Spring Flag

General Information

What is it?

Spring Flag is a 5 on 5, non-contact flag football game that runs through the VMFL & BCPFA during the months of May and June. Each team made up of 10 to 12 players and games are played over 6 weekends with each weekend consisting of multiple games during the day, Jamboree style. After the 6 weekends, teams head to the Provincial Championships which will be held this year at South Surrey Athletic Park (White Rock) for all divisions. This tournament style championship, takes 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, meaning coaches make their own teams by asking players to play for them. If you have not been asked to join a team by a coach, there is a waiting list. Coaches looking for more players often look at the waitlist, but being on the list does not guarantee a spot on a team. NSMF will use the waitlist 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 13 players). If all teams at that age group are full and there are not enough left in the waitlist to make a team, we can try to contact other associations to see if they need players.

Spring Flag 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. NSMF will try to put teams together from this waitlist, but cannot guarantee placement.

A NSMF coach has NOT asked you to play → Waitlist is now closed.
A NSMF coach HAS asked you to play → Registration is now CLOSED

2022 Season Age Divisions

(U=Under) (year of birth)

  • U8 - 2015/16/17
  • U10 - 2013/14
  • U12 - 2011/12
  • U14 - 2009/10
  • U16 - 2007/08
  • U19 - 2004/05/06

Age is determined by how old you will be on Dec. 31st. It doesn't matter what month you were born in.



Alternate Funding

Please contact the Registrar to discuss alternate funding (Kidsport) for Spring Flag.