2022 Fall Flag Football

UpdatedThursday June 30, 2022 by Joe Sconyers.

2022 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 2021 season to celebrate, with championships titles at the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade levels.

The SYFC Flag Football program is the envy of surrounding towns.  Our program is exclusive to residents of Sudbury and is organized by grade (not based on age or weight).  Normal gameplay in our league is an 8 vs 8 format which gives every player a chance to be an important part of the team.  We use the American Youth Football flag football rules that introduce blocking and pass rushing with a primary focus on developing skills at all positions.  Games are fast paced with controlled limited contact.  There is NO TACKLING.  Our flag coaches are committed to offering two practice sessions each week starting in the middle of August with games taking place each Sunday (or, for certain road games, Saturday).  Coaches have an option to provide an additional walk-through practice session on Saturdays. 

FLAG SEASON

Our season begins in the middle of August and ends in early to mid November depending on the grade and teams specific schedule that will be released in late August.

Program cost: $250.00 for the season

Uniform set is an additional $50.00 for NEW players or returning players that may need a new set 

(Reversible Jersey & Reversible Shorts)

 

PRACTICES

We anticipate the first practice of our flag program to begin mid-August at the Lincoln-Sudbury High School Lower Turf athletics fields.  Please plan to have your child to the field 15 minutes before their slotted time.  

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 Eastern Massachusetts Youth Football programs.

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. 

Please allow adequate travel time to away games to towns like Foxborough, Hopkinton, Holliston, Waltham, Dedham, Medway, & Wayland.  

UNIFORMS

SYFC will provide flag players with NEW reversable game jerseys and shorts for the 2022 season if they were added during registration. Returning players can use the same uniforms from prior seasons if they still fit.  If the uniforns do not fit or have been lost families will need to purchase a new set.  Families will be responsible to also provide players with cleats (soccer, lacrosse or football), and a mouth guard. 

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.

If you have any questions about registration please contact Dan Velonis or Joe Sconyers.