NFL FLAG NEWS

NFL FLAG HOSTS MADDEN NFL 20 ESPORTS TOURNAMENT

In an effort to create safe, alternative solutions for leagues to compete amid coronavirus, NFL FLAG announced its first-ever Madden NFL 20 Tournament powered by Metro Esports. NFL FLAG players from across the country will battle on the digital gridiron for a chance to win prizes from the NFL and one-on-one online coaching sessions with Metro Esports Pro training staff.

The 3-day event will kick off Friday, June 5, with select games and all semifinal and championship games being livestreamed on YouTube and Twitch through Sunday, June 7. Tournament registration is free, but is limited to NFL FLAG participants with XBOX One only.

NAIA introduces Women’s Flag Football as new collegiate sport

NFL FLAG has teamed up with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) to establish women's flag football as an official varsity sport by 2021. With our support, the NAIA will lead the charge to create the first women’s flag football competition governed by a collegiate athletics association.

Increasing female participation in flag football is a top priority for NFL FLAG. This announcement paves the way for female student-athletes to keep playing the sport they love and potentially receive scholarships to continue their education and compete at the next level. 

NAIA introduces Women’s Flag Football as new collegiate sport

NFL FLAG Chairman Russell Wilson talks global expansion on Dan Patrick Show

Seattle Seahawks quarterback and Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson joins the Dan Patrick Show to talk about creating opportunities for kids around the world to experience and learn the sport of flag football.

SUPER BOWL CHAMPION RUSSELL WILSON JOINS NFL FLAG AS CHAIRMAN

Seattle Seahawks quarterback and Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson has been named Chairman of NFL FLAG. The global partnership will focus on strengthening NFL FLAG domestically and expanding the league internationally.

In his new role, Wilson will work closely with Reigning Champs Experiences (RCX) President and former NFL safety Izell Reese to support league development and growth worldwide for both boys and girls. RCX is the official operating partner of NFL FLAG and produces some of the country’s premier youth sports events.

“Russell is a living example of the positive impact sports can have on young athletes,” said Reese. “He exhibits the qualities we want to instill in our youth on and off the field and shares NFL FLAG’s commitment to making sports accessible to all athletes.” 

REIGNING CHAMPS NAMED OFFICIAL OPERATOR OF NFL FLAG

RC Experiences is officially overseeing NFL FLAG leagues and tournament play beginning with the operation of the 2020 NFL FLAG Championships.

“One of our primary goals at the NFL is to continue to evolve and grow the game of football,” said Roman Oben, NFL Vice President of Youth and High School Football Strategy. “RC Experiences will play a vital role in providing the premier flag football experience, while growing NFL FLAG participation across the country."

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IZELL REESE TALKS BENEFITS OF NFL FLAG

With 93 NFL games as a member of the Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and Denver Broncos under his belt, Executive Director of NFL FLAG Izell Reese knows how flag football can instill teamwork, comradery and leadership in kids at a young age. 

Watch Izell talk about the benefits of flag football and how NFL FLAG is growing across the U.S. on the NFL Network show, Good Morning Football.