About BCS Flag Football

BCS is a volunteer-managed, non-profit organization serving the beach cities of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, El Segundo, Torrance, and Palos Verdes areas. However, players can come from anywhere – we’ve had players come from as far as Encino, Carson and Orange County. Kids aged 5 – 12 (as of 7/1/17) are invited to grab hold of some fun!

Teams generally practice once or twice a week on local fields (day is at discretion of Head Coach and practice field availability), and generally play one game a week (Saturday or Sunday or Friday or Saturday Night) on the world-class Field Turf surfaces at Mira Costa High School or Redondo Union High School However, due to our massive growth (from 200+ to 700+ kids per season), we often play at other local fields like American Martyrs School (Manhattan Beach), Manhattan Beach Middle School (Manhattan Beach),  Pacific Elementary School (Manhattan Beach), Aviation Field (Redondo Beach) and Marine Park (Manhattan Beach).

There is a playoff and championship structure in place, with medals for all players and trophies for division winners.

The Fall Season runs from Late August to early December, with games starting in September.

The Spring season runs from mid-February to May, with games starting in March.

Each player is required to have a specific number of minimum plays per game, so everyone gets a chance to learn. We take this seriously – we have volunteers specifically tasked to make sure each player gets the minimum number.

Parents are highly encouraged to get involved. Besides our volunteer coaches, we need people to help on game day – holding first down markers, doing MPRs or running the scoreboard. Just raise your hand – we’ll find something for you to do. Your child will appreciate it, and so will the league.

NOTE: We are always looking for coaches, especially at the youngest and oldest divisions. All coaches must submit to a background check and sign a binding Code of Conduct. Contact if you’re interested in coaching.

History & Hall of Fame

Max Barnett, Kaiden Hoelscher (Iron Man Award), Casey Pavlick, Connor Whalen, Tyler Stickney. Not shown: Robby Bennett, Matthew Cebula, Joseph Dean, Harrison Keller, Tafton Thompson, Jack Walter.
2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

The BCS has come along way since Fall 2008, when the league came together over one weekend, under the leadership of Jack Alexander, Keith & Patty McNamara, Jim Patterson, Mike Aubrey and Jeff Nicosia. The initial games were played at Mira Costa High School – and parents refereed the first few games!

Our growth has been exciting, with over 9,255 participants (as of Spring 2017) playing in the league since our inception.  We continue to operate as a volunteer-managed, non-profit organization serving the beach cities of Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, El Segundo, Torrance, and Palos Verdes, though players and teams can come from anywhere.  The impact of the BCS is starting to appear at Mira Costa, Redondo Union and other area high schools as well as some college programs, with many of our past players taking leadership roles, including the 2016 starting QBs of Mira Costa and Redondo Union High Schools, as well as current UCLA QB Josh Rosen.

In the Spring of 2013, we created a Hall of Fame, selecting players who have have displayed outstanding skill and sportsmanship, and a commitment to their BCS Teammates and the league. We take coaches input on this award, but we like to see kids who have played close to 10 seasons and have played in a Super Bowl or two.

We’ve also created the Lombardi Iron Man Award, giving to the highly-committed players who have taken the field for EVERY season available to them from age 6 to 12 (14 seasons), and who are “aging out” of the league this season.

In 2016, we added the Outstanding Alumni Award, given to a BCS Player who distinguished themselves beyond the BCS playing field.

Mason played many seasons in the BCS, winning SIX Super Bowls and was elected to the BCS Hall of Fame as part of our inaugural class in 2012. Mason attended Loyola High School where he was a two time 1st Team All Mission League selection in lacrosse. In 2016, Mason led the Cubs to their first ever Southern Section Lacrosse Championship while being named Offensive Player of the Game in the championship final. This year, Mason helped Loyola repeat as Southern Section Champions as a Team Captain. In addition to his accomplishments on the field, Mason is a volunteer assistant coach for South Bay Lacrosse Club where he works with the youngest players in the league (ages 5-9), including several current BCS players. Mason will attend and play lacrosse at Babson College. Presenting the award is his former coach, John Weaver, who won more Super Bowls (with the same team) then any coach in league history.
2017 Outstanding Alumni Award