From unique programming and private training to leagues and camps, take your football talents to the next level at The St. James.
The St. James Difference
Whether you're looking for spirited competition or pursuing dreams of going pro, The St. James sports complex in Springfield, VA is your premier destination for football development, offering:
- Intensive camps featuring instruction from the country's premier coaches and former NFL players
- Football-centric strength, conditioning and safety programs
- Combine training for serious high school and college athletes, including collegiate/pro recruiting exposure
- Fun, instructional league play and tournaments for all levels, including co-ed flag football and youth rec football leagues
The NFL Comes to The St. James
There are still gridiron games gearing up in the wake of Super Bowl LVI. We invite you to join the NFL Flag Football League here at The St. James, the most extensive national flag football program meant to safely foster a love of America's favorite sport with the younger set.
Along with our NFL partnership, STJ football leagues provide curated competition for all levels, with off-season, year-round options for all ages.
The St. James Field House is a climate-controlled venue with state-of-the-art locker rooms and stadium seating – ideal for perennial football in the DC Metro Area. And onsite restaurant Vim & Victor lets the athletes hang and refuel after matches.
NFL Spring Youth Flag Spring League
The St. James is an official NFL Flag Football program. We offer flag football to boys and girls between the grades of Pre-K - 8th Grade. It's a fast paced game in a non-contact environment where you can teach not only the fundamentals and of football, but at the same time, perseverance, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
- 8 practices/ 6 game season held on Sundays is a 5 vs. 5 non-contact, recreational, co-ed format.
- Games will take place between 8:30AM - 2:30PM on Sundays (subject to change depending on field availability and league size).
- Practices take place one hour prior to game time each week to ensure a convenient and fun experience for all! (Ex: Team Practice at 10:30AM and Team Game at 11:30AM)
Pre K – 1st Grade: Lombardi Division
2nd – 3rd Grade: Shula Division
4th – 5th Grade: Madden Division
6th – 8th Grade: All-Madden Division
Co-Ed, Pre-K to 8th Grade Divisions
- Sunday, April 7th - First Practice
- Sundays, April 14th - June 16th
- 8:30 AM-2:30 PM (Time varies on division)
Spring 7v7 Passing League
The St. James 2024 Spring 7v7 Passing League is designed to give competitive athletes a platform to display their skills during the offseason. The 7-on-7 is all passing and played on a 45-yard field plus end zone, and allows scoring both on the offense and defense. Passing is now the feature offense, and thus defense, of most teams. Passing and catching take a great deal of practice to master. Participating in a 7-on-7 league offers athletes and exceptional, competitive way to hone their skills.
Location: Thomas Jefferson High School (6560 Braddock Rd. Alexandria, VA 22312)
High School (JV & Varsity Divisions)
- April 7th - May 5th
- Sundays (full schedule in registration)
- 2:00 PM-7:00 PM
Flag Football Summer Camp
The St. James flag football camp offers campers ages 8-13 a great way to learn how to throw, catch, and more! As well as covering basic tactical elements of the games in a fun, challenging, non-contact environment.
8 - 13
Monday to Thursday | 9 AM - 3 PM
- Week 2 | Jun 10 - 14
- Week 3 | Jun 17 - 21
- Week 4 | Jun 24 - 28
- Week 6 | Jul 8 - 12
- Week 7 | Jul 15 - 19
- Week 8 | Jul 22 - 26
Commanders Flag Football Summer Camp
The Washington Commanders Football Team offers one of the best Flag Football Summer Camp experiences around. Our focus is on football education, participation, sportsmanship, and FUN. Every participant will get a reversible Commanders Jersey, Flags, and Shorts as part of the registration. We will also have braded gear for giveaways!
6 - 13
Monday to Friday | 9 AM - 3 PM
- Week 5 | Jul 1 - 3
- Week 11 | Aug 12 - 16
The Lineman Gauntlet - Nominations
The 2024 LINEMAN GAUNTLET is the opportunity for (50) of the DMV region's best HIGH SCHOOL football linemen to compete against one another in a BEST with BEST athletic combine. Matchups that might never happen on the Fall Gridiron will now take place under one roof this spring at The St. James. Top players from the top high school leagues, schools and football programs in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area are eligible to participate.
Nominations are now open for prospective players to be considered for the 2024 LINEMAN GAUNTLET, which will be held at The St. James on April 28th.
High School Lineman
Sunday, April 28th
Private Football Lessons
Train with the best to take you to the next level. Our performance training team can train football players of all ages to improve their skill development, football IQ and more. Email email@example.com to learn more about private lessons.
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