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CTAA Flag Football

FAQs

Continue to check back as more questions are likely to roll in as we

kick off Flag Football in Chesterfield!

Q: What is flag football?

A: Flag football is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing sports among today’s youth.  Patterned after regular football, teams run or pass the ball downfield in order to score a touchdown.  Flag football offers the fun and excitement of fast paced football in a non-contact environment.

 

Q: Who can play?

A:  NFL Flag Football through the CTAA is open to girls and boys grades Kindergarten- 12th in Chesterfield and Northern Burlington region.  Due to low enrollment in our 9-12th team, we suggest registering with our neighboring program:  http://hewybl.com/#519065

 

Q: When is the flag season and where do we play?

A: The flag season through CTAA is offered in the fall with registration beginning May 1st.  Depending on number of teams, games will be played at the Firehouse Field in Chesterfield with the potential to travel to a few neighboring towns.

 

Q: Bummer. My child already plays sports in the fall. Can I do both?

A: Though committing to more than one team is a personal choice, we understand kids are curious and want to try everything! Flag is another opportunity for your child to be outdoors, active, and social.  Therefore, give it a go and communicate with your coach any conflicts as early on as possible.

 

Q: What does the schedule look like?

A: Practices will be held at a time convenient to the coach. Games will be played on some weeknights and Saturdays.  

Our kindergarten /first-grade teams may play a clinic style with the option to play with 2/3rd-grade teams for a few games. Many leagues in the area do not offer games for that age, but we will do our best to provide this option. 

 

Q: How long are games? 

A: Two 20 minutes halves with a 5 minute half time. 

 

Q: I am AWESOME and would love to volunteer to coach! What’s my next step?

A: Flag football coach requirements are standard to those of other CTAA sports.

  1. Background check
  2. Attend a Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. course 
  3. Complete an online concussion course
  4. Strongly recommended: Become a flag football certified coach https://usafootball.com/development-training/certification/flagcert/

 

Q: What is the registration fee?

A:

Age Groups

Early Bird Registration 

May 1st-July 14th 

Late Registration 

Ends July 30th. 

Kindergarten/1st Grade

$75

$95

2nd and 3rd Grade

$120

$145

4th and 5th Grade

$120

$145

6th, 7th, and 8th Grade

$120

$145

9th Grade and Up 

$120

$145

 

 

Q: What’s included in registration?

A: Each participant will receive:

  1. NFL team reversible jersey
  2. NFL flag belt  

 

Q: What equipment do I need to provide for my child?

A:        1. Cleats (football, lacrosse, soccer…) Cleats with exposed metal are not permitted.

            2. Mouth Guard (Required at all times during play.)

            3. Shorts/Pants ( Ideally with no pockets or pockets taped.)

            3. Water bottle

                4. Football gloves are optional 

 

 

Q:  Will there be enough players to create teams?

A: Based on a survey that was sent out late fall, we received a great interest in flag football.  If there are not enough for a team out of Chesterfield, please consider joining our neighboring town and pioneer in local flag: http://hewybl.com/Page.asp?n=4600

 

Q: How will teams be created?

A: Evaluations will be held to help determine player placement. 

 

Q. When and where are evaluations? 

A: So glad you asked! We had evaluations scheduled but due to many of players having prior commitments, we will be rescheduling soon. Notification will be sent via email. 

 

Q: I still have questions. Who do I reach out to?

A:  Visit our feedback or contact page. We are looking forward to answering your questions!