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Q: What is CT Flag?

A: The Connecticut Flag Football League (“CT Flag”) is a non-contact Youth NFL Flag Football Program and it's backed by NFL Flag.  This is a recreation league, so there are no tryouts or cuts.  No previous experience is necessary.


Q: How do I register?

A: All of our registrations are taken online through our website.  CT Flag Registration


Q: When is the registration deadline?

A: Spring Season registration closes on March 15th.  Registration begins on January 1st and continues through March 15th.  Fall Season registration closes on August 15th.  Registration begins on April 1st and continues through August 15th.  There is a $20 fee for late registration.


Q: When does the season begin?

A: Spring Season will begin the first week of April.  The Fall Season will typically begin the first weekend after Labor Day (September).  Practices will start the week prior to the first games.  Note, evaluation for new players is held a week or two prior to the beginning of the season.  Both the Spring and Fall season lasts approximately 8-9 weeks.  


Q: Where are games played?

A: The Spring Season is played at Windsor High School's turf field.  The Fall Season is played at Oliver Ellsworth School in Windsor.


Q: What days are games?

A: Sundays, between 11am and 4pm.  Each team plays one 44min game on Sundays for a total of ~10 games for the season.  All teams qualify for the playoffs and those will typically be held on a Saturday & Sunday the last weekend of the season.


Q: When are practices?

A: For the Spring Season, teams will practice either one week night or for 45-60 minutes prior to their game at the field location.  Coaches have the freedom of holding an additional weekday practice that are optional.  Weekday practices will be scheduled for a time and location that is convenient for the coach and his or her team.

For the Fall Season, practices are held 1 weeknight per week at Oliver Ellsworth School, Windsor, CT.  Team coaches will determine the day practice will be held, usually trying to minimize impact to players' other activities.


Q: Who Can Play?

A: This program is open to Boys and Girls, 3-15 years old.  Participants from any town can register for our program. 


Q: How much does it cost to play?

A: The cost per player is $155 for the season. Registration includes an NFL reversible jersey and flag belt that each player keeps.


Q: What do I get for my Registration Fee?

A: A full season including practices and games (~9 weeks), NFL reversible team jersey, flag belt and flags, use of well groomed fields, certified officials, interactive website, organized administration, and a lot of FUN for you and your child!

Q: What is the cancellation policy?

A: For all divisions, in both the Spring and Fall seasons, registration fees will be refunded in full, less a $25 administrative fee per player, for cancellation requests received prior to the date registration closes.  Participants wishing to cancel their registration prior to the season starts also have the option of requesting a credit towards a future season.  There will be no refunds for cancellation requests received after registration closes.  In the event that the season is cancelled due to COVID-19 prior the start of the season all participants will be offered either a credit towards a future season or a refund of 90% of their registration fees.

Q: What are the rules?

A: This league is 5-on-5 and will follow established NFL Flag football rules.  Visit the NFL Flag website to view a copy of the rules: NFL Flag Rules


Q: Does the league supply uniforms?

A: Every Flag Football player in our program receives an NFL reversible team jersey and a flag belt to keep with your registration.  You only need to get a mouthpiece and we recommend cleats (no metal cleats allowed). Coaches are provided the necessary supplies to conduct practices.  Click here for a sizing chart UNIFORM SIZING CHART


Q: What equipment does league provide?

A: All participants will receive an official NFL Flag reversible jersey and one set of flag belts.  Optional Headgear:
This year we are offering the option to purchase protective headgear through our online store with Gamebreaker.  For $49.99 you can purchase a soft shell helmet that is yours to keep.  Helmets come in several sizes and are adjustable, washable and will last 3+ seasons.  Each helmet will come with the league logo printed on it (blue or pink options) and will come with a free drawstring bag to carry it in.  Please use this link to order, or visit our website.  NCFFL Gamebreaker Online Store


Q: Do all flag football players need mouth pieces?

A: Yes, it is absolutely mandatory that all players are wearing a mouth piece before stepping on the field.


Q: Are you looking for volunteers?

A: Yes. If you would like to volunteer, please email [email protected]


Q: How are Individual Players Placed on Teams?

A: This is a league designed to keep ages/grades playing together.  We do allow for special requests, such as if there is a coach your child has played for that would like to play for them again or to keep friends together.  However, special requests are NOT GUARANTEED and NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN IF WE CANNOT MEET THE REQUEST.   Also, please keep in mind that to keep balance in our teams, requests may not be accommodated if the team is heavy on a age/grade level.


After requests are processed, individuals are placed on teams determined by age and ability factors.  Our goal is for each division to have at least 4 flag football teams.  Teams are formed using the following criteria:


1. Current Age/Grade

2. Number of Players in Division


Most teams will have 8-10 players.

Ages for divisions are based on the childs age as of January 1st of the league year.  For example, if you child was 10 on January 1st, but turned 11 in June, he will be put into the Bantam 9-10 year old division.  This is the same across all divisions, so while it may seem like your child will be playing with younger children, he will be appropriately placed.  If you'd like to have your child moved up, we will transfer kids up, but never down.

Lil Ballers: Limited 6 week program for 3-5 years old.

Pee Wee: 5 - 6 years old

Developmental: 7 - 8 years old

Bantam: 9 - 10 years old

Junior:  11 - 12 years old

Senior:  13 - 15 years old


Q: Do you accept buddy requests?

A: Yes. We encourage kids to play on a team with their friends and ask that parents identify buddy requests on registration form. We will do our best to accommodate buddy requests with the ultimate goal to ensure balance among all teams.


Q: Can I request my son/daughter be placed with a specific coach / team?

A: We encourage kids to play on a team with their friends and ask that parents identify buddy requests on registration form. We will do our best to accommodate buddy requests with the ultimate goal to ensure balance among all teams.


Q: Are your coaches certified?

A: Yes. Our coaches are volunteers who must register with the league, agree to code of conduct, register with NFL Flag football, complete a flag certification course, complete a CDC concussion awareness course, pass a background check, and complete CPR / First Aid training every two years.


Q: Do We Accept Team Registrations?

A: In an effort to accommodate local tackle football programs we only accept team registrations for our Spring Season as part of our All-Pro Competitive League.  For our Fall Season we only allow individual registration and we try to keep teams as even as possible.  We will carefully examine players registering so it is a fun experience for all.  This ensures parity within the league and prevents stacking. 


Q: How many teams can one division have?

A: It depends.  We try our best to not turn away any player.  As many teams that can be formed from each division by grade/age division will be accepted. Everyone who wants to play is welcome. 


Q: How many players are on a team?

A: Most teams have 8-10 players.  However, we do reserve the right to stretch these guidelines if the league deems necessary. 


Q: Who are the Officials and are they Qualified?

A: Our officials are trained and certified by our staff so they have a full understanding of our rules.  They are very good at what they do and will call a fair game for both sides. 


Q: How much playing time can my child expect?

A: All of our programs promote participation, fun, and fundamentals. Coaches are required to fairly allocate playing time equally among all players on the team. We will do our best to assure all players receive equal playing time.


Q: Are there playoffs?

A: This is a recreation league that is designed to teach the fundamentals of flag football. The concept of the game is what is important.  Playoffs will be handled/scheduled on an individual basis based on each division.  We typically hold playoffs the last weekend of the year and all teams make the playoffs.

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Phone : 860-263-9259
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