The U.S. Association comprised of Member State Associations is the first national flag football organization on a membership basis if itís kind in the United States. Each Member State Association has purchased a franchise and membership certificate in the U.S. Association, which serves as the parent body for the Member States and leagues along with the teams and players within them. Only state championship teams are eligible to compete in the U.S. Tournament, which is conducted in flag football to determine a national champion.
The USFFA (originally the United States Flag & Touch Assoc.), was founded on November 8, 1976 , and is the official organization for menís amateur flag football in the nation. The Association was created to provide for the unification of independent leagues into state associations, which operate under the same constitution, by-laws, tournament standards and rules required for membership on a franchise basis in the U.S. Association. Each state association annually conducts a state tournament comprised of championship teams from its member leagues, with champions advancing to the U.S. Tournament. (read more).