Welcome to the Northwest Flag Football League

Head Coach and former NFL player Jim Schwantz and Director Matt May have teamed up to offer NWFFL, the premier football development camp for Boys grades 2-8 in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. NWFFL believes that flag football is the best place to learn the game before you put the pads on. Learn strategy, special teams, and positions while building a strong foundation in the fundamentals of the game. Our goal is to have every player — regardless of size, talent, athleticism, or ability — learn the proper fundamentals of football and improve their athleticism so they are prepared to participate safely in tackle football.

NWFFL understands the importance of developing better football players and athletes, and as result, 25% of all practices are committed to plyometrics with a professional trainer. Throughout the season, every player will get a chance to play every position, with the exception of Championship Saturday where coaches will put their players in the positions that gives the team the best chance to win. In addition, coaches will be on the fields during games to capture teachable moments. Certified officials will be used for championship Saturday only.