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FLAG (Friends, Lesbians, and Gays) Flag Football is Boston’s premiere flag football league for the LGBTQ community and one of the largest gay sports leagues in Boston. Founded in 1998, we are a recreational football club playing on Saturday mornings in the spring and fall. All skill levels are encouraged to participate, and we are committed to providing a comfortable and enjoyable setting for those who want to play football and foster community. Since inception, we have grown from just 20 players in our first year to 24 teams of 14 players in the fall of 2017.

Here are some great ways to get involved with our league:

Read more about us and playing flag football with our organization.

 

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Clinic Day and Meet Your Team
(Spring Season 2018)

The spring season is upon us!!

Saturday, April 7, is Clinic Day.

Clinic Day will be at Walsh Playground (967 Washington Street) and is mandatory for new players to the league. We encourage all new players on the waitlist to attend. New players who attend Clinic Day will be prioritized off of the waitlist. This will be your opportunity to come out and learn about the game and meet this year’s captains. Referees will be at the fields to answer any questions you have about the rules.

What should I wear/bring? Cleats (non-metal!), shorts/pants (WITHOUT pockets!), water, a comfy shirt/sweatshirt, and a smile. Some players like to wear gloves, but these are not required.

Returning players are welcome to attend Clinic Day, however, new players will be prioritized for playing time during the scrimmages to give them the best chance to learn the rules. Everyone is welcome to join us at The Blarney Stone (1505 Dorchester Avenue) after Clinic Day.

Schedule:

  • 9:00am: Check-in begins
  • 9:30am: Brief warm-up and ice-breaker
  • 10:00am: Offensive and defensive clinics
  • 11:00am: Scrimmages
  • 1:00pm: Meet at Blarney Stone!

If you are a new player (whether on or off the waitlist) and can’t make Clinic Day, email registration@flagflagfootball.com to let us know!

Sunday, April 8, is the Meet Your Team party.

Once again, our opening party will be at Club Cafe (209 Columbus Avenue) from 2:00pm to 4:00pm! Find out who you’ll be spending the majority of the season with and which color you’ll be rocking. Meet your captain(s) and teammates and find out some exciting new updates! RSVP on Facebook.

All are welcomed and encouraged to come. Don’t miss what we have in store for you!


4 Conditioning and Skill Development Sessions

Are you excited to get back on the football field? Do you need to shake off some rust and get back into football mode? Join FLAG Flag Football for some conditioning and skill development sessions this month. These sessions are open to the entire league, whether or not you plan on registering for spring season, and are free to all participants. We welcome any new players or friends of the league … come check us out!!

There will be four sessions: March 20, 26, 28, and April 5. The session on March 13 was canceled due to weather. All sessions will be at South End Fitness Center (785 Albany Street, 4th Floor). We will start at 7pm and go for approximately 60 minutes. There is access to a locker room and free garage parking.

 


Registration for Spring Season: March 12, 2018

Mark your calendars! Registration for our spring 2018 season will be on Monday, March 12.

You’ll be able to register on our website here: https://flagflagfootball.com/registration

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Spring Captain Applications Due Friday, February 23

Do you have a strong desire to lead others both on and off the field? Do you want to influence your 2018 spring team? Do you think you can show more poise in the draft room than Bill Belichick? If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, then why not step up and be a captain this spring?

Your 2018 Board of Directors would like to continue expanding the pool of potential captains and would love to continue to promote the successful idea of co-captains this spring season. Don’t worry, if you are interested in captaining but don’t quite feel ready to do it alone, we will team you up with an experienced captain. This gives both of you a chance to enjoy the season while giving the new captain an opportunity to see what fun it is to play the role!

Please complete one of the following short applications by Friday, February 23rd if you are interested:
 

Once all names have been submitted, the Board will select this season’s captains based on the following criteria:

  • Ability to represent and promote FLAG Flag Football in a positive manner at all times including – but not limited to – good sportsmanship and the ability to put fairness above winning;
  • Ability to communicate well with others both on and off the field including the Director of Captains;
  • Ability to lead by example including – but not limited to – positive character,  placing league values of inclusion first, interleague community, participation, and fairness above winning;
  • Ability and willingness to promote and attend a majority of league-sponsored events, including games during the season;
  • Ability and willingness to organize team social events throughout the season;
  • Ability and willingness to promote and attend volunteer events to enhance the mission and vision of the league;
  • Familiarity with league rules and a general understanding of the game of football through your time spent playing and refereeing in the league;
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire, motivate, and raise team morale in a positive manner.
You do NOT need to be an “expert.” Football is a team sport and we are here to help! If you have any questions, or if you are wondering if being a captain is right for you, don’t hesitate to email Jason Tarzia, Director of Captains: jason@flagflagfootball.com.

We are now accepting applications for our 2018 Marc E. Lewis Youth Scholarship. If you know any high school seniors who have made high school and/or community sports safer for and more inclusive of LGBT youth, or if you know anyone who works with high school students, please share the link, www.flagflagfootball.com/scholarship, and encourage people to apply. We would love to once again recognize someone for the amazing work being done across Massachusetts!


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