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Flex Football

Limited Contact for Skills Development

Gridiron Flex Football

Designed by NFL players to replicate the NFL 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.

  • A fun and physical style of play
  • Players wear soft-shell shoulder pads for fundamental development
  • A game play format that includes all football positions
  • Introduces hands first blocking with no contact to the head

Flex Football is the most complete, non-tackle option available.

Flex Football - Play Style Logo


Flex Football vs other Gridiron game-play types

A focus on both the running and passing game with a greater concentration on team-development. Emphasis on defensive skills while limited contact and game speed are priorities.

Play Style Overview
Flag 7v7 Flex
Players 5 7 9
Flags X - -
Soft-shell Helmet X X X
Soft-shell Shoulder Pads - - X
Who Is It 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 Is 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


All players will require some gear to play.

Gridiron Football is dedicated to ensuring players can participate and compete to their fullest while remaining safe. Because of this, certain gear is required for every game type. Gear requirements may vary by league location.

Equipment can be purchased during your registration process, or from the Gridiron Gear Shop.

Gear Guide*
Required Recommended
Mouthguard Customized jersey
Cleats Football Gloves
Soft-shell Helmet Arm sleeve
Shorts without Pockets Practice Football
Soft-shell Pads Battle Paint

*Required gear may vary based on local league standards


Our commitment to parents, players and coaches is to provide the best game day experience possible, focused on creating safe and fun youth football events for all. We take this commitment to heart on and off the field, and it is manifest every game day. From game play on the field to service and support by our dedicated game day staff and operations team — we place customer experience first.

The Gridiron Game Day Promise means you can rely on us to provide a consistently exceptional experience no matter what game style you play or where you play it.