Flag Football

  Flag football players on the grass field HSZ Walter

"Ready! Down! Set hut!“ – this is how a classic play in American football starts. Aachen University Sports offers a form of this beloved American sport: flag football. This type of American football does not include physical contact and is thus played in a mixed team here.


Dates and Booking



Carsten Coenen






Caterina Clemens




Target Group and Prerequisites

This course is targeted towards those interested in being introduced to American football or who just want to have fun with the variety flag football offers. Flag football is the contact-free type of American football. The objective the game is the same, to gain yardage by passing and running and to get the ball in the opponent's endzone. Two teams, each with five players, play on an approximately 60 x 30 meter field. Because the sport doesn't allow contact, the game focuses on speed and passes, which requires players to have coordination, speed, and an overview of the game. Flag football can also be played by both genders in mixed teams without a problem since contact is not allowed.

Content and Objectives

The basic of offense and defense are taught in the flag football course. This especially includes how to correctly throw and catch the ball and how to run in routes. The primary job of the defense is to defend the ball carrier and stop the opponent from pulling a flag. At the end of the course participants are able to independently able to play a game after being given a play.

Sports Facilities

Naturrasenplatz Königshügel, Sporthalle Königshügel


Special protective gear is not needed, just athletic clothing and shoes suitable for lawns or a separate, clean pair of gym shoes.

Special Participation Requirements

Flag football is free of charge but registration is required.

Online Cancellation

If you are no longer able to participate, please cancel your booking online!

Course Cancellations and Facility Closures

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Links and Other Activities

To supplement your training, we recommend the course Fitness Training for Ball and Team Sports.