Spring Season Info
Spring season registrations are open to players ages 4-16 (ages as of January 1st)
Age Divisions are:
Pee Wee- 8-9
Super Senior- 14-16
All teams for our Spring Season are drafted by coaches. We cannot accomodate requests for specific teams, teammates, coaches, or practice nights.
Players have the option of practice AREA on their registration forms. North (Warrenton/Vint Hill area) or South (Bealeton/Summerduck area).
All Spring games are played on Saturdays, beginning at 9am, at Grace Miller Elementary School.
Players have the option to return to their team from the previous Spring Season UNLESS:
They have entered into the next age division
Their parent coached the team the previous Spring Season and has opted not to return to coach that team again
Any players that are entered into the draft and cannot attend player evaluations will be hat picked by coaches after the draft.
All team names are subject to change until the jersey orders have been finalized. Any team names changes will be announced.
These are a list of frequently asked Questions:
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 (14 for Super Seniors). We play 5 on 5 (7 0n 7 for Super Seniors) with every child guaranteed a starting position. We do not allow intentional contact. The fields are 50 yards long by 30 yards wide (instructional and rookie fields are 40 yards long by 25 yards wide and Super Seniors play on 100 yard field)). 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 are the age divisions and what date do you use to determine divisions?
A- Players age is determined by age as of January 1st of the current season. The divisions are as follows:
8-9 PEE WEE
14-16 SUPER SENIOR
Q- Why do you hold games during Easter weekend/Spring Break but not over Memorial Day weekend?
A- Both of these weekends are big travel weekends for families. One of the many challenges we face as a league is fitting all of the games into the Spring season without encroaching too far into the summer. In order to do this, we need to have games on one of those weekends. Because Memorial Day weekend would end up being into the playoffs, missing players on travel that game would have a bigger impact on their teams and chances at Championships.
Q- Can my child move up or down a division? A- Players can only move up to the next division if their birthday is within the current playing season to be eligible for the next division(Jan 2-May 31) and an age waiver form is filled out and sent to either the league mailbox (PO Box 29 Bealeton, Va. 22712) or emailed to the registrar when player is registered. Registrar must be notified. No player can move down.
Q- What equipment do I need to get my child?
A- A mouth piece is required and cleats are highly recommended but not required. Black shorts without pockets, beltloops or stripes are also required. Shorts with pockets or beltloops 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 guaranteed a minimum of 6 games with referees, play off games if team qualifies, NFL game jerseys to keep.
Q- How often and when are practices?
A- Practices are 2 times per week in preseason and then 1 time per week during the season from 6-8pm 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. Practices will be in one of the 2 practice areas that are determined by you on the registration form. North (Warrenton/Vint Hill) or South (Bealeton/Summerduck)
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 draft to determine teams?
A- FYFFL wants to create parity in our league. We believe this is the fairest way to create a fun,fair,and competitive environment. If a team were able to assemble their own roster, some teams would be so dominant that it would take alot of the fun from the league. Instructional teams will not be formed by draft and are "hat picked" by age to teams as this division is not competitive.
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 fill out the coaches application online if you are interested in coaching.
Q- Can I get a refund?
A- Yes, until drafts are completed. You will need to notify the Registrar. Refunds are subject to a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be given after teams are drafted.
Q- What days are the games on and what time does my team play?
A- Games will be played on Saturdays, with games starting at 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm. There is typically one Saturday built in for make up games and Sundays afternoons can be used for make-up dates as well.
Q- What about postponements and makeup games?
A- FYFFL's schedule is squeezed in after Basketball season and finishes by early June. 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 may have makeup days on Sunday afternoons if need be.
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- How do I become a coach?
A- FYFFL is always looking for coaches. You can register the same way the players registered online. We have a seperate coaches application. You may be contacted with any questions after registration.
Q- Why have a $3.00 convenience fee for online payments?
A- The $3.00 convenience fee is charged to us by Paypal for online payments. You can mail a paper check to our PO Box to avoid this fee.