The Matt Leinart Flag Football League, in conjunction with the NFL Flag Football program, is a flag football league for kids in 1st-8th grade, with the emphasis on community fun. The league is for both boys and girls of all skill levels and promotes a competitive, confidence-building, non-contact football experience.
Founded in Newport Beach in 2010, the goal of the league was to provide a fun league for kids to be involved in, while also developing football skills. What makes the Matt Leinart Flag Football League different from most is the emphasis on passing, similar to the high school passing leagues that teams participate in throughout the Spring and Summer months. The number of runs that a team has is limited, while QB's have a set time to throw the ball, before a sack is called. There is no defensive rushing, which allows QB's and WR's to work their dropbacks and routes without an unblocked player constantly in their face. We feel that these rules allow for greater development of football skills, while making for a more exciting game.
The league now has locations throughout Orange County, and we look forward to more continued growth.