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Flag Football Details

What is flag football?

Flag football is a non-contact (there may be incidental contact) variant of football where, instead of tackling players to the ground, the defensive team must remove a flag from the ball carrier to end a down. Flag football is typically played 5 on 5, 6 on 6 or 7 on 7 and can be tailored to fit an organization's structure and needs. Flag football is a low cost way to enjoy the sport of football with the only gear being a mouth guard and cleats (both optional but HIGHLY recommended). Additional information about the sport of flag football is provided below in the links. 

Why play flag football?

With football being a huge part of the TJ community, we wanted to expand the offerings to help keep our kids active and learn new sports. Additionally, there may be some kids who want to play football but are not interested in tackle. Flag football also has a greater appeal for a coed sport. 

We have reached out to the Pittsburgh Steelers organization and they have generously agreed to donate jerseys, flag belts and footballs to help us get this program off the ground. 

Additional Resources

Additional resources to help you decide if flag football is right for you and your child can be found at the following links. 

1. Why Flag Football?
2. How to Play Flag Football

2023 Flag Football Season

2023 Season Details (Summer)

Registration is open to kids of the West Jefferson Hills School District only! For the first season of this new program in our community, registration in each division will be limited. A waitlist will be available but is not a guaranteed spot. Once the season concludes, we will learn and grow the program based on the feedback received and lessons learned. Kids will be divided into teams based on their grade as follows:

  • K through 2nd grade
  • 3rd & 4th grade
  • 5 & 6th grade

The season will be played at Beedle Park and run from June 12, 2023 to August 3, 2023 with an end of the season picnic on August 4, 2023. We are planning to hold games during the weeknights with practices 45 minutes prior to the game. Our goal is to keep the total time commitment to under 2 hours per week. 


Volunteers (coaching, referees, division commissioners)

Without volunteers, this program will not be possible. Flag football is a low time commitment and requires no skill or prior experience. If you would like to be a coach, please check the box during the registration of your kid and we will reach out to you. We are looking for 1 coach per team. Additionally, we will need refs and division commissioners. If you would like to help out in any way to make this program a success, please contact [email protected].

All Volunteers will need their child clearances (free) and must submit them prior to the start of the season. If you plan to volunteer please take a few minutes and complete this step now.

  1. Criminal background check:
  2. Child abuse clearance:
Once you complete your clearances, please email them to [email protected].

Flag Football Registration

No Programs are Currently Displayed

There are no programs or divisions available at the moment. Please contact your club administrator with any questions.


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PO Box 10953 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236

Email: [email protected]

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