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.

In Fall 2021, games will be played on October 8, 15, and 22. The playoffs and championship game will occur on October 29. Games will be at Trinidad Recreation Center at 1310 Childress St. NE, Washington, DC 20002.

Historically, games have also been played on Fridays at the Brentwood Hamilton Fields in mid-April and mid-October.


Playoffs took place Friday, November 5, 2021. See the results here.

This week's games

No games scheduled.



Registration for the Fall 2021 season is closed - games are underway! If you’re interesting in playing in a future season, sign up for our mailing list for updates on Spring 2022!

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.