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NFL Flag Football League

NFL Flag Football League

Join us for our fifth annual season of the NFL Flag Football League. We aim to help our players improve their functional skills, learn to play within a team, compete hard, and above all else, to have fun.

  • Sunday afternoons, September 15 – November 10 at Fieldston School Upper Field.
  • Boys and Girls in grades 1 – 9
  • Practices, Games, and Playoffs
  • NFL Team Branded Jerseys

Plan for Sunday, September 15 – Assessments/Combine: 

  • Grades 1 – 5: 12:15pm – 1:15pm
  • Grades 6 – 9: 1:15pm – 2:15pm

Plan for Sundays from September 22 – November 10:

  • Grades 1 – 5: 12:15pm – 1:45pm
  • Grades 6 – 9: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

For any questions, please contact

Moving the Chains

To give our families the best experience possible, this year the Y has partnered with BeneFit Sports whose purpose is to:


Through direct training’s for coaches & volunteers coupled with season long league-commissioner mentorship, BeneFit Sports is able to ensure the important question of ‘How we do football’ never loses sight of ‘why we play the game!’


Kids deserve camaraderie, competition, safety, and fun. Parents deserve clear communication, professional program delivery, and clear skill development for their children. Coaches and Staff deserve respect for their time, effort, and knowledge. Through intentional program design, preemptive sessions around expectations, and an unwavering commitment to delivering values-driven youth development,  BeneFit Sports and The Riverdale Y can’t wait to deliver the best season of flag-football yet!


By meeting all stakeholders (Players, Parents, Coaches) at a pre-season combine and ‘culture-keeping’ event, we promote a season of growth and development on and off the field. Through these culture sessions, we will establish how Riverdale does football and communally co-author the best season possible.