USFTL Nationals Breaking News: New Red Zone Format

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USFTL Nationals Breaking News: New Red Zone Format

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USFTL Nationals is 1 month away! Some exciting news for the Flag Football world! The USFTL has a new exciting format called Red Zone Flag Football. Here are the details hot off the press DIRECTLY from USFTL Founder & CEO Michael Cihon.

What is Red Zone Football?

Red Zone football is a fast paced high scoring game designed to make offenses try to score as many points as possible while also giving the defense the distinct advantage of defending a shorter field. In Red Zone football teams will start at the 20 yard line (The Red Zone) and attempt to score. Teams in ALL formats from 4v4 all the way to 9v9 will also have the ability to kick field goals to score points.  All formats will play their respective formats NORMAL set of red zone rules for Red Zone Football at USFTL Nationals.

The Red Zone division will be offered for both Youth & Adults, Men & Women. There is only one division for Red Zone. For example if you play 8Man Contact A, B, C, or D, for Red Zone you will all compete in one division. This ring true across the board for all formats.


  • Brand new game invented by Michael Cihon, USFTL executive director and offered as a NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP for the first time
  • Offered in ALL styles of play – 4 on 4, 5 on 5 contact, 5 on 5 screen, 7 man screen, 7 woman screen, 8 man contact, 8 woman contact, 9 man ineligible, co-ed, youth (3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, 15/17)
  • 24 Minute Games
  • All American / MVP awards
  • Cash prizes
  • Entry fee = $300 / ref fees = $10 per game

For Official Rules about Red Zone please click here to read the full list of rules.

To register for the Red Zone division you will need to email Natalie directly at [email protected] & type “Red Zone” in the subject line for faster results.

USFTL Nationals is 34 Days away & the deadline to register is in 10 days!

Travis Burnett

A veteran flag football player and creator of, Travis helped found the Flag Football World Championship Tour as a way to help revitalize and continue growing the sport, work to incorporate more sponsors and bring bigger and better events to the players and fans across the world.