Flag Football

  • Keller ISD Special Olympics Texas Flag Football is an exciting sport that caters to athletes of all abilities and teaches skill development in a number of areas including: passing, route running, defensive strategy, and more.

    We offer two opportunities to play: Individual Skills and 5-on-5 Team Play.

    Flag football athletes pose for a photo at a tournamentIndividual Skills Competition allows Special Olympic Texas athletes to develop sports skills in a competitive format designed to serve as a stepping stone to team competition. The individual skills offered for Flag Football are catching, throwing for accuracy, throwing for distance, and flag pulling. 

    5-on-5 Traditional Team Competition is played on a modified football field, with a youth-size football.

    All athletes participating in Flag Football need a completed medical release form on file and are required to wear a mouth piece during practice and all competitions with “no-pocket” black shorts during competitions. Please bring water to all practices, as well as wear shorts, T-shirt, and tennis shoes. Cleats are not required, but preferred. In case of rain, we will practice in the Timberview Middle School gym, which is next to the football field.

    If you are brand new to KISD Special Olympics Texas, please contact Lindsey Geasland, Head of Flag Football, at lindsey.geasland@kellerisd.net or 682-230-1622.


  • Is Flag Football a contact sport?

  • How many players are allowed on a team?

  • Do the parents have to provide the uniform?

  • What shoes are allowed in Flag Football?

  • Is a mouthpiece mandatory for Team Play as well as Individual Skills?

  • Who is responsible for purchasing of the mouthpiece?

  • What size of football is used for Team Play and Individual Skills?

  • Do the parents need to provide the flag belt?

  • How big is the playing field for Team Play?

  • What is the time frame for a game in Team Play?

  • How is the game scored?