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North Bay NFL Flag Football

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League FAQ

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What are the different divisions available?

Please visit our Divisions of Play page for full description of each level.

How do I know what League Age my player is?

Please visit our League Age Determination page.

Can my 4 Year Old Play?

North Bay NFL Flag does not currently offer a program for 4-year-old players. But we will consider a 4-year to "play up" to the 6U division on a case by case basic.


Can I get text updates on rainouts, field status and other North Bay NFL Activity activity?

YES - We require all families to join our League MOJO Team/Coach App to get notified when the fields are closed or general updates by North Bay NFL Flag.

 

How long is the season?

Typically,  our NFL Flag League season runs from the beginning of March through early May. 

What is included with the League fees?

The registration fees pay for equipment, players' uniform, picture services, officials, facility rentals and year-end awards and trophy. Plus other operational expenses

Is there a Volunteer fee?  

No, but families can earn a discount ($50) for next season's registration fees for volunterring 10 hours during the current season. Families with multiple kids can volunteer 10 hours per child and receive a discount for each child.

How many games / practices can we expect?

The great thing about NFL Flag is that it is just a two hour time committment per week! One for practice and one hour for the game! 
Games are usually held on Saturdays or Sundays with the younger divisions starting earlier in the day

What kind of equipment does my player need?

Cleats (non-metal) and mouthpiece are the only required. Everything else is either provided (Full uniform) or optional in our team store (gloves, socks, sleeves, etc). 
 
Where are the games and practices?

Please visit the Fields Location link under the Game Day Info section of the website.

Currently ALL PRACTICE & GAMES are played at SONOMA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL at 20000 BROADWAY, SONOMA, CA for the EAST CONFERENCE and at 
PINER HIGH SCHOOL at 1700 FULTON ROAD, SANTA ROSA, CA 95403 for the WEST CONFERENCE. 

How do Player Evaluations work?

What

Evaluations are set across three skill sets: Throwing, Running and Catching. Players will be scored on a level from 1-5 (6 being the highest) in each skill. Their skill score will then be calculated and averaged into the league roster system. The system will try to deterimine rosters in order to balance rosters based on their scores.

When

Player Evaluations are typically scheduled for two weekends in mid January.

Weather may dictate tryouts are held indoors, or the tryouts may change dates depending upon field conditions and facility availability.

Players should show up ½ hr before the session to register and warm up. Tryout sessions usually last 2-3 hours, but may be shorter or longer based upon the number in attendance.

Where

Weather will dictate where we hold our tryouts. Typically, we will hold evlauations at Sonoma Valley High School. All players must participate in at least ONE evaluatio to be eligible for the season.

What to Wear?

Players should attend evaluations prepared to play flag football.

Indoors - if evlauations are indoors, payers should wear non-marking athletic shoes.

Is it cold in January?

Evaluations often take place in inclement weather – rain – cold. Players should dress appropriately to stay warm and dry. If it rains too hard that Evaluation session may be cancelled, or moved indoors.

What if it rains?

All players and parents should show up at their scheduled Evaluation time. Do not assume your Evaluation session has been cancelled. If it is rescheduled you will likely be given an alternate Evaluation time later in the day. You must come to the Evaluation to reschedule. You may not phone in to reschedule.

What happens at the Evaluations?

Every player has the opportunity to throw 5 passes, catch 5 passes, and go through 5 running drills. Parents may volunteer to help at the Evaluations by indicating their interest during the registration process, and signing up for volunteer positions using our website. Additional parent volunteers may also be solicited during the Evaluation session.

What are the Coaches doing?

The Coaches are watching your player at the Evaluations and scoring the players on both the performance and the fundamental skills demonstrated during the evaluation session. The coaches are also watching a player's hustle, attitude, and general athletic ability during the Evaluations.

How does the PLAYER DRAFT work and what divisions are included?

After all Evaluations have been completed, the Coaches meet to form rosters. NFL Teams are selected and then the rostering system is used to form rosters based on certain criteria

1. Age (Proper Divsion)
2. School (to allow for carpooling)
3. Skill Score ( for balanced teams)
4. Buddy Request (for carpooling and expansion)

We will then fill in any gaps where needed to complete rosters.

How and when do I know what team my child is on?

TEAMS & Rosters are announced DURING THE SUPERBOWL Every season! Exciting day for the NFL and our NFL Flag families!
Players receive an email from the league and we are in the process of production for a LIVE NFL FLAG Draft Day!

If you have not heard from the league or your coach by then please contact the League to find out about your team. Occasionally mistakes happen and when they do we will try and correct them as soon as possible. Please be patient – every player who registers will be placed on a team provided there is sufficient space. Registration date is used as the criteria to determine placement if the space limit for a division is reached.


WILL GAMES OR PRACTICES BE PLAYED OVER SPRING BREAK?
Yes. But we DO NOT play games on Easter Sunday or Mother's Day (Sunday).
Please anticipate practies/games during spring break.

WHEN WILL THE SEASON END?
The season usually ends (championship weeked) the weekend BEFORE Mother's day with Sectional Championship taking place sometime AFTER Mother's Day and BEFORE Memorial Day Weekend. 

WILL WE GET A REFUND IF GAMES ARE NOT PLAYED OR SEASON IS CANCELED?
Please view our Cancellation Policy

HOW DO YOU DETERMINE THE REGISTRATION FEES?
Spring is our primary season, and thus the fees need to cover both the league’s seasonal costs as well as the ongoing costs of running the league. Your registration fees can be broken down as:

Seasonal Expenses
• Uniforms
• All Star Jerseys 
• Pictures
• Trophies/medals
• Equipment and balls
 • Insurance
• Cost of background checks
• Field access 
• Officials service
 
Ongoing Expenses
• Website maintenance
• Email list maintenance
• Accounting costs
• Tax filing costs

WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?
A formal request must be sent to [email protected] AND in the event a player cancellation is required.

WILL THERE BE A PICTURE DAY?
Yes. We are planning to have picture day on Opening Day/NFL Flag Fest.

 

 

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