Officials

We think you'd
look good in stripes

NFL FLAG officials give a lot -
but they also get a lot in return

Maybe you played as a kid or an adult. Or your own children played. Or maybe you just love the game. A great way to stay involved is to become an NFL FLAG official. The rewards are many: giving back to your community, being seen as a positive role model, forming bonds with other officials, gaining personal satisfaction. And, of course, feeling the joy of being right in the middle of the action.

A winning organization

NFL FLAG, powered by USA Football, is at the top of the heap. It’s the NFL’s official youth flag football program, the largest flag football organization in the US and the only flag program where participants play in official NFL team gear.

What it takes to be an official

Officials play an incredibly important role in youth flag football: calling a fair game that emphasizes teamwork, sportsmanship and player safety. To perform the role, you need:

  • To be physically fit — you’ll be doing a lot of running
  • Mental toughness: the ability to concentrate and to keep your cool
  • Knowledge of all the rules (we help with that)
  • Knowledge of all the referee signals (we help with that, too)
  • The ability to handle people, from players to parents to coaches