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Youth NFL Flag Football

Arlington Youth NFL 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 20th year with over 1,400 registrants for the 2023 season.

You can learn more about NFL FLAG by visiting or register below.

Practices and Games

Practices will be held twice a week on weeknights/weekends and begin the week of August 14th.

Games will be held on Saturdays and/or Sundays beginning September 9th and concluding by November 8th. Games will be held on Columbus Day Weekend. Games are not planned to be scheduled on Veterans Day Weekend (11/11-11/12).

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


New for the 2023 season are sublimated 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 May 22nd at 12:00am. Registration converts to a non-guaranteed waiting list at 12:00am EST on July 24th. Payment can be made by credit/debit card online or by cash or check in person.

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

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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
300 N. Park Dr 
Arlington, Virginia 22203

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

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