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First 50 signups for Fall receive a Battle Mouthpiece and Battle pair of Gloves $49 value

2019 Individual Player signup for Fall Flex Football in Keller and Irving

Shawn Smith

Shawn Smith

American Flex Football Director

Phone: 817-690-8458

Fall Flex Football Full team signup in 8U, 10U, 12U & 14U (includes equipment)

Spring Kickoff at Pennington Field

Flex Fall Season starts Sept 8th

Fall Flex Football for Divisions 8U, 10U, 12U & 14U Sept through Nov 2019

Updates & News



The Premier and Only 9v9 Limited-Contact Football League in DFW.

Flex Football™ gameplay was created by former NFL players and is designed to give kids the thrill of football without all of the risks of impacts. It is a 9 on 9, limited-contact game in which there is NO HEAD OR SHOULDER CONTACT AND NO TACKLING. Players are introduced to hands-only blocking and the basics of team-oriented football for the first time!



  • Community-Centric League - Kids play with their friends, classmates and/or buddies! Parents get to enjoy weekend games within their social circles or create new ones. Why not be able to hang out with your friends while enjoying the game of football
  • Open League Participation - Boys and Girls are welcome! No previous football experience required. No tryouts. Everyone will play
  • Grade-based League - We firmly believe having participants play within their grade level accomplishes the most 'symmetry' within an age range. We feel kids are best served in the game of football with kids of their relative development - grade based leagues match this better then other methods.
  • Competitive Play - Score will be kept, playoffs will occur, champions will be crowned. Kids will learn the lessons of how to handle adversity and success.


With NFX Leagues, not only will players gain the experience of the pros, but PARENTS are able to maintain your busy schedule.



Playing Flex Football™ requires the use of soft-shell “Flex Gear”. This is the same gear utilized by the NFL and college teams during their “flex practices”; run at high-tempo with low-impact and no head or shoulder contact. All kids will be required to wear a soft-shell helmet and soft shoulder pad. We have acquired an exclusive discount with Rocksolid “Flex Gear”. They are the official Flex Gear provider of NFX and the only gear made specifically for football.

American Flex Football Player & Coach Discounts

Equipment Purchase and Equipment Rental

Rent equipment for $50

Registration Policy & Refunds


The policy of American Flex Football is to issue no refunds after a child has played in a sanctioned game or practice. Full refunds are only given within 7 days of registration. After 15 days of registration, only 50% of the refund will be given. No refunds are given after 30 days of registration. There will be a $10 fee applied to all refunds. Additional charges will occur if uniform items have already been ordered.

Combining Divisions: ***Please understand, at the discretion of American Flex Football, may combine age divisions if there are not enough players in one division to be held on their own. No refunds will be given due to American Flex Football combining divisions***


American Flex Football  only collects personal information when you request our services and only uses the information collected to provide those services for you. If you choose to make a purchase, you will be asked to provide contact information (such as your name and shipping address) and financial information (such as your credit card number and expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to process your order. American Flex Football handles all of this data with the utmost confidentiality.


Any personal information provided will not be traded, rented, sold or otherwise shared with anyone outside of American Flex Football, or used for reasons beyond those contemplated in this statement. From time to time, we may engage third parties to process your information on our behalf; however, none of American Flex Football affiliates (such as our credit card company) have permission to retain, share, store or use personal information for any reason other than providing the requested service.


To prevent unauthorized access, disclosure and improper use of your information, we have established appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial safeguards to protect the information we collect in accordance with our privacy policy.

Your payment and personal information is always safe. Our Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read over the internet." (etc.)

Furthermore, your credit card number, expiration date and CSV code is never stored in our systems.



