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United States Flag & Touch Football League (U.S.F.T.L.) is a non-profit,
501-(c)(3) membership based organization that was founded in 1988,
in Cleveland, Ohio by Executive Director Michael Cihon. The sports
of Flag & Touch football were in desperate need of some type of
organization because of the vast number of different rules that were
being used by different local groups around the country. The U.S.F.T.L.
was the first organization to address all versions of Flag & Touch
Football in clear, concise Rule Book. Due to the differing opinions
on how the game should be played, the U.S.F.T.L did an exhaustive
5 year study of all the different types of Flag & Touch football
and concluded that there were 4 basic styles of play (Games.). Those
"games" are Flag Football, Touch Football, Screen Flag Football
and ineligible Lineman Flag Football.
is dedicated to promoting the games of Flag & Touch Football to
all people, regardless of gender, race, age, religious affiliation
or natural ability
is to establish uniform rules and regulations in order to ensure safe
and enjoyable participation for everyone. The organization encourages
sportsmanship and fair play at all levels, while educating all who
are interested in the proper skills necessary for safe and rewarding
play. This is accomplished through creation of rules, conducting clinics,
training and certifying officials and producing educational aids (video
tapes, training manuals, etc.) for the continuing education in the
sports of Flag & Touch Football.
"It's Time To Give The Game To The Players"