1st & 2nd Grade

A co-ed 5-on-5 flag football division for players entering the 1st and 2nd grades during the fall of the current calendar year.

The focus is on helping kids understand the basics of football while still encouraging a fun and fast-paced experience during practices and games.

Players play both offense and defense. At this level, a team coach is the quarterback when on offense, so players have a greater chance of catching a pass, cleanly taking a hand-off, and scoring.


    • Approximately 30 yards wide x 40 yards long (not counting the end zones)

    • The end zones are 5 yards deep

    • Consists of one (1) first down marker which is at mid field

    • There are four (4) no run zones where the offense cannot run the ball if the line of scrimmage is within 5 yards of mid field or the opponent's end zone

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RFYFA will provide the following to your child:

  • RFYFA Branded Flag Belt
      • Yours to keep at end of the season
      • The flag belt must be worn so there is one flag on each hip of the player
      • The flag belt cannot have excess materials dangling off of it. The excess material should be cut and/or taped prior to the start of the game


  • RFYFA Game Day Jersey (reversable)
      • Yours to keep at end of the season
      • Must be worn on game days
      • Home Team wears Navy¬† side / Away Team wears Gray side
      • Game Day jersey and all shirts must be tucked into shorts/pants when on the field


Players will need to provide:

    • Mouthguard
        • Must be worn when on the field at all times for practices and games


    • Tennis shoes or rubber cleats
        • Not metal cleats are permitted


    • Water bottle


    • All players shirts must be tucked into shorts/pants when on the field


  • Additional appropriate weather-related clothing as needed

Game Information


  • 4 players on offense
    • Coach QB
  • 5 players on defense


  • Touchdowns - 6 points
  • Extra Point (5-yards) - 1 point
    • Must be pass play
  • Extra Point (10-yards) - 2 points
    • Either run or pass play
  • No kicking (punts or field goals)

Duration and Timing

  • Two (2), 20 minutes halves.
  • 2-minute halftime
  • 45 second play clock
  • 8 second QB throwing clock


  • Max one (1) per half


  • There is no blitzing in this division


  • Games are refereed by High School Wildcat Football Players.
  • We try to have a min of two referees for each game.


For more detailed rules, please see the rule book below.


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River Falls Youth Football Association

PO Box 132
River Falls, WI 54022