Whether you are an old pro or a novice flag footballer, knowing the fundamentals of play is important. To assist players, coaches, and league organizers, we’ve compiled a list of the top resources for flag football from across the Web.


United States Flag Football Association Rulebook-Sixth Edition

The U.S. Association is the official organization for men's amateur flag football in the nation. The Association was created to provide for the unification of independent leagues into state associations, which operate under the same constitution, by-laws, tournaments standards and rules required for membership on a franchise basis in the U.S. Association.

National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Flag & Touch Football Rules Book & Officials' Manual-17th Edition

The NIRSA Flag & Touch Football Rules Book & Officials’ Manual is a standard in the field of recreational sports.  Whether you are a coach, an instructor, official, player or fan of the sport, this is the essential rules book for Flag & Touch Football.  This easy to read and follow pocketsize rules book is the resource for you before, during, and after the game.

Coaching Resources

Flag Football Coach

Venue for rookie and advanced coaches to share and learn about coaching flag football.

USA Football Coach

Certification, tools and training offered by USA Football

Youth Flag Football HQ

Great resource for drills, articles, and guidance for coaches of youth flag football leagues.

Flag Football Plays

Flag Football Ninja

Playbooks for 4 on 4, 5 on 5, 6 on 6, 7 on 7, 8 on 8 plus Youth sports

Flag Football Plays

Playbooks for 4 on 4, 5 on 5, 6 on 6, 7 on 7, 8 on 8

Football Babble

15 basic plays including both running and passing plays each easily adaptable for smaller or larger flag football teams

Flag Football Playmaker HD

Interactive playbook & play wristband system for the iPhone or iPad.

Professional Organizations

National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Flag Football

NIRSA believes that collegiate recreation is a significant and powerful key to inspiring wellness in local, regional, and global communities. Since its founding in 1950, NIRSA membership has grown to comprise nearly 4,500 dedicated professionals, students, and businesses, serving an estimated 8.1 million students.


NFL FLAG Powered by USA Football provides opportunities for children age 5-17 to enjoy America's favorite sport. Players benefit by being physically active through non-contact, continuous action while learning the fundamentals of football, lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship.

United States Flag Football Association

The U.S. Association comprised of Member State Associations is the first national flag football organization on a membership basis if it’s kind in the United States.