FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
*E-mail David (David@flagstarphilly.com) or Carly (Carly@flagstarphilly.com) with any other questions
Can I register an entire team?
Yes. We’d prefer that. If you have a group of players you’d like to register, e-mail us directly (David@flagstarphilly.com) and we’ll create a personalized registration page for your crew!
As we work to secure four teams in each division, organizing a full-team is a HUGE help!
But I don’t have an entire team! Can I still register to play?
Yes. Priority placement goes to pre-formed teams, but we do accept “free-agents”: players who register by themselves or with small groups of friends.
When you register, list your friend's names or indicate your “free-agent” status under “team preference.” We’ll place you all together and work hard to find you a team.
When do the boys (and girls!) practice?
Practice time is built into our Sunday schedule. For the 2nd-7th graders, there’s a half hour practice window before the game begins. This half-hour gives coaches the chance to run drills, draw-up plays and put them immediately into play. K-1 is a little different (see below).
We’ve used this format for years now. It’s by far the most effective use of players’ time (and attention spans!).
Isn’t K-1st Grade a little young for flag football?
No way! Our K-1 divisions end up being the most fun. They’re a mad-house, but we have plenty of coaches, referees and volunteers to keep the program on track.
Their hour-long sessions will be divided between drills, stations and games. In the first couple weeks, we’ll take a little bit longer with the drills and play relatively shorter games.
As the season goes on and the teams learn the structure, we’ll cut back on practice time and extend the game times to ~30-40 minutes.
My child isn’t the best athlete and he’s never played flag football. Will he be left behind?
Absolutely not. Bring us your outgoing and your shy. Your great athletes and your children with two left-feet. Flag Star Philly welcomes all kids who want to participate!
Our league is designed for every level of experience and every level of athleticism. A good portion of our players are football-fanatics, but just as many are first-time players. There are kids who haven’t shown interest in sports and need something to get them out of the house. All are welcome.
Should I choose the parent or professionally coached team?
That’s entirely up to you. Both are great. The majority of parent-coach registrants have a specific parent in mind, so they know who’ll be coaching their team. If you want the parent-coached option but don’t have a team, we’ll try to place you on a roster when registration closes.
Pro-coaches are people we hire and train. They’re usually in their mid-to-late twenties, former athletes, and passionate about sharing their love for the game.
Neither option is better or worse. We monitor our pro-coaches a little bit more closely, but you can expect all coaches to bring positive, constructive energy to the field each week.
Where exactly will you play?
As of right now, fields are still being confirmed. We have fields in the works throughout Cheltenham and Abington. In the next few weeks we will have specific fields locked down.
We do make this promise: if you register and end up unhappy with the field location, you can withdraw from the league with a full refund, although, we don’t anticipate fields being a problem.