At the 2010 National Games in Nebraska, Flag Football was held as a demonstration sport. In 2014 USA Games Flag Football was one of the 12 sports offered. Athlete training takes place in late spring and throughout the summer.
Details for Delaware County Program
SOPA Season: Fall
Head Coach: Jeff Seagraves
What to Expect: 7v7 – no tackling
Training Specifics: *DUE TO COVID-19, WE WILL NOT BE OFFERING FLAG FOOTBALL DURING FALL 2020.*
During typical season, Monday’s from 6-7p at Thornbury Park (Glen Mills) starting in early September. Training time is subject to change due to darkness.
Competition Dates: Delaware County does not compete in anything at the moment since Flag Football is still considered an emerging sport for SOPA.
Equipment: We will provide all the required equipment.
Uniform Requirements: We will provide athletes with necessary uniform for competition.
ALL athletes must have a current medical (on Special Olympics PA medical form) that runs through the end of the season. If the athlete medical is not up-to-date, athletes WILL NOT be able to participate. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this rule since it poses a safety risk to the entire program. An up-to-date medical must always be on file with the coach as well as sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. To download a copy of medical application, check our resource page. To check on medical expiration date, please go here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gZlc7Rupri51R_2SAgbVRI8DwrOVf2nDOvmssWKBXfo/edit#gid=0
ALL athletes must attend at least 8 trainings and participate in qualifiers to be eligible to compete in State Games (Summer Games/Fall Festival/Indoor Winter Games).
ALL athletes can participate in multiple sports during the same season, but must declare a primary sport for State Games (Summer Games/Fall Festival/Indoor Winter Games).