youth flag football league

YMCA Flag Football League is an instructional program designed for youngsters new to the sport of football as well as those not quite ready for tackle football who want to learn how to play the sport, brush up on the rules, tactics, and skills, improve their game and most importantly, HAVE FUN 

We offer divisions based on your child’s grade:
Kindergarten/1st Grade:
One 30 minute practice, followed by a 30 minute game, once a week. Coaches play as quarterbacks using hand offs & run plays. Pee wee, soft grip footballs for small hands. 6 v 6.

Grades 2-4:
One 30 minute practice followed by a 40 minute game once a week. Coaches teach running and passing plays. Junior sized footballs for small hands. 6 v 6.

Grades 5-8:
One 40 minute practice followed by a 40 minute game once a week.
Coaches focus on developing passing plays using youth sized footballs. Small sided games increase playing time and success! 6 v 6.


Team rosters and coach assignments are published here. This document contains all of the divisions in the flag football league and will be updated throughout the season. For team schedules, please see our QuickScores page.


Registration, Fees & Refunds

Please note there is $20 late registration fee for any registrations received after August 29.
Early Bird Registration: July 21-August 29, 2014

Flag Football Fee: YMCA members: $55, Community Members: $105
Late registration: August 29 -September 5, 2014
Flag Football for YMCA members: $75, Community Members: $125

Places are limited so sign up early! Refunds will only be issued if a player cancels before the last day of registration. Through the generous contributions of our donors, the Ann Arbor YMCA is able to provide financial scholarships that enable all members of the community to enjoy YMCA programs, regardless of income. Applications for financial assistance are available on our website or at our membership desk. The deadline for scholarship applications is Friday, August 29, 2014.


Serve Through Sport
Volunteer with children to help them learn, grow, and succeed in sport! Y youth sports teams are coached by one or two trained YMCA volunteer coaches, many of whom are parents or community members. If you are interested in coaching, you need to be at least 18 years of age and attend a Y coaching workshop prior to the start of the season. Our workshops introduce vounteers like you to the YMCA's character values and youth development philosophy. Our workshops also give you the practical skills necessary to teach and lead youth sports teams. No formal coaching experience is necessary; all we as is that you are committed to helping young people build positive images of themselves and develop a passion for an active lifestyle. A coach's meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 3, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Y.

For more information, contact Steve Petty at (734) 661-8018 or email