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2020 Next Level Flag Football Season - San Mateo Location

Welcome to the 9th season of Next Level Flag Football in San Mateo at Serra High School and San Mateo High School! General Registration is now open to all participants.

For more information and a general overview of our specific Next Level Flag Football location at Serra High School, please review the information below prior to registration!

General Overview of League Operations

  1. Season Operations: The Next Level season for San Mateo will run from early January through early March with 10 program dates over the program schedule.
  2. Game Dates: All games are on Sundays (except SuperBowl Saturday, where possible) - check the schedule below for details!
  3. Grade Based Organization: Next Level is a grade-based organization, players play in their designated grade level.
  4. Practices/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.
  5. Game Play: Each Next Level game is 5 versus 5 in a non-contact environment. Field length is 40-yard long - up to 4 games operate simultaneously on the same regulation football field.
  6. Student Mentor Coaches: All teams are assigned a High School (or local area high school) student-athlete as a Head Coach/Mentor. 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.
  7. Team Roster Size: Teams are comprised of 12 players maximum, limited exceptions on a case-by-case basis.
  8. Season Fees: $295.00: For K-6th Grade, $315.00: For 7th & 8th Grade - Fees are inclusive of a participant's custom jersey, shorts, use of flags, and other equipment/offerings.
  9. Uniform Delivery: All season uniforms will be shipped to a participant's home (or provided shipping address). Delivery will occur via USPS and a valid USPS delivery location is required. Participants must keep their shipping addresses up to date for proper delivery. Replacement uniforms will be at the cost of the participant should inaccurate addresses be provided at the time of production.
  10. Optional Player Pack: During registration, participants have the option to purchase additional 'Player Pack(s)' during check out. There are 3 Player Pack levels which users may add to their base league fees for the 2019 season. All Player Pack shirts and hoodies will be shipped with the participants last name printed on the back. Items will be shipped directly to the home starting in late August/early September for early registrants. Sizing verification will be send during late summer via email prior to production and shipping!
    • Base Player Pack: $35.00 - Nike Long Sleeve Dri-Fit shirt (gray) with white Next Level 'Savage' logo, player last name in white.
    • Pro Player Pack: $55.00 - Nike Team Hoodie (anthracite) with white Next Level 'Savage' logo, player last name in white.
    • Baller Player Pack: $75.00 - Nike Team Hoodie (anthracite) with white Next Level 'Savage' logo and player last name in white and pack exclusive Next Level Player Bag from Nike (only available through Player Pack purchases!).

Site Logistics & Schedule

Practices and games will be played under all conditions unless noted otherwise due to extreme weather or other issues. Throughout the season, any changes to the 2020 Season Schedule will be made with appropriate lead time yet our aim is to maintain a consistent and predictable schedule for all grade levels and subsequent teams.

Practice & Game Times

  • Kindergarten - 10:30 AM Practice/11:00 AM Game (Serra High School)
  • 1st Grade South - 9:00 AM Practice/10:00 AM Game (San Mateo High School
  • 1st Grade North - 10:00 AM Practice/11:00 AM Game (San Mateo High School)
  • 2nd Grade South - 11:00 AM Practice/12:00 PM Game (San Mateo High School)
  • 2nd Grade North - 11:00 AM Practice/12:00 PM Game (Serra High School)
  • 3rd Grade South - 12:00 PM Practice/1:00 PM Game (San Mateo High School)
  • 3rd Grade North - 12:00 PM Practice/1:00 PM Game (Serra High School)
  • 4th Grade South - 1:00 PM Practice/2:00 PM Game (San Mateo High School)
  • 4th Grade North - 1:00 PM Practice/2:00 PM Game (Serra High School)
  • 5th Grade South - 2:00 PM Practice/3:00 PM Game (San Mateo High School)
  • 5th Grade North - 2:00 PM Practice/3:00 PM Game (Serra High School)
  • 6th Grade South - 3:00 PM Practice/4:00 PM Game (San Mateo High School)
  • 6th Grade North - 3:00 PM Practice/4:00 PM Game (Serra High School)
  • 7th Grade - 9:00 AM or 10:00 AM Practice/10:00 AM or 11:00 AM Game (College of San Mateo)
  • 8th Grade - 11:00 AM or 12:00 PM Practice/12:00 PM or 1:00 PM Game (College of San Mateo)

(12/17/2019 Note): Practice and Game times are FINAL! *7th and 8th grades will practice and play at College of San Mateo. Program will be run by College of San Mateo and Hillsdale High School coaching staffs.

Game Schedule

Week 1Sunday, January 12th (Scrimmage Week)
Week 2Sunday, January 19th
Week 3Sunday, January 26th
Week 4Sunday February 2nd (SuperBowl Weekend) **
Week 5Sunday, February 9th
Week 6Sunday, February 16th
Week 7Sunday, February 23rd
Week 8Sunday, March 1st
Week 9Sunday, March 8th (Playoff Week 1)
Week 10Sunday, March 15th (Playoff Championship Week)

All teams will play games through the entire 10-week program schedule regardless of their seeding in the Playoff Weeks.

** Super Bowl games for 5th and 6th grades moved to Saturday, February 8th. **
5th Grade North - 3:00 PM Practice/4:00 PM Game (San Mateo High School)
5th Grade South - 4:00 PM Practice/5:00 PM Game (San Mateo High School)
6th Grade North - 5:00 PM Practice/6:00 PM Game (San Mateo High School)
6th Grade South - 6:00 PM Practice/7:00 PM Game (San Mateo High School)

Additional 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 participant 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.

Site Director: Patrick Walsh & Lance Smith - Serra High School & San Mateo High School

Serra High School is where Next Level Flag Football originated and formalized operations. Seven years ago, Coach Walsh and partner Lance Smith had a vision to create a great a unique youth sporting experience to fit today's young athlete (and their families). Together Coach Walsh and Coach Smith have not only built a tremendous youth sports league but a thriving community for all Next Level participants throughout the Bay Area and beyond! Each season, we are reminded of the 'early days' of the program - one that has sought continued evolution and improvement with a sole focus to enhance the youth sporting experince for it's participants. The Serra/San Mateo location is now heading into its' 9th full season!

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