State Flag Football Tournament

COVID Procedures

All participants should self-screen prior to arriving at this event and should remain home if feeling unwell or displaying coronavirus symptoms.

Vaccination is not required to attend in person events.

SOILL will have hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes/spray and other cleaning/sanitizing products on-site.

Please check with your Region staff on the status of spectators attending competitions.  The decision on allowing spectators is based on the facility being used for the competition, the rules they have and the amount of people above the number of registered athletes and coaches they can safely accommodate. It is very important you relay to all parents and guardians if spectators will be allowed at this competition.

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:

What is State Flag Football?

State Flag Football is 1 of 13 state sports competitions. It is the championship level competition for those participating in flag football and Unified flag football. State Flag Football is a 2 day event usually held the first weekend of November in Peoria. The State Flag Football Tournament includes approximately 185 athletes, 10 Unified partners, 60 coaches and 100 volunteers. State Flag Football is hosted at the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex in Peoria, IL.

Competition Information

State Flag Football is a stand-alone competition and serves as a showcase for our Flag Football athletes to demonstrate the skills they have learned throughout the year.

Facility Information

Louisville Slugger Sports Complex has 3 field we will have access to.

Event Details

All times listed below are tentative and subject to change once event specific schedules are determined.  For a final schedule please check the Supporting Documents section close to competition day.

  • Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 8:00am – 2:00pm

Additional activities include an Opening Ceremony, a dinner and an athlete entertainment activity on Saturday night, family registration and souvenir sales.


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Volunteer Information

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Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony will take place at 8:30am at the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex on Saturday morning. 


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Victory Dance

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Text Alerts and Event status Updates

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Supporting Documents

2021 State Flag Football Event Handbook Memo

2021 State Flag Football Event Handbook

2021 SOILL State Flag Football Brackets Results

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.

State Flag Football Sponsor:

Who We Are

Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world.  Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 13,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities.  Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life.  Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.


Nov 05 - 06 2022


8:00 am - 6:00 pm




Louisville Slugger Sports Complex
8400 Orange Prairie Rd, Peoria, IL 61615
Nate Henry


Nate Henry
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