What is it?
Spring Flag is a 5 on 5, non-contact flag football game that runs through the VMFL & BCCFA during the months of May and June. Each team made up of 9 to 11 players and games are played over 5 weekends with each weekend consisting of multiple games during the day, Jamboree style. After the 5 weekends, teams head to the Provincial Championships in Kelowna (U10-19 only) which take place over a full weekend at the beginning of June. All teams are entitled, but not required, to play in the Provincial Championships.
League Game Play (Jamboree Style)
Rules may vary at Provincial Championships.
- 5 vs 5 on the field.
- No kicking, blocking or contact.
- 25 minute games. No timeouts. No halftime.
- Field is 25 yds wide by 50 yds long. 10 yd endzones where possible.
- All offensive series start on team’s own 5 yd line.
- 3 downs to get to mid-field, then 3 more downs to get a touchdown.
- PATs: 1 pt from 5yd line, 2 pts from 12 yard line.
NSMF Spring Flag is mainly coach driven. Meanting coaches make their own teams by asking players to play for them. Anyone not asked to play can sign up on our Player Pool List. This list does not guarantee getting on a team, but gives coaches the opportunity to recruit anyone from the list to fill empty roster spots. NS will also use the player pool list to try to accommodate as many players as possible on it. If there are 8 players (the minimum required for a team), then we will put them together as a team and recruit a few of the parents to coach and manage the team. If there are one or two players in an age group, will will place them on existing teams as long as there is room (maximum 10 players). Coaches are still able to form their own teams by asking players to join them, but now the players not asked will have a much better chance of participating than in previous years.
To Resend Online Confirmation Email
You can have the system resend a copy of your registration confirmation email by clicking the envelope icon in the right-most column on the “History” page. If the payment was eligible for the Child Fitness Tax Credit (Canada Only) this receipt will be included in your email.
Player Pool List
If you have not been asked to join a team by a coach, there is a ‘Player Pool’, like a waiting list. Coaches looking for more players often look at the Player Pool, but being on the list does not guarantee a spot on a team. NS will use the player pool list to try to place everyone on a team. If there are 8 players (the minimum required for a team), then we will put them together as a team and recruit a few of the parents to coach and manage the team. If there are one or two players in an age group, will will place them on existing teams as long as there is room (maximum 10 players). If all teams at that age group are full and there are not enough left in the pool to make a team, we can try to contact other associations to see if they need players.
|A coach has NOT asked you to play →||Player Pool|
|A NS coach HAS asked you to be on his team →||Register Online|
If a coach has NOT confirmed you are on his team, enter our Player Pool. Some fees are non-refundable and we cannot guarantee a spot on a team, so this is the first step in being placed on a team. NS will try to put teams together from this Player Pool but cannot guarantee placement.
If a coach HAS confirmed you are on his team, Register Online.
The Coach will be responsible for filling the roster, administration of the team, setting practice times and organizing your team for the Provincial Championships, including travel and hotel.
For more information, go to Coaches Information →
2017 Season Age Divisions
(U=Under) (year of birth)
- U10 (2008/2009/2010)
- U12 (2006/2007)
- U14 (2004/2005)
- U16 (2002/2003)
- U19 (1999/2000/2001)
Age is determined by how old you will be on Dec. 31st.
It doesn’t matter what month you were born in.
- Spring Flag Condensed Rules
- Spring Flag Rule Book
- Introduction to Flag Football
- Officials Cheat Sheet
- Officials Training Manual
Please go into the clubhouse to discuss alternate funding (Kidsport) for Spring Flag.