TACKLE FOOTBALL FAQS
1. What are the ages and weights for each division?
League age is defined as the age of your child on August 1st of the registration year. Please check www.bcyfca.org for the League's age and weight limits as determined by the county.
2. When does practice start and when does the season end?
Practice is allowed to begin on July 1st. Your coach will notify you when he wants to start. Practices will go through the playoffs and could go into December.
3. How many nights per week is practice?
When schools start, practice is 3 nights per week. Typically Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Some coaches may choose to practice on other days. Prior to school starting, coaches have the option to practice 4 days. Practices typically last 2 hours and parents a required to stay at the practice site.
4. Where are practices held?
Practices are held at Viera Regional Park.
5. Where and when are games played?
Home games are played at Viera Regional Park. Away games are played throughout the county. Games are played on Saturday, starting with the youngest division playing first.
6. When does registration start and what is the cost?
Online registration will begin in April. Check the homepage or Facebook for in-person dates and times. The cost is $150.00, this includes just about everything you need. After June 1st, registration is $175.00.
7. What equipment do I need?
Players will need their own practice pants (with pads), practice jersey, mouthpiece and cleats. Cups are not required, but can be used at the parents discretion. The league will provide game jersey, game pants (with pads), helmet and shoulder pads. Players will get to keep the game jerseys at the end of the season. WE DO NOT PROVIDE PRACTICE PANTS, MOUTHPIECES, CUPS, OR CLEATS!
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FLAG FOOTBALL FAQS
1. What are the rules for Fall Flag?
Our rules are based on the BCYFCA Flag rules with some modifications. For the latest rules click here.
2. When is Fall Flag registration?
Registration typically begins in April and runs through late July. There will be several 'in person' registrations. You will be able to also register online. Check the homepage for more info about registration.
3. What is the registration cost?
Registration is $85.00 per player, after July 1st registration is $100.00.
4. When does the Fall Flag season start?
Practice begins in early August (or late July depending on the coach) with games beginning in early September. The regular season runs through mid November followed by playoffs which can last into early December.
5. When are practices?
Practices are during the week (typically on Wednesday). Prior to the season practices are 2 times a week. Practice times during the week typically begin around 5:30pm and run about an hour. During the pre-season there may also be Saturday practices. Your child's coach will give you more info on the exact time and location of practices.
6. When are games?
Flag games are played on Saturday's (usually starting in the morning and game runs through early afternoon). Each team may play one weekday game during the season.
7. Where are games played?
All games are played at Viera Regional Park.
8. What are the age groups?
There are three age divisions:
Junior Flag - Ages 4-6 year olds
Senior Flag - Ages 7-8 year olds
Super Seniors - Ages 9-11 year olds
No weight limits in any of the age groups will be used.
9. Can girls play?
10. Is there travel?
Effective with the 2012 season, there is not going to be a Senior travel Flag team. Therefore, there is no travel this year versus years past.
11. What equipment does my child need for flag football?
Cleats and a mouth guard. Mouth guards are required to play flag football. Cleats are highly recommended. Soccer cleats will work fine!
12. What about uniforms?
The league supplies uniforms which include a performance shirt and shorts.
13. What is the difference between SVYFL Fall Flag and SVYFL NFL Flag?
Fall Flag allows for contact blocking and runs concurrently with the SVYFL Tackle/Cheer seasons (Aug-Dec). Fall Flag is basically a feeder/training league for SVYFL Tackle. We groom and teach our kids to prepare them for tackle. NFL Flag is a non-contact league for all kids that run Jan-Mar. Teams are smaller and the games are faster. Age limits are 5-17 years old. Leagues are divided up by age group.
14. Can I request a specific team?
In most cases we allow the requesting of specific teams. Teams remain the same from year to year, however, in some cases we must divide the kids up even by talent to keep the league competitive.
15. How do I become a coach, team parent, or other volunteer?
If you would like to become a flag coach, please email Scott Woodruff. On your childs registration application you can specify what you'd like to volunteer for. If you forgot to list yourself as a volunteer, please email Lisa Yancey.
16. I signed my child up for tackle, if he does not like tackle can he play flag?
Yes, if he is league age 11 or younger.
17. I signed my child up for tackle and now he plays flag, will I be refunded the difference in registration cost?
18. What is the league age cut off?
19. Are there weight restrictions?
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1. What does the registration price cover?
Registration covers the Game Day uniform rental, hair bow and pom poms. Parent s will be responsible for the purchase of cheer shoes. We will have more information on where to purchase cheer shoes at a later date.
2. When does cheer start and the length of the season?
Cheer begins in mid-July and ends in November with the county wide cheer competition.
3. When and where are practices and games?
All practices will be held at Viera Regional Park. Practices are during the week with the days at the discretion of the coach. Prior to the season practices are 2 times a week. Closer to competition practice will increase according to the coach. Games for teams cheering for tackle football will be on Saturday’s. Our league plays teams from Sebastian to Titusville, with all our home games at Viera Regional Park. Flag Cheerleaders will have all games played at Viera Regional Park but will not participate in county cheer competition.
4. What team will my child be on Cheerleading?
(These ages are based on age as of August 1st.)
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NFL FLAG FAQS
1. When is registration?
Registration runs from October 1st through December 15th.
2. How much is registration?
The standard registration fee is $70. Late registration (after Dec. 1st) will increase to $85.
3. When will registration close?
Registration will close Dec. 15th.
4. When do games start?
Games begin mid January and run for 6 consecutive weeks.
5. When do practices begin?
Coaches can begin practicing as soon as rosters are finalized and equipment is distributed, assuming there is available practice space.
6. How many games are there?
Each team will play 8 games over the 6 week season, which includes two double headers.
7. Can girls play?
Yes both boys and girls ages 5-17 are allowed to play.
8. What are the age groups?
5/6 Tiny Mite
9/10 Mighty Mite
9. Are there play downs?
Yes we allow 2 playdowns per team. Any team that wants to field more players older than the age group will have to move the entire team up in age.
10. Are teams randomly selected?
In some cases players will be randomly assigned, but for the most part coaches, players, and parents choose the teams.
11. Can I coach?
We are always in need of coaches and volunteers. Anyone wishing to participate on the field with players will have to fill out a Coach’s Volunteer form and submit to a background check.
12. How many players are on each team?
NFL Flag is a fast paced game and it can be difficult to spread playing time around. 8 players are recommended; however, in the interest of keeping friends together we will allow more at the coach’s discretion.
13. Are referees provided by the league?
No. Games are self officiated. Each team must provide 1 volunteer to help spot the ball, run the clock and call flagrant penalties.
14. Do I have to find a sponsor for my team?
No. Sponsors are not required for NFL Flag.
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