Frequently Asked Questions About All Star Youth Sports - NFL Flag Football
Q: How much is it to register for ASYS NFL Flag football?
A: The registration fee is $120.00 plus a $5.00 online credit processing fee. The registration fee includes an official NFL Flag reversible team jersey & official NFL Flag belt and flags (his/hers to keep at the end of the season), mouthpiece, trophies for Superbowl teams, and a pizza party for all teams after their last game of the season.
Q: Can I still register my child after the deadline date?
A: Yes, you may register late, but there is a $ 15.00 late registration fee. There is no guarantee that a spot will be open and your child may have to play on a different team than he/she would have originally been placed.
Q: What is ASYS refund policy?
A: Full refunds are given only if requested prior to the first game and jersey and flags must be returned. Processing fees and late fees are non-refundable. After the first game, No refunds will be given.
Q: Where does the money go?
A: Registration fee and fund raiser monies go towards the following: 1) A portion of each registration fee goes to the NFL / Boomer Esiason Foundation, which benefits cystic fibrosis; 2) Jerseys and equipment, including balls and flags; 3) All pre registration material, printing and distribution, including registration forms, coaches material, and league fliers (this year, 20,000 fliers were distributed to PSD, Thompson Valley, Windsor & Greeley school districts); 4) Game fields usage and maintenance, including striping paint and other field marking material; 5) Purchase of trophies / awards; 6) Official’s fees and equipment; 7) Liability insurance; and 8) Web site design and maintenance. Many other expenses go into making ASYS/NFL Flag football a memorable experience for the players and exciting for the fans.
Q: Is flag football safe?
A: Too often kids are placed in a football environment where they learn to “hit” before they learn how to play the game. ASYS/NFL Flag Football allows the kids the freedom to learn the fundamentals of the game without having to worry about burdensome equipment and unwanted contact. There are no pads, no helmets, no blocking, no pushing, no diving and no shoving. Flag football teaches the basic fundamentals of football while serving as an ideal stepping stone for those wanting to eventually join a full-contact league. Yes, flag football is safe!!!
Q: When and where are the games?
A: FALL - The games are played on Sunday mornings and afternoons beginning the last Sunday in September and concluding the first Sunday in November. The season runs between 7 – 10 games depending on how far your team advances in the playoffs.
A: SPRING - The games are played on Sunday afternoons beginning the first Sunday in April and concluding the last Sunday in May. The season runs between 7 – 10 games depending on how far your team advances in the playoffs
A: All games are played at Spring Canyon Park in Fort Collins.
Q: What about practice?
A: Practices are held at local city parks to make it convenient for parents and coaches. Typically practices are held once or twice per week and it is up to each individual coach to determine when and where practice(s) will be held. Coaches are encouraged to work with players schedules since many players participate in multiple sports.
Q: Will the kids play in the rain?
A: Games will only be cancelled if the fields are deemed to be unplayable by the City and any cancellations will be posted immediately on the website. If it is a light rain, show up for your game. The League Director(s) will make the call on site if conditions warrant postponing games until weather lets up. It is very important that all players communicate with his/her coach in order to know what has been decided concerning the weather / rain schedule. You can sign up for Text Alert on the website as well as refer to the website for any important information regarding weather cancellations.
Q: What team will my child be on?
A: Teams are arranged first by requests of friends and other players, second from the schools attended and finally, by the closest city park to your home. Teams are arranged to try to have kids who are friends or from the same school and neighborhood to be on the same team.
Q: What are the age divisions?
A: Divisions are co-ed and based on grade for the 2012-2013 school year as follows: PRE- K, 1st- 2nd, 3rd- 4th, 5th- 6th, 7-9th & High School.
Q: When will I here from a coach?
A: The week following the registration deadline, there will be a coaches meeting. Your child’s coach will be given a roster of the players on his/her team. The coach will then contact you with information on when and where practices will be held. If you haven’t heard from a coach within two weeks following registration deadline, please contact a League Director for further information.
Q: I’m interested in coaching. Who do I contact?
A: You can sign up to coach by submitting our coach’s registration form located on our website. Although, the league is always in need of dedicated coaches, coaches from the previous season will get first option as returning Head / Assist Coaches.
Q: I have other questions. Who do I contact?
A: Please contact ASYS League Director(s) toll free 1-855-500-ASYS(2797) or email Allstaryouthsports@gmail.com
Q: What are the rules of ASYS/NFL flag?
A: ASYS uses the official NFL flag rules which can be found in the handouts section of the website.