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The Plex DFL Skills Academy Ages 6-14

The Plex Youth Developmental Football League (DFL) Skills Academy is a recreational football program designed with age appropriate divisions for players of all skill ages 6-14. The program offers an introduction to the game of flag football; an environment to learn skills tailored to a player’s specific age group, and provides a platform to learn the fundamentals of the game. The DFL Skills academy also fosters player self confidence, develops high self esteem, and builds strong character in all our participants. 

Breakdown of DFL Age Divisions

  • 6-8
  • 9-11
  • 12-14

(Age cutoff determined based on players age on the first game day)

Ages 4-5
Plex Lil' Silverbacks 

Ages 6-15
Players participate in the Indoor Flag league by registering individually online or in person at The Plex. Players can request up to 4 friends to play with on the same team, though it is not guaranteed. All players will attend an evaluation day where their talent level is assessed. NO CUTS! Players are then placed in a draft and our coaching staff forms teams by age and, in some cases, gender. These teams are placed in divisions to play in a 10 week league.

Standard Individual Registration:

  • All players must register individually with the league.
  • Players can request to play with up to 4 players to ensure that players can play with their friends, as long as it is in the best interest of the league. Our goal is to ensure that all teams are equally competitive.
  • ALL COACHING ARE VOLUNTEER coaching under the certification of USA FOOTBALL.
  • Parents can volunteer to be a team coach and will be offer 50% off their son or daughters registration. Coach can also request up to 4 players playing together on the same team
  • All volunteer coaches will be asked to conduct a background check, USA flag flag football coaching certification, and sign the coaching code of conduct and expectations.


  • 10-week league
  • Parent Volunteer Coaching Staff
  • 1 Team Training per week @ Plex South (Thursday. Secondary day Tuesday)
  • 1 40-minute game per week (Saturdays)
    Last week is playoffs
    - 9 league games plus playoffs
  • Ages 7-9 Awards
    Medals for all participants
    Helmet Stickers character building
  • 10-12 Awards
    Medals and Team trophy of 1st and 2nd place only.
    Helmet Stickers character building
  • 13-15 Awards
    Medals and Team trophy for 1st and 2nd place Only
    Helmet Stickers character building 

The Plex DFL Requirements
It’s easy to get your child signed up for DFL, here are the requirements:

  • Signed annual waiver
  • Full payment at registration
  • Purchase of an annual membership (good for one full year)
  • Uniform top is included in the program
  • A positive attitude and a love for the game of football

If you’re ready to sign up for The Plex DFL, complete our registration form. Clicking on each program will give you more information such as days, price, etc.

The Plex DFL Skills Academy: Winter 2 Session
Registration Deadline: January 6th

Sibling Discounts Available

The Plex offers a sibling discount of 50% off to the 3rd child from the same family.

  • All three children must be registered for the same session (Fall, Winter 1, etc.).
  • Discount may be applied to United Cadets, Wee Bears, DFL Flag Football.
  • 50% off discount given to lowest priced program
  • Must register in person to receive the discount, no discounts will be applied to online registrations.

What Parents are Saying...

"We recently moved from California to Fort Wayne and the first thing my 8 year old asked me was if he could still play flag football.  After asking around I chose The Plex.  My son’s first practice was the second day after arriving in town and the entire staff couldn’t have been more welcoming. The Coach got on one knee so he was at eye level with my son and started talking TO (not AT) him and after whatever was said, when they were done my son had a huge smile on his face and ran full force to the line to join the other kids.  From that point on he was hooked and has loved coming to the Plex.  I see many more years ahead of me watching him grow in the sport of flag football and sportsmanship with the help of the coaching staff at The Plex."

Contact the Director

Amber Daane

Director of Plex Sports School

Phone: 260.496.9999, ext. 532