Flag FootballUpdated Thursday February 6, 2020 by George Mullin.
2020 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 2019 season to celebrate. The 2nd grade and 4th/5th grade levels of our travel flag football program took home the EMAYFC championship titles last season! Our 3rd grade program made into the 3rd overtime of the Superbowl and came up a few plays short of the title.
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 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 and is focused on developing skills for all positions. Games are fast paced with controlled limited contact. There is NO TACKLING. Our flag coaches are committed to offering 2 practice sessions each week starting in the middle of August with games taking place on Sunday.
Our season begins on Monday August 17th and ends in early 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 set
(Reversible Jersey & Reversible Shorts)
*$25.00 Late Registration Fee will apply July 1st
**an additiional $25.00 Late fee will apply for registrants after August 1st
We anticipate the first practice of our flag program to be Monday August 17th at the Lincoln-Sudbury High School Lower Turf athletics fields. Our 3rd Grade and 4th/5th grade teams will hold practice on Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:00-8 pm. Our 1st/2nd Grade team will have practice on Monday & Wednesday from 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.
Please keep in mind the practice schedule with dates and location is subject to change.
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.
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.
SYFC will provide flag players with NEW reversable game jerseys for the 2020 if they were added during registration. Returning players can use the same uniforms from 2019 but if they do not fit or have lost them they will need to add during registration or purchase seperately through the team store before the start of the season. Families will be responsible to also provide players with cleats (soccer, lacrosse or football), and a mouth guard.
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.
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 2020 season are:
4th/5th Grade Flag – Dan Velonis (Dan@keystonedev.net)
3rd Grade Flag - Pete Condon (Condon1671@hotmail.com)
1st/2nd Grade Flag – Ramon Llamas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you have any questions about registration: