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/location.
  • Early Bird Registration is $100 through 12/31/2016
  • Regular Registration is $130  (Late registration fee of $15 after 2/15/2017)
  • Flag Camp Registration is $40 (Spring only)
  • Games are played at the Grizzly Sports Complex (GSC) and Benton Middle School.
  • Practices are held at local schools in the Gainesville, Bristow, and Haymarket areas, as well as at the GSC.
  • 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 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:

  • Games are played on Sunday at 9 or 9:50am.
  • When a Grizzly team plays another Grizzly team, the home team will wear dark colors.
  • Practice may begin September 1
  • Games begin September 13

Spring Flag Specifics:

  • Games are played on Friday/Saturday/Sunday with the majority played on Sunday.

Important 2017 Spring Flag Football Dates

  • Early Bird Registration opens November 1, 2016
  • Regular registration rates start 1/1/2017
  • Late registration rates start 2/16/2017
  • Registration is open through 2/28/2017
  • Waitlist registration begins 3/1/2017 (Players are assigned teams on an as needed basis)
  • TBD~ Flag Football Camp at the Grizzly Sports Complex, 10am - 2pm 
  • April 3 ~ Flag Practices May Begin 
  • April 16 ~ Easter Weekend/No Games
  • April 23~ Flag Games Begin (Schedule TBD)
  • May 28 ~ Memorial Weekend/No Games
  • June 8-11 ~ Playoff Tournament

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