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Fall 2018 Season Recap Thus Far

By NFL Flag San Diego, 10/05/18, 2:00PM PDT


NFL Flag San Diego has enjoyed a very successful fall 2018 season to date.  Participation in terms of the numbers of our athletes and teams is up yet again, and the season has gone smoothly thus far.  Despite this success, however, we are constantly adjusting to ensure that our athletes have the best experience possible.  We have recently taken steps to change the location of our games for our Chula Vista league to minimize the number of disturbances caused by the need for other leagues or sports to use the fields or for the city to perform maintenance on the fields.  In addition, we recently promoted Dean Faulkner to the position of Chief Operating Officer of NFL Flag San Diego to demonstrate our commitment to continued improvement and to always be doing the best possible job we can for our athletes, coaches and parents. 

NFL Flag San Diego Season Thus Far: A Great Success

At NFL Flag San Diego, we never judge our teams by their win-loss records; indeed, every team makes the playoffs.  Instead we base our assessment as to how the season has gone based on the feedback we receive from the coaches, parents and the athletes themselves.  The numbers of participants and teams entered in our leagues is the highest turnout we have had in any season since we began play in 2013, but we are not content simply with that.  Instead, as explained in greater detail below, we are working hard week in and week out to ensure that our athletes, parents and coaches have the best experience they possibly can. 

Constantly Taking Steps to Ensure Our Athletes

Have an Optimal Experience

At NFL Flag San Diego, we also are taking a number of steps to ensure our athletes have an optimal experience during their flag football adventure.  The first measure we have taken this season relates to scheduling games between teams.  Instead of developing the schedule for the entire season at the beginning of the year, risking the potential of matching an undefeated team against a team that is winless midway through the season, we adjust the schedules midway through the season. This ensures that our boys and girls are not facing the same teams too often so that none of our players become discouraged if the win-loss record is not what they had hoped for.  After all, the most important part of the process is that each player is developing his or her individual skills and the teams are coming together to work towards the same goal, not how many wins or losses the team has. 

The second step we have taken so far this season has been to change certain game locations as result of congestion at the field that our Chula Vista site in particular was experiencing.  After working through the issue with the City of Chula Vista, we switched the game to an alternate site to ensure an optimal experience for our players come game day.  Just as in this scenario, we constantly monitor how the athletes’ experience is going at each of our game and practice sites.  If one of the parks or fields at which our athletes are playing is suffering from congestion, the need to perform maintenance or any other issues, then we move quickly to work with the appropriate city officials to iron out whatever issues are arising at that site.  If this means moving to another site, then we are quick to work out a solution that is in the best interest of our athletes. 

Finally, NFL Flag San Diego recently appointed Dean Faulkner as our Chief Operating Officer.  This will enable us to continue to serve our athletes and make sure their experience is as possible.  Dean is a tremendous asset to our organization whose passion for youth sports makes him a great fit for this expanded role at NFL Flag San Diego. 

Interested in a Fun and Challenging Athletic Endeavor for Your Children in the San Diego Area?

If you are in the San Diego area and your son or daughter is interested in participating in one of California’s top flag football leagues, then consider NFL Flag San Diego.  Offering both competitive and recreational divisions in a variety of different age-group divisions, our league guarantees every player a significant amount of playing time and gives players the chance to make friends, be a part of a small, tight-knit team, and meet current and former National Football League players.  While requiring a minimum time commitment with practices only once per week and games once per week, NFL Flag San Diego offers year-round opportunities for children from kindergarten through tenth grade to participate in flag football.  If you have any questions, contact NFL Flag San Diego at (760) 237-8278 or for more information today.