What is Flag Football?


NFL Flag Football is a non-contact, 5-on-5 version of the exciting game played by the great athletes of the NFL. Players of any age or size can enjoy the passing, catching, and running action that happens in a flag football game.

In NFL Flag Football, teams use passes and runs to move the football downfield in a series of "plays" or "downs." A play ends when the ball carrier’s flag is pulled from a belt around the waist.

NFL Flag Football emphasizes participation and fun. Everyone plays and everyone contributes in NFL Flag Football, no matter how big or small or young or old. It is a simple game that is easy and quick to learn. All you need is a football and your imagination.


Last Updated: 05/02/2003