Region D Flag Football Teams Competition – Chicago Public Schools Divisions

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 Peoria in November.

Flag Football Events Offered in Illinois

  • Five-on-five team competition – Junior and senior age groups

Competition Information

Chicago Public School flag football teams competition. Game play: Non-contact traditional game play with five to 12 players on a team.

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

Facility Information

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

Event Details

  • Volunteer check in – 8:30 AM
  • Agency/Team check in – 9:30-10:00 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 will be provided to athletes and coaches (on a 3:1) ratio.

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 at www.soill.org. Follow Special Olympics Illinois on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and Twitter.  

COVID Procedures

Unless a venue has specific COVID protocols in place, Special Olympics Illinois is following Illinois Department of Public Health and CDC COVID protocols and guidelines.  Please refer to event specific information or website page (if applicable) to determine if the venue has any specific COVID protocols. 

Special Olympics Illinois is committed to providing the best athlete, volunteer, coach and supporter environment possible.  While we are excited to resume in-person events, the health and well-being of our constituents remains our top priority.  All of our in person events follow the COVID-19 recommended IDPH and CDC guidelines. 

Please review the COVID High-Risk fact sheet for more information:



Sep 29 2023


10:00 am - 1:00 pm




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


Caitlin Tipre
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