AFFL YOUTH Benefits of Flag Football

At the heart of AFFL Youth is a passion for the game and a commitment to making it accessible and enjoyable for everyone. Here’s what sets us apart:

All About Inclusivity

Football is a sport loved by many, and we believe it should be for everyone. That’s why our rules are fun, simple, and mirror the real football experience. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned player, there’s a level of play tailored just for you. Our mantra is clear: AFFL is for everyone, regardless of ability or experience. After all, it’s #flagforall. To extend our reach, the AFFL Foundation even steps in to support underprivileged children, ensuring they too get a chance to dive into flag football.

Prioritizing Safety First

At AFFL Youth, player safety isn’t just a priority; it’s at the core of what we do. With flag football, the contact is significantly reduced, leading to a lower risk of concussions compared to traditional tackle football. Yet, the essence of the game remains. Players develop the same fundamental skill sets—like coordination, strategy, and teamwork—all in a safer environment. We believe in nurturing talent, but never at the expense of a player’s well-being.

Engage, Share, and Compete

Connect with AFFL pros – they play in the very same league as you, offering a unique chance for interaction. And when it comes to showcasing your moments of glory? Our dedicated social media channels are perfect for sharing content with fellow enthusiasts. Beyond local games, players also have opportunities to compete in state, national, and even international tournaments. But remember, at the end of the day, it’s about flag for flag’s sake. Just play, compete, and most importantly, have fun.

Innovation at Your Fingertips

Say goodbye to shouting, “Hey, ref!” With our AFFL Go app, you get a live, real-time scoreboard right on your phone, ensuring you’re always in the loop. Plus, every player gets a number, and there’s even an option to have your name on your jersey – talk about feeling like a pro!


At the heart of the American Flag Football Youth league is our unwavering commitment to player safety. While we celebrate the passion and energy of our young athletes, we prioritize creating an environment where they can thrive securely. Our national league is designed to ensure every leap, sprint, and flag-pull happens in the safest conditions possible. Discover a league where safety isn’t a sideline consideration—it’s central to everything we do. Because in our game, player well-being always comes first.


Explore the official rules of the American Flag Football Youth league. Whether you’re a player, coach, or passionate supporter, understanding our rules ensures a safe, fair, and enjoyable game experience for everyone. To learn the specifics of the rules and gameplay, visit our official Youth Rulebook.


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How do I find a team and sign up?

You can use our league finder feature to locate all the leagues across the USA. We are constantly expanding and looking to add new locations every season.

Is flag football safe to play?

Flag football can be a safe sport to play when proper precautions and rules are followed. Unlike tackle football, flag football does not involve full contact or tackling, which significantly reduces the risk of serious injuries such as concussions, broken bones, and spinal cord injuries. However, like any sport, there is always a risk of injury.

How do I enter my team into an AFFL Youth tournament?

All our upcoming tournaments are posted on our website, and registration is typically managed through the EventConnect app

Do I need to be affiliated with an AFFL Youth League to participate in one of your tournaments?

No, all our tournaments are open to any team from any league. These tournaments will earn teams points towards our National Ranking System. 

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