Welcome to FYF Modified Flag Football
Congratulations to our Fairfield Giants the 2020 FCFL Modified Flag Champions!
What is modified flag football?
Modified flag football is flag football with the additional safety and fun of wearing football pads. Players wear full tackle equipment (helmet, shoulder pads and football pants). The goal is to teach proper blocking techniques, ball handling and other football skills. Players also wear flag football belts around their waist and players pull flags off to make a “tackle.”
For a better understanding of what Modified Flag looks like here is our highlight film from 2019 season! http://www.hudl.com/video/2/95794/5e59417f5b3c870bdc1dca9f
Why do players wear full equipment (pads) if there is no tackling?
This is not a league without contact. Tackling is not allowed; however, during the flag-pulling process players can and do hit the ground. The equipment is required for player safety. There is also an added benefit of players getting used to playing with full pads.
Will the FYF modified flag team play other towns?
Yes, the Fairfield County Football League (FCFL) offers modified flag for inter-town play at the third & fourth grade level.
Will modified flag be offered for all grade levels?
Currently, modified flag football is only available for third and fourth grades in the FCFL.