Region J Flag Football

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 (co-ed) 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 – Junior and senior age groups

Competition Information

Each team will play two games in their division. Multiple fields will be set up across the school football field.

Facility Information

Bleacher seating is available for fans. Team benches will be available on each field. Restrooms are located on the north end of the field.

Event Details

9:00 AM – Opening Ceremony

Volunteer Information

Please click on the button below to register to volunteer.


Teams must provide their own flags and mouth guards. Athletes should bring their own refillable water bottle.


Awards will be given based on place in each division.


Bottled water and Powerade will be available. Lunch will be served for athletes and coaches.

Special Guests

Athlete Leaders from the region will be on hand to help with key portions of the event.

Supporting Documents

To see a complete list of all state championship competitions, 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 X.  


Sep 29 2024


9:00 am - 6:00 pm




Mascoutah High School
1313 W Main St, Mascoutah, IL 62258
Steve Whitlatch


Steve Whitlatch
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