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FALL 2018 REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW!

NFL FLAG is a fast paced, fun filled game of 5 on 5 flag football where every player is eligible to receive the ball.  There is no contact and no blocking.  It is a style of play that is exciting both to play and watch. NFL FLAG is played in over 1,000 leagues across the country. At East Bay Flag Football, the main emphasis is on good sportsmanship, skills building and FUN!!!

WE HAVE 5 CO-ED AGE DIVISIONS:  5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 & 13-15. Players may enter individually or as entire teams.  We encourage kids who want to play together to enter as a team and train for the NFL Flag Regional Tournament.

  • Your player's age for the Spring Season is the age of your player as of 4/1
  • Your player's age for the Fall Season is the age of your player as of 8/1
  • There are no formal mid-week practices in this "family schedule friendly" program.
  • All teams have a game every week
  • 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-15 year old divisions – All teams make the playoffs. Schedule, scores and standings are updated weekly on our website.
  • 7-8 year old division - will keep score and have standings. The final weekend is a round robin tournament instead of playoffs.
  • 5-6 year old division will not keep score, or have standings or playoffs.  Practices and games will be structured to be less competitive, including parent/coach on-field. Final weekend games will be a fast paced, round robin style tournament. 

SATURDAYS in ALAMEDA SEPT. 8 - NOV. 10

SUNDAYS in OAKLAND SEPT. 9 - NOV. 11

WHERE: Oakland High School's outstanding Football Field (located at the corner of Park Blvd and MacArthur Blvd). This modern all-weather field is a perfect site with free parking in OHS’s private parking lot.  Check it out at (http://goo.gl/maps/sVDxo). 

EXAMPLE SCHEDULE  (SUNDAYS in OAKLAND) .

  • 5-6 division        TBD 
  • 7-8 division:       8am – 10am.   8am Practice, 9am Game Time!
  • 9-10 division:     10am -12pm.  10am Practice, 11am Game Time! 
  • 9-10 division:     12pm – 2pm.  12pm Practice, 1pm Game Time! 
  • 11-12 division:    2pm -- 4pm.    2pm Practice, 3pm Game Time! 
  • 13-15 division:    4pm – 6pm.    4pm Practice, 5pm Game Time! 

9-10 division probably needs two time slots. 5-6 Division may play in one or more of the other time slots, or they may play Saturdays in Alameda. Full refunds will be processed for all players who's schedule does not fit with a time change made by EBFF (eg the time we select for the 5-6 division).

We prefer that players do not "play up" an age group, especially if players are more that 12 months younger than the age cut off.  Players cannot "play down" unless there are special needs.  If your player has a special need/situation and you would like him or her to play in a younger or older division, email the reasons for your request at info@eastbayflag.com.  

On your first day, please bring:

  • Birth Certificate (orig or copy). If you have already done this in a prior EBFF season so that your player is already age verified, then you dont need to present a birth certificate again.
  • Cleats or tennis shoes are fine on the turf football field    
  • Water or Gatorade.  Water is available on the field, but you need to bring your own water bottle.
  • A youth mouth guard (can be purchased at Sporting Goods store or we have them avail at the field.

Each Player Receives:

  • NFL team-identified reversible jerseys
  • Participation award
  • USA Football player membership
  • Qualified status to play in the NFL FLAG Regional Tournament.  Winning team in each division qualifies for the NFL FLAG National Tournament.  Check out these videos on the National Flag Championships

Your Registration Fees go to a Good Cause

What if flag football isnt your child's primary sport? Not a problem!  Most players will miss some games.  Dont let that stop you from giving flag football a try. 

For kids that want to play flag football at a more competitive level, check out EBFF's Tournament Team Program

Registration is OPEN NOW!

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  • Over 50 Girls Spring '18

    Posted March 13, 2018

    EBFF is proud to have over 50 Girls playing on 7 ALl-Girl Teams this Spring 2018!

  • TESTIMONIALS

    Posted April 15, 2015

    HERE ARE A FEW UNSOLICITED EMAILS FROM PARENTS:

    I've been around youth sports for awhile now and you're the best I have seen.  Thanks a ton. -- Jim

    East Bay Flag Totally Rocks !!!  My 2 boys are loving their East Bay Flag experiences so much.  This is a real breakthrough for them because they've both had lukewarm experiences with team sports so far and have stayed far away from organized sports.  I'm super happy about it!!  -- Deirdre

    (My son) is LOVING flag football.  And after last week, while tucking him in to bed, he said "mama, I can't wait for next Sunday."  and every day since then, it's been "5 more days, 4 more days, etc. til Sunday."  Last night we had to bring the football to baseball practice to throw until his practice actually started (on another sport mind you).  It's all he talks about now.  -- Beth

    This program is wonderful!! -- Alanya

    Thank you for all the time, energy and care you have taken to organized such a great sport's league. My kids both had a really great time.  It was awesome and they all seem to have so much fun and do so well, it was really inspiring. --  Dena

    (My daughter) is really having a blast with the football team -- Cynthia

    Thank you for what you have put together! The kids had a ball, and the family-friendly schedule is the best! -- Linda
     
    Thanks so much for all that you are doing for our kids.  (My daughter) is having a ball! -- Gloria
     
    We had a wonderful experience all around. Our coach did a remarkable job coaching a group of kids who varied widely in terms of experience and commitment.  Our son loved every moment of practice and game time with his team and his coaches, and never missed a minute of either (for that matter, neither did his parents - it was a joy to watch).  He had a such a positive experience with the program - he'll definitely continue to play, and can't wait to get back to it.  As parents, we could not be happier. In short, a big shout out both to Coach ______ and the program as a whole.  --  Julie and Chris
     
