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NFL Flag Southwest Florida

NFL Flag Official League

PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT

The mission of the NFL FLAG SWFL is to develop confidence, self-esteem, and sportsmanship through the performance of recreational team sports, while promoting physical and moral character development to all participants. To ensure the appropriate atmosphere for these activities, the organization has adopted a zero tolerance policy in the enforcement of the Parent’s Code of Conduct.

 * I hereby agree to and pledge to provide positive support, care, and encouragement for my child/ward participating in activities by following this Parents’ Code of Ethics.
* I (and my guests) will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, and officials at every game, practice or other event.
* I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing and taunting; refusing to shake hands; or using profane language or gestures.
* I will place the emotional and physical well-being of my child/ward ahead of my personal desire to win.
* I will never ridicule or yell at my child/ward or other participant for making a mistake of losing a competition.
* I will insist that my child/ward play in a safe and healthy environment.
* I will require that my child/ward’s coach be trained in the responsibilities of being a coach and that the coach upholds the Coaches’ Code of Conduct.
* I will support coaches and officials working with my child/ward, in order to encourage a positive and enjoyable experience for all.
* I will demand a sports environment for my child/ward that is free from drugs, tobacco and alcohol and will refrain from their use at all events.
* I will remember that the game is for youth - not adults.
* I will do my very best to make youth sports fun for my child/ward. I will ask my child to treat other players, coaches, fans and officials with respect regardless of race, sex, creed or ability.
* I will help my child/ward enjoy the experience by doing whatever I can, such as being a respectful fan, assisting with coaching, or providing transportation.

I do understand and agree that I will abide by the above Code of Conduct, If I do not live up to the Parents’ Code of Conduct, I will be subject to disciplinary action that could include, but is not limited to the following: verbal warning by official, coach, or On-site director; ejection from gym or field; parental game suspension, game forfeit; or season suspension with no refund of fees and no credits for future seasons.  I understand and agree that this Parent Code of Conduct will be applied in conjunction with and consistently with the Refund Policy, which is incorporated herein by reference.

I, FOR MYSELF, MY SPOUSE, AND CHILD/WARD, HAVE READ THIS PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS,  I, FOR MYSELF, MY SPOUSE, AND CHILD/WARD AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT, LEAGUE REFUND POLICY, AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS  WHEN IN THE FUTURE I CLICK ON AN “I AGREE,” “I CONSENT,” OR OTHER SIMILARLY WORDED “BUTTON” OR ENTRY FIELD WITH MY MOUSE, KEYSTROKE, OR OTHER COMPUTER DEVICE, YOUR AGREEMENT OR CONSENT OR WAIVER WILL BE LEGALLY BINDING AND ENFORCEABLE AND THE LEGAL EQUIVALENT OF YOUR HANDWRITTEN SIGNATURE.  

FAQ or FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

NFL FLAG season is here!

Join us this for the upcoming season of NFL FLAG SWFL! 

1. IS YOUR LEAGUE AN NFL FLAG LEAGUE?  
The NFL FLAG stamp of approval is the ultimate sign of quality. With 1,600 locally operated leagues and over 500,000 youth athletes, NFL FLAG is the largest, most recognized flag football organization in the U.S.—and the only one where players wear official NFL gear. Check for the logo or search for a league near you on the official website at www.NFLFLAG.com

2. WHO CAN PLAY? 

NFL FLAG SWFL is co-ed and offered to boys and girls ages 4 to 17 years old. From beginners to seasoned players, all skill levels are welcome! Teams compete 5 on 5, with a maximum of 10 players on each team.

4. WHERE ARE TEAMS LOCATED? 
Leagues are currently available in Bonita Springs with additional locations being added. Stay tuned for more locations soon! 

5. DOES YOUR LEAGUE PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY AT THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AT EITHER PRO BOWL OR SUPER BOWL?
NFL FLAG hosts the largest and most high profiled flag football tournaments in the country. By playing in an NFL FLAG league you get an exclusive opportunity for a chance to punch your way into one of these prestigious events. 

6. WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH MY REGISTRATION?
Your registration secures your spot on a team for the entire season, and each team receives official NFL gear, including jerseys, shorts, and flag belt. In fact, NFL FLAG is the only flag football league that allows players to wear officially licensed NFL gear. 

7. WHAT ARE THE NFL FLAG RULES?

NFL FLAG is a non-contact sport. There’s no diving, blocking, screening, or tackling allowed. Instead, to “tackle” the person in possession of the ball, the opposing team needs to pull one or both of their flags off. For a complete list of NFL FLAG rules NFL FLAG RULES


Why NFL FLAG? 

Flag football is one of the fastest growing youth sports in the country—and it’s easy to see why. As a non-contact team sport, kids get all the physical, emotional, and social benefits of playing football, without the physical contact.  


But more than anything, flag football is pure fun—no matter your skill level. Teams compete 5 on 5, creating tons of engagement on the field at a fast-moving pace. 


Here’s why over 500,000 athletes choose NFL FLAG football: 

  • Nail the fundamentals: Whether you’re new to the game, a seasoned player, or interested in making the transition to tackle, flag football is the perfect environment to develop your skills and improve your technique. 

  • Convenient commitment: We know your schedule is already jam-packed. That’s why NFL FLAG teams meet once per week to briefly practice before games each Sunday. We offer both a Spring and Fall Season.  

  • Non-contact sport: Simply put: no contact is allowed—like tackling, blocking, and screening—making flag football the right choice for many families. Plus, no contact also means no bulky, expensive equipment. 

  • Accessibility: Everyone can play flag football. You don’t need a specific build or skill set. And with NFL FLAG leagues being co-ed, everyone can join in on the fun. 

  • Play like the pros: NFL FLAG is the only flag football league that allows players to wear officially licensed NFL gear.   

Please note: COVID guidelines from local and state health authorities Willett be followed should they be required, including social distancing and mask requirements.


Additional FAQs


Q: How are Individual Players Placed on Teams?
A: This is a league designed to keep children in similar grades together with as much parody as possible.  Therefore, individuals are placed on teams using a multitude of criteria including but not limited to grade, ability, experience, school, and buddy request. While all of this information is collected during registration team placement based on this criteria is not guaranteed. Refunds will not be issued due to team placement.

Q: How many players are on a team?
A: Most teams have 8-10 players.  However, we do reserve the right to stretch these guidelines if the league deems necessary.  

Q: Does the league supply uniforms?
A: Every Flag Football player in our program receives an NFL reversible team jersey, shorts, and a flag belt to keep with your registration.  

Q: Who are the coaches?
A: Parent volunteers. NFL FLAG SWFL does not provide coaches. Once teams are assembled, parents will be recruited to coach their team. Training is provided for all parents who wish to be a coach. No experience is necessary. If we are unable to secure a coach for a particular team, that team may be refunded.  

Q: Who are the Officials and are they qualified?
A: Most of our referee's are NFL Flag certified. Each official is trained, licensed, insured and certified through the state.  They are very good at what they do and will call a fair game for both sides.  

Q: How much playing time can my child expect?
A: All of our programs promote participation, fun, and fundamentals. Coaches are required to fairly allocate playing time equally among all players on the team. We will do our best to assure all players receive equal playing time.

Q: What do I get for my registration Fee?
A: A seven-week season including practices, use of well groomed fields, certified officials, NFL FLAG reversible team jersey, shorts, and flag belt, interactive website, organized administration, and a lot of FUN for you and your child!

Q: Are there playoffs?
A: For our Madden divisions only (4th grade and up).  The top 4 teams in each Madden division will participate in playoffs the last week of the season.  The top 2 teams will then play an additional game the same day for the Championship.  All other divisions (3rd grade & under) will not have playoffs.

Q: What types of awards are given?
A: Each player will receive an individual participation award in the Lombardi and Shula Divisions.  Awards will only be given to the winners and runner-ups in the Madden Divisions.

Q: Do all flag football players need mouth pieces?
A: It is absolutely mandatory that all players are wearing a mouth piece before stepping on the field.

Q: How do I register?
A: All of our registrations are taken online.  

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