About NFL Flag Football


Davidson County Flag Football League partnered with NFL Flag and Play60 to offer a fun, fast-paced alternative to tackle football. NFL Flag is powered by USA Football is the premier youth flag football program in the Inited States with more then 410,000 boys and girls ages 4-17 playing in leagues nationwide.

Players in NFL Flag powered by USA Football have fun while gaining the sports inherent benefits and being physically active. Young athletes learn every position on the field as well as football fundamentals through USA Football's digital resources at www.usafootball.com.


 What is NFL Flag?

*5 v 5
*Games are played on a 4 quarter,10 minute continuous clock format with a five minute halve. The clock stops only for timeouts
*Halftime is five minutes long. Each time the ball is spotted, a team has 30 seconds to snap the ball
*Each team has one 60-second time out per half
*No blocking or "screening" is allowed at any time
*Ball carriers MUST make an effort to avoid defenders with an established position
*Defenders are not allowed to run through the ball carrier when pulling flags
*All players are eligible to receive passes (including the quarterback, if the ball has been handed off behind the line of scrimmage)


NFL Play 60
Posted Nov 26, 2018

Mission: To make the next generation of youth the most active and healthy.

In October 2007, the NFL launched NFL PLAY 60, a national youth health and fitness campaign focused on increasing the wellness of young fans by encouraging them to be active for at least 60 minutes a day.

Designed to tackle childhood obesity, NFL PLAY 60 brings together the NFL's long-standing commitment to health and fitness with an impressive roster of partner organizations. In addition to national outreach and online programs, NFL PLAY 60 is implemented at the grassroots level through NFL's in-school, after-school and team-based programs. The NFL PLAY 60 initiative is prominent during the NFL's key calendar events, including Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, Draft, Kickoff and Thanksgiving and is supported by many NFL players and coaches year round. To date, the NFL has dedicated over $200 million to youth health and wellness through NFL PLAY 60.