Mario Durastante II
The USFTL was incorporated as a 501c-3, non-profit membership based corporation on May 17th, 1989. In 1988 Michael Cihon, of Mentor, OH founded the USFTL after the NTFL went out of business. The first ever USFTL event was held on August 6th & 7th, 1988 “Denver, CO 7-Man Touch Football NIT”. The first ever USFTL National Championship Tournaments were held on November 25th, 26th, & 27th, 1988 in Columbus, OH (7-Man Touch, 8-Man Flag and 7-Women Touch) and Shreveport, LA (7-Man Screen Flag).
The USFTL National Championships were quickly recognized as the premier flag football association for men, women, & youth.
The mission of USFTL is to ensure a unified and responsive organization that develops and promotes the sport of flag football by providing services to its members and programs to inspire participation and team building skills, while preserving the integrity of the game.
USFTL is accomplishing that mission and serving more than 30,000 members through programs and services. USFTL is expanding education programs for youth and adult coaches, officials and players including; player/team development, its websites (www.usftl.com and www.usftlyouthflag.com) a print rulebook that is distributed bi-annually to some 350,000 players, coaches, referees, and recreation departments - worldwide, and from the numerous events we run around the country. We focus our programs on sportsmanship and safety through a national code of conduct and a partnership with the NFL, with their Heads Up Concussion Program and Play 60 Initiative.
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The USFTL National Headquarters are located in Mentor, Ohio and features a 3 office administrative center as well as flag football memorabilia, flag football store, warehouse, and National Hall of Fame Wall. USFTL employs 5 staff members at its national office, and benefits from regular volunteer and intern assistance.
The USFTL manages the largest attended and most amount of adult flag football events in the country, along with multiple regional team events, as well as coaches and officials education clinics.