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Flag Football

2020 Flag Football Update

Update as of 8/2/20:

Dear Players, Coaches, Referees, Parents and Spectators,

As the start of the flag football season approached, we were determined that we would be able to carry forth with our season in some form in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In consultation with local health officials, guidance from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the CDC, we drafted a return-to-play plan. Unfortunately, as more time passed, our plan became less attainable to a point where we could no longer define a safe path forward for our sport. Because of this, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 flag football season. 

For those that registered, we will begin the refund process promptly. Please be patient as we work through the details. If you purchased apparel through the apparel sale, we will be contacting you separately. 

HSYSA Flag Football


Howard Suamico Youth Sports Association is the home of Buccaneer flag football. We offer leagues for children ranging from 3 to 12 years old. Our safe and organized approach to youth football provides for fun, fair and competitive leagues. Whether you have a child that is looking to learn the sport of football  or one who has played several seasons,  we have something to offer them. 

The future of youth football is flag football.  


Please enroll your child into one of the following leagues based on their age as of August 1st, 2020. Click here to view our eligibility requirements.

  •  Bruiser Ball: Ages 3, 4 and 5 – $25
    • This is an instructional camp where participants will learn the fundamentals of football. Bruiser Ball camp will consist of five 45 minute sessions which will take place on Saturdays between Aug 22nd and Sep 26th. There will not be practices during the week and there are no games. Parent participation is required!
    • Camp sessions will be at the following times:
      • Sat Aug 22nd: 8:00 am
      • Sat Aug 29th: 4:00 pm
      • Sat Sep 12th: 8:00 am
      • Sat Sep 19th: 4:00 pm
      • Sat Sep 26th: 8:00 am
  •  Ages 6 and 7 – $45
    • This is an instructional league where participants will continue to learn the fundamentals of football. Games will be played and scores will be kept. All participants will receive a trophy.
  •  Ages 8 and 9 – $45
    • This is an instructional league where participants will continue to learn the fundamentals of football while also developing their skills. Games will be played and scores will be kept. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams will receive trophies.
  •  Ages 10, 11 and 12 – $45
    • This league offers friendly competition where participants develop advanced skills. Games will be played and scores will be kept. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams will receive trophies.


Mandatory Player Workout (Sun Aug 2nd, 2020) - Has Been Canceled:

Players should report to the concession stand area between the baseball diamonds at Nouryon Sports Complex for registration. We expect the workout to last around an hour. Typical athletic apparel is recommended including athletic pants or shorts, a t-shirt and tennis shoes or cleats.

Note: if your child is unable to attend the mandatory player workout they will be placed on a team during the coach's draft through a random assignment. The league does not need to be informed. However, we reiterate that the workout helps us ensure team parity and therefore is not optional. 

  • 6/7 year old league 4:00 pm
  • 8/9 year old league 5:00 pm
  • 10/12 year old league 6:00 pm
Registration and Draft Information
  • Registration is April 1st – June 30th.
  • Late registration is July 1st – July 31st. A $10 late fee will be applied.
  • No registrations accepted after July 31st – No Exceptions
  • In an effort to promote fair play, parity among teams and to drive consistency with other HSYSA programs, teams are established based on a coach’s draft. We do not accept player or coach requests. 
  • A coach’s draft will be held on Tuesday August 4th, 2020. The draft will contain a snaking draft order where the child from the head coach and one assistant coach will be placed on the team. All other players will be drafted by the coach accordingly. Players do not attend.
  • Your coach will contact players by August 9th. If you have not heard from your coach by that time, please contact us at
Apparel Sale
  • Open Now! Click here to order
  • The apparel is optional. It is not needed for practices or games
  • The apparel sale will close on July 31st and the items purchased will be distributed the week of August 29th
What will the practice schedule look like? 
  • The practice schedule is entirely developed and implemented by the head coach.  This means, the coach determines the day of the week, the time, how many times a week and where. Typically this means 1-2 evenings per week for 60-90 minutes each. 
What will the game schedule look like?
  • A game schedule will be provided once teams have been drafted. Regular season games will be played on Saturdays between Aug 22nd - Oct 3rd (no games Labor Day weekend). Playoffs games will be between Oct 10th and Oct 17th.
  • For scheduling purposes, game start times will follow this schedule:
    • Sat Aug 22nd: between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm
    • Sat Aug 29th: between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm
    • Sat Sep 12th: between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm
    • Sat Sep 19th: between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm
    • Sat Sep 26th: between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm
    • Sat Oct 3rd: between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm
    • Sat Oct 10th: between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm (all teams)
    • Sat Oct 17th: between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm (teams that advance)
Are there playoffs?
  • Yes. All teams from 6/7, 8/9 and 10/12 leagues will play on Saturday Oct 10th - please plan on a full day. All teams from 6/7 and teams that advance from the 8/9 and 10/12 leagues will play Saturday Oct 17th as well.
Volunteer Opportunities
  • We are in need of head coaches and league directors for all leagues. Please contact us at if you are interested in volunteering your time to coach and develop the youth in our community.

Matt Budahn

Flag Football Comissioner

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