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Friday Night Lights Youth Flag Football is the Largest Non-Profit Youth Flag Football League in the United States.

“Friday Night Lights” Flag football league was founded in Los Alamitos in 2006 by Mark Broersma & Chris Ketcham and has grown to include many of the surrounding communities. The vision was to bring a high quality FUN Flag Football league to their community.  Previously kids in this area had very limited, if any, opportunities to participate in the most exciting sport in America…Flag Football.

Currently, FNL operates 7 leagues in the following areas: Los Alamitos/Seal Beach, Huntington Beach/Fountain Valley, Newport Beach/Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, Murrieta, Temecula and North County Coast (Carlsbad/La Costa). FNL is for boys and girls of all different skill levels who are in grades K-8. Online registration for the FALL season takes place during the month of May with practices beginning in August and games beginning in September. Registration for the SPRING season takes place in November with practices beginning in February and games beginning in late February.

Newport-Mesa Friday Night Lights is a non-profit youth sports organization based in Costa Mesa, California. Our goal as a league is to develop good sportsmanship, promote self-confidence, increase player skill development and actively participate in a healthy atmosphere of team effort and competition in a fun family environment.

As with any organization, we are always looking for ways to improve and enhance the FUN experience. We welcome your suggestions. Please email your thoughts and ideas to

The Goal is simple…To be the best youth sporting experience you will ever experience.

For information regarding the Newport-Mesa League, please contact League Commissioner:

Keith Marsicola

Phone: 626-290-4316

Why choose “Friday Night Lights Flag Football”?

  • Low time commitment – 1 game per week & 1 practice maximum
  • Play with friends – Request a Friend or Coach upon registration
  • Play other sports simultaneously – Friday night scheduling will not interfere with other sports or day time activities
  • No equipment to purchase (except mouth-guard and optional shorts)
  • No candy sales, no field prep, no snack-shack duty
  • Top quality Jersey, Shorts, Footballs and Flag gear
  • Beautiful well lit fields
  • Experienced and qualified referee’s
  • Experienced FNL staff supervision at all times – “Sportsmanship First”