Flag Football

Flag Football is the newest sport offered by Special Olympics Tennessee.  The first tournament was held in October of 2009 with 15 teams.  Flag Football is a 5v5 non-contact sport played by both males and females.  If you'd like more information on how to start a team or volunteer please contact our office at 615-329-1375.

Click here to see the rules.

**We're excited to announce that we will be holding a skills competition for athletes not competing in the team competition. Athletes will compete for medals participating in five different skills (Catching, Throwing for Accuracy, Throwing for distance, Agility and Flag pulling).  Flag Football Skills Competition Rules

2013 Tournament Info

When: Saturday September 28th
Where: Lighthouse Christian School,  Antioch, TN
Who: 25 teams from across the state
Schedule: Games begin at 9am and continue until 5pm

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Special Olympics is looking for officials to help out at the tournament.  Experience with officiating or playing flag football is recommended but not required. If interested please contact Sean Stake at sstake@specialolympicstn.org.

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Registration Information for Area Directors/Coaches:

  • August 2nd - Quota request sent to Area Programs
  • August 9th - Quota requests due back to State Office
  • August 16th - Quota & Registration sent to Areas
  • September 13 - registration Dure
  • September 20 - Last day for registration changes
  • September 28 -  State Flag Football Tournament

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