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What Makes a Good Flag Football Game Official?

By Darin Wissner – It’s Just A Game Events Flag Football game officials get very little respect. In many cases, they haven’t earned it.  Often, organizers simply ask their friends.  “It’s easy man! You know football, right?” Then th...

Guide to the Ultimate Flag Football Routes Tree

Running flag football routes isn’t too different from running traditional football routes, but there are some nuances & differences, along with common terms and names for them that many new players aren’t familiar with.  Here is a lis...

Tight Freak Nasty – 4 on 4 Football Plays

Tight Freak Nasty from our 4 on 4 football plays collection is a staple of some of the top teams in the country, especially around the goal line.  I prefer to run the play without motion the first time (with the [2] just lined up at slot), and then i...

Tackle vs. Youth Flag Football: Which one and why?

By Darin Wissner with Just A Game Events Youth tackle football is not as dangerous as the news labels it to be.  I am not going to bore you with statistics, but the fact is, that your 8-year old son just doesn’t get hit hard enough to get concu...

Base Crack Layers – 7on7 Flag Football Plays

Base Crack Layers from our 7on7 flag football plays collection is a fairly simple play to run and execute that has several options with easy reads.  Lining up in a traditional 2 blocker 3 receiver set, the quarterback sprints to his right immediately...

40 Funny Flag Football Team Names to Inspire You

Do you have an adult flag football league or tournament coming up and looking for some creative or funny flag football team names? Some of these were scoured from other suggestions thrown out out across the webisphere, others are my creations or pers...

Maximizing Your Youth Flag Football Assessment with Next-Play.net

As a youth flag football administrator, there are a number of important tasks we have to get right for our season to be a success. Yet there is one critical, often under-served event that sets us up for a season full of fun, competitively balanced ga...

The Best 5 on 5 Flag Football Defense Strategy Guide

Recently in our LinkedIn Flag Football group we had a question come up about the best 5 on 5 flag football defense strategies to use, so we thought it would be a good intro to a breakdown of our top 5 recommended 5 on 5 flag football defenses that ev...

Adult & Youth Flag Football Concussions: What to Know

Football concussions can be very serious, and many people are attributing the increasing rise of youth flag football to the growing safety concerns of full contact football in pads. But even in flag football, concussions can still happen and as a pla...

Top 12 Traits of Youth Flag Football Coaches

Coaching kids is a pretty big deal. After all, you’ll be teaching them not only football, but teamwork, success, failure and life lessons all at the same time. We polled youth flag football parents on the top 12 traits they felt all youth football co...

Oopty – 8 on 8 Flag Football Plays

Oopty is one of my all time favorite 8 on 8 flag football plays, and works extremely well in long distance situations.  Upon sending [3] in motion, most teams will try and employ a zone defense, typically with 1 safety over the top, and 2 in the shor...

Defending the Bunch Offense – 5 on 5 Flag Football Defense Tips

Many people have asked for some 5 on 5 flag football defense tips, and there’s no better place to start than how to defend a bunch offense.  The bunch offense might be one of the most difficult offenses to defend, but there are a couple of ways...

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