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General League Operations - Flag Football

Season Operations - Next Level Flag Football:

1. Next Level Flag Football Season: The Next Level Winter Flag Football season will operate from early January through mid March with up to 10 program dates over the program schedule. Locations will vary based on several factors including facility availability, staff availability and otherwise. Please review your site-specific schedule for details

2. Grade Based Organization: Next Level is a grade-based organization, players play in their designated grade level. We do not allow participants to 'play down' by any grade level.

3. Practice/Game Schedule: All practices and games are on the SAME DAY - parents need only allocate a 2-hour window of availability each week for their child's involvement in the program. Practice hours take place immediately prior to a participant's scheduled game time.

4. Game Play: Each Next Level game is 5 versus 5 in a non-contact environment. The field length is 40-yard long - up to 4 games operate simultaneously on the same regulation football field.

5. Student-Athletes/Mentor Coaches: All teams are assigned a local-area high school (or represented college) student-athlete as Head Coach/Mentor to their respective team. Parent volunteers are to ASSIST our student-athletes and ENABLE them in their role as the Head Coach of their respective team(s). The interactions and expectations of the Student Coach and Parent Volunteer Coaches are governed within the Next Level Rule Book.

5. Uniform Delivery: All season uniforms will be shipped to a participant's home (or provide shipping address). Delivery of season uniforms will occur via USPS - all participants are required to provide a valid USPS delivery location. Participants must keep their shipping addresses up-to-date for ensure proper delivery during the season. Replacement uniforms will be at the cost of the participant should inaccurate address information be provided at the time of uniform production.

6. Player Pack Delivery: All Player Packs will be delivered along with the participant's Next Level Flag Football uniform. Size verification emails will be sent to each participant prior to production of the season uniform and additional Player Pack items.

Additional Program Information:

The Next Level Winter Flag Football program seeks to foster an environment to teach and instruct the principles and techniques of flag football in a safe environment. We encourage all prospective participants to enter at their comfort level and grow their individual skills at their own pace throughout the season. Both male and female participants are welcome! All teams will have a student-athlete assigned as the Head Coach of their team. Student Coaches will be responsible to be the Offensive Play Caller for their team while any Adult Volunteer Coach will be enabled to manage the Defense Play Calls and assist the Student Coach with rotations from the sideline.

For our parents, we seek to keep your weekends free of tangled schedules. Team practice times will occur on the same day as your games, always one hour prior to game time. Practices scheduled outside of this time period (during any day other than game-day) are at the discretion of both the parents and the coaches yet are outside of the Next Level structure and not supported by Next Level Sports.

  • No prior flag football experience is required to participate in the Next Level Flag Football Program.
  • All flag football equipment will be provided.
  • It is suggested that all players wear cleats or athletic shoes.
  • Uniforms are included in the league registration fees, inclusive of home delivery of your uniform (for all registrations received before Dec. 15th).
  • Our program is community-based, teams are formalized by schoolmates, buddy lists, and friends where possible.
  • All teams will be assigned a Student Mentor Coach from a represented high school or college.

We strive to strike an ideal balance between healthy competition and player/character development. Next Level is always a 'one trophy' league as we believe that recognition for participation is not an effective means of helping develop young athletes. In fact, we believe that many of life's best lessons are learned through struggle, achievement, success and of course disappointment. We strive to foster competition yet to also find balance in the ever-changing world of youth sports.

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Next Level Sports

 385 1st Avenue
San Mateo, California 94401

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