The Gainesville Haymarket Youth Football League (GHFYL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a character building program for both boys and girls of the area through fundamental instructions associated with youth tackle football.



General Information for Flag Football:

  • For practices: each player will need cleats, a mouthpiece and plenty of water.
  • For games: each player will need cleats, a colored mouthpiece, black shorts with NO pockets and plenty of water.
  • Each player will be provided with a reversible jersey for them to keep.
  • Requests for coaches or specific practice days or locations are not accepted.
  • Coaches choose their own practice days/times/locations.
  • 5/6 & 7/8 Flag Camp Registration is TBD (Spring only)
  • Games are played at the Grizzly Sports Complex (GSC).
  • Practices are held at local schools in the Gainesville, Bristow, and Haymarket areas, as well as at the GSC.
  • The speed limit at the Complex is FIVE (5) mph. Please drive slow!
  • No Pets are to be brought to any practice or game field. Please inform family and friends that may attend.
  • Smoking/Vaping is NOT permitted.
  • Please abide by all no parking signs and marked yellow curbs. Parking is not permitted in these places.
  • Please check the website or watch for emails regarding field status. Please note that games and practices held at the Complex will proceed when it rains.

Fall Flag Specifics:

  • Fall Flag Program is for Ages 5 & 6
  • Games are played on Saturday at 9:00, 9:45, or 10:30 am at the Grizzly Sports Complex (GSC)
  • Regular Registration - Opens Monday, May 1st
  • Late Registration - June 26th - August 18th 
  • When a Grizzly team plays another Grizzly team, the home team will wear dark colors.
  • The first practice may begin the week of August 28th.
  • Games begin Saturday, September 16th, and will end Saturday, October 28th.  All games are played on Saturdays. 

Spring Flag & 7v7 Specifics:

  • Games are played on Friday & Sunday with the majority played on Sunday.
  • Spring Flag Program is for Ages 5-6 & 7-8
  • Spring 7v7 Program is for 10U, 12U, and 14U.

Important 2023 Spring Flag & 7v7 Football Dates

  • Registration rates - $215 
  • Late registration rates - $235
  • Registration is open through February 28, 2023
  • 5/6 & 7/8 Flag Football Camp at the Grizzly Sports Complex (TBD)
  • Monday, March 27th ~ Flag & 7v7 Practices May Begin 
  • Sunday, April 16th ~ First Flag & 7v7 Games!
  • Sunday, May 28th ~ Memorial Weekend/No Games
  • June 5th - 11th ~ Playoff Tournament

Flag Football & 7v7 Rules

Field Map


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