Q: What is the structure of an NFL FLAG Regional Tournament?
A: Each team is guaranteed three games. If the schedule permits, all teams advance to single elimination playoffs. Larger Regional tournaments might only allow the top 50% of teams to advance to a single elimination playoff. The winners of the 12u age division in each Regional tournament qualify for the NFL FLAG Canadian Championship. The 10u age division does not advance to the NFL FLAG Canadian Championship, winners will be named the 10u Champions for that region.
Q: Which Regionals will offer the 10u division?
A: As part of a pilot program, we will offer the 10u division only in Regina, Montreal, Hamilton, and Edmonton. 10u Winners will not advance to the NFL FLAG Canadian Championship or NFL FLAG Championships at Pro Bowl Games.
Q: What happens if there are only two teams, three teams, or another odd number of teams in my age division?
A: If there are only two teams, you will play a best of three (first team to win two games). If there are three teams in your division, you will play each other teams once. From there, all three teams will go directly into bracket play. If there are an odd number of teams higher than 3, one team in that division will be randomly selected to play a fourth pool play game. The fourth pool play game does count towards overall standings.
Q: Can I attend a US Regional tournament?
A: Only US Teams, with their entire roster residing in the US, are eligible to play in US Regional Tournaments. NFL FLAG Leagues from Canada are not eligible for US Regionals. Please see the 2023 Canadian Regional Schedule HERE.
Q: What are the Age Divisions and age cutoffs for NFL FLAG Regionals?
A: January 1st Age Cutoff
Q: Can you attend more than one Regional Tournament?
A: Yes, but once you win a Regional, your team is unable to attend another.
Q: Can an individual player attend more than one Regional Tournament?
A: Yes, but any player on a Regional winning roster is ineligible to compete in another Regional tournament.
Q: How many players and coaches can be on a roster at a Regional Tournament?
A: A roster must consist of a minimum of 6 players and a maximum of 10 players. A maximum of 2 coaches are permitted.
Q: Can a player play for more than one roster at NFL FLAG Regional Tournaments?
A: NO, at Regional tournaments players are restricted to only one roster in one age division.
Q: Can you be a head coach for more than one roster at NFL FLAG Regional Tournaments?
A: Yes, however, Coaches will not be eligible to coach in the same age division in the same tournament. Schedule requests will NOT be taken.
Q: If a team wins a Regional Tournament, will I receive a free paid bid to NFL FLAG Championships at the Pro Bowl?
A: Winners from the 12u age division at a Regional Tournament earn a Full Bid (registration cost only) to the NFL FLAG Canadian Championships.
Q: Who advances to the NFL FLAG Championships at Pro Bowl Games?
A: The winner of the NFL FLAG Canadian Championship will earn a Full Bid (registration cost only) to the NFL FLAG Championships at Pro Bowl Games to represent Team Canada in the International Division.
Q: How old do you have to be to be a coach for a team?
A: You have to be 16 years old