Frequently Asked Questions

 

Can I request that my child play on a certain team?

No. Players are evaluated by the coaches & club, and teams are assembled for the safety of the children, and in order to form teams to compete at the appropriate levels in the league. Parents do not participate in this process. We do our best to make everyone happy but Coach or Team requests are not guaranteed. Your child will be placed on a team best suited for them and in respect to our mission statement.

 

I don’t like the Team. Can I play for a PAL team in a neighboring town?

No. A player may not play in another town.
Suffolk County PAL rules (7.06 and 7.11) mandate that a player participate
on his hometown team unless the home organization offers a release.

 

What age groups do you have?

6 & 7 combined, 8, 9, 10, & 11.

 

What is the birth date cut off for each age group?

The age you are on September 1st is the age group you play in.

 

When does the season start?

Some coaches begin pre-season activities as early as March, however the first official day of practice is our