Adult Flag Football

Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department offers separate men's and women's ADULT FLAG FOOTBALL leagues every fall, both competitive and recreational, with registration from mid-July through mid-August and games beginning in September.  Leagues are offered once a week play on weeknights, Monday through Thursday, or on Sundays.  Weeknight game times begin at 6:00 p.m.; Sunday game times begin at 11:00 a.m. for the early league and 3:00 p.m. for the late league.  All games are played at Ashfield (E 19th & Hubbell Ave); depending on field conditions, games may be moved to Chesterfield (E 27th & Scott) as the season progresses.  Seven players are on the field at a time and teams provide their own flags. 

Entry fee is $200.00 per team with a team roster for up to 20 players allowed.  A 7-game league schedule is followed by the State Tournament at the end of October. Trophies for league champions may be picked up at 3226 University Avenue when the season is completed. 


Registration deadline is August 22; play begins September 2.   

To register, please click HERE.


Click on Sports Registration Schedule to view the registration periods, entry deadlines, cost and date play begins for all City of Des Moines league sports.

 During inclement weather, please call the WEATHER HOTLINE at (515) 256-2434 before your scheduled game.

Text Alert for rainouts:  Text DSMSPORTS to 84483 to receive rainout information.


For additional information, contact Tim Smith at email or call 515-237-1386.


Click on Flag Football League Standings to view current league standings during the season of play.