Region D Flag Football Competition – Junior and High School Teams

What Is Flag Football?

One of the newest and most exciting sports Special Olympics Illinois offers is flag football. In Illinois, Flag football provides competition for teams of five in junior and senior (coed) age groups.

Athletes in Illinois who participate in team competition, compete locally at a regional qualifying event. Teams who win a gold medal are eligible to advance to the State Flag Football Tournament hosted in November.

Flag Football Events Offered in Illinois

  • Five-on-five team competition for junior and senior age groups

Competition Information

Game Play: Non-contact traditional gameplay with five to 12 players on a team.

Final divisions are created prior to competition. Schedule is open for field assignments.

Facility Information

All fields are outdoor with bathrooms on site as well as parking.

Event Details

Volunteer check-in: 8:30 AM
Agency/Team check-in: 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Competition begins: 10:00 AM
Awards: Immediately following competition
Competition ends: Around 1:00 PM

Volunteer Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.


Athletes should plan to bring their own protective mouthpiece as well as their own Triple Threat belt.


Please check back closer to the event for more information.


Lunch is provided to athletes and coaches on a 3:1 ratio. Registered volunteers will also receive lunch.

Supporting Documents

To see a complete list of all state tournaments, click here.

To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus, who support Special Olympics Illinois throughout the year, click here.

Who We Are

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit sports organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports to a community of more than 55,000 traditional athletes, Young Athletes, Unified partners, coaches, volunteers, and more. It strives to be a global leader in shaping a culture where people with and without intellectual disabilities are fully integrated into the community by providing year-round opportunities in competitive sports, health education, leadership and personal development. 

If you are interested in being a part of Special Olympics Illinois and its vision, contact your local region, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website. Follow Special Olympics Illinois on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and Twitter.  


Oct 04 2024


8:30 am - 1:00 pm




La Villita Park,
2800 S. Sacramento Ave, Chicago, IL 60608


Caitlin Tipre

Other Organizers

Katie McFadden
Brenden Cannon
Brenden Cannon
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