The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between the motivation and dispositional flow state among football players of 12-16 age group. 125 football players participating in the U13-U16 Football Leagues were included in this study. For the data collection was used the Sport Motivation Scale and Dispositional Flow Scale-2 Sport Motivation Scale consists of 28 multiplechoice questions. Dispositional Flow Scale-2 consists of 36 multiple-choice questions. In the analyses applied a correlation between the Sport Motivation Scale and sub-dimensions of Dispositional Flow Scale-2. In the analysis applied a Pearson correlation between age and education criteria and all sub-dimensions. As a result of this study, if athletes are not motivated, optimal performance was found to be low. It was determined that sources of external pressures, reward motivation and the desire to respect increased with age. It was observed that Dispositional Flow Scale-2 values decrease with advancing age. The study has shown that the motivation of the football players improves the performance of these athletes in specific sub-dimensions. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.