2016 Flag Football Season


Photodays 9/10 & 9/17 at Bethany Park
Photographers-Jinsook and JT Thomas
 
 
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First games of the season (8/27/16)!


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Practices have started (7/25/16)!


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Team assignments & coach contact information practice time and location has been emailed.


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2016 MHFF Olympics

Long Toss

Youngest

Gold-Jordan Williams

Silver-Sean Gillete

Bronze-Nikko Hisapryor

Middle

Gold-Maxwell Laird

Silver-McKye Valdez

Bronze-Xavier Renshaw

Oldest

Gold-Isaac Rhodes

Silver-Ayden Marse

Bronze-Noah Bauer

25 Yard Dash

Youngest

Gold-Nikko Hisapryor

Silver-Jayden Perry

Bronze-Angelo Fernando

Middle

Gold-Nicholas Freligh

Silver-Xavier Renshaw

Bronze-Jacob Camacho

Oldest

Gold-Ayden Marse

Silver-Jaylen Fulgado

Bronze-Raven Yraola


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Training Camp on Saturday July 16 from 9-1130 at MH High School.

It is not mandatory so you do not need to email me if you cannot come.

Team assignments will be emailed out next Wednesday July 20 (or ealier)


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Ages:  4-14 (birthdays from Nov 1, 2001-Dec 31, 2011)
 
Registration Period:  March 1-July 9, 2016 (or until we're reach 480 players so please don't wait.  We were full in June of last year.)

Training Camp:  Saturday July 16, 2016, 9-12 noon 

Preseason July 16-August 26, 2016

Season:  August 27-November 5, 2016

Photo Days:  September 10 & 17
 
Practice days:  Weekly, day(s) and time(s) to be determined (you can make requests when you register).  Practices start the week of July 25.
 
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

*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).  See FAQ below for details.

Division Start Times (NEW START TIMES):  Jr Novice 830 am, Novice 940 am, Freshman (new division) 1050 amSophomore 1200 noon, JV 110 pm, Varsity 220 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:  $100 (cash, check payable to Mountain House Flag Football or via PayPal)

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 (coach or referee):  Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering to coach or referee.  High school kids can get volunteer hours.

Volunteers (parents):  To continue to keep our fees low and to continue to provide concessions and videos of each game, we ask that each family provide 1-2 volunteer hours (age 13 or older) per kid per season.  

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 as a coach or referee?  See sections below.

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 divided by 6 (the number of divisions).  Then, we make movements based on requests, ability and size.  We have no set ages for divisions.

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 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.

6) When will the players get their shorts and jerseys?  Shorts will be distributed by the coach at the first practice.  These are no personalized so they can be exchanged in the first two weeks.  Jerseys have to be personalized so distribution occurs the week before the first game.  These are NOT exchangeable.  Additional shorts may be purchased for $12.  Replacement jerseys may be purchased for $20.

7) What will the coaches get?  In addition to plaques, the head coach will get a free team polo.  Assistant coaches may buy the team polo for $25.

8) What is the 50% rule?  The 50% rule will be in effect again this year.  All non-injured players must play at least 50% of the game (unless there is a special commissioner exemption).  

50% rule in detail
A) If you have 10 players (we'll name them 1-10), it's pretty straight forward.
You have 3 options:

1) 1-5 on offense the entire game and 6-10 on defense the entire game
2) 1-5 on offense 1st half but defense 2nd half.  6-10 opposite
3) 1-5 on offense 1st half but in the the 2nd half 1, 2, 3 go to defense but 4 and 5  stay on offense.  6-10 opposite.

No switching is allowed during a half if you have 10 healthy players.

B) If you have 9 players (we'll name them 1-9) or 8 or 7
Same rules as above
but in addition
If 1-5 is on offense and 6-9 is on defense
someone from 1-5 needs to play defense of course.
It cannot be the same person every series.
For example, 1st defensive series, 5 plus 6-9 are on defense
The next defensive series, 5 cannot play again.  You have to use someone from 1-4.
You do not have to rotate through 1-5 but just cannot use the same player on consecutive series.

9) 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.

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

11)  How can we help raise money for the league?  
-League T-shirts (football and cheer) are on sale for $12 each.  Hoodies are on sale for $25 each.  Red MHFF caps are on sale for $10 each.  All proceeds go back to the league to reduce the cost of registration fees for the kids.  Please send me an e-mail if you would like to buy something. 

 

-If you ever shop at Amazon.com, please use smile.amazon.com instead and choose MH Flag Football as your charity (we get a percentage of everything you buy).


12) 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.

 

13) Are you on Facebook?  Yes we are!  Please "Like" our Facebook page, Mountain House Flag Football. 



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TO REGISTER

1) Please submit payment 

a) mail a $100 check (payable to Mountain House Flag Football) to:
 
Mountain House Flag Football
92 Sean Ave, 
Mountain House CA 95391

OR 

b) send the $100 payment via PayPal to registration@mhflagfootball.com.

No refunds after July 15

To continue to keep our fees low and to continue to provide concessions and videos of each game, we ask that each family provide 1-2 volunteer hours (age 13 or older) per kid per season.  

AND 

2) Complete the form below 


***Please understand that requests are just that.  I will do my best to grant most requests but I cannot guarantee anything.  Please be specific and do NOT assume anything. 

1) What days can you absolutely NOT practice? (For example, we cannot practice on Wednesdays due to ....)
2) What times can you absolutely NOT practice?  (For example, I cannot get my son to practice before 5 pm)
3) Sibling request-If you request to have siblings on the same team are you ok if the younger one plays with much older kids?  I will move kids up one division but not two.
4) Friend request-If you request to have your son/daughter with a friend, are you ok if the younger one plays with much older kids?  I will move kids up one division but not two.
5) Coach request-In order to keep the teams more even, some coach requests may not be granted.

The more request you make the harder it is for me to grant all your requests.

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 register and submit your fee, please email me.  andy@mhflagfootball.com.


TO VOLUNTEER AS A COACH OR REFEREE

1) Complete the registration form below 


All coaches are required to referee 1 game per week (usually the game after your game).

Please check your email regularly after you sign up.  It is our primary way of communicating with all of you. 



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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 6-8 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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