The Diary of a Nouveau Soccer Mom: National Flag Football League {Review}

Thursday, August 01, 2019

National Flag Football League {Review}

The boy has wanted to try playing football for awhile, besides just goofing around with his friends.

As parents, we were a bit concerned about full contact leagues, especially with little experience, as well as the overall cost of outfitting one kid for potentially just one season.  Enter the National Flag Football League!


They reached out to us to partner with us and offered a spring league in Colorado Springs.  Of course, we had to say yes, and Ben was assigned to the Bears in the middle school league (grades 6, 7, 8).  Each player receives a jersey for his own team, flags and belt, and plenty of time to play.  All we had to provide for him was shorts without pockets for safety reasons.


Each season consists of a 7 week season, with about 6 games, plus playoffs.  Practices are held before the games at the same field for maximum convenience.  We loved that it was all in one day since we didn't live too close to the field.  Leagues are available for ages 4-14 and all leagues are co-ed.


The registration deadline for the fall season is Thursday August 8th.  Multiple leagues are available in the Denver area, along with Colorado Springs and the newest one in Fort Collins.

We were very happy with our experience with National Flag Football League and would easily recommend it to families who would like to try football but are not completely comfortable with a tackle option.  Ben had a lot of fun in the league and we are definitely interested in playing again next season.

Disclosure: The National Flag Football League provided us with a free season of flag football so we could experience the league.  All opinions are my own.

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