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Flag Football FAQ

Flag Frequently Asked Questions

Who can play flag football?

Our flag program is open to Kindergarten-4th grade boys and girls who want to learn the fundamentals of football in a recreational and fun environment appropriate for this age group. Kids who live in or go to school in the Lincoln Boundary can join our team!

Kids will be broken into teams by grade level, with typically 7-10 kids per team. The flag program is a great way to learn skills and team play that are different from other youth sports.


Registration is $150 and opens on April 15th 2021. Early Bird discount of $25 goes through May 31st, 2020.

Practices & Games

Practices begin August 18th 2021- for 3/4th grades and Wednesday August 25th for K-2nd grade. Practice will continue to be every Wednesday evening from 5:30-6:30pm at West Sylvan Middle School through October. *3/4th grade Flag teams may practice longer than an hour or two days a week. 

Games are Saturday mornings at schools around the Portland metro area, and we typically play on the home team's high school field. Games begin in early September (the Saturday after Labor day) and  run through the end of October.
Players will need to arrive 30 minutes prior to the game to warm up. Games consist of two twenty minute halves with a 5 minute half time for K- 2nd grade. 3/4th grade flag play two 25 minute halves. 

how is the game played?

Youth flag football is 5 on 5 and is considered a "non-contact" sport similar in physical play to youth soccer or basketball - no pads required.

What equipment is required?

Each player needs to provide their own cleats, black shorts and a mouth guard. LYF will provide Lincoln Jerseys, flags/belts & soft shell helmets.

Flag Football players will be wearing soft shell helmets by Gamebreaker. For more information visit their website.


Please fill out this coaching interest form if you'd like to coach and someone will be in touch with you soon.


Check out the TVYFL Rules of Play for more specific information about how the game is played.


If your child has a medical condition or disability please contact our President (see contact info) to discuss your specific details and any concerns you might have.

Who can I contact to learn more?

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