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Fall Flag Football


The Wheatland Athletic Association follows the guidelines issued by the State of Illinois under the Restore Illinois Plan in the operation of programs and facilities. Please click here for up to date information and guidance.

Program Information

Fall Flag Football League

Limited contact football for 1st – 8th graders, played in a safe and fun atmosphere.

Each league has team practices, scrimmage, games and tournament.  Games are played on Saturdays and
coaches will schedule practice during the week.  If necessary, league may be modified to comply with Illinois guidelines.  

Dates: Practices and Games begin in August and continue through October
Ages: 1st – 8th grade
Location: various, TBA 

Volunteer coaches are needed. Coaches may make player requests based on location and car pools. Orientation meeting required. 

Grade/Age Divisions

1st – 2nd Grade League — Pumpkin Bowl Division

This league develops basic skills and fundamentals and basic game strategy. The volunteer coach has the option of playing the quarterback position for the 1st 2 weeks. Starting in week #3 the players are the QB for the remainder of the season. Five vs. Five format to allow maximum opportunities per player. 10 players per team.

3rd  - 8th Grade Leagues 

Players rotate at all positions, according to league rules throughout each game.

  • 3rd – 4th Grade League — Candy Bowl Division
    Nine vs. Nine.  There will be a maximum of 12 teams in this division.  Maximum of 13 per team
  • 5th – 6th Grade League — Turkey Bowl Division   Coaches can bring in their entire team! 
    Nine vs. nine.  There will be a maximum of 12 teams in this division. Maximum of 13 per team.
  • 7th – 8th Grade Division - Mega Bowl Division  Coaches can bring in their entire team!
    Nine vs. nine.  There will be a maximum of 10 teams in this division. Maximum of 13 per team

We will do our best to honor special requests, however, we do not guarantee them. Requests and team placement are considered based on making evenly skilled teams, coach requests and the date order received.  We limit special requests to 2 per participant and up to 5 names for head coaches except where specified.  5th - 8th grade can bring in full teams.

2021 Fall Flag Football Photos

 1st/2nd Flag Football Scrimmage

   5th/6th Buckeyes vs. Ducks 8/21


Rules, Equipment & Directions

Rules: 2021
2021 1st/2nd Flag Football Rules   Rev. 8/30

2021 3rd-8th Flag Football Rules   Rev. 8/5

Playoff Overtime:
  • A coin toss will be held to start overtime. 
    • The winning team has 3 options:
      • Offense First,
      • Defense First
      • Direction (both teams go the same direction for all overtime periods).
  • Each team will have a possession in each OT period.
  • Each team will have a four-play possession beginning at the 10-yard line.
  • Each team gets 1 Timeout per overtime, no carry over
  • An Interception can be returned for a score
  • If a team scores, they can attempt a one or two point conversion.
  • Beginning in the 3rd OT period, teams may only attempt a 2-pt PAT after scoring.
  • If tied after first overtime the team that lost the coinflip gets choice of Offense or Defense
  • If tied after a 2nd or subsequent OT the choice of Offense or Defense will alternate
  • The game is over when one team has more points at the end of the OT period.
  • All other rules remain in effect.
  • Player Provided: All players should wear plastic/rubber spikes.
  • Optional: Mouthpiece, knee pads and elbow pads. They can be purchased at any sporting goods store.
  • WAA Provided: Each participant receives a team jersey and player flag belt.


Volunteer Opportunities

WAA is a non-profit volunteer organization.  Parent volunteer coaches are needed for all teams at all levels.  Please volunteer to coach your child's team.  

Coach Application 

Football Officials

WAA may hire and train flag football officials if additional workers are needed. If you are 16 or older and interested in applying, please complete the "Student Worker/Various" application and mail to WAA, 2323 Liberty Street, Aurora IL 60502 Attention: Flag Football Director.

Registration Information

All Divisions are FULL and at a Wait List

Special Requests

Remember: Special requests for team placement will be considered carefully, but there is NO GUARANTEE they will be honored.  For requests to be considered, the registration should be submitted as early as possible.  Requests are considered on a first come, first serve priority.  Each participant is limited to two requests (eg, friend, coach) per registration.   WAA tries to place children based on special requests, neighborhood and school.   However, we also have to make balanced teams and and are limited by the number of volunteer head coaches.  Please spell names of requested players/coaches correctly.

Reports & Results

WAA Flag Football

Contact Us

Wheatland Athletic Association

2323 Liberty St 
Aurora, Illinois 60502

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