Event Information

Flag Football

Dates

Event:
Sat, July 15, 2017
Sun, July 16, 2017


Schedule

Starting times vary per site. Brackets will be available Thursday, July 13.


Other Info


Locations

Please see the "Sites" tab.

Entry Fees

Team Fee:
(9-15 players)
$260/team
Add Players*
(16+ players):
$20/player
Add/Swap Players*
(Up to 15 Players):
Free Until July 10
Late Registration:
(After 5pm June 30)
$275/team
 Online Entry Deadline: July 7 at 5pm
 T-Shirt Deadline: June 30 at 5pm

*Minimum of 9 and up to 15 players per entry fee. Each additional player after 15 is $20. Roster changes are subject to approval.

Event Photos

Click the button below to view photos of the BSSG Flag Football event.

View 2016 Photos

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Sites

Lewis & Clark Middle School
1315 Lewis Ave.
Billings, MT 59102


Will James Middle School
1200 30th St. W.
Billings, MT 59102

Event Sponsored by:

Commissioners

Dwite Johnson was born, raised, and educated in Boise, Idaho. He grew up participating in organized sports, including football, baseball, wrestling and soccer, as well as Martial Arts, Judo, TaeKwonDo and Karate. Dwite presently operates a private small business consulting and accounting firm. His athletic history includes over 30 years as a player/coach in the Billings Flag Football League and 17 years as its President. For the past 14 years, he has been President of the Montana Flag Football Association. This is a statewide organization for Adult Flag Football. Dwite is assisted by his wife Debbie Kobold.

Debbie has been the President of the Billings Flag Football League for the past 4 years, in addition to being a Co-Commissioner for Big Sky State Games. As President of BFFL, she recruits teams, schedules all games and tournaments, is the liaison between the teams and referees and acts as the treasurer. For the past few years, she has also organized trips to Las Vegas for the National Flag Football Tournament, arranging ground and air transportation, reserving hotel rooms and coordinating game times and travel. Aside from the football field, she has been a paralegal for over 25 years, and performs as a musician for a variety of different groups.

State Games of America Qualifier

All 2015 and 2016 Big Sky State Games medalists, and some 2017 medalists are eligible to compete in the
2017 State Games of America in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Current sports are:

Archery, Basketball, Billiards, Bowling, Cycling, Disc Golf, Fencing, Figure Skating, Flag Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Karate, Lacrosse, Pickleball, Racquetball, Road Race, Rollerskating, Shooting, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tae Kwon Do/Judo, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.

Please see the State Games of America website for more information.

Roster Changes

Rosters must be identical to entry form roster. Players must be on roster to play. After registration, you can continue to add/swap players on our website using the Roster Add/Change Form until (1) July 10th, or (2) you reach the maximum players per entry fee for your sport (15 players). Each additional player after 15 is $20. After July 10th, all roster changes (including swaps) must be submitted at the event site prior to the first game (during designated times). Onsite additions cost $20 per player. Onsite changes/swaps cost $10 (for any number of players).

Bracking and Schedule

Starting times may vary per site. The schedule will be posted by July 13.

Sportsmanship and Conduct

Good sportsmanship is required when addressing volunteer officials and scorekeepers. Unsportsmanlike conduct is not accepatable and will be penalized ad deemed appropriate by the officials. The Code of Conduct needs to be signed by the team captain before the first game and given to commissioner.

Download Code of Conduct Agreement

Special Information

Teams and Divisions

Participants must be 18 years and older. Men's teams can be co-ed. Turnaments will be limited to 8 teams. Teams will be seeded in the tournament on Sunday from the results of two qualifying games played on Saturday, with the more competitive teams placed in the 1st Division and the less competitive teams placed in the 2nd Division. Teams with the best record in each Division advance in the tournament for medal round qualification.

Games

Guaranteed three games (A bye is considered a game). Games are 25 minute halves with a five minute half time. The clock runs continuously except for kick offs and extra points until the last two minutes when it is regulated normally.

Contact Rules

The rules do not allow any of the body contact techniques associated with regular contact football. There is no hitting, forearms, elbows, shoulders, or hips of any kind allowed. Blocking is open handed “Pro” style. Rules will be strictly enforced! Violators will be held personally and legally responsible for their actions.

See the Rules & Regulations page for a full listing of rules for 9 Man Flag Football.

Teams Must Check In

Any team five minutes late will be considered to have forfeited. Teams must check in fifteen (15) minutes before game by reporting to scoring table with a typed or printed team roster prior to each game played. Roster must be identical to entry form roster.

Equipment

Each team member must wear same colored jersey or T-shirt as their team members. Arrive at the site dressed to play. No locker rooms or towels will be provided. Bring your own practice balls and game ball. No steel cleats allowed. Mouth guards are recommended.

BRING YOUR OWN WATER AND SHADE.

Officiating

Officials are MOA members and are the final authority of the game. These officials have volunteered their time. Please thank them after the game no matter the outcome.