2024 Registration is now open – see details below!

BMFA Flag Football

The Burlington Minor Football Association (BMFA) has designed a Flag Football program to give youth throughout Burlington and the surrounding communities an opportunity to participate in exciting and fast-paced Flag Football! Our non-contact flag football program is open to all boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 18.

Playing flag football provides opportunities to get active, learn new skills and get healthy. Best of all, anyone of any shape, size, experience, or skill level can play and contribute to their team. Games are played with 5 players from each team on the field at a time with all players being involved in every single play. The result is a ton of fun as everyone gets involved!

Games are played on turf fields and officiated by referees from the Southern Ontario Touch Football Officials Association (SOFTOA), and staffed with personnel capable of rendering first aid and treatment for on field injuries.

Each player will receive a uniform and equipment consisting of a team jersey, shorts, a flag belt and a mouthguard.

2024 Spring Flag Football

The Burlington Minor Football Association (BMFA) is pleased to announce the return of a Spring Flag Football season.  The details of the season are listed in the paragraphs listed below.

Leagues and Divisions

The Spring Flag Football season has always been a coed house league which will continue this year with the same divisions:

  • Tyke – players born in 2016 & 2017
  • Atom – players born in 2014 & 2015
  • Minor PeeWee – players born in 2013
  • Major PeeWee – players born in 2012
  • Minor Bantam – players born in 2011
  • Major Bantam – players born in 2010
  • Junior Varsity – players born in 2008 & 2009
  • Senior Varsity – players born in 2005, 2006 & 2007

Given the popularity of Flag Football amongst girls, the BMFA is pleased to announce that we will introduce an All Girls house league this season as well.  As it is the first season for this new league, the following divisions will be the only ones offered to start and depending upon the success may expand in the future:

  • Bantam – players born in 2010 & 2011
  • Junior Varsity – players born in 2008 & 2009
  • Senior Varsity – players born in 2005, 2006 & 2007

Season Dates

The season will commence on Saturday, April 20, 2024 and will be complete on Tuesday, June 25, 2024.

Game days and times

The season will be comprised of 9 regular season games and at least 1 playoff game to be held on championship weekend.

Games for the Tyke, Atom, PeeWee and Bantam divisions will be played every Saturday with champs weekend being Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23.  Saturday games will be played between 9AM and 5PM.  Games for Senior Varsity and Junior Varsity will be played on Monday evenings with champs weekend being Monday, June 24 and Tuesday, June 25.  Monday evening games will be played between 6PM and 11PM.

Game times will be set based on division play and will be played during a set time frame for the season. The entire season schedule will be posted at the beginning of the season.

Registration Details

Registration opened on Dec 01, 2023 and we expect it to close February 29, 2024 so don’t delay in registering! 

The registration fee for this program will be $300. This fee also includes the required Football Ontario registration fee for each player.

Coed League (Tyke, Atom, PeeWee, Bantam, JV, SV) registration link: https://app.teamlinkt.com/register/go/burlingtonstampeders/45079

All Girls League (Bantam, JV, SV) registration link: https://app.teamlinkt.com/register/go/burlingtonstampeders/45111

Friend Requests

Friend requests are a major component to the BMFA Flag Football League which will continue.  Upon registration, please be sure to include the full names of your friends that you would like to be teamed up with for the season.  Convenors will do their best to accommodate these requests as much as possible but please keep in mind that it is never a guarantee.

The BMFA will be implementing a few new changes this year to ensure fair play within this House league:

  • Player skill levels will be a new addition within the registration that should be filled out accurately which will help convenors balance the teams.  This will avoid the need for tiering, changes to the field and game schedule and most of all will ensure the competition is fair across the divisions and teams.
  • Full team roster requests submitted by coaches will not be granted automatically and players will be evaluated by convenors based on the designated skill level within the registration.
  • A max of 2 friend requests names will be allowed when registering.

Dates

  1. Registration Opening: December 01, 2023  
  2. Preseason Coaching Clinics and Scrimmages: April 06 & 13, 2024
  3. Teams and Coaches Announced: No later than April 01, 2024
  4. Week One Start – April 20, 2024
  5. Picture Day – May 04 (May 11 rainout makeup)  
  6. Champs Week – June 22 to June 25, 2024

Coaching discount

Without the support of our coaches this program will not be successful. In appreciation of the contribution to the
program head coaches will be eligible for a $100 credit towards a player’s registration.

Coaches & Volunteers needed

If you are interested in coaching or volunteering please send an email to the BMFA Flag Director at:
flag@burlingtonfootball.ca

Thank you
Dave Hulbert
BMFA Flag Football Director