Flag Football

General Rules

  • Special Olympics Flag Football is non-contact. In all aspects of Special Olympics Flag Football, rulings shall be made with player safety as the primary consideration.
  • The team roster may contain a maximum of 12 players.
  • Teams shall field 5 players to start the game (required). Teams may continue with a minimum of 4 players, if necessary due to disqualification or injury.
  • Teams will be grouped in divisions based on a classification round of games.
    • Modified Event Traditional Event Unified Sports® Event
    • Individual Skills Competition Traditional Team Competition
    • Unified Team Competition
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Steps to becoming a coach

Special Olympics Flag Football Rules
Flag Football Individual Skills Rules
Flag Football Individual Skills Rating
SOMO Rules of Flag Football (training video)

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Consent form
Unified Partner form
Class A for adult Unified Partners
Class A for minor Unified Partners

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Athlete's Oath

"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."  


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