NFL Flag Football Division FAQs
When does registration open?
Online registration opens April 1, 2019.
When does registration close?
Online registration closed on August 1, 2019 due to full capacity in all divisions.
** 50% refund before September 1st **
When does the season start ?
The season starts in the late summer and runs into the fall. Practices do not start until late August, and regular season starts second weekend of September. The season consists of approximately eight regular season games and playoffs.
Opening day - Sunday, September 8
Last day of regular season - Sunday, October 27
Playoffs / opening round - Sunday, November 3
Playoffs / semi-finals / championship - Sunday, November 10
Are there any changes for the upcoming season that we should know about ?
More teams: Due to the increased populaarity, we have had to add additional teams.
Schedule: Games will run from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sundays. The expanded schedule is due to the creation of more teams.
Referees: Based on feedback from last season, the WHYFL is moving to in house trained officials.
What are the divisions?
The WHYFL NFL flag division currently has four grade-based divisions.
Flag - Bantam - 1st & 2nd graders
Flag - Mighty Mite - 3rd & 4th graders
Flag - Pee Wee - 5th & 6th graders
Flag - Pony - 7th & 8th graders
All divisions will be co-ed.
My son / daughter is on the wait list. Is there a good chance they will be added?
We do our best to accomodate as many players as possible, but are limited by field space as to how many teams we can create. Further, we will not accept additional players until we have suffiicent coaches in each division. Once the division cap is reached, players are moved off the wait list on an as needed basis.
What are the rules?
This division is 5-on-5 and will follow established NFL FLag football rules.
Our League Rules can be found on our Documents page.
When are practices?
Teams will have one 1-hour practice each week on either Mon, Wed, Fri, or Sat. Coaches set practice date and time. Coaches are asked to reach out to their teams and check availability before scheduling practice times. Practice times will not be set until after the Coaches' Meeting.
When are games?
All games will be played on Sundays at Sterling field. Games are one hour in length. Divisions will play at roughly the same time each week.
What equipment do I need to purchase?
Cleats, shorts, mouthpiece, and water bottle. Mouthpieces are mandatory.
What equipment does league provide?
All participants will receive an official NFL Flag reversible jersey and one set of flag belts.
Do you accept buddy requests?
Yes. We encourage kids to play on a team with their friends and ask that parents identify buddy requests on registration form. We will do our best to accommodate buddy requests with the ultimate goal to ensure balance among all teams.
Can I request my son/daughter be placed with a specific coach / team?
We encourage kids to play on a team with their friends and ask that parents identify buddy requests on registration form. We will do our best to accommodate buddy requests with the ultimate goal to ensure balance among all teams.
Are you looking for volunteers?
Yes. If you would like to volunteer, please email email@example.com.
Are your coaches certifed?
Yes. All coaches must register with the league, agree to code of conduct, register with NFL Flag football, complete a flag certification course, complete a CDC concussion awareness course, pass a background check, and complete CPR / First Aid training every two years.
Sterling Field - NFL Flag field layout
** Due to Town of West Hartford renovating Sterling Field, the 2019 Fall season will be played at King Phillip Middle School. Map will be available soon. **
King Phillip Middle School
100 King Phillip Drive
West Hartford CT 06117
No parking inside the gates of Sterling Field.
Please park in blue areas.