Games Begin: Weekend of September 7th
Games End: Weekend of October 26th
Playoffs: Weekend of November 2nd
Super Bowl: Weekend of November 9th
Please note: Practice schedules are at the discretion of the coaches. We do this so that each coach can schedule practices that are at the most convenient locations and times for their team. The practice locations are scheduled based on the players' schools or home addresses.
Our goal for NFL FLAG San Diego is to provide every child with an equal opportunity to play flag football. We believe our new structure will give the kids the opportunity to learn and play multiple positions on both offense and defense. Our main focus is making sure everyone is having FUN while learning the basics of the game, teamwork and important lessons in sportsmanship. We have improved the quality and value of our program to provide our players with the best experience possible. Below are some of our new policies:
During online registration parents will have to answer a required question to Rate Your Player. The choices will be Very Good, Good, Some Experience, or No Experience. While formulating teams in the recreation division we will use this as a baseline to spread out the talent based on what the parent choose. As a example while formulating teams we will take 2 from each category. During week 4 of the Spring season we will evaluate teams in recreation division and if a team has a competitive advantage of any sort that team or teams will be moved into the competitive division. Friend request are still welcomed.
Players, coaches or teams who play to have FUN. Your child will learn the basic fundamentals of passing /catching and is designed to help develop an understanding of rules, teamwork, fundamentals and sportsmanship. This is a great way for our players to learn the basics of the game, and develop the skills and techniques necessary to succeed on both offense and defense. The slate of practices and games ensures that all participants receive comprehensive instruction and gain a keen understanding of the sport.
NFL Flag Rec league will feature Grades Pre- Kindergarten through 8th grade division offered. This will be a 6 on 6 flag football league with all kids playing a total 3 out of 4 quarters. Each team roster will be set at 8 kids with a possible bonus player at 9 if needed. Rosters will no longer exceed 9 players. All kids will sit out a full quarter enforced and tracked by the referees. We feel this is a great opportunity for the kids to develop and avoid playing stacked or extremely experienced teams.
Players, coaches and teams who play to win, and have a skill level to reflect that. Our new Competitive League format is a natural fit for young players who have developed into all-stars on their respective recreational teams. These players will develop a greater love for the game and improve their individual skill set at a much quicker pace by playing with and against other highly skilled players and teams.Players and coaches may enter individually or as entire teams. All pop warner/AYF teams will be placed in this division. We encourage kids who want to play together to enter as a team and prepare for the NFL Flag Regional/National Tournaments.
NFL Flag Competitive league teams will be separated by age groups. This will be a 5 on 5 league using NFL Flag National Tournament Rules. Age groups offered in this division will be 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U. Birth date cutoff will be August 1, 2018. For example if you have a kid that turned 9 on August 2, 2018 they would be eligible to play 8U. Rosters for competitive will be a max of 10 per national rules. It is suggested that all children should receive equal playing time for both offense and defense in each game they participate in. However, it is up to each coach to manage the game as they see fit.