Flag football is offered as a Unified Sport, which means individuals with and without disabilities play on the same team.
Individual skills may be offered at area level competitions. Athletes who participate in Individual Skills are not allowed to also play 5-vs-5 Unified flag football at the same tournament. Athletes who compete in Individual Skills must participate in Individual Skills at practice, and the coach must record their score on the online registration form.
Individual Skills is an event designed for athletes who use wheelchairs, need assistance on the field or are not interested in playing 5-vs-5 football.
Note: Individual skills will NOT be offered at any level of competition in 2021
Individual Skills (area only not in 2021)
Unified Skills (area only not in 2021)
Run and Catch
Throwing for Accuracy
Throwing for Distance
Agility and Speed
Handbooks & rules
Flag Football Handbook (PDF)
Special Olympics North America Flag Football Rules (PDF)
Flag Football Individual Skills Rules (PDF)
Flag Football Individual Skills Scoresheet (PDF)
Flag Football Team Information Page
Flag Football Registration Form – Team Assessment (PDF)
Flag Football Drills