1. Adult Flag Football

Welcome to Roanoke’s only adult flag football league, sanctioned by the both the United States and Virginia Flag Football Associations! The season runs each year between September and November. Players must be 18 years of age or older. Games are held on Sunday afternoons and each team is guaranteed eight regular season games plus tournament play. Adult flag football games are held at River’s Edge Sports Complex South on Field 3 and Field 4. Street parking is available on Wiley Drive.

2. NFL Youth flag Football (Spring)

Flag football is a fun team sport and a great way to introduce your child to football without worrying about contact. Games are run in a “pick-up” format based on the child’s age group. One-hour games take place at the same time every Saturday morning for the duration of the season, which typically runs between April and June each year. Players must be between age 5 and 17. Age is determined as of April 1 of the current season. Teams are assembled based on the player’s age. The age divisions are: 5 – 7, 8 – 10, 11 – 13 and 14 – 17.

Coaches from each age group can schedule an optional single, one-hour practice each week. If you’re a coach and would like to schedule practice time, please contact Doug Stevens, Roanoke Parks and Recreation Athletics Supervisor, at 540-853-1111 or douglas.stevens@roanokeva.gov to coordinate a time.

3. YOUTH Football (FALL)

Roanoke’s Youth Football and Cheerleading seasons run from September through October each year. Youth must be between age 5 and 12.
*NEW* The age divisions are as follows: Flag (Ages 5-6), Biddy (Ages 7-8), PeeWee (Ages 9-10), and Little (Ages 11-12).
Biddy, PeeWee, and Little are TACKLE FOOTBALL leagues.
Age is determined as of October 1 of the current season with the following exception: Five (5) year olds must turn five (5) by August 1st of the current season. To register for Youth Football, please contact the recreation club that serves the region in Roanoke where you live. 

More Youth Football Information Here

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4. Great Beginnings (Ages 3-6)

In this instructional program designed for children between ages 3 and 7, parents and children will work together to learn the basic motor skills needed to successfully move on to more organized sports. This program will prepare young children for the challenges of organized sports in a non-threatening environment. No need to worry about competition! Parents will get to spend quality time with their children while helping their child learn and build confidence. Great Beginnings is organized and led by Ed Green, a distinguished coach who has been coaching in the region for more than 40 years.

Have questions? Please contact Ed Green at 540-387-9516 or egreen1942@comcast.net for more information about Great Beginnings.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if there is inclement weather?

Please call the Weather and Information Hotline at (540) 853-1196.
Game cancellations will be announced by 4:00 p.m. on weekdays or by 9:00 AM each Sunday. Games will be made up at the end of the season, and the schedule will be updated online.

Adult Flag Football: How many players are allowed on the field for each team?

Games are played in an 8 on 8 format.

Adult Flag Football: When do official rosters need to be turned in?

An official team roster must be turned in to prior to a team’s first game (rosters are accepted at the field). Teams have until the third week of the season to add/drop players from their roster. Teams are encouraged to fill their roster to avoid forfeiting any games due to lack of players.

Adult Flag Football: How many players are allowed on a roster?

Twenty-five.

Adult Flag Football: How many games does each team play?

Teams will play eight season games and one post-season tournament game.

Adult Flag Football: What can I do if I want to play but do not have a team?

Register as a Free Agent and we will add you to our free agent list. Coaches and team captains that need players will contact players from this list.

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Spring Youth Flag Football: What are the Youth Flag Football bylaws?
Fall Youth Football: How do I register for a team?

Registrations for youth baseball, softball, basketball, outdoor soccer, football and cheerleading are taken through regional recreation clubs.

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Fall Youth Football: What are the Youth Football bylaws?

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