Ashburn Youth Football League is a youth sports league created for the children of Ashburn, Virginia and the surrounding areas.The AYFL exists to promote youth football in the Ashburn area, and is intended to be an instructional league that places an emph


AYFL Ultimate Flag Football

    Spring 2022    

Why Ultimate Flag?


AYFL Ultimate Flag Football is an 8 on 8 layout mirrored out of a brand new format called "Extreme Flag Football" out of Texas.  It is also a similar format used by the NFL in spring training. 


  1. AYFL Ultimate Flag Football players develop advanced football skills  that cannot be advanced in a traditional flag football environment, such as:
    • Run and pass blocking techniques
    • Pass rush techniques
    • Defeating blocks
    • Bump & Run and Press coverage techniques
    • Wide receiver releases vs press coverage
    • QB passing mechanics with a helmet and shoulder pads
    • Catching/throwing passes with a helmet and shoulder pads
  2. Greatly reduces the perceived risk of injury associated with full tackle football.   AYFL Ultimate Flag Football is a NO TACKLE spring league.
    • Most injuries to young flag football players occur when to players collide at full speed without any protection for their head or shoulder areas.
    • AYFL Ultimate Flag Football is designed to greatly reduce those types of injuries
  3. Promotes agility and mobility, which increases player's proficiency in maintaining balance before, during and after contact while promoting physicality in all phases of the game.
    • Most advanced flag format available.  Ideal spring training for tackle players, and ideal football format to help bring more players into the league.
  4. Incidental contact to unprotected players cannot be fully eliminated in current flag football leagues, thus a semi-padded uniform combined with elements of flag and tackle football; gives young athletes the ability to develop advanced football skills while greatly reducing the risk of injuries.

No other football league in Northern Virginia is running this format.  It's new, it's different and it bridges the gap of Flag to Tackle.  With a "keep/ bring your own team" format, we can invite those players and teams from fall tackle, and flag teams to stay together and allow the coaches to bring new players to AYFL