

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NON-CONTACT INSIGHTS

CHASE YOUNG
ON HIS FLAG EXPERIENCE

JOE THOMAS
ON FLAG & CONTACT

P.J. FLECK
ON FLAG AS FOOTBALL

PAT FITZGERALD
ON FLAG & TACKLING

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FINDING THE RIGHT LEAGUE PARTNER

NON-CONTACT ORGANIZATIONS


As the sport's national governing body, we're here to help you find the right groups to work with to help your organization achieve success. Whether you work with us directly or one of these organizations, you'll find success with Non-Contact.

 

 

 

USA Football Logo

 

 

USA Football helps organizations get resources and tools for this fast growing game type that fits the Football Development Model.

 

 

CONTACT US

 

 

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With 1,600 locally operated leagues and over 500,000 youth athletes, NFL FLAG is the only place where flag players wear official NFL gear. 

 

 

LEARN MORE

 

 

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i9 Sports® offers youth flag football leagues in communities across the nation. They offer youth sports leagues, camps and clinics for kids 3 and up.

 

 

LEARN MORE

 

 

FNA Football

 

 

Football 'N' America (FNA) is a non-contact youth co-ed flag football league for children in grades K-10, co-founded by quarterback Drew Brees.

 

 

LEARN MORE

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HOW YOUR ORGANIZATION CAN GET STARTED

 

More ways to play doesn't have to be overwhelming. For help on getting started, contact us.

 

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