Mission Statement


 Our Goal is to teach our aspiring youth the intricate aspects of football. We are dedicated to growing their overall understanding of football concepts, schemes and knowledge of the work ethic required to take their dreams to the next level. We will foster a structured and collective approach to teaching them teamwork, sportsmanship and how to thrive in a competitive environment. We will strive to help them grow in regard to character, academics and skill while building future leaders in whatever endeavors on which they embark! 

Our Focus


Our main focus coming into the new league year is to duplicate the best practices across the league. This will create a greater experience in practice, parent/coach and league interactions and ultimately put out a more consistent on-field product! This will also improve the balance of competition across the league! 

Why We Started


Eastern Iowa NFL League was founded in 2017 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa by Arnold Smith, a dad who wanted something more for the kids. This league was started to teach kids different aspects of the game other than running the ball. Your child will be taught to throw, catch, how to play and read defensive coverages, and most importantly teamwork and sportsmanship. 

Grades and Divisions


 We are a 7 vs 7 co-ed (boys and girls) competitive flag football league fairly split into separate divisions. The divisions are 1st & 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th, and 7th & 8th grades. Placing is based on the upcoming school year, so if your child is in 2nd grade now and going in to 3rd grade in the fall, they would be playing in the 3rd-4th grade division.

Where We Play


All games will be held at Metro Youth Football Fields on Saturdays from morning to afternoon. Practice times and schedule will be based on the coaches as they are volunteers. Practices will be held at different Cedar Rapids Public Schools based on the high school you select your child will be attending. 



The registration fee is $75 per player which includes an NFL Flag reversible jersey for home and away games, team colored socks and shorts. Team registration is $780 for 12 players. We would provide all practice equipment and practice locations if needed. Jerseys, shorts, socks Insurance is provided to all players at NO EXTRA COST.

Eastern Iowa NFL Flag League Handbook