Indiana Women's Flag Football is an all-women's non-contact league, playing a 7 on 7 game. Each of our ten teams (Aqua Nets, Black Widows, Blue Ballers, Cherry Bombs, Fightin' Gingers, Monarch Mavens, Pink Ladies, Silver Sirens, Verde Vixens, and Violet Femmes) has a roster of 10 - 14 players.
We play Thursday nights at 6:45pm during the summer (May - August) at Mack Park Grandstand Field. Games are played concurrently and include two 40 minute halves with a 5 minute break. Spectators are encouraged to come watch on the sidelines - just remember to bring a chair or picnic blanket. Enter off Hospital Drive and park near the livestock barns. Bathroom access is available.
There are 9 regular season games and 4 post-season games. Each team plays every other team once. The teams are ranked based on wins and touchdowns. The 1st - 8th ranked teams will go on to compete in double-elimination style play off games. The winners of the final winners bracket move on to our championship Game, the Golden Tree Cup. The winners of the losers bracket battle each other in the Dead Tree Bowl, winners take the prize. The 9th and 10th ranked teams face off in a series of "3 for the Dead Tree" - loser takes the "prize". The team with the worst record of the season is awarded the Dead Tree (a literal dead tree). Our first and last place winners receive prizes and titles based on Indiana, PA being the Christmas Tree Capital.
The Indiana Women's Flag Football League (IWFFL) was established in 2015 in Indiana, Pennsylvania by Julie Sadler and Kaycee Newell. We began as a women's non-contact flag football league, playing a 5-on-5 game, with modified "backyard" football rules. The 2015 season began with 4 teams made up of 9 players each. Our 2015 teams were: Cherry Bombs (red), Blue Ballers (blue), Pink Ladies (pink), and Hulkettes (green). The Cherry Bombs came away with the 2015 Golden Tree Cup Championship win with a narrow defeat over the Blue Ballers in double overtime. The Hulkettes took the prize in the "Dead Tree Bowl" against the Pink Ladies (meaning they came in last in the league).
In 2016 we worked hard to increase the size of our league to 6 teams of 10 full-time players, allowing additional space for 3 subs on each team. Our 2016 teams were: Cherry Bombs, Blue Ballers, Pink Ladies, Verde Vixens (formerly Hulkettes), Monarch Mavens, and Black Widows. The 4th ranked Black Widows took a hard-earned and surprising victory over the Verde Vixens in the 2016 Golden Tree Cup Championship. The Monarch Mavens took the prize in the Dead Tree Bowl against the Pink Ladies.
In 2017 we were able to close registration only days after opening it. We filled the league to capacity with 13 players for each of the 6 teams. We also introduced referees into game play to cut down on penalties, injuries, and team disputes. The top-ranked Blue Ballers finally came out victorious over the undefeated Black Widows in the 2017 Golden Tree Cup Championship. The Pink Ladies took the prize in the Dead Tree Bowl against the Monarch Mavens.
In 2018 we expanded the teams to a roster of 14 to allow more women to play in the league. The returning champs, the Blue Ballers, dominated the season, losing only one game. They took on the Verde Vixens in the 2018 Golden Tree Cup Championship and came out victorious, becoming our first ever double Champs! The Monarch Mavens and Pink Ladies fought a hard game, playing for over 2 hours in the Dead Tree Bowl. The Pink Ladies took the victory and the Monarch Mavens took the "prize". We announced at the 2018 Awards Banquet that we will be expanding the league to 8 teams (adding the Silver Sirens and Fightin' Gingers).
On November 26, 2018, Julie Sadler lost her battle with cancer. We promised to all work together to keep the league going in her honor. She loved the league we built and we're proud to continue the league for her. WE LOVE YOU JULIE!
Thanks for checking out Indiana Women’s Flag Football League!
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Julie & Kaycee