KMFA offers 2 Flag Football programs through the year – Outdoor Spring Flag and Indoor Winter Flag.
We are proud of the fact that we have the largest Spring flag football program in BC and it continues to grow each year as more boys and girls are discovering the fun in playing flag football. We are also the only organization in the Okanagan that runs indoor Winter Flag for the kids that just can’t enough and want to improve their skills year round.
Age Divisions are based on birth year; Your child’s age as of December 31 of the year the program runs will determine their age division. Winter Flag opens for registration November 1 at 9am.
|League - Winter 2020||Age Range|
|*New* U8 - Approximately 4:30-5:30pm, Sundays in West Kelowna (Dome)||6 - 7 (birth year 2013)|
|U10 - 4:30-6:30pm, Sundays in West Kelowna (Dome)||8 - 9 (birth years 2011, 2012)|
|U12 - 3:30-5:30pm, Saturdays in West Kelowna (Dome)||10 - 11 (birth years 2009, 2010)|
|U14 - 5:30-7:30pm, Saturdays in West Kelowna (Dome)||12 - 13 (birth years 2007, 2008)|
|U16 - 7:30-10:15am, Sundays in Kelowna (CNC)||14 - 15 (birth years 2005, 2006)|
Our programs are a 5v5 format, open to boys and girls with any level of playing experience. Games are played in a jamboree style format of 25-minute long games each weekend. Games are generally played at the same location each week. The Winter session runs January to March and is a great way to continue building up skills and experience. Play is limited to Saturdays or Sundays only for practices and games. Registration spaces are limited in each age division due to contstraints of indoor field time and space. Age divisions for registration are U8* – U16. *New for 2020 is U8, with more focus on learning the skills and a progression of mini-scrimmages to learn the game.
The Spring Season runs from April to June, wrapping up with playoffs on the final weekend of play. The season begins with an Evaluation day for all players to run through drills and skills, then Coaches draft their teams. In addition to the Coaches/Assistant Coaches children, a coach may pre-select 1 – 2 players (with approval of the selected player’s parents) to form a core of 3 players prior to the draft process. Once teams are chosen, practice days/times/locations are at the discretion of the Coach, 1 – 2 times per week.
Each June, BCCFA hosts an open, province wide tournament at our Mission Sportsfields for U10 through U19 divisions. Each division draws an average of 30 teams or more from all over the Lower Mainland up to Prince George for a fun weekend of challenging competition. Other than our fields being used, KMFA has no affiliation to the organization of the tournament. Teams interested in entering the tournament will need to be registered individually through Esportsdesk and an additional team fee paid. At the start of our regular season, coaches must inform their teams of their intent for this tournament – some coaches take their regular house league team as drafted (if all players want to participate) into the tournament, while others choose to enter a specially selected team. All KMFA players are eligible for this tournament and KMFA will work to ensure your child has a team to play with if they want to participate or parents may source a team for their child to play with.
KMFA is leading the way to improving the safety of play by being one of the first organizations to adopt the mandate for all players to wear a softshell helmet during practices and games. A $100 deposit will be required at the start of the season and returned/destroyed when the helmet is collected at the end of the season. Through the season, helmets may be washed in your regular laundry cycle.