Call us at 817-690-8458 and leave a message if you have any questions. Someone will call you back within 48 hours during the season. Or email us at 

For Billing Inquires please call:

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Flex Academy at the Dallas Cowboys Frisco Star

By Flex Football 07/16/2018, 12:30pm CDT


Flex Academy™ is a pro-inspired, fast-paced, one-of-a-kind, on-the-field clinic experience for football players ages 5-14. This football clinic was designed for players to experience and learn the style of play learned at the NFL level, the "Flex Style” of limited-contact play. "Flex style of play" defined:

    • Game speed tempo

    • Low-impact: no head or shoulder contact, no tackling

    • Focus on football athleticism: hand, feet and body positioning

    • Focus on high football IQ: physical, spatial and situational awareness

The proprietary clinic curriculum, developed and taught by former and current NFL players, centers around our core concepts of Flex Contact™ and Flex IQ™. The Flex Academy™ will build better football athletes so players progress safely through their football career.

Players who attend need to wear cleats and athletic wear. Equipment and camp shirts will be provided.

Ages: 5-14

What players should expect:

  1. Highest level coaching from professional athletes
  2. To have a blast
  3. Once in a lifetime clinic on the Cowboys practice field
  4. Flex Academy shirt

Why Flex Academy?

  • Football parents and other key stakeholders in the game should feel more comfortable around contact football, and they should feel confident that safety around the game is being shown care and is improving.

  • Adoption of the Flex style of play, inspired by practice style seen at the NFL level, is the solution to safety concerns that our game needs. Flex style of play defined:

    • Game speed tempo

    • Low-impact: no head or shoulder contact, no tackling

    • Focus on football athleticism: hand, feet and body positioning

    • Focus on high football IQ

  • Young football players need professional-level training in a limited-contact environment on the art of engaging in contact with an opponent focusing on hand, feet and body positioning as opposed to head and shoulder placement.

  • This focus, combined with enhanced football athleticism and high football I.Q., will make players more physically and situationally aware and ultimately better and safer football players.

Flex Football as entry point into the game of Football

By American Flex Football 07/10/2018, 10:15am CDT

How Flex Football has now become the new entry point for Football with first year players and players that are making transition from 5on5 or 7on7 flag football

Younger parents are savvy and are looking at the game of football just like other youth games such as baseball or basketball with choosing proper entry points into the game. If you have ever had a child play youth baseball or youth basketball you don't automatically start them at 90 ft base paths or 60 ft 6 inch pitching distance or in basketball you don't start them with a NBA size 94 ft long court or a 10 ft high rim. It's a progression as the player grows, develops and gets stronger. In baseball you start them out in T-ball and you move along to coach pitch and then finally on to kid pitch, in basketball its a elementary length floor with 8 ft high rims. It took us a while to figure out but the same holds true for Football. Intro to the game of flag at 4 or 5 yr old, intro to contact with blocking with the hands and intro to proper football formations, terminology and skill development with Flex Football without the unnecessary head impact for multiple months. By limiting head impact in practice and games the arrow goes north a whole lot faster in terms of player development and skill set. Then a parent can make that decision if they want to enter their child into full contact tackle prior to Middle School or wait to Middle School ball.

I have had HS Coaches tell me they wish kids would't even play Youth Tackle before MS as kids are having to play 7 sometimes 8 months out of the year in Tackle because of multiple scrimmage, multiple preseason tourneys, regular season, playoffs, multiple all-stars gms etc? The Youth game they play with 90% run is just different then what they will be taught once they enter the Middle School program where the game is more spaced out and a much higher percentage of pass. When you watch HS football in Texas on friday nights you have a hard time finding a game that is run dominant. HS Coaches would much prefer to have an athlete that is well rounded and plays multiple sports through out the year.

American Flex Football has Divisions for players ages 6 to age 14 in DFW. We have a location in Dallas and a location in Keller. We are taking full team entries and individual players wanting to sign up and be placed on a team. Our League is fortunate enough that all of our registered players will be included in the Flex Academy skills and grass drills at the Dallas Cowboys Frisco Star. This is the same venue that the Dallas Cowboys practice and where Nike just completed the Opening for the top HS players in the Country last week.

I think what you will find different about Flex Football is the fact that from our Founders that played in the NFL and designed the game of Flex down to our Leagues and Coaches were going to provide a first class experience with Coaches that care about skill development, teaching and kids having fun learning this great game over wanting to chase trophies and rings in events and tournaments all over the Country.

Registration for Flex Football is at


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