The American Flag Football League (AFFL) announced the launch of its American Flag Football League Youth Division. Set to kick off this fall, the launch will include the proprietary AFFL Go App that will serve as a resource for coaches, players and parents.
The new youth league expects to have more than 100,000 youth participants between the ages of 6 and 18 by 2024. The youth league will be run by Austin Bradshaw, current president of New England Flag Football and long-time flag football enthusiast.
“The launch of our first-ever youth league is a massive opportunity to establish a consistent and standard set of youth rules across the nation,= and have more boys and girls involved in flag football,” said Jeffrey Lewis, CEO and founder, American Flag Football League. “Flag football is one of the fastest-growing sports, and we are thrilled to end the fragmentation at the youth level and provide a superior experience for the coaches, kids and their families. Our youth rules are a slightly modified version of our professional rules, and kids will play the closest approximation of ‘real football’ that exists in flag. AFFL Youth is not a gateway to tackle football but is simply flag for flag’s sake.”