Wow! It's been a real roller coaster but, thanks to one of our fantastic parents, we're back up and running! Teresa, thank you SO much for resolving our website issue! Now, down to business!
First of all, we realize there has been some confusion this season with our game schedule. Due to some technical glitches (and some operator error, mostly MY error), our schedule has changed a couple times. Now, in the interest of making our teams more competitive, we've decided to merge the Sr. 49er's with the Sr. Steelers so, it's going to change again. Hopefully for the LAST time this season! Please check the new updated schedule above for the changes.
Believe it or not, we're headed to week 3 already. That's right, week 3! Halfway through the season and there is a LOT to go! Pictures, championships, all-star games, trophies, bounce houses, spring season, the whole nine!! So, here's what's coming up:
The Spring season will begin on April 6th and registration is now open!!! So, if you're looking for something else to do besides baseball, basketball, or soccer, then flag football (besides being the only thing left) is for you! You can CLICK HERE to register right now and take advantage of the early bird discount. Beginning this season, we are changing the age range for our divisions so that we can include kindergartners! Our new divisions will be K-2nd grade, 3-5th grade and 6-8th grade! Now, we're including the entire elementary level and not leaving our smallest future players out! All games will be finished BEFORE Memorial day so you don't have to change any plans to go out of town!
Picture day will be February 16th or 23rd(depending on your team). Your coach or team mom will give you the details so that you may prepare for pictures. Parents that played with us last season will get a special gift for returning this season. All pictures will be ready for your pickup on Championship Sunday March 10th.
Speaking of Championship Sunday, this season, we're incorporating all-star games for each division and you'll get your chance to participate too! That's right, parents will play in the games against their players! It's time for the moms to take the field! We need 15 moms and a volunteer coach to play against the Freshman division (1st-3rd grade) all-stars. Please email us if you're interested in playing. Dads, you're not excused! We also need 15 dads and a volunteer coach to play against the Jr. division all-stars (4th-6th grade). Naturally, that means the Sr. Division all-stars need some competition too. So, we've decided to make our coaches take off the whistles and strap up the cleats to play the 7th and 8th graders! These should be a lot of fun to watch and to participate in so please don't hesitate to be a part of the games. Each game will take place after each divisions prospective championship game.
We'll also have our punt, pass and run competition going on through-out the day and our inflatable obstacle course. As always, the players will receive free hot dogs that day and all trophies will be available for them to pick up as well. It's a really fun day and it's our way of ending the season with a big party! Please get involved with your team and participate in championship Sunday. Your players LOVE to see the parents play (mainly to make fun of us!) and it's a lot of fun.
Update: So, before you read the rest of the info about the season, here's an update. First of all, it's NOT too late to register. We've had something strange happen due to all the rain. Parks have been closed for weeks so our coaches have not been able to practice. So, our original start date won't work without any practices. For now, we'll push it out 2 weeks which would still give us a finish time in March and give teams a fair chance to practice before we start. We still need players in every division so get your friends out there too!
Weeee're baaaack! After a long break, it's time to get back to it! Youth Flag Football is coming back for another exciting season. Kindergarten to 6th grade boys and girls are eligible to play. Teams are put together based on your zip code so your practices should be at a local park. Areas that don't have enough players for a full team will be combined. All games are played on Saturday mornings centrally in Natomas since we attract teams from all over Sacramento. Practices will begin in January with games starting February 18th. The 6 week season will end March 25 with Playoffs and Championships April 1. Each player will receive a player shirt, participation medal, flags and a mouthpiece. All teams will have at least one practice per week. If you would like to volunteer to be a coach or you currently have a team that you want to bring in to the league, please email us. Once you register, you will be contacted by your coach as soon as there are enough players in your area to practice. Returning teams are anxious to get started so don't wait to register. The quicker you register, the faster we can place your player and get them practicing. To register now, CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION. See you on the field!!!
"So, why even play flag football? Isn't it like playing tee ball instead of baseball?" Well, the answer to that is NO! No, flag football is not like playing tee ball instead of baseball. Flag football is just as exciting as tackle football but, without the same strain on the body from the continual "hits". In fact, our rules and game play are almost identical. The 2 main differences are: 1. Our teams consist of 9 players on the field instead of 11(we've removed the 2 tackle positions). 2. All defensive action must be directed toward the flag. In other words, players have to always try to pull the flag. Otherwise, it's the same. With so much concern now regarding concussions and other injuries on young players, flag football is a great alternative to tackle football.
You talked about it with the kids and your spouse. Decided that it was time to try another sport or return for another season of football. You did your research and finally decided to give GSFFL a try. You came to this website, looked it over and then you did it...you "Clicked Here"! After going through all the questions on the registration, you asked your child ONE LAST TIME, "Are you SURE you want to play? Because this says there are NO REFUNDS! If I sign you up, you're going to play!" Finally convinced that they were sincere, you took out your credit card or your check book and finalized your registration. It's complete! Now What?