2015 Youth Flag Football Season


First game on Saturday August 22!


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2015 MHFF Olympics

Long toss winners
2001-2002 Samuel Olsen
2003-2004 Ayden Marse
2005-2006 Dawson Terpening
2007-2008 Jordan Williams
2009-2010 

25 yard dash winners
2001-2002 Samuel Olsen
2003-2004 Ayden Marse
2005-2006 Joseph Portocarrero
2007-2008  
2009-2010 Nikko Williams

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Ages:  4-14 (birthdays from Nov 1, 2000-Dec 31, 2010)
 
Registration Period:  March 1-July 11, 2015 (or until we're reach 400 players so please don't wait)

Training Camp:  Saturday July 18, 2015
 
Preseason July 18-August 21, 2015

Season:  August 22-November 7, 2015

*No game on October 31
**Brief awards ceremony and party on November 7 after the last games (around 230 pm)

Photo Days:  September 12 & 19
 
Practice days:  Weekly, day(s) and time(s) to be determined (you can make requests when you register).  Practices start the week of July 27.
 
Number and Length of Practices:  Min of one 60 minute practice a week.  Max of two practices a week, max of 90 minutes per practice.  
 
Length of Games:  Two 25 minute halves with a 3 minute half-time (except for Jr Novice-20 minute halves)

*Playing Time:  50% rule is in effect this year.  Every player will need to play a minimum of 50% of the game (except when injured or otherwise not able).

Division Start Times (NEW START TIMES):  Jr Novice (830 am), Novice (9:30 am), Sophomore (10:40 am), Junior Varsity (11:50 am) and Varsity (13:00 pm)

Format:  Five on five, non-contact flag football.
 
Locations (all fields in Mountain House): 

Fields 1 and 2 at Bethany Park (corner of Comunidad and Legacy) 

Fields 3 and 4 at Bethany School (corner of Comunidad and Heritage) 

Field 5 and 6 at Altamont Park (corner of W Piedmont Dr and N Ventura St)




Cost:  $90 (payable to Mountain House Flag Football)

Jerseys:  Players will receive a personalized jersey (with last name and selected number) and a pair of league shorts.
 
Equipment:  Cleats with nonmetal spikes are strongly recommended.  Footballs, flags and cones will be provided to the coaches for use during the season

Volunteers:  Please contact us and complete the volunteer application form (see below) if you are interested in volunteering to coach or referee or to help in other positions (you do not need to complete a form for videotaping or concessions.)

Questions:  Please contact Andy Su at andy@mhflagfootball.com

Frequently Asked Questions:  
1) How do I register my kid to play or myself to volunteer?  Look at the section below and send the required information to andy@mhflagfootball.com and submit payment as directed.

2) How are the players (and coaches) assigned to teams?  Once we fill all or most of our spots, I take the entire list in order of birthdays and cut it into 5 divisions (80 in each division).  Then, we make movements based on requests, ability and size.  

3) Will I get my requests?  Although historically, over 90% of requests are granted, some of you will not because sometimes it is impossible (Joe wants to be with his friend Mike but they requested different coaches or different practice days) and sometimes I will not grant requests if teams will be very unequal if the request is granted (the 3 fastest kids in the league want to be on the same team).  

4) Where can I find the YouTube videos of the games?  Go to our Facebook page (don't forget to like us!)  
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mountain-House-Flag-Football/136469379738909

5) What is Spirit Day?  We ask (not required though) the players and cheerleaders to wear their jerseys and uniforms to school on fridays during the season to show their team spirit.

6) What will the players get?  In addition to the personalized jersey and league shorts, each player will get a participation trophy and a team photo at the end of the year.

7) Can you challenge a referee call?  Only coaches can challenge a rule mistake but not judgement calls (tackling, holding, pass interference, etc).  If the referee does not correct the mistake, the coach can contact the administrator on the field.

8) Where can I find lost items?  We collect a lot of lost and found each year and put it in a box next to the concessions on fields 1 & 2.  Please put your kid's name on water bottles, sweatshirts, etc.

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TO REGISTER
We're going green!  No more paper forms!

