Recreation League

The Recreation League is a supplemental league that runs in tandem to the regular league and is primarily for those who want to develop their skills, try new positions, or try out the DCGFFL for the first time. The Recreation League is open to everyone, even those not playing in the regular season.

This season’s game dates are Fridays Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28 (regular games), and Nov 4 (playoffs and championship game). Games begin at 6:30 PM, and warm-ups may begin as early as 6 PM. This season’s games and playoffs will be played at Harry Thomas Recreational Center, located at 1743 Lincoln Rd NE, Washington, DC 20002.

Historically, games have also been played on Fridays in mid-April and mid-October at other fields such as Trinidad Recreation Center and Brentwood Hamilton.

Playoffs

Rec League Season 23 Playoffs are Friday, November 4th, 2022 at Harry Thomas Recreational Center

This week's games

No games scheduled.

Register

Registration for Recreation League is now OPEN!

Rules & Policies

Captains and QBs

Captains are selected from veterans of the regular league. Previous captaining experience is not required.

Each team has one or two QBs. One QB may be a veteran QB who is or has QB’d in the regular league. This gives Rec players more consistent throws and play calling. The second QB is one who would like to QB for the regular league or would just like to try his or her hand at running an offense. Quarterbacks will switch every offensive series or half or as decided by the captains and QBs. However, secondary QBs must play at least one half if present.

Restricted Players

Highly skilled players (e.g. travel team players or consistent MVP recipients) may be restricted at the captains’ discretion. These players will be denoted on the team rosters with bold and are limited in the following ways:

  1. They cannot play their normal offensive and/or defensive position.
  2. They may catch or intercept the ball, but they cannot advance it.

Generally, these are players on a travel team or those who consistently obtain MVPs in the regular season.

The mission is to make the Recreation League a place where everyone has the chance to participate on both offense and defense.