Q. Why play flag football instead of tackle football?
A: Football is one of the most exciting and popular sports for kids. But whether it's because of limited size or ability, or the desire to keep from getting hurt, not all kids want to play tackle football and many parents are concerned about the violent nature of the game. Flag football has proven to be a much safer sport for kids that still includes the high action appeal of football with far less of the common injuries associated with tackle football: concussions, broken bones, sprains, and dislocations.
Q. What areas play in the league?
Fairfax County Flag Association is made up of teams from various areas around Northern Virginia. All of these areas will play against one another during the season; however, every area may not field a team in a particular division.
Q. What are the games played ?
All Games are played at Baron Cameron Park in Reston on Saturdays.First round of playoffs will be played on a Sunday.
Q. Will my child play during the season?
A: FCFA believes in and enforces a player participation rule. All players will have a starting position either on the offense or defense. Players are allowed to participate regardless of whether they have attended practices or not.
Q. Is there physical contact in this league?
A. This is a no-contact league, and penalties for contact will be enforced. Tackling, blocking, stiff-arming or physical contact of any kind is not allowed.
Q. What equipment is needed to participate?
Q. What size football should my child practice with?
A. We recommend a junior football
Q. What jersey size should I order?
Q. How do I care for the kid's flag football uniform?
Q. How much does it cost to register with My NFL Flag Football League
A. We are very competitive, especially with everything entailed in our season. Our Fee is $130.00 which includes an NFL Reversible Jersey, flag belt, game shorts interactive website and plenty of flag football FUN! Our newly created 5-6 Future All Stars is only $75 to register!
B. No refunds are given after registration has been completed.
Combining Divisions: ***Please understand, at the discretion of FCFA Flag Football, may combine age divisions if there are not enough players in one division to be held on their own. No refunds will be given due to FCFA FLAG Football combining divisions***
Q. What types of payments are accepted?
The acceptable types of payment are:
Q. How are Divisions sorted?
Q. What is the length of the Flag Football Season?
A: the anticipated length of the Season is approximately 8 weeks. 7 regular season games and 1 playoff week. The 5-6 Future Stars Division runs 7 weeks with no additional games after. The spring season runs from April to June. The fall season runs from September to November. These dates are subject to change.
Q. What kind of equipment should my child have?
Q. Weather Condition Polices
A: Games will only be cancelled if the fields are deemed to be unplayable. Cancellations will be posted immediately on the website as well as emailed to all the coaches and parents. During the regular season, if there's a game cancellation, there will be no make-ups except for Playoffs. Playoffs are the only games that will be made up if there's a game cancellation
Delay of Game due to heavy rain
Cancelled Games due to weather conditions
Q. My child wants to "Play Up" into the next age group, is that possible?
A: Yes. Playing up into the next age division is allowed. Since the registration system automatically places players into Divisions based on their age, simply add a note in the "Special Requests" field on the registration form to let us know that you would like your child to play up into the next Division and we will make the change. Alternately, you may email us your request. We do not, however, allow "playing down" into a younger Age Division, to be fair to the younger kids.
Q. How are the teams picked?
A: Coaches draft their teams after all the assessments have been finished. All Efforts are made to accommodate siblings and friend requests and in most cases are granted. An effort is also made to put kids from the same area on the same team.
Q. What is a skill assessment and why is it needed?
A skill assessment is a set of drills designed to assess the player’s experience/capabilities. Each player will throw the ball, be timed while they run a designated distance, and run sideways and/or back and forth.
The coaches watch the kids during the skill assessment and rate their level of skill, physical coordination, and speed. This information is used during the player draft to distribute the kids with similar skill, coordination, and speed levels as equally as possible across the teams.
Q. When are the skill assessments?
A: The skill assessments take place prior to the start of each season. There are multiple sessions offered. Players do not have to attend every skill assessment; they are required to attend only one session in order to be placed on a team.
Q. When are practice days and where are they located?
Coaches will determine what day(s) and location practice will be held. Each team will practice a minimum 1 hour a week and no more than 3 hours a week
Q. When will the games be played & Where?
Games are played on Saturday. If there are any make up games, they will be determined as the season progresses. Playoffs and championships games take place after the regular season has concluded. Games are currently played at Baron Cameron Park, Reston VA.
Q. Do you have a copy of the Rule Book?
A: Yes, click 2018 Official Rule Book
Q. When will I hear from my Coach?
A: You will receive an email from the league as soon as your child has been placed on a team indicating the team information schedule and coach's information. Your coach will contact you at least two weeks prior to the start of the season to introduce themselves. If you haven't heard from your coach and the first game is less than a week away, please contact us for information.
Q. I have other questions. Who do I contact?
A: You may contact us by email at email@example.com or call us at 571-485-9339
Q: Are there any volunteer opportunities available within the league?
A: There are number of openings that we are always looking to fill no matter if you have just an hour or several hours to offer. The list below is some of the openings available:
If you are interested in volunteering for one of the positions above or in some other capacity, please contact the league commissioner at firstname.lastname@example.org.