Before we get into the changes, if you came here just to register for Winter Flag Football just CLICK HERE to get started. All games are played at Tanzanite Park in Natomas but, your teams are based on your zip code so, your practices should be close to your home. Games will start on January 16th but, teams are already forming and some are practicing so don't wait! Once you register, a coach will contact you about your practice times and locations.
Now, here's what's going on. After years of running games, it's time for us to step aside and let some new blood in! Although we LOVE being there for your kids every week, some of the luster comes off when we don't have our own kids playing. It's much more exciting and fun to be involved when your kids are playing every week. Since all of our kids have aged out, it's time to let some parents run things that will be around for a while longer since their kids are younger. Not to mention, it's good to get some new ideas and a fresh perspective. So, Jose Gomez is the new commissioner and I'm sure you'll be hearing from him as the season gets closer. I'm sure he'll have plenty to tell you about as he takes over. He has some very exciting ideas and I'm looking forward to see the direction he'll be taking the league. He will; however, need help from you. If you have some time and you're interested in making the league better, you can step up and volunteer. We're going to depend more heavily on volunteers to keep the league strong. It's one thing that the old board members didn't take full advantage of and the new board needs to change. This league CANNOT run without your help and support. We made an easy job hard sometimes by not using our available resources properly but, that's going to change. It doesn't take a huge amount of your time but, it will make a difference on game day. Here's what he'll need: Maintenance (paints the field each week and helps keep track of field conditions), Game crew (helps set up the field each week and manages field during games), Snack Shack (sets up and runs snack shack to support the league) Tech support (help keep the website up to date with info and scores). The more of you that volunteer for these positions the better. We can (and should) have more than one person for each position so it doesn't all fall on one person. You'll also get a special discount for helping the league. Last but, not least, it should go without saying but, he'll always need good coaches. Can't have teams without them! If you are interested in helping the league, please CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Parents, this is a great chance to breath new excitement into our league. We're very proud of what's been accomplished but, we want to see it continue to move forward and grow and with the new management and your involvement, it's only going to get better! I, personally, can't wait to see what happens next! See you on the field!
If you're looking for a something for your kids to do this summer, it's time to register for our annual summer skills camp! This 2 week camp will help improve the football skills of your player to help get them ready for the next season of flag OR tackle football. No matter what skill level they currently have, we'll improve them and take them up to another level. Our coaches, high school players and even a retired NFL player will teach your kids all the skills they need to get better: passing, catching, blocking and flag pulling are just some of the sills they'll work on. They will also get a chance to help make their own water toy that they can use during free time at camp and take home at the end of the camp. They will also receive a camp shirt, bag and snacks each day.
Camp is Monday-Friday from 8am to 12pm beginning June 23rd and finishing on July 3rd. To attend the full two weeks of camp, the cost is only $149 and you can Click here to register now!
If you can't make the entire camp, you can register for one week for only $99. Click here to register for ONE WEEK Only.
Finally, since some of you have asked, we're offering a special for both weeks of summer camp AND includes your registration for the fall season of flag football (games begin on October 4th) Click her to pay $199 for BOTH Camp and the fall season. You'll receive separate instructions for registering.
This is a great camp and your kids will have a blast! Our camp will be at Charter Point park located at 617 Cutting way in the Greenhaven/Pocket area. We look forward to seeing you on the field!
Yes, if you're looking for basketball, cheerleading or flag football, you've come to the right place! We're busily working behind the scenes to bring you an entirely new site that includes BOTH of our sports, flag football and basketball! For now, just know that you're in the right spot! Greater Sacramento Flag Football League and West Coast Athletics have decided to bring you the best of both leagues to create Greater Sacramento Youth Athletics. Now you'll be able to choose either sport and know that you'll have the great family atmosphere that you've learned to expect from us. Our basketball program will continue to embrace the values that you appreciate in our football program. Teamwork, sportsmanship and fair competition. We'll offer the same convenient practice times and locations based on your zip code. Our games will be centrally located right in Natomas just like our football games so that it's easy for all of our teams to get to. No more travelling all over town each week to a different court. All games played at the same location every week on Sundays. Boys AND girls from kindergarten through 8th grade can play either sport. We also have cheer-leading available if you'd like to try that. You don't have to have a player on a team for your child be a cheerleader. If you would like to register a cheerleader CLICK HERE TO GET THEM STARTED NOW!
If you're ready to jump into our basketball program CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW! Games will begin January 19th and end March 2nd. Flag football will be going on at the same time so, if you want to play football with us, click one of the links to the right to get started.
If you've ever had a brick dropped on your head, you might know what it's like to miss something so obvious! I take about 40 calls and emails per day asking the same questions about our upcoming season. So, why I haven't simply answered them here is a mystery even to me! So, here are a few of the frequently asked questions and the best answer I can give you.
How do I register? All of our registration is done on line so, if you want to register now...go back to the home page and look for the appropriate link for your sport and season. Registration is $70 unless you catch the early-bird. If you wait too late, you'll end up in late registration which will end up costing you more so don't wait.
Where are the practices and how often will they practice? This is the ONE question that I can't actually answer. Each coach will have their own practice schedule and location so, it's up to them when and where you practice. Our teams are put together based on your zip code so, all the kids in your area should end up on the same team. So, it stands to reason, your coach should pick a location that's central to everyone in the area. Most coaches practice about twice per week.
Where are the games? All of our games are played at Tanzanite Park in Natomas (2220 Tanzanite Way) on Saturdays for flag football. Since we have teams all over Sacramento, we picked a park that is pretty central for everyone. It's also right off the freeway so it's pretty easy to get to. Our games start at 8am and we play a game every hour on the hour until all teams have played. The amount of games depends on how many teams are registered so it varies from season to season. This season, we're trying something new with multiple games going on at the same time so make sure you check your teams schedule.
How long is the season? Our season is 7 weeks long including playoffs. We usually try to build in an extra week in case something happens so make sure you check your team schedule.
I registered but, I haven't heard from a coach yet. What's up? Don't panic! It's not entirely up to your coach to get the calls done. Sometimes they are waiting on us to give them a complete roster. We don't want anyone getting an unfair advantage by practicing too early so, we may hold their roster. Once they get close to a full team, and are allowed to start practice, we'll get them a roster. I would say that most coaches will wait until their team is full before they start calling parents so they don't have to repeat things but, that's up to each coach. You WILL be contacted.
Is there a team in my area? This is another question that I can't really answer. We are completely at the mercy of registrations. So, if your area has at least 9 kids that want to play and register, then yes, there will be a team in your area. However, if there are not enough kids in your area, we'll combine the closest zip codes to fill a team. So, in MOST cases, there are enough kids to fill a team but, occasionally, we do have to combine areas to make it work.
Can my child play on a team with his/her friends? Of course they can! This league is supposed to be fun for everyone including you. So, we honor your team requests first. That way, kids play with their friends, you know the parents already and everyone is happy. Make sure you put your request on your registration form. The only time we can't honor a request is if a team is already full when you register.
Well, I know that doesn't answer EVERY question but, that should help with the most common. If you have other questions, feel free to email or give us a call. Have a great season!