2022 Flag Football Season



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Please read this ENTIRE page before signing up.  


Everyone who comes to practices or games (coaches, players, parents, family members and friends) must follow our Code of Conduct (below)

You will need to acknowledge and execute the Accidental Waiver and Release of Liability (AWRL) (below) for you, your kid(s) and your family when you sign up.

Please do NOT come to practices or games if you or your kids or your family are sick with a respiratory illness.  

You must notify the commissioner if anyone in your immediate family tests positive for Covid19.

Abuse of refs or volunteers will not be tolerated and may result in your kid(s) being removed from the league without refund.

If you or someone you know (high school or older) wants to referee for $20 per game, please contact the commissioner (andy@mhflagfootball.com)


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Ages:  5-14 (birthdays from November 1, 2007-June 30, 2017)  NEW BIRTHDAYS

Registration Period:  March 1-June 15, 2021 (or until we're full so please don't wait.) 

Cost:  $125 ($150 after May 31)

Rosters:  Will be distributed early July.

Coach/Ref Clinics:  This year you will need to watch a video prior to coaching or refereeing (NEW)

5 Week Preseason Monday July 11-Friday August 12

7 Week Regular Season:  Saturday August 13-Saturday October 1 (no game on Sep 5-Labor Day weekend)

2 Week Playoffs (for all teams):  Saturdays October 15 & 22 (no game on October 8)

Photo Day:  TBD
 
Practice days:  Weekly.  Day(s) and time(s) to be determined (you can make requests when you register).  Practices start the week of July 12.
 
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:  Every player will need to play a minimum of 50% of the game.  See FAQ below for details.

Division Start Times:  Jr Novice 830 am, Novice 940 am, Freshman 1050 amSophomore 1200 noon, JV 110 pm, Varsity 220 pm

Format:  Five on five, non-contact flag football.
 
Locations (all fields are 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).  Practices only.





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

Coaches:  Please contact me if you are interested in becoming a volunteer head coach or assistant coach (high school kids can get volunteer hours for coaching). All coaches must complete the registration form, watch the coach/ref video and be able to referee one game a week.

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 in the league per season.  

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



Frequently Asked Questions:  

1) 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 some movements based on requests and sometimes based on ability and/or size and/or experience.  We have NO set ages for divisions.

2) Will I get my requests?  Not always.  We are reducing the number of requests granted this year in an attempt to keep the teams more even.

3) 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


4) 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.

5) 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 if you need a new size.   Additional shorts may be purchased for $15.  Jerseys have to be personalized so distribution usually occurs the week before the first game.  These are NOT exchangeable. Replacement jerseys may be purchased for $30.

6) What will the coaches get?  The head coach will get a free team polo at the beginning of the season.  Assistant coaches may buy the team polo for $25.  All coaches that complete the season will get a photo plaque at the end of the year.

7) What is the 50% rule?  All non-injured players must play at least 50% of the game (unless someone gets a special commissioner exemption).  Coaches will need to complete a roster card at the beginning of each half.

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:

i) 1-5 play on offensive side the entire game and 6-10 play on the defensive side the entire game
ii) 1-5 play on offensive side during the 1st half but defensive side during the 2nd half.  6-10 opposite
iii) 1-5 play on offensive side during the 1st half but in the 2nd half some of them (3, 4 and 5 for example) go on defense and some (1 and 2 in this example) stay on offense.  6, 7 and 8 come to offense but 9 and 10 stay on defense.

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

b) If you have 9 or 8 or 7 or 6 players
You need to put 5 players on offense or defense (1-5)
The remaining players (6, 7, 8 and 9) play on the other side.
You must rotate through the first 5 players
For example, if 1-5 are on offense, for the 1st defensive series, 1 plus 6-9 are on defense
The next defensive series, 1 cannot play again.  You have to use 2.  The next series, you have to use 3 and so on.

8) 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.

9) 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.

10)  How can we help raise money for the league?  
-League T-shirts (football and cheer) are on sale for $15 each.  Hoodies are on sale for $30 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)

 

11) Are you on Facebook?  We are!  Please "Like" our Facebook page, Mountain House Flag Football. 



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Cost:  $125 ($150 after May 31)

TO REGISTER

1) Please submit payment 

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

OR 

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

No refunds after June 15


AND 


2) Complete the form by clicking on the link below



Requests (PLEASE READ)!
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-You may request to have siblings on the same team if they are close enough in age.
4) Friend request-You may request to be with one friend this year.  We are limiting requests in order to make the teams more fair this year.  

*No requests are guaranteed!
If you or your kid chooses not to play because you didn't get all your requests after the roster is released, you will NOT get a refund.

Please check your email and our website 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 form by clicking on the link below
(click link above)

All head coaches and assistant coaches and referees must complete the registration form, watch the coach/ref video and be able to referee one game each week.  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 coaches, players, parents, family members and friends)
1  HAVE FUN!!
2  No bad behavior-you and your kid(s) may be suspended by the league administrator f
or one or more games (no refund) and asked to leave the field for bad behavior (fighting, hitting, kicking, biting, pushing, tackling, bullying, swearing, negative comments, etc.)

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Accidental Waiver and Release of Liability (AWRL)
Updated April 14, 2021

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, contagious diseases such as Covid-19, actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants and spectators.  I certify that I am physically fit to participate or coach 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 and videos 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 UNIFIED 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 (the participant).  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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