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ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

We are an official NFL Flag Football League. Players receive the NFL Licensed reversible jerseys and each player and coach receives a year membership to USA Football, Football’s National Governing Body. Our NFL Flag League will compete in the NFL Flag Regional Tournament at FedEx Field in the Fall!
A safe athletic fun experience (SAFE) for children in the K-8th grades is the goal of the Safe Sports Athletics NFL Flag Football League (SSANFFL). We encourage all playing abilities and we are focused on teaching the game, teamwork, promoting physical fitness and having FUN! The Spring and Fall seasons are 7 week seasons plus a tournament championship game the 8th week. There are no mandatory practices; as many participants arrive an hour prior to their game to practice.

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NFL FLAG Program features:

COMPETITIVE YOUTH CO-ED LEAGUE GRADES K- 8TH
SEASON STARTS May 7th
TEAM ROSTER OF 10 – EVERYONE PLAYS
PRACTICE BEFORE GAMES
7 SEASON GAMES AND PLAYOFF GAMES
GAMES ARE PLAYED EVERY SATURDAY, 10am-1pm
NFL & DIVISION I COLLEGE PLAYER APPEARANCES

Equipment

Team jersey is included in the registration fee and is required for games. Flag belts are included in the registration fee and are required for all games. Mouth guards are included in your registration and are required for all games. Shorts are included in the registration and are required for all games. If for some reason a different pair of shorts must be worn, the shorts must be a different color from the team’s flag colors. Parents are responsible for providing cleats and water for their child.

Team Formation

The SSA NFL Flag Football League uses a draft as our preferred method used to create a competitive league. The Commissioner of the SSA NFL Flag Football League will provide a pre-draft selection for teams according to the information provided at registration by parents or guardians. The Commissioner and the Coaches participate in a final draft meeting to finalize team rosters. As for requesting a coach or a teammate we prioritize the pairing of coaches/asst coaches and their children; and keeping siblings in same age group on same team, when requested.

REGISTRATION FEE

Player registration is open 45 days prior to the season start date or until divisions fill. The Early Registration Rate of $125 is made available until April 23, 2016. After this date, the registration fee increases to $150 and closes on April 27, 2016, at 11:59pm. The registration fee includes a NFL Licensed Team jersey, pop-style flag belt, Under Armour shorts, mouth guard, free supplemental insurance and a free parent membership to USA Football.

USA FOOTBALL MEMBERSHIP AND INSURANCE

The Safe Sports Athletics NFL Flag Football League has general liability coverage of $1,000,000 per occurrence with a $3,000,000 aggregate. However, upon registering to participate within the Safe Sports Athletics NFL Flag Football League, you will receive free additional insurance coverage to provide you the peace of mind you need, in creating a better safer game.

CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS

As with all leagues, early registration and commitment to play is important to organizing the league. You may cancel with refund when cancelled in writing via email with “REFUND” as part of the subject prior to the season assessment date May 7, 2016. After this date no refunds will be allowed. Click for the Contact us form.

COACHES AND PARENT VOLUNTEERS

Our league cannot exist without the dedication and support from parent volunteers and coaches. The league supports its volunteer coaches with an outline of goals and objectives for the season and supplies lesson plans and other helpful tools, this helps us maintain a consistently high quality of learning for all teams in the league. All coaches are required to complete an application as well as complete a background check.

REFEREES

We value the role referees play in our league and create opportunities for those 13 & over experienced in flag football to take on additional duties as paid referees in our program. We offer pre-season training and in-season on-field mentoring and assign two referees and/or adult refs to each game. Our coaches are invaluable in assisting our program and aid each season to clarify and improve our rules. The league asks all parents/players to respect our refs and their challenging job.

FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Safe Sports Athletics also offers a noncontact football developmental program for 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 year olds on Thursdays from 6:30pm – 8pm at the Bowie, MD, Fairwood Field. This is an athletic developmental program for those interested in having their child participate in a program that uses Division I student-athlete techniques to train participants. These developmental workouts will be beneficial for those seeking to participate in the NFL Flag Regional Tournament at FedEx Field in the Fall. Our instructor is a former participant in the Rose Bowl who has coached, trained and mentored approximately 40 Division I athletes throughout DC, Maryland and Virginia within the last five years. For more information on the football developmental programs within Safe Sports Athletics, please visit the Player Development Page (READ MORE)