Youth League Information

The St. Mary’s County NFL Flag Football League is one of the largest youth flag football leagues in the United States. Established in 2008, with 200 kids in our first season, we have grown to 500 kids. We serve all of St. Mary’s County and Southern Maryland. We are sponsored by the NFL, USA Football and affiliated with the American Youth Football Organization. Our goal is to educate young people about football while emphasizing participation and sportsmanship. Players will learn skills and lessons that help them succeed both on and off the field. Our organization operates both spring and fall seasons which provides year round flag football in a safe and fun atmosphere. 

Our league is open to all boys and girls ages 4-15 of all skill levels. This 5-on-5 game is recognizable to football fans everywhere. Participants will learn about formations, pass patterns and different types of defense all in a non-contact environment. Signups begin on Dec. 1st for our spring season and may 1st for our fall season. The registration fee covers everything needed, including an NFL football jersey and a trophy for every child. This upcoming Fall 2017 season will mark our 20th successful season. Each season has provided all of our participants, coaches, and parents within the league a place to have fun & learn. We maintain that FUN is the primary focus of our league, with winning and the competitive nature of the game of football coming secondary. 

The SMCYS has has been approved for a permit allowing us to use public fields. You can view our permit here.