A Recreation Team must be a Boys and Girls Club, YMCA, JCC (Jewish Community Center), PAL (Police Athletic League), or a Park and Recreation NFL FLAG Program. New this year, we will also allow a full team from an NFL FLAG League to participate in the Rec division. This roster may not be adjusted from league play and must be confirmed with your League Organizer to register. All Star teams and combined rosters are prohibited. Violation of this rule could result in disqualification of tournament play and championship play for the remainder of the calendar season.
NFL FLAG Tournament Rulebook will be used.
- All teams will be put into a Pool Play Format.
- Every team is guaranteed a minimum of (3) three pool play games.
- The TOP 50% teams from Pool Play in each division will advance to a single elimination playoff bracket.
All teams will be reseeded according to the following criteria for bracket play: Least Games Lost, Most games Won, Head-to-Head Record (2 teams only), Points Against, Points For, Coin Toss.
2023 will feature 18 total tournaments feeding into the NFL FLAG Championships at Pro Bowl Games. (14 Regionals and 4 Super Regionals)
NFL FLAG Tournaments are for athletes who participate in an active NFL FLAG league ONLY and will kick off at the NFL DRAFT in Kansas City on April 28-29. Tournaments will consist of NFL FLAG Super Regionals and NFL FLAG Regionals. Super Regionals will have OPEN Borders for any official NFL FLAG League across the country to participate. NFL FLAG League Guidelines apply. The first Super Regional of 2023 will be in the Spring at the NFL DRAFT (Kansas City), followed by two Summer Super Regionals (Pittsburgh and Atlanta) in June and July and a Fall Super Regional (Dothan, AL) in December. NFL FLAG Regionals will take place across the country throughout the year. All NFL FLAG Regionals will be for Official NFL FLAG Leagues and adhere to the regional border restrictions.
The only way to qualify for NFL FLAG Championships at Pro Bowl Games is by winning a Regional or Super Regional Tournament. Qualified teams will receive a Full Bid entry to NFL FLAG Championships at Pro Bowl Games. Once a team qualifies the entire roster and Head Coach is FINAL. Edits may not be made to the rosters for the NFL FLAG Championships at Pro Bowl Games. Qualified players are ineligible to attend any other Regional Tournament in any division. Once Qualified, the Head Coach is ineligible to coach in the SAME division at any other Regional Tournament. Qualified teams are not permitted to change age divisions for the NFL FLAG Championships at Pro Bowl Games.