Tackle Football & Flag Football

The Department of Parks and Recreation offers many opportunities to learn and play the game of football. Introduce your child to the game, play the game in one of our recreational leagues or attend a fun-filled Summer Day Camp.

Under the Lights: Flag Football Fundamental Series

Are you ready for some football? Join us in this developmental, co-ed, and noncontact series where participants will have the opportunity to receive football instruction on offensive & defensive positions, all while learning the rules and techniques of the flag game (no helmets, pads, etc.). Boys and girls will be able to enhance their ability on the field and understand the sport in a fun and safe environment. Participation in this series is great preparation for entry into league play that will be introduced in Spring 2022.

Program Details

  • Ages: 6-14
  • Dates: Sundays, October 24 - November 28
  • Time: 11am-12:30pm
  • Fee: Resident $30/child; Non-Resident $39/child
  • Register online only through Parks Direct with activity code 276008-599A
  • Location: 
    • Woodmore Towne Center Park
      2809 North Campus Way, Lanham, MD 20706

League Play

Pee-Wee Fall Flag Football: Games are played Sundays, September 19th – November 21st. Kids will learn football skills and meet friends on the field in this fun, recreational league for youth ages 3-4. Contact for registration details.

Fall Flag Football League: Games are played between Labor Day and Thanksgiving. Leagues are set up for even number age groups (i.e. 6u, 8u, 10u, 12u, & 14u). League age is based on your child’s age as of July 31st of the current year. Contact for registration details.

Spring Flag Football League: Games are played between May 1st-June 30th. Leagues are set up for even number age groups (i.e. 6u, 8u, 10u, 12u, & 14u). League age is based on your child’s age as of January 1st of the current year. To get league details or find a team near you, visit

We are always looking for coaches and referees. If you are interested in coaching or refereeing, please call 301-446-6800 or email

Inter-Center Flag Football League

This league plays games in the Fall from Labor Day through Halloween. Community Center teams are located throughout the county. This is a non-contact league. Teams competing in the ages 6/7 and 8/9 divisions will play 5 vs 5. Teams competing in the 10/11 and 12/14 divisions will play 8 vs. 8. Registration fee is $60 and includes team jersey and shorts.

Helpful Football Resources