About BCS/GBCS Flag Football

BCS is 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 6 – 12 (as of 7/1/24) are invited to grab hold of some fun!

We have also a Future Stars division (age 5 as of 7/1/22)

In the Spring of 2023 we added our girls-only division, GBCS for girls 1st – 8th grade. We had over 130 girls on 11 teams across two divisions. By our third season – Spring of 2024 – we had over 275 girls!

This season (Spring 2024), the youngest all-girls division (3GU) will continue to play by the same rules as the boys. The 5GU and MS divisions will play by a modified version of the CIF Rules.

Visit our FAQ page for more specifics on the GBCS.

Girls also have the choice to play in the regular BCS (Co-Ed) Divisions.

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), Manhattan Village Park (Manhattan Beach), Aviation Field (Redondo Beach) and Marine Park (Manhattan Beach).

There is a playoff and championship structure in place, with medals for championship game participants and trophies for championship game 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 (14), 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 [email protected] if you’re interested in coaching.

The BCS has come along way since Fall 2008, when the league came together over one weekend, under the leadership of Jack Alexander, Keith McNamara,  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 almost 15,000 participants 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 2017 – 2022 starting QBs of Mira Costa and Redondo Union High Schools, as well as NFL first round draft pick QB Josh Rosen.

Want to feel old? Some kids in the above photo are now college GRADUATES.

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 5 to 12 (at least 15 seasons), and who are “aging out” of the league this season.

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


Hayden Bradfield, Charlie Capps, Ben Corvalan, Miles Crotty, Jack Gordon, Brady Grow, Blake Hayama, Addison Hawkins, Vann Jackson, Gunner Lillehaugen, Sam Reeves, Grant Romagnoli, Gavin Schafer, Philip Sznewajs, Oliver Urbon, Jaden Vinciquerra, Jaxon Waul (Many missing from photo)
2023 Hall of Fame Inductees
Jaxon Waul, Marty McGinity, Vann Jackson (& Dads!)
2023 Iron Man Inductees
Dylan Black started playing BCS flag football in 2011 and played every season (fall/spring) through 2018, where he won a few championships with his Ducks team, and was then inducted into the BCS’s Hall of Fame in 2018. After his BCS career, Dylan attended Mira Costa where he was on the Boy’s Varsity basketball team all 4 years of high school and started (and was co-captain of the team) his sophomore through senior years, all while maintaining above a 4.0 GPA. While playing for the basketball team, Dylan received All-Bay League and All-CIF Southern honors and was named Co-MVP of the Bay League his senior year. Dylan will now be heading to Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburg, PA, in the fall, where he plans to major in Decision Science and where he will play for the school’s Men’s Basketball team as a shoot guard.
2023 Outstanding Alumni Award
Shown here: Top - Lucian Iglesias, Isaac Lulich, Tyler Smildzins. Bottom: AJ McBean, Wyatt Nucci, Archer Johnson. Not shown: Colin Benner, Cody Collins, Kingston Davies, Matthew Fine, Kole Fitzl, Johnny Gosser, Nathan Horta, Ethan Jahavery, Knox Kiffin, Hunter Sleeis, Tyler Smildzins, Alexander van Fossen and Brandon Warren.
2022 Hall of Fame Inductees
Shown here: Isaac Lulich and his Dad, long time BCS Coach and Board Member Steve Lulich. Not shown: Hunter Sleeis
2022 Ironman Award Winners
Starting as a six year old, Patrick Sodl played in the BCS for six years and competed in six Super Bowls. His teams won numerous championships during that span. Patrick used his BCS experience and played Pop Warner tackle football in El Segundo for several seasons where he played middle linebacker and running back. Patrick then enrolled at Loyola High School of Los Angeles where he became a standout middle linebacker for the Cubs. He was named first team All-Angelus League his Junior and Senior seasons where he led the league averaging 15 tackles a game. Patrick was named Captain his senior season and Defensive MVP of the team. Patrick has committed to play football in the Ivy League at Columbia University in New York City. Alumni Award Patrick is seen here with parents Cathy and Matt after receiving his award on the field at SoFi Stadium.
2022 Outstanding Alumni Award - Patrick Sodl
Tucker Adams, Mac Bedner, Jake Beller, Jessie Black, Eli Cebula, Lucas Conde, Nicolas De La Cruz, Calum Dench, Enzo DeSisto, Henry Doherty, Noah Elhardouzi, Cadin Fetters, Santino Garcia, Akea Gealon, Colby Graham, Daniel Greenberg, Kate Grzesek, Sophie Guitron, Brock Herrera, Luke Leonard, Cole Leinart, Graham Lunzer, Daniel Mack, Luke Meeker, Liam Meeker, Ethan Maleman, Jonah Mirkovich, Halle Ostboe, Michael Prosser, Charlie Rosenthal, Thomas Rudy, TJ Silvas, Walter Urbon, Austin Zebrowski
2021 Hall of Fame Inductees
Graham Lunzer, Daniel Mack, Ethan Maleman, Austin Zebrowski
2021 Ironman Award Winners
Davis Warren began playing in BCS as a 6-year-old in the league’s inaugural 2008 season. He played every Fall and Spring season thereafter. He played in over 10 Super Bowls and was part of 5 championship Bulldog teams. Davis went on to play QB at Loyola HS in LA and Suffield Academy in Connecticut. In the Spring of 2019, Davis was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He underwent 4 rounds of chemotherapy at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles over a 5-month hospital stay but was determined to finish up in time to start school and football workouts. He worked hard to gain back his strength and weight to play by mid-season, Fall of 2019 - despite skepticism from his doctors. Fortunately, he has been in remission since then and back on the gridiron. Davis was also an Asst. Coach for the D11 Gators this Spring. Davis was recruited by numerous D1 programs and committed to the University of Michigan and the Ross School of Business. He was placed on full scholarship in 2023. Davis is pictured with his Mom and Dad, Jeff and Terri.
2021 Outstanding Alumni Award - Davis Warren
Kai started playing BCS football as a 7-year old in our leagues’ inaugural 2008 season. He had great success with his Gator and Mustang teams. His team played in numerous Super Bowls games and notched 2 Super Bowl wins. Kai moved from the field to the water, where he has been an Academic All-American Swimmer the past 3 years, won 2 Gold and 1 Silver medal in this years CIF and has been named to the All-Area team all 4 years at Mira Costa High School. In addition, he has been swimming for BCS (Beach Cities Swimming) Club Team at the National Level the past 3 years. He began his career at Indiana University, and has since transferred to UC Berkeley, where he was part of their Pac-12 team championship in 2021. Kai is pictured with his Dad, John.
2019 Outstanding Alumni Award - Christian Kai Bathurst
Jack Alexander Jr. played in our inaugural season in 2008, and won numerous Super Bowls. He went on to star at Redondo Union High School, where he was the starting Quarterback for the last two years. This year he passed for over 2000 yards, with 19 touchdowns, while also running in 8 TDs himself. Jack was the league MVP, earning All-League and All Area honors, and played in the Blue Grey All-American Bowl. Jack is currently on the football team at Chapman University. Jack is shown with League President John Forbes, his Mom Vicki, and his Father Jack Alexander Sr.
2018 Outstanding Alumni Award - Jack Alexander, Jr.