PARK RIDGE FLAG FOOTBALL

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Flag Football Program Overview & Highlights

The Park Ridge Flag Football program is committed to developing and inspiring youth athletes between the grades Pre K and 8th. We offer non-contact 7 on 7 flag football with no weight restrictions. The key sports attributes we focus on teaching are good sportsmanship, teamwork, respect, coordination, and physical fitness. 

Our main objective while providing a community-based flag football league is to ensure that all athletes get the opportunity to be a part of a youth sports program that teaches the importance of competition, work ethic, and having fun in sports. 

The coaches in this program will focus on teaching players how to be a part of an organized practice based on fundamentals and discipline. Our coaches also teach basic football strategies that will help build football IQ and an overall understanding of the game. Above winning games, coaching will concentrate on the individual player level first.

Most of all, we want everyone to have fun and to play with their neighborhood friends!

*No flag games will be rescheduled if cancelled due to weather, forfeits, etc. Normally, football plays in all weather (rain/snow) unless extreme conditions like lightning. For fun, coaches can scrimmage the following the week, but no refs will be provided.

Flag Football Program Structure

The Park Ridge Flag Football program consists of 5 divisions participating in non-contact flag football with no weight restrictions, no tryouts or drafts, and REQUIRED equal playing time and position rotations, which means ONE FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE. 

The Board acknowledges and respects that ALL PRFB Players could play Flag football thru 8th grade, and still effectively transition to high school contact football in 9th grade. While not the Board’s preferred ‘progressive’ path of Flag to Tackle, we RESPECT a Parent/Players choice and each player’s unique developmental circumstances.

* Minimum Age to participate is four (4) as of Sept 1st.

School Grade

Pre-K – K

1st – 2nd

3rd & 4th

5th & 6th

7th & 8th

Conference Name

Independents (FSB) & Pioneer

SEC & ACC

Big-10, Big-12, & MAC

Pac-12 & Mountain West

Missouri Valley

Weight

No Limit

No Limit

No Limit

No Limit

No Limit

Football Size

K2

K2

K2

TDJ

TDY

Flag Football Program Details

1-3 hours per week beginning the last week of August. Practice days and times are determined by the individual coaches.

8 one hour games played in Park Ridge either Friday nights, or Saturdays beginning the first weekend after Labor Day and ending by the end of October.

*No flag games will be rescheduled if cancelled due to weather, forfeits, etc. Normally, football plays in all weather (rain/snow) unless extreme conditions like lightning. For fun, coaches can scrimmage the following the week, but no refs will be provided.

Games played against other Park Ridge teams.

All players will play a variety of offensive/defensive positions and should play at least half of every game.

Park Ridge Football provides each player with a game jersey and pocket-less shorts, which are yours to keep. Each individual player is responsible for providing and using a mouth guard and cleats. Gloves are optional.

Flag coaches will be given more advanced equipment to help them as either a first-year or seasoned coach prepare their team effectively and safely for the season – and years beyond it.

The coaches will have the necessary flag belts, equipment, and balls required to play the game.

USA Football 7on7 Flag Rulebook

Flag Football Rules (Updated July 2023)

24 Hour Rule – Parents should not talk to our coaches about a game or practice until 24 hours after the event. We encourage you to set up a meeting or conversation, and discourage angry emails or texts. Upon some time and reflection, we believe we can improve direct, constructive feedback but after some of the hostility and emotions have been tempered. If that approach fails to address the issue after several attempts, then feel free to reach out to our Board leadership.

Park Ridge Flag Football Players in Action

What We Teach Student-Athletes

SPORTSMANSHIP

We teach our players the importance of having respect for all players coaches and referees, as well as following all the rules. 

TEAMWORK

All our players learn and the importance of how to be a part of a team so that he or she and his or her teammates can all succeed. 

WORK ETHIC

We not only teach our players the importance of hard work to improve but also that it is fun to accomplish the goals they set. 

RESPECT

We teach our young athletes how to be well-mannered individuals on and off the field so they represent our organization with pride.