Spring Football

20120428_03What is it?

Spring Flag is a five on five non-contact flag football game that runs in the VMFL during the months of April and May. Each team comprises of around six to eight players and games are played over five weekends with each weekend consisting of multiple games during the day. After the five weekends teams head to the provincial championships which take place over a full weekend in May.

20120428_02What are the age groups?

There are now five age groups consisting of:
Spring Flag U10 (2007, 2008, 2009)
Spring Flag U12 (2005, 2006)
Spring Flag U14 (2003, 2004)
Spring Flag U16 (2001, 2002)
Spring Flag U19 (1998, 1999, 2000)
20120428_01Where do I go to join?

Many of the VMFL associations put out Spring Flag teams. Last year Westside, Coquitlam, North Surrey, Cloverdale, Langley, Vancouver and South Delta all entered teams. Check with your local associations to see if they plan to participate this year.

20120428_04When does it play?

Most associations take registration for Spring Flag in early March. The season consists of six weekends (either a Saturday or Sunday) of games at one park starting in April and running through May. Each weekend each team will participate in playing four games during one day on the weekend. The Provincial Championships are held in early June and consist of a round robin over two days where teams will play from four to more games.

2016 Spring Flag Referee Clinic Schedule

March 27th @UBC Thunderbird Stadium – Heritage room – 4pm to 6pm
April 2nd @Mackin Park, Coquitlam – 10am to 1pm
April 9th @McLeod Athletic Park, Langley – 10am to 1pm

2016 Schedule

Week 1 – Sunday, April 17th – Westside @ UBC
Week 2 – Saturday, April 23rd – Coquitlam @ Town Centre Park
Week 3 – Sunday, May 1st – Langley @ McLeod Athletic Park
Week 4 – Saturday, May 7th – White Rock @ Sourth Surrey Athletic Park
Week 5 – Saturday, May 14th – North Surrey @ Newton Athletic Park
Week 6 – Saturday, May 28th – Chilliwack @ Townsend & Exhibition Park
BCCFA Provincial Championships U-19 – Sunday, May 29th – Richmond @ Hugh Boyd Park
BCCFA Provincial Championships U-10/U-12/U-14/U-16 – Saturday and Sunday, June 4 & 5 – Kelowna, Capital News Centre