Why join NFL Flag Ottawa?


NFL Flag Ottawa aims to provide youth the opportunity to play organized flag football while discovering the importance of sportsmanship and teamwork, creating new friends and learning new skills. 

Our goal is to provide a safe environment for kids to learn and grow, while developing fundamentals of sport to stay active for life! NFL Flag Ottawa is open to boys and girls ages turning 4-18 years old. 

Life is better with Football!

Our mission is to empower youth and promote a lifelong passion for flag football through leagues that are engaging, fun and accessible for everyone. With the support of the NFL, we provide a structured opportunity for kids to discover the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork, and friends – both on and off the field.

  • NFL Flag team shirts
  • NFL Flag team shorts
  • Flags and flag belt
  • 8 sessions
  • Mouth guards (required
  • Jerseys provided (required)
  • Shorts provided (required)
  • Flags (required)
  • Cleats (recommended)
  • 5 v 5 flag
  • 4 consecutive downs per half
  • 12 mins halves
  • Ball in play at the 5 yard line
  • Blitzing/ Rush: 7 yard line
  • Time limit for throwing: 7s
  • Field Size: varies per age group

#1 - NFL’S Official Flag Football League NFL FLAG is backed by the NFL, with former and current professional players helping develop leagues across North America. Even more, NFL FLAG is the largest flag football league, and the only league where players can sport official NFL gear—just like the pros.

#2 - Leagues for All Ages and Skills Many parents do not realize that girls and boys of all abilities and sizes can learn how to play flag football. There's no contact, inclusive, and easy to learn. You’ll find NFL FLAG leagues available for boys, girls, and coed, ages 4 to 17 years old.

#3 - A Path to College Girls across North America are fuelling their passion for flag football and taking their game to the college level. In 2020, women’s flag football became a sanctioned college sport in the US, with 15 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) universities kicking off their leagues in 2021. The best part? They’re offering scholarships. Learn more about NAIA Women’s Flag Football.

#4 - Set Up for Tackle Success Did you know that the skills learned in flag football transfer directly to tackle? For many tackle football families, flag is a great starting point to improve technique and learn the fundamentals of the game, especially in the offseason. It’s the perfect introduction to catching, throwing, formations, routes, defensive skills, and more.

#5 - Building Team Players Flag football is the ultimate team sport that teaches leadership, sportsmanship, and self-confidence. NFL FLAG leagues compete 5 on 5, giving every player a chance to make a big impact and learn valuable lessons both on and off the field.

#6 - Keeping Youth Sports Fun The number one reason families love NFL FLAG? It’s fun! Flag football’s no-contact rule, combined with its team-oriented environment, makes it easy for kids to come together and play. That’s why all of our tournaments and leagues are designed with kids in mind.

#7 - Experienced Staff All NFL FLAG coaches must complete yearly health and safety training, as well as background checks. Additionally, every official completes a certification course to ensure the game is always played fairly.