Q- What are the main rules of your League? A- FYFFL wants to create a safe yet competitive and challenging league.Our rules are based on NFL Flag rules with some changes. We limit teams to 10 players. We play 5 on 5 with every child guaranteed a starting position. We do not allow intentional contact. The fields are 50 yards long by 30 yards wide. The games are 40 minutes long-two 20 minute halves with a ten minute half time. The games are played with a running clock.
Q- What equipment do I need to get my child? A- A mouth piece is required and cleats are highly recommended. Black shorts without pockets are also required. Shorts with pockets pose a hazard. We provide NFL Game jerseys that the kids keep after the season.
Q- What does the league provide once we have registered and paid? A- Each team is scheduled 6 games with referees, plus end of season tournament that all teams qualify for, and NFL game jerseys to keep. There is only 1 makeup day built into the schedule. If more than 1 gameday is lost due to weather or unforseen circumstances, those games will not be rescheduled.
Q- How often and when are practices? A- Practices are 1 time per week in preseason and then 1 time per week during the season w/no practice exceeding 2 hours. Practice can be less than 2 hours per practice. The head coach will determine what days the practices will be on and what times.Coaches usually get input from the parents in determining these. Practices will in one of the 4 practice areas that are determined by you on the registration application. Warrenton,Bealeton,VintHill,SumerDuck.
Q- Will my child get playing time? A- Each child is Guaranteed a starting position and will play as much as the other participants unless there is a discipline issue.
Q- Why have a Hat Pick Draft? A- To add excitement to the Fall league, we decided to mix it up every Fall and have new teams each season.
Q- Why can't my child be on their friends team? A- There are an overwhelming amount of requests for ride requests and being placed on a friends team or coach requests. Due to the volume of requests and the logistics, not to mention the likely hood of altering the leagues competitive balance, FYFFL will not grant such requests. We appologize for any inconvieniences due to this policy.
Q- Why doesn't my childs team have a coach? A- FYFFL depends on volunteers to assist us in bringing this great sport to our counties youth. Some teams do not have parents willing to step up and help because of various reasons. Experience is great but not a requirement to volunteer. FYFFL has a new coach session and packet to get those of you that are a little hesitant a jump start.Please go to coaches tab for applications.
Q- Can I get a refund? A- Yes, until your team has its first practice whether you or your child attend or not. Refunds are subject to a $50 administrative fee. There are no refunds due to games lost to weather or unforseen circumstances. 1 makeup day is built into the Fall schedule.
Q- What days are the games on and what time does my team play? A- Games will be played on Sundays, with games starting at 1:15pm/2:30pm/3:15pm.
Q- What about postponements and makeup games? A- FYFFL's schedule is squeezed in after Labor Day weekend and finishes before Daylight savings times ends in late October. The problem with a compressed schedule is if you get rained out 1,2,or even 3 days-your league schedule is in shambles. FYFFL will have 1 makeup day on A Sunday at the end of the schedule in case of incliment weather.
Q- Why have fundraisers? A- The fields we currently play on are VDOT controlled/owned fields. VDOT at any time can ban us from those fields.FYFFL is also at the mercy of Grace Millers School function schedule because we use their parking facilities. FYFFL wants to be able to aquire land in the future to have dedicated playing fields for our league. Fundraisers are a vital part of not only supporting league needs but also giving us options for the future.
Q- How can I help or give back to the league? A- The ways are many! You can volunteer to coach,become a Board Member,assist as a team parent,help on game days,assist with field care, and many more.
Q- Why have a $2.50 convenience fee for online registration? A- In determining our registration fees from year to year the FYFFL Board has serious discussion on any fee increases from he previous year. We are still a fairly new league and have had to borrow equipment and resources from other leagues in order to fufill our commitments to you. While that is no longer he issue , we still have Referee's,Championship trophies,insurance,field supplies,marketing,website,field maintenence, and NFL Jerseys to pay for. FYFFL uses PayPal to process our online payments. PayPal charges FYFFL for each online registration. You can use a paper registration downloaded from our site and mail it in to avoid this fee.