    We are having too much fun!!  --  Martin
     
    Just want to thank you for all your great work in setting up this league and creating this wonderful opportunity for the kids.  Even though our boys didn't have as much success this year, they still had a blast, and flag football remains the favorite sport for most of these multi-sport boys. -- Mark
     
    First, thank you for all the help you gave us finding the right fit for our younger son---he is loving his team and his coach is great.  My older son  is also having a fantastic time. Thanks for all your hard work. -- Doug
     
    We're new to East Bay Flag Football - new to football altogether, actually.  I've got two boys in the program (9-10) and (11-12).  I just wanted to send you a quick note to say how impressed I am already with the level of organization I've seen so far.  I don't know if you get these types of emails every day, but you should because honestly, registering and preparing my boys for practice has been made SO easy because of the organization.  I am a bit of an organization freak myself and unfortunately, I don't write these letters often.  So, thank you for making this process so simple for us  --  Elizabeth
     
    First let me say thank you for allowing my son to play this fall. He is playing in the 7-8 division and he is having a great time. So much so that I'm wondering if you have a spring season and if so, when are the sign ups?  --  Mark
     
  • More Testimonials

    Posted April 14, 2015

    AND HERE ARE A FEW MORE UNSOLICITED TESTIMONIALS FROM PARENTS:

    I know I'm going to sound like a broken record but I am really, really impressed at your program. Seriously. You guys do deserve the "biggest and fastest growing" NFL Flag football in California, was it? I think you guys probably don't know how well it's run in comparison to other leagues. We've been through most every league in the bay area, Play Flag Football, Next Level, Pleasanton Junior Football, Pasadena YMCA, Pasadena Trojans and some other independently run leagues, me as a coach and my son as a player. So I have a very experiential awareness of what's out there, what works, what doesn't work, what the league is like, what the players, parents, coaches and teams are like. 

    You guys by far have put in the most effort, and not just effort for efforts sake but well-executed effort. Very efficiently planned and organized. Just by your website alone, my first impression was this league has their stuff together. The constant, well-focused communication is spot-on. Preparing and creating resources for coaches. Using high school players to teach kids individual skills. All in the effort to standardize the quality of play. This is what Next Level is trying to do but is not even half way efficient and effective as how you're executing it. And you guys the organizers are awesome, not just being able to run the logistics but you guys are welcoming, personable and have a professional and nurturing, supportive attitude toward the kids and families.  

    Your relationship with Oakland High School's coaches and players actually says a lot about you guys and your organization. To be able to cultivate and develop that relationship is actually a wonderful thing to see. 

    I do want to share that after yesterday, my son came off the field happy and excited. He was genuinely enthusiastic about playing! He said "that's it, it's over?" He genuinely had a lot of fun and that's priceless. He said he loved the caliber of play and players, all his teammates had great attitudes and knew what they were doing, they were able to develop chemistry as they kept playing. As you could probably tell, he doesn't have an 'all about winning' attitude and he's not the kind of kid that gets salty after losses. "Winning" isn't what gets him excited about playing, so him having fun is actually a pretty big deal for him and me. Part of what we try to practice with him is being in the moment and performing in that moment and huge part of that was the challenge/caliber of play and the chemistry he felt yesterday, which he may have only rarely experienced on previous teams. --  Fred

    Thanks so much for what you do. My son loved your Fall program – Alanya

    My child is having a great time at football, and we can't wait until Sunday  --  Megan

    Kudos to you and your crew for this great program - so well organized and run!  It's great for our kids to have an option for sports that's fun, good learning and not on the crazy competitive scale in terms of time and pressure! -- Julie

    I wanted to share how much my sons (age 11 and 8) enjoy the league! This is their first season and are having an incredibly fun season. Great field, fantastic culture, lots of learning -- many kudos to you guys for organizing all of this! -- Bruce

    I think this league is a great beginning for kids to get introduced to football in a non contact format. I like the idea and appreciate the organized effort you and your staff manage. It's an incredible feat that I don't think gets enough attention. Having played college and professional football I appreciate the focus on teaching/learning as an expected outcome for the kids.  -- Joel

    Thank you, and to the league for making it possible my boys to play Flag football!  My boys are registered, and they are super excited -- Raquel

  • Even More Testimonials

    Posted April 14, 2015

    Thank you for organizing a fun spring season! This was our son's first time playing flag football in a formal setting and it's been his favorite sport this season--and to date! I have appreciated the consistent and clear communication maintained by the league and look forward to participating again this fall. -- Tracy

    Our son is enjoying the EBFF 9/10 League and Sunday training at Oakland High School -- Thanks, Cindy

    Hello, my boys play in your league and absolutely love it! You have done such a phenomenal job on setting a positive tone for coaches, players and parents. I love watching the kids compete hard, smiling when they make good plays, and also congratulating and laughing with opposing teammates. Kudos to you! Thanks! -- Bruce 

    You guys are the best! Thanks  - Danielle

  • Spring 2018 is our Biggest Season Yet ...Over 480 Players!!!

    Posted April 13, 2015

    Spring 2018 is our biggest season yet so far, over 480 kids registered 

    53 teams in 2 Conferences (Oakland on Sundays and Alameda on Saturdays)

    100+ Coaches and Referees!

    Thank you for your support!!!

 
CONGRATS COWGIRLS!

5th Place in the NFL Flag 13-14 Girls National Championships!

 
EBFF at PRO BOWL
 
Tournament Program

EBFF has sent 2 teams to Orlando for the NFL FLAG National Championships for 2 years in a row!

Click the PRO POWL Banner (above) to watch EBFF's journey to the National Championships last January and click FLAG Regional Championships Banner (below) for info on EBFF's Tournament Team Program!!!

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Go Cowgirls!!!