Volitude Sports has been serving Southern California with well organized and competitive Flag Football Leagues for over 10 years! Leagues are offered almost every day of the week. Grass / Turf Flag Football League Lakewood coming soon! Los Angeles and Orange County’s Premier Beach Flag Football Leagues with most games being played at locations close to home or work. Long Beach CA is home to one of the largest, most social, and diverse Adult Coed Beach Flag Football Leagues in the country!
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The game of American football has been played since the mid-1800’s. The first College game occurred between Princeton and Rutgers on November 6th, 1869. Meanwhile, the professional game has been played in some form since 1895.
The games of Touch and Flag Football have been around nearly as long as tackle football. The first remembrance of these types of games is “Touch and Tail” Football, which was played was in the 1930’s. Flag football as we know it today was developed on military bases in the early 1940’s as a recreational sport for military personal. After World War II, recreational leagues soon developed. These leagues were patterned around the format used by softball leagues, and with their creation, the game we know and love was born. Arguably the most famous of these leagues was the National Flag & Touch Football League (NTFL), which was the dominant national league for over 15 years. Flag Football League Lakewood.
Flag football is a version of American football where the basic rules of the game are similar to those of the mainstream game (often called “tackle football” for contrast), but instead of tackling players to the ground, the defensive team must remove a flag or flag belt from the ball carrier (“deflagging”) to end a down, and contact is not permitted between players; it will result in a penalty for the team that initiates it. Flag Football League Lakewood.
Chiefly because there is no dominant sanctioning organization for the sport, the game has mutated into many variations: 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, and 4 players on each side; coed or single-gender; without kicking and punting and with point-after conversions (including some with 1, 2, and 3 point tries) or without; and field sizes that vary from full Canadian Football League (CFL) size, National Football League (NFL) size (120 yards long by 531⁄3 yards wide), to fields a third that size. Flag Football League Lakewood.
An important distinction is whether linemen are allowed to catch passes (“Eligible Linemen”) or, as in the NFL / CFL, are not allowed to do so (“Ineligible Linemen”). Flag (and touch) football may also be divided into “contact” or “non-contact”, depending on whether or not blocking is allowed; if allowed, blocking is usually restricted to the chest. The ability or inability for the quarterback to advance the ball past the line of scrimmage (LOS) by running is another rule subject to variation by league. The sport has a strong amateur following and several national and international competitions each year sponsored by various associations. Flag Football League Lakewood.
On June 28, 2017, the inaugural game for the newly formed American Flag Football League was played.  The league plans to launch eight league-owned teams for 2018.
The International Woman’s Flag Football Association, otherwise known as the IWFFA, hosts 8 on 8 flag football tournaments and flag football trainings across the world with participants from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Scotland and several other nations. The organization is the largest organization for women and girls in the sport of flag football. The most active tournament is held each February in Key West, Florida, called the Kelly McGillis Classic where over 90 women and girls teams participate in 8 on 8, semi – blocking contact flag football. There are no restrictions to for girls and women to play. Flag Football League Lakewood.
The International Flag Football Festival (IFFF) organizes the World Cup of Flag Football featuring teams from the United States, Mexico and several other nations. The International Federation of American Football (IFAF) organizes the IFAF Flag Football World Championship every two years since 2002. Flag Football League Lakewood.
The specific rules of flag football vary widely by league, though all share in common their replication of the rules of traditional US-American football with tackling replaced by flag-pulling. Traditional American football rules are often omitted, changed or simplified to reflect the more recreational nature of the game, desire to avoid physical contact and injury, and the generally smaller number of participating players per side. Flag Football League Lakewood.
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Year-Round Beach FLAG Football Season in Long Beach CA! Flag Football League Lakewood
~ 2 LEAGUES, 2 SEPARATE DAYS – JOIN 1, OR PLAY BOTH ~ SATURDAY League Games between 2:00pm-5:00pm ~ SUNDAY League Games Between 10:00am-2:00pm ~
~ New Players Receive 20% OFF Registration when using the NEWMEMBER Discount Code during Sign Up ~
8v8 Adult Coed FLAG Beach Football – (5 male & 3 female players on the field). We welcome all Individual Players (Free Agents) and Small Groups of Friends!
~ OPEN TO ALL SKILL LEVELS – NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY ~
– 8 Weeks of League Games Including Playoffs
– Stats for Touchdown, INT, Sack Leaders, QB’s, MVP Awards, and more!
– 2 Divisions with 12+ Teams (Social- Beg/Int, Premier- Int/Adv)
– Team DRI-FIT League Shirts & All Referee Fees Included
– Captains Play FREE when you recruit at least 12 players for a full team
– Special Rules to make play FAIR & FUN for EVERYONE!
– DJ Sound System at Fields!
– Sponsor Bar Specials After Games!
– League Social Events & Adventures
– Professional Photography & Video
Upcoming Flag Football League in Long Beach
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Long Beach, Downey, Anaheim, Signal Hill, Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Lakewood, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Westminster, Tustin, Orange, Stanton, Buena Park, Fountain Valley, Carson, San Pedro, Rancho Palos Verdes, Torrance, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Cerritos, Cypress, Whittier, Los Alamitos, Fullerton, Brea, Yorba Linda, Placentia, La Habra, La Mirada, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Irvine, and other areas in Southern California!