Flag Football

New Jerseys for the 2019 Season!!!

Updated Thursday June 13, 2019 by George Mullin.

2019 SUDBURY YOUTH TRAVEL FLAG FOOTBALL

Welcome to all returning and new players to another fun and exciting season with Sudbury Youth Football and Cheer.  Flag football is the fastest growing youth sport in America and we had an exciting 2018 season to celebrate.  Each level of our travel flag football program took home a DCTVL championship title last season! 

The SYFC Flag Football program is unique to other programs offered in Sudbury.  Our program is exclusive to residents of Sudbury and is played by grade not based on age or weight.  Gameplay in our league is an 8 on 8 format which gives every player a chance to be an important part of the team.  We use the American Youth Football flag rules that introduce blocking and pass rushing and is focused on developing skills for all positions.  Games are fast paced with controlled limited contact.  There is NO TACKLING.  Our coaches are commited to offering 2 practice sessions each week starting in the middle of August with games taking place on Sunday. 

Our Board of Directors are thrilled to announce that we will be providing each player in our program a NEW reversable jersey that players will keep after the 2019 season is completed.  SYFC will purchase the first jersey for each player and if the jersey is lost or if a player sizes out during their tenure in the flag program families will be required to purchase a replacement.  Backup jerseys and matching reversible team shorts are available to purchase on the SYFC Team Store.

Jerseys will take 6-8 weeks for the first order to process so we will place our order on July 16th after registration closes.  We will be creating a waitlist for our flag program for any registrations after July 15th and if players are accepted they may not be able to participate in games until the jersey arrives.  Supplemental jersey orders mat take 3-4 weeks to process and will have an 8 item minimum.

 

FLAG SEASON

Our season begins on Monday August 12th and ends in early November depending on the grade and teams specific schedule that will be released in late August.

 

Program cost: $200.00 for the season

*$25.00 Late Registration Fee will apply July 1st

**an additiional $25.00 fee will apply for resistrants after July 15th

 

PRACTICES

We are anticipating the first practice for our flag program to be Monday August 12th at the Lincoln-Sudbury High School Lower Turf athletics fields.  Our 3rd/4th Grade and 5th grade teams will hold practice on Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:30-8 pm.  Our 1st/2nd Grade team will have practice at 5:30 to 7:00pm.  Please plan to have your child to the field 15 minutes before their slotted time.  Once school starts outside practices will be held on the varsity turf football field.  Flag coaches may include a Saturday morning game day walkthrough practice on the Lower Turf Athletic fields at LS.

ALL PLAYERS SHOULD HAVE GONE TO THE BATHROOM, HAVE A LABELED WATER BOTTLE, AND BE SPRAYED WITH BUG REPELLANT PRIOR TO ARRIVING TO PRACTICE.

A parent/guardian must physically pick up their child from the coach. If you need to make other arrangements, please let the coach know.  We encourage parents to stay during practice (especially for the younger players), if you must step away; please let your child’s coach know when you will be back.

Please e-mail your coach if your child is going to be absent from any practice or game.

 

GAMES

Our travel program is formatted 8 vs 8 played on football fields against other Dual County/Tri Valley League Teams.

Home games will be held on Sundays at either the Lincoln-Sudbury Varsity Turf Football Field or the grass fields behind the varsity stadium depending on scheduling of the varsity field.  Both located at 390 Lincoln Road. 

The league is targeting first game to take place Labor Day weekend, details will be posted soon.

 

UNIFORMS

SYFC will provide all flag players with NEW reversable game jerseys for the 2019 season and league issued game belts.  Families will be responsible to provide players with cleats (soccer, lacrosse or football), and a mouth guard.  Reversable sublimated game shorts are available to purchase through the SYFC Team Store

 

MEDICAL CONDITIONS

It is the parent’s responsibility to inform the coaches if their child has any food or insect allergies or if he/she requires an inhaler. Please inform us in writing at the first practice if he/she has any allergies or requires an inhaler so that we can update our records accordingly.

 

CANCELLATIONS

An e-mail will be sent out to everyone if there is heavy rain or thunder in the area or if Sudbury Parks and Rec choose to close out the fields.

 

Our contacts for the 2019 season are:

5th Grade Flag – George Mullin (gmullinjr@gmail.com)

1st/2nd Grade Flag - Ramon Llamas (ramon_llamas@hotmail.com)

3rd/4th Grade Flag – Ramon Llamas (ramon_llamas@hotmail.com)

 

If you have any questions about registration:

Pam Knowles

Email: madison9580@hotmail.com

 

George Mullin

Email: gmullinjr@gmail.com