FAQ

I DON’T KNOW HOW TO PLAY FLAG FOOTBALL, CAN I STILL JOIN?

Yes. Don’t worry, we’ll teach you how to play. Most of our rookies have never played organized football of any kind.

I DON’T THINK I’M ATHLETIC ENOUGH TO PLAY FOOTBALL.

We have players of all athletic types, ages and sizes. The great thing about football is there are a lot of roles, and we will find one for you.

AM I GOING TO GET TACKLED?

Tackling is illegal. In flag football you remove a player’s flags to end a play. There will be some incidental physical contact during the games from all the fun you are having, but nothing like what you see in the NFL and CFL.

WHAT IS THE COST?

The 2019 league membership cost $90. Registration as a sub costs $25.

That said, we want folks to come out and play, and believe team sports should be accessible to all, so we have some subsidies to help with registration costs if those are a barrier. Check out our Subsidized Registration page for details.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE MEMBERSHIP?

12 regular season games, 2 playoff games, drink and food specials at our sponsor bars, league socials and new friendships.

I DON’T THINK I CAN AFFORD THE MEMBERSHIP COSTS.

We want to make sure that everyone who wants to play is able to play, and we would like to help you in whatever way we can. Please contact us and we’d be happy to discuss alternative/flexible payment plans, and/or a subsidy. Check out our Subsidized Registration page for more details.

I DON’T HAVE A CREDIT CARD OR AM UNABLE TO MAKE ONLINE PAYMENTS.

Not a problem. As mentioned above, we don’t want to create any barriers. Please contact us to arrange an alternative method of payment.

WHEN DO YOU PLAY?

We play on Saturday afternoons (your weekly game lasts about 1.5hrs) from May to September. The playoffs generally run throughout September. For 2019, we may shift the game time, stay tuned for updates.

WHERE DO YOU PLAY?

We play at Felstead Avenue Playground, which is conveniently located close to Greenwood Subway Station.

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?

A pair of football cleats, pocketless shorts and a positive attitude. Some players use football gloves and you may want to get yourself a mouthguard. We’ll provide all the other equipment.

I DON’T WANT TO GIVE UP ALL MY SUMMER WEEKENDS.

The league has designated byes for all summer long weekends and pride so you can still take a trip to the cabin or to New York and not miss a game. If you want to take some other weekend off: no pressure, your captain will find a replacement for that week.

You can also sign up as a substitute player – you won’t have a designated team, but will be invited to play when teams need an extra hand. The invitation is pressure free – if you had plans to go camping, just say so!

I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH FRIENDS TO MAKE A TEAM, CAN I STILL JOIN.

Perfect, you’ll make tons of new friends in FOG. All players are added to the player pool at the start of the season and new teams are put together by the executive to ensure competitive balance.

I WANT TO BE ON THE SAME TEAM AS MY PARTNER, SIBLING, BEST FRIEND OR CRUSH.

Let us know. Most rookies are allowed to player-bond with someone they know so they end up on the same team as long as it doesn’t interfere with the competitive balance of the league.

I’M STILL NOT SURE…

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for free preseason scrimmages, and skills clinics before the season to see if this is up your alley, or send us an email if you have other questions.

OK, I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS…

Contact info@flagsofglory.com. No question is unworthy of a response.

CAN I SIGN UP NOW?

Absolutely. Click here to register as a full-time player.

Or here, to register as a substitute.