Organizations promote flag football throughout the year in
more than one region or country. They offer several games:
Contact and non-contact; 9-Man, 8-Man, 7-Man, 4 on 4, Co-Rec,
Women's and Youth divisions. They bring their affiliated teams
to a central location once a year, usually in December or
January, to crown a national champion for each game they
offer. The oldest of these outside of the college
game is the NTFL. Located in
St. Louis, it dates back to the early 60's. The largest
is the USFTL which is based
in Cleveland. Ohio. The next largest is the AFTFL
which began as a Long Island, NY league. Both the USFTL and
the AFTFL are off-shoots of the old NTFL.
In recent years the Women's game has come into its own league
with the IWFFA.
In 1997, the PFFL was formed
to offer players the chance to compete on the pro level.
The largest number of flag football players participate in
college Intra Mural games with NIRSA
operating as their governing body. They offer men's and
women's division, 7 on 7 and 4 on 4 screen flag football.
Organizations and Leagues
Organizations generally are confined to one or two areas of
the country, but may host national tournaments.
The AFA is one such
organization. While confined for the most part to the Pacific
Coast states, it holds a national tournament in Las Vegas each
or Single Game Leagues
Leagues generally promote a single style of play - 9 on 9, 5
on 5, 4 on 4 for example. Leagues may or may not be affiliated
with other national organizations.
Wide Organizations / Leagues
organization like the NCFFA
promote flag football as an independent body with elected
officials . They provide information and standardize rule:
sanction leagues, players, and officials. They rank teams
within their sate and provide a format for crowning a state
champion. They may or may not be affiliated with national
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or Metropolitan Leagues
|City or Metro
Area leagues offer a wide variety of games and may or may not
be affiliated with state or national organizations.