The Benefits of Flex Football
Designed by NFL players to replicate their practice regimen, Flex Football focuses on technique and an understanding of the game in a fast-paced, limited-contact environment where hands-first blocking is allowed.
Played 9-on-9, Flex improves skill positions players as well as linemen –and is the safest, most complete, limited-contact option available for offseason tackle programs.
All About Flex
Flex Football offers a focus on both the running and passing game with a greater concentration on team-development. Special emphasis on defensive skills while limited contact and game speed are priorities.
Who is Flex Football for?
Tackle players looking for an off-season format to improve individually and as a team
7-on-7 players that are looking for a more fun and physical style of play
Competitive Flag players that are ready to move into a more physical game play but not ready for tackle
Recommended for Players 8 to 18 years old
When does Flex Football play?
Games are once a week and practice may be be once or twice per week. Many teams practice the hour before game, though this varies determined by coach and league.
Depending on location, game schedules may be Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday. Parents and players can expect to spend 2-3 hours at the field on game day.
Leagues may offer pre-season activities, such as a Fundamentals Clinic or Skills Development Clinic.
What's included with registration?
Minimum of 6 scheduled games
Gridiron Football Jersey
Championship awards to 1st Place in each division
Certified Officials to enforce safe game play
How does Flex Football compare to Flag or 7v7 Football?
Flex offers a focus on both the running and passing game with a greater concentration on team-development. Special emphasis on defensive skills while limited contact and game speed are priorities.
What gear will my kid need to play?
Gridiron is dedicated to ensuring players can participate and compete to their fullest while remaining safe. Because of this, certain gear is required for 9v9 Flex Football. Please note, gear requirements may vary by league location.
Custom Jersey, Football Gloves, Arm Sleeve, Practice Football, Soft-Shell Helmet
Mouthguard, Cleats, Shorts without Pockets, Soft-Shell Pads
Equipment can be purchased during your registration process, or from the Gridiron Pro Shop below.