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NFL Youth Flag Football

Arlington NFL Youth Flag Football is part of the National Football League’s official flag football program that allows boys and girls to play non-contact flag football in a fast paced and exciting environment.  Arlington is home to one of the largest programs in the nation and is entering our 16th year with over 1,000 registrants for the 2020 season.

You can learn more about NFL FLAG by visiting

Practices and Games

Practices will be held twice a week on weeknights/weekends and begin the week of August 21st.

Games will be held on Saturdays and/or Sundays beginning Mid-September and concluding by November 14th. Games will be held on Columbus Day and Veterans Day Weekends.

Team practices and games will take place at Kenmore MSFt. BarnardQuincy ParkBarcroft ParkBluemont ParkWakefield H.S., and Washington-Liberty H.S.


Jerseys, flag belts and footballs are provided. NFL youth blue football (Wilson Pee Wee/K2) is used for grades 1-5. NFL youth brown football (Wilson Junior/TDY) is used for grades 5-12. Mouth guards are required. Cleats are optional (metal cleats are prohibited).

Volunteer Coaches

Volunteer Coaches are the lifeblood of our programs. We simply would not be able to operate our youth sport leagues such as this Youth Flag Football League without the hundreds of parents, family members, friends and community leaders who volunteer their time to promote youth sports in Arlington. 

The only way to ensure your child’s team has a volunteer coach is to have someone volunteer specifically for your child’s team. Find a trusted adult (ex. Family member, pastor, community leader, teacher), or have a high school aged minor along with a trusted adult coach your team. Each team needs 2-4 volunteers. DPR will provide support and give resources to new coaches. Prospective volunteer coaches do not need to have any prior coaching experience. It is a time commitment of about 2-3 hours per week.


Register online below beginning July 12th at 12:00am. The registration fee is $90.00. Registration converts to a non-guaranteed waiting list at 12:00am EST on August 2nd. Payment can be made by credit/debit card online or by cash or check in person. You may also mail checks to:

Arlington County Sports Leagues
300 N Park Dr
Arlington, VA 22203

Make checks payable to Treasurer, Arlington County and write “Youth FF” and the participant’s name on the check.

Financial assistance available to qualified applicants. More Information on Fee Reductions.

Registration Listing

No Programs are Currently Displayed

There are no programs or divisions available at the moment. Please contact your club administrator with any questions.

Access for All

Arlington County can provide upon request reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Two weeks advance notice is preferred. Question on access and inclusion should be directed to the Therapeutic Recreation Office at 703-228-4740. Likewise, Arlington County does not want fee to be a barrier for those who participate in County classes, camps or programs. Call 703-228-4747 to learn how to qualify for reduced fees. TTY 703-228-4743


Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation
3700 S Four Mile Run Dr 
Arlington, Virginia 22206

Phone: 703-228-4747
Email: [email protected]

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