Why be a Fanatic?

Flag Football Fanatics/Ohio Youth Connection is a non-profit youth organization that prides itself on providing a fun, safe, and positive football atmosphere. The game of football provides unique opportunities for our children to grow both emotionally and physically.

We strongly believe in giving back to the community, and with this mindset, we have become the LARGEST NFL Flag Football organization in the state of Ohio and the 2nd largest in the USA with over 7,700 participants in 2017. Our communication with you (the parents) has also helped us grow tremendously as we make a strong effort to return all phone calls and emails within 48 hours. Your feedback is invaluable; feel free to contact us anytime, and remember that you can always register online or by mail.



As of December 2017, Flag Football Fanatics has donated $51,075 to charitable organizations such as: Make-A-Wish Foundation, IknowIcan.org, Patches of Light, Rockin' Out Cancer, The Scoliosis Foundation, Buddy Ball, The Freedom Story, Hope for Daylan, Children's Hospital and Nellie's Catwalk 4 Kids.

  • 1200 scholarships awarded to children to participate in our league.
  • 150 meals delivered through Meals on Wheels.


Constantly Upgrading Your Experience

  • The ONLY organization that uploads bi-weekly Highlight Videos for every location.
  • The ONLY organization that allows parents/coaches to enter individual player stats weekly (Touchdowns, Interceptions, Sacks, and more!).
  • Standings and Scores posted and updated weekly.


Playing for Flag Football Fanatics = Supporting Local Business

Signing up means you are choosing to support local business. Flag Football Fanatics was conceived and built by locals right here in Ohio. Now, 9 years later, we are still going strong thanks to those who continue to support our homegrown business. Our owner, staff, and volunteers are all your neighbors/friends in the local community. THANK YOU for supporting Ohio independent business and contributing to growth right here at home!


What else do you get with Flag Football Fanatics?

  • The ONLY youth organization to play inside THE HORSESHOE stadium at The Ohio State University (Click Here for Video), Paul Brown Stadium home of the Cincinnati Bengals (Click Here for Video), and Invesco Field home of the Denver Broncos (Click Here for Video).
  • Every child receives an award at the end of the season.
  • We help build friendships for your child by putting him/her on the same team as children that live in your neighborhood and/or go to the same school.

We hope to see you and your family at the fields this upcoming season and we look forward to providing you with the best youth experience ever!