skip navigation

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, 2019. 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 24th and Oct 5th. There will not be practices during the week and there are no games. 
  •  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 4th, 2019):

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

  • 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 August 1st – 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 6th, 2019. 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 11th. If you have not heard from your coach by that time, please contact us at
Apparel Sale
  • Now open! Click here to order
  • The apparel is optional. It is not needed for practices or games
  • The apparel sale will close on August 1st and the items purchased will be distributed the week of August 25th
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. Games will be played on Saturdays between Aug 24th - Oct 5th (no games Labor Day weekend). All teams will play a full day tournament on  Oct 12th. Some teams will advance to the final round of playoffs on Oct 19th.
Are there playoffs?
  • Yes. All teams from 6/7, 8/9 and 10/12 leagues will play in a pool play tournament Saturday Oct 12th - 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 19th 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

Phone: (612) 743-2258

Howard Suamico Youth Sports Association Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor of Howard Suamico Youth Sports Association?