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Flag Football Fanatics / Play Fanatics / Ohio Youth Connection is a non-profit youth organization that prides itself on providing a fun, safe, and positive atmosphere. WE ARE YOUR LOCAL YOUTH SPORTS ORGANIZATION, that was started in the Buckeye State. When registering your child for our organization your money stays in your LOCAL community. Everyone from referees, staff, volunteers, coaches and our founder is from right here in Ohio.

Continuing to deliver the best youth sports experience to Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, and N. Kentucky with over 8,000 kids and 1600 volunteers annually! Join our newsletter to stay informed when registration opens for any of our leagues/events.

WELCOME TO FLAG FOOTBALL FANATICS YOUTH SPORTS

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  • REQUEST TO PLAY WITH YOUR FRIENDS

    We accept friend and coach requests during registration. We make every attempt to fulfill all requests.
  • HEAD COACHES NEEDED

    All HEAD Coaches will receive $20 off any future season. You must have a positive attitude, pass a background check and maintain clear communication with the parents.
  • GAMES AND PRACTICES ON SAME DAY

    The only mandatory practice is held prior to your games on game day. Some coaches will have optional practices throughout the week.
  • Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.
    Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  • You’re never a loser until you quit trying.
    Mike Ditka
  • Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.
    Marv Levy
  • Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
    Mike Singletary
  • Good is not good when better is expected.
    Vin Scully
  • You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.
    Herb Brooks
  • If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.
    Herschel Walker
  • Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
    Lou Holtz
  • Make each day your masterpiece.
    John Wooden
All HEAD Coaches receive a $20 discount for any future seasons. We have more than enough material to make your coaching experience as enjoyable as possible.

Promotion of Physical Activity

The Center for Disease Control recommends 60 minutes of physical activity daily for children.

Social Interaction

Sports are known to encourage positive peer relationships among children.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US

  • This organization was a great find for my family. They are very hands on and involved in every weekend game! My son wasn't sure about playing tackle football, so we gave flag a try and he loves it.
    Megan A.
  • Kids are having so much fun this season, I love the team William is on. The parents are awesome.
    Susan
  • Flag football has been the greatest sports my kids have ever signed up for. Love the coaches, parents have been cool..... It's awesome and watching the kids play is hilarious.
    Joelle S.
  • Thanks Goey for another great season!! Zane had an awesome time. Great coaches and great players also. Go Bengals!!!
    Debra G.
  • We have played for 6+ seasons and have been provided the opportunity to play in The Horseshoe at Ohio State, Paul Brown Stadium and Nippert Stadium. These are memories are family will never forget. Thank you FFF
    -The Witt Family
  • Mason, OH Flag Football is off to another great year! You have a really fine management team in these two. Despite a few normal first day pop ups, the parents I spoke too during the day didn't notice anything other than having a really fun day.
    - Coach Stallman

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Two of the most important elements of a successful young athlete are building self-confidence and self-esteem, because both will determine how that young athlete will relate to their peers and value their own self worth.  There are a multitude of ways to contribute to building our youth’s confidence and esteem that will inevitably transcend onto

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