Serving the community since 1955. The objective of the West Hartford Youth Football League is to instill in the youth of the town the principles of good citizenship, sportsmanship, and teamwork through the knowledge of and association in the competitive s

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Flag football Division FAQs


When does registration open?

Online registration opens April 1st, 2022. 

Online registration closes on August 1st, 2022.  

** 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.


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 are 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, however some rules have been localized for our league.

Our League Rules can be found on our Documents page. 


When are practices?

Teams will have one 1-hour practice each week. 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. Schedule times on Sunday may vary.


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?

We do not have buddy requests for the 2022 season.


Can I request my son/daughter be placed with a specific coach / team?

WHYFL flag will be instituting a draft system similar the other West Hartford Town Youth programs for the 5th/6th & 7th/8th grade divisions. 1st/2nd & 3rd/4th grade division teams will be built by player agents determined by league.  


Are you looking for volunteers?

Yes. If you would like to volunteer, please email If you are interested in coaching, you may also fill out form on this website under coaches registration 2022.


Are your coaches certifed?

Yes. All coaches must register with the league, agree to code of conduct, and pass a background check.


Sterling Field - NFL Flag field layout