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Youth Flag Football

The YMCA offers flag football for all kids ages 6 - 15. Depending on age and location, practices and game schedules may vary.

YMCA youth flag football is a non-contact sport and uses flag belts.

YMCA youth sports provide opportunities for camaraderie, building skills and character development. We aim to keep kids moving and focus on their health and well-being.


Teams are formed based on age. See below for ages and locations. Please refer to our age chart to determine your child's age group league.


All players must have and wear a mouthguard and wear athletic bottoms with no pockets during play. Each player will receive a team jersey.

Practice and Games

Johnston County YMCA
U6 - U15 practice and play games on Saturdays

Kraft Family YMCA
U6 - U14 practice one night a week and play games on Saturdays

Poole Family YMCA
U6 - U13 practice and play games on Saturdays

Southeast Raleigh YMCA
U7 - U12 practice one night a week and play games on Saturdays

During the registration process, you will be asked about your practice night preference. As YMCA teams are coached by volunteers, specific practice nights are determined after teams form depend on coach availability.


YMCA youth flag football recreational teams are led by volunteer coaches. All volunteer coaches undergo a background check and training. Opportunities are available for coaches and assistant coaches at all locations. 

Registration Dates

YMCA youth flag football teams play in the spring and fall and registration begins in January and June.

Spring Season
Jan. 1: YMCA Members
Jan.15: Participants

Fall Season
June 1: YMCA Members
June 15: Participants

Sports Directors

Johnston County & Poole Family YMCAs, Brianna Butler
Kraft Family YMCA, Mark Simmons
Southeast Raleigh YMCA, Eric Rhinehalt