3rd Grade Modified Flag FAQ
What is modified flag football?
Modified flag football is flag football with the additional safety and fun of wearing football pads. Players wear full tackle equipment (helmet, shoulder pads and football pants). The goal is to teach proper blocking techniques, ball handling and other football skills. Players also wear football flag belt around their waste and players pull flags off to make a “tackle.”
Why do players wear full equipment (pads) if there is no tackling?
This is not a league without contact. Tackling is not allowed; however, during the flag-pulling process players can and do hit the ground. The equipment is required for player safety. There is also an added benefit of players getting used to playing with full pads.
What is the start date and time commitment for modified flag?
Preseason begins August 19, 2019. In-season teams will practice three times a week and have one game on the weekend.
Will the DJFL modified flag team play other towns?
Yes, the Fairfield County Football League (FCFL) is planning to offer modified flag for inter-town play at the third grade level.
Will modified flag be offered for all grade levels?
Currently, modified flag football is only available for third grade in the FCFL
Will the weight limits for tackle apply to modified flag?
Yes. Modified flag football will follow the same weight limit rule as FCFL tackle.
Who can I contact with additional questions or if I want to get involved?
Please email DarienJFL@gmail.com with additional questions or to volunteer.