PYFFL is the safe, non-contact, no blocking; now 5 on 5 flag football league for beginners to young adults ages 4-10 years old. New for the 2021 season we will have an 8 on 8 MODIFIED blocking division for 11-15 year old's. Both of the new Divisions will be played on a full 40 yard football field
The mission of the league is to provide a fun, organized football experience using a flag system instead of "tackling". The league’s main focus is on advancing the player’s running, catching, and passing football skills. The main objective of the PYFFL is fun!
There will be 5 separate divisions for the 2023 season, MUNCHKIN (4,5,6 yr old's), MINI (7,8 yr old's), JUNIOR (9,10 yr old's), INTERMEDIATE (11,12 yr olds), and SENIOR (13,14,15 yr olds).
Each player who participates in the league will receive an official PYFFL team shirt, and official PYFFL flag belt. Players must also wear black shorts or sweat pants, and sneakers mouthpieces are required for all players in all divisions at all times!
The 5 on 5 flag football style of play consists of a 60x20 yard field and the 8 on 8 uses a 50 x 50 yard field. The offensive team takes possession at their own 5 yard line and has 3 plays to cross mid-field for a first down, and then 3 plays to score. If the offensive team fails to score, the defensive team takes over on their own 5-yard line. There is no kicking involved.
In the 5 on 5 divisions the offense consists of 4 receivers and a quarterback. The defense consists of 4 defenders and a rusher who starts 7 yards off the line of scrimmage and may rush the quarterback when the ball is snapped. The quarterback is not allowed to run.
All games will be played in September thru November on Saturdays and Sundays. All times of games will attempted to be made as to not interfere with other local sporting leagues (pop warner, hockey, soccer, etc.) Games will consist of two half's. The season will consist of 8 regular season games for each team and 1-2 weeks of playoffs, climaxing with the PYFFL super bowl in each division.
Practice times for each team are COMPLETELY up to that team’s coach. Most teams usually practice about once a week for an hour at whatever field the coach prefers. The PYFFL does not schedule practices or locations.