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About Hurricanes Flag Football

The Virginia Hurricanes run competitive flag football teams for girls ages 8-15 that compete locally, regionally and nationally.  The Hurricanes have won five NFL Flag National Championships.

During the Spring and Summer, the Hurricanes offer flag football workouts and enter girls teams in tournaments.  During the Fall, the Hurricanes coach teams in the Arlington County NFL Flag Football League.  Hurricanes coaches have coached teams to numerous championships in the Arlington league.


In February 2022, the Virginia Hurricanes 10U, 12U and 14U girls flag football teams competed in the 2022 NFL Flag National Championships at the Pro Bowl in Las Vegas. The 10U team WON the organization's fourth NFL Flag National Championship title since 2015!  The 12U team entered the tournament as the defending National Champions. Despite having many younger players this season, the 12U team continued its winning ways before being eliminated by the eventual tournament champion.  The 14U team had their own EPIC performance - persevering against super physical and talented players to advance to the Championship game and finish as the #2 team in the Nation!

Head Coach and founder Mike Rivera was one of just five coaches nationally nominated as the 2022 NFL Flag Football Coach of the Year!

In January 2021, the Virginia Hurricanes sent 10U, 12U, and 14U girls teams to compete in the NFL Flag Bowl in Florida.  The Hurricanes displayed a dominant performance, winning 15 games and losing just 2 games.  The 12U team won the National Championship(!), the 10U team advanced to the Championship game (losing that game by just 1 point), and the 14U team advanced to the semi-finals. 

For seven straight years, Hurricanes teams won NFL Flag Regional tournaments and qualified to compete in the NFL Flag National Championship tournament at the NFL Pro Bowl.  At their seven NFL Flag National Championship tournament appearances, Hurricanes advanced to the title game eight times and were crowned National Champions four times (2017, 2020, 2021 and 2022).  

The 2020 National Championship game was broadcast on ESPN3 and can be viewed at the following link - 2020 National Championship Game (scroll to go to timestamp 1:17:00 of the video).

In 2018, the Hurricanes became the first NFL Flag program to coach two different 14U girls teams to victories in separate NFL Flag Regional Tournaments (in Pennsylvania and New Jersey) in the same year and have two 14U girls teams compete at the same NFL Flag National Championship tournament.
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