Ultimate Flag football is a hybrid football league that incorporates elements from contact football and flag football into an innovative approach that a) introduces new athletes to football in a low-contact manner, b) encourages passing, receiving, blocking, and running in a low-contact format, and c) focuses on footwork, hand skills, and football fundamentals.
All Players will wear Helmets and Shoulder Pads. Incidental contact to unprotected players cannot be fully eliminated in current flag football leagues, thus a semi-padded uniform combined with elements of flag and tackle football gives young athletes the ability to develop advanced football skills while greatly reducing the risk of injuries.
Develop advanced football skills that cannot be accomplished in a traditional flag football environment.
No Running Restrictions e.g.red-dots
Grades 1st through 8th (current school grade).
Games will be played on Sundays to avoid any interference with other spring sports Teams will practice 1 or 2 nights per week. Practices are encouraged but not mandatory as we understand that players might be committed to other spring sports.
*NOTE: This is NOT a No-Contact Flag football program. This is semi-contact.
Base Cost:$190.00Early Bird Discount: $20.00 through 01/31/2020
No, this is a semi-contact football league with helmets and shoulder pads. There will be contact, but the tackle will take place by de-flagging the competitive athlete.
How many years has this program been around?
This is ULYFL’s very first season with this program.
How many athletes per team?
We expect to field teams of 12 athletes per team.
Is this a full size field?
No, we expect to play the games on a 50 yard length field and play two games in parallel.
Are there 11 active players on the field during live play?
No, we will be playing “8 on 8”. 8 on offense, 8 on defense.
Do I need a current physical to play in this league?
Yes, your current year physical will be satisfactory. Otherwise you will need to have a physical completed prior to participating.
What are the expectations for Practice?
We understand that Spring is historically reserved for other sports and activities, therefore we expect coaches will practice at least 1 time per week.
When do you expect games to be played?
We expect games to be played on Sundays.
Are there weight restrictions (red dots) like in the Fall?
Will there be blocking and rushing (running the ball instead of passing)?
Yes. Most of the common elements of tackle football are incorporated. Blocking, running, passing, Defensive line, defensive secondary are all elements to this program. The major difference is that the tackle will take place via deflagging the opponent.
Do I need to buy helmets and shoulder pad?
No, these are provided by ULYFL for use in the Spring. All you’ll need is to come to an equipment pickup (date TBD) with a $100 dollar deposit check and the league will loan you modern, safe equipment for use in the Spring. The deposit check is not cashed unless you do not return the league’s equipment after the Spring season.
How much is registration?
Early Bird Registration is $170 dollars and includes, helmet, shoulder pads, jersey, and mouth guard.
What other equipment do I need to have?
You’ll need to provide your athlete with appropriate lower attire, such as shorts, cleats and a protective athletic cup.
Will there be an accompanying spring cheer program?
Not at this time. There will still be a spring cheerleading camp, however, it will not be associated with Ultimate Flag.