Flag Football

FAQ

What age/grade for what team? 

Flag Football uses GRADE IN SCHOOL as the parameter to place players on a team.  So, if the registration asks "GRADE IN FALL 2017," then anyone in the same grade (or lower grade) can be on a team together.  Parents have the option of playing their child UP a grade but never down.

How much does it cost? 

$159 for all grades 

$159 Powder Puff (Winter season only, October-December)

Any required fundraisers?

We do not have any fundraisers, sponsors or other fees.

What is included with the registration fee? 

NFL jersey and set of flags.  No other equipment is needed or required.  Kids wear shorts (NO POCKETS) and cleats.  Each team recieves a football.

When is the last day to register?  

WINTER FLAG:  September 25th

SPRING FLAG:  March 25th

FALL FLAG:  July 25

How many practices per week? 

Once the teams are set practices will begin.  Parents/Coaches on the team control the day of the week you practice.  1-2 practices a week for 1- 11/2 hours; depends on what the parents and coaches decide.  The great thing about flag football is you just need a grass area to practice.  So any elementary or middle school area is fine for a practice.   Families all have different personal schedules so we let your team decide the practice day time and location. 

What days will games be played on?   

Game days vary, but typically Tuesday evenings, Friday evenings beginning at 5:30pm, Saturdays between 9am-7pm, or Sundays after 1pm.  

10 regular season games (first rainout is not made up) 

All grade levels could play some Tuesday nights, Friday nights, Saturday mornings or Sunday afternoons. Games will be played Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

Once the schedule is released games cannot be moved

Are there PLAYOFFS?

Double elimination playoffs begin the weekend after the last regular season games .  The kindergarten division does not have scores or  standings so the players, coaches and parents can learn the game

Divisions

K-8th Grade

Which Football do we use? 

3rd grade and younger use a K2 or the NFL ball given,  4th-5th grade use a TDJ or NFL Ball given,  6th grade and older use a TDY or NFL ball given.

Can we bring a complete team to the league?

Yes, just email Rob with the details (rob@thefarmleague.com).  All team members can register online, requesting you as coach.  There is an option on the registration form that states: "Coach Preference."

Can we request friends to play with?

Yes, we try to build the teams where the kids and parents have friends on the team.  We want the kids to have fun on the field and parents to have fun on the sidelines.  We build teams using the "Friend Preference" and school listed on the registration form.

Are players allowed to play up a grade level?

Yes

Can I coach?

Yes!  On the registration form you can select the "coach" or "team mom" box. We will get with the new coaches as the season gets closer.  We usually have a coaches meeting 2 or more weeks before the season starts. All teams have volunteer coaches or co-coaches to lead the team.  Here is a link to a reference manual for coaches:  http://www.thefarmleague.com/football/fc360/ 

All teams are coached by volunteer parents.

Where are games played?

The Farm League Park - 19717 Stuebner Airline, Spring TX 77379

How long are games?

Games are 1 hour long and the rules of NFL flag are posted on the web page.  http://www.thefarmleague.com/football/rules/5-man-rules/

How does scoring and playoffs work?

K Division is a NO scores/ NO Standings league. 1st - 8th divisions have standings and a Playoff tournament

When Will I hear from my coach?

Teams are released one week after registration ends, at that time you will hear from your coaches regarding practices.