To register, email the following information to andy@mhflagfootball.com (please put MHFF registration in the subject line)

*Copy and paste 1-10 in your email and fill in the information.
1) Name of player:
2) Birthday:
3) Sex:
4) Jersey size (youth XS, S, M, L, XL, adult S, M, L, XL):
5) Favorite numbers for the jersey (please select 3):
6) Address:
7) Parent 1's name, emails and phone numbers:
8) Parent 2's name, emails and phone numbers:
9) Requests (coach, teammate, practice day and time):
*Please understand that requests are just that.  I will do my best to grant most requests but I cannot guarantee anything.  
10) I have read and agree to abide by the MH Flag Football Code of Conduct (for me, my kids and my family members who will come to the games) and Accidental Waiver and Release of Liability.

AND

mail a $90 check (payable to Mountain House Flag Football) to:
 
Mountain House Flag Football
92 Sean Ave, 
Mountain House CA 95391

OR 

you may now send a payment via PayPal to registration@mhflagfootball.com.

No refunds after July 11

Please check your email regularly after you sign up.  It is our primary way of communicating with all of you.  If you do not receive a welcome email 2 weeks after you sign up, please email me.


TO VOLUNTEER
We're going green!  No more paper forms!

To volunteer to be a head coach, assistant coach or referee, email the following information to andy@mhflagfootball.com 
(please put MHFF volunteer in the subject line.)

*All coaches have to referee 1 game a week.

*Copy and paste 1-8 in your email and fill in the information.
1) Name of volunteer:
2) Birthday:
3) Sex:
4) Address:
5) Email and phone numbers:
6) Any past violent crime convictions:
7) I have read and agree to abide by the MH Flag Football Code of Conduct (for coaches and referees) and Accidental Waiver and Release of Liability.
8) I give representatives of MH Flag Football the permission to perform any necessary background checks.

Please check your email regularly after you sign up.  It is our primary way of communicating with all of you.  If you do not receive a welcome email 2 weeks after you sign up, please email me.

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Code of Conduct for kids and parents and family (our 3 rules)
1  HAVE FUN!!
2  Learn some new skills. Make some new friends.
3  No bad behavior-you and your kid(s) may be suspended by the league administrator for one or more games (no refund) for bad behavior (fighting, hitting, kicking, biting, pushing, tackling, bullying, swearing, negative comments, etc.)

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Coaches and Referees Code of Conduct
1  HAVE FUN!!!
2  Learn the league rules (its only 6 pages)!  You can't teach it if you don't know it.
3  Focus on fun and fundamentals, not winning or losing!
4  No bad behavior-you may be suspended by the league administrator for one or more games and 
asked to leave the field for bad behavior 
(running up the scores, not distributing the playing time equally, fighting, hitting, kicking, biting, pushing, tackling, bullying, swearing, negative comments, etc.) and your kid(s) may be suspended for your bad behavior.  


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Accidental Waiver and Release of Liability (AWRL)

I acknowledge that flag football and cheer leading is an extreme test of a person’s physical and mental limits and that participation in a flag football and cheer leading event carries with it the potential for death, serious injury, disability and property loss/damage.  The risks include, but are not limited to, those caused by terrain, facilities, temperature, weather, condition of participants, equipment, vehicular traffic, actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants and spectators.  I certify that I am physically fit to participate in these events and have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical person.  I consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident and/or illness during these events and to allow photos to be taken and posted on the league websites and related sites.  With full understanding of the potential risks, I assume all of the risks of participating in any way in these events. 

I hereby take action for myself, my executors, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows:

(A) I WAIVE, RELEASE AND DISCHARGE from any and all liability for my death, serious injury, disability and property loss/damage except that which is the result of gross negligence and/or wanton misconduct of persons or entities listed below: MOUNTAIN HOUSE FLAG FOOTBALL, INC., MOUNTAIN HOUSE COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT, LAMMERSVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT, their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives, agents and other participants and spectators;

(B) I AGREE NOT TO SUE any of entities or persons listed above for any of the claims or liabilities that I have waived, released or discharged herein; and

(C) I INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the entities or persons mentioned above from any and all liabilities or claims made by myself, other individuals or entities as a result of any of my actions.

I acknowledge that this AWRL form will be used by the event organizers, in which I may participate, and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said events.  This AWRL shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.  This AWRL shall apply to each and every time I participate in these events.

If participant is less than 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must execute the foregoing AWRL for and on behalf of the minor named herein.

I, the parent or legal guardian of the participant, will execute the foregoing AWRL for and on behalf of the minor named herein.  I represent that I have legal capacity and authority to act for and on behalf of the minor named herein.  I have also read and understand the AWRL and have reviewed them with the minor named herein.  I hereby bind myself, the minor named herein and all other assigns to the terms of the AWRL.  I fully consent to his/her participation in these events.


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