Football

Football Leagues

CMSA Flag Football is one of CMSA's most exciting sports! 

Our open league offers a draft league in the spring and fall which means there's always a competition to see which new team will take home the title and is a great way to meet new friends around the league - you're always getting a chance to play someone new!

Our women's league plays in the late fall each year and offers captain-led teams in competitive and recreational divisions. New players are welcomed into the league and placed with one of our current teams and will be introduced to plenty of new friends!

Any questions or suggestions about the league should be e-mailed to:

Women's - womensflagfb@chicagomsa.org

Open - flagfootball@chicagomsa.org

 

Football Seasons

LeagueSeason NameRegistration PeriodLeague Dates
OpenSpringTBD - COVID-19 restrictions on competitive playLate April - Mid-June
OpenFallTBD - COVID-19 restrictions on competitive playEarly September - Early November
Women’sTBDTBDTBD

Registration Coming Soon

Open Flag Football - 7 v. 7, teams are drafted prior to season start

Women's Flag Football - 7 v. 7, competitive and recreational divisions

Open Flag Football

All players register prior to the player draft and draft camps. Following draft camps, team captains conduct a draft to set teams. Teams change every season.

Women's Flag Football

Captains/Full Teams:
Team captains can register and create a team. Individuals can then register on their own and select their preferred team.

Free Agents:
Players may register as a free agent and will be assigned to a team prior to the league start date.

Open Flag Football

Regular Season:
1-2 games per week; 7 games in spring, 10 games in fall. Games are played Saturday morning/afternoons.

Playoffs:
Single elimination playoffs, seeded based on regular season finish.

Women's Flag Football

Regular Season:
Games are played Sunday morning/afternoons.

Playoffs:
Single elimination playoffs.

Jerseys, flags, field equipment are all provided by the league. Games are refereed by paid officials.

Players must provide pocketless shorts. We recommend cleats (plastic only - NO METAL) and football gloves as well, but neither are required.

To come.

  • CMSA Open Flag Football

  • CMSA Open Flag Football

  • CMSA Women's Flag Football

Open & Women's Flag Football Location