Flex Football

UpdatedTuesday June 4, 2019 byDorene Cable.

Flex Flag, or "Flex Football" is a variation of flag football that provides young players a "bridge" from traditional flag football to tackle football.


The Basics:

  • 9 on 9 play
  • Traditional first downs
  • Limited contact.
  • Players are introduced to blocking.
  • No shoulder blocking
  • No tackling.
  • Players wear flags, just like traditional flag football
  • Players wear soft-shell helmets and soft-shell shoulder pads.


Flex football is growing in popularity in Central Massachusetts . 


Among other reasons, GraftonYFC has adopted Flex Football so that it can offer a flag program for this age level while maintaining the ability to assemble a competitively balanced schedule which avoids redundant opponents and minimizes travel for families.


Below is a link to a brief video: