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NFL Flag Official League


NFL FLAG season is here!

Join us for the Central Mass Flag in Worcester!  NFL FLAG offers co-ed teams to youth ages 3 to 15 years old.

The NFL FLAG stamp of approval is the ultimate sign of quality. With 1,600 locally operated leagues and over 500,000 youth athletes, NFL FLAG is the largest, most recognized flag football organization in the U.S.—and the only one where players wear official NFL gear. Check for the logo or search for a league near you on the official website at


Central Mass Flag Worcester league is co-ed and offered to all kids ages 3 to 15 years old. From beginners to seasoned players, all skill levels are welcome! Teams compete 5 on 5, with a maximum of 10 players on each team.

Leagues are currently available at Worcester State University, O'Connell Field at Institute Park, Lake Park, and Holy Cross with additional locations being added. Stay tuned and check our website for more locations soon! 

Your registration secures your spot on a team for the entire season! Each team receives official NFL gear including an NFL reversible jersey of the 32 licensed NFL teams, a flag belt and flags. In fact, NFL FLAG is the only flag football league that allows players to wear officially licensed NFL gear. 


NFL FLAG is a non-contact sport. There’s no diving, blocking, screening, or tackling allowed. Instead, to “tackle” the person in possession of the ball, the opposing team needs to pull one or both of their flags off. For a complete list of NFL FLAG rules, visit our website


Flag football is one of the fastest growing youth sports in the country—and it’s easy to see why. As a non-contact team sport, kids get all the physical, emotional, and social benefits of playing football, without the physical contact.  

But more than anything, flag football is pure fun—no matter your skill level. Teams compete 5 on 5, creating tons of engagement on the field at a fast-moving pace. 

Here’s why over 500,000 athletes choose NFL FLAG football: 

  • Nail the fundamentals: Whether you’re new to the game, a seasoned player, or interested in making the transition to tackle, flag football is the perfect environment to develop your skills and improve your technique. 

  • Convenient commitment: We know your schedule is already jam-packed. That’s why NFL FLAG teams meet once per week to briefly practice before games each Sunday. At this time we offer two seasons - Spring and Fall, that last approximately 7 weeks.   

  • Non-contact sport: Simply put: no contact is allowed—no tackling, no blocking, and no screening—making flag football the right choice for many families. Plus, no contact also means no bulky, expensive equipment. 

  • Accessibility: Everyone can play flag football. You don’t need a specific build or skill set. And with NFL FLAG leagues being co-ed, everyone can join in on the fun. 

  • Play like the pros: NFL FLAG is the only flag football league that allows players to wear officially licensed NFL gear.   

  • Several locations: Leagues are currently available in and around Worcester, with additional locations in the works.

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Additional FAQs

Q: How are Individual Players Placed on Teams?
A: We use a "Draft" system just like they do in the NFL.  Buddy Requests are included in the info the coaches use to draft their players however, refunds are not provided due to an unfulfilled request.

Q: Do we accept team registrations?
A: No, we use the above procedure above to form teams.  This ensures parity within the league and prevents stacking. Our buddy request philosophy is just that, a buddy request. This does not mean a coach can request 10 players. It is used for children to request to be placed on a team with one or two friends.   

Q: How many players are on a team?
A: Most teams have 8-10 players.  However, we do reserve the right to stretch these guidelines if the league deems necessary.  

Q: Does the league supply uniforms?
A: Every Flag Football player in our program receives an NFL reversible team jersey and a flag belt to keep with your registration.  

Q: Who are the coaches?
A: Parent, family, or community volunteers! Central Mass Flag Worcester does not provide coaches. Once teams are assembled, parents will be recruited to coach and manage their team. Training is provided for all parents who wish to be a coach. No experience is necessary! If we are unable to secure a coach for your child's team before the season begins, every effort will be made to place your child on a new team. We need family members from all our players to be willing to help in some capacity: Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Team Manager, communications, snack, picture day, sideline organization, games, drills, plays, position rotation and equal playing time. Assistance in any of these areas will greatly enhance the experience for your player as well as the other volunteers. There is a space for 3 volunteers on each team and each will receive a coaches shirt and a game ball.   

Q: Who are the Officials and are they qualified?
A: Most of our referee's are NFL Flag certified. They are very good at what they do and will call a fair game for both sides.  

Q: How much playing time can my child expect?
A: All of our programs promote participation, fun, and fundamentals. Coaches are required to fairly allocate playing time equally among all players on the team. We will do our best to assure all players receive equal playing time.

Q: What do I get for my registration Fee?
A: This fee including practices, use of well groomed turf stadium fields, officials, NFL FLAG reversible team jersey, flag belt and flags, interactive website, organized administration, and a lot of FUN for you and your child!

Q: How do I register?
A: All of our registrations are taken online at

Central Mass Flag Worcester

41 Main St 
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

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