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 willl be published here on Friday September 5. 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 September 5.
Early Bird Registration: July 21-September 5, 2014

Flag Football Fee: YMCA members: $55, Community Members: $105

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, September 5, 2014.


Become a Volunteer Youth Sports Coach at the Y!

Kids love playing sports, but every team needs a coach. YMCA sports teams are coached by volunteers just like you. As a volunteer coach, you help shape and support your community by sharing your talents as you encourage, guide and train young athletes. We value your involvement in the Youth Sports Program and your impact in influencing positive growth and development for young people.


The YMCA takes pride in providing our youth with the best possible instruction.  In doing so, each of our Coaches is expected to attend our pre-season training program along with completing our volunteer application and undergoing a background check.


We are currently recruiting volunteer coaches for flag football and soccer leagues.

Team Coach Responsibilities:

    • Plan and facilitate team practices and games one evening per week. 
    • Attend all practices/games - held at Virginia Park, Ann Arbor
    • Attend pre-season coach meeting to be held at the Ann Arbor YMCA on Wednesday, September 3, 6:00-7:30pm.

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. The coach's meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 3, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Y.


Interested in volunteering your time as a coach? Fill out an online application today! For more information, contact Chris Deary at (734) 661-8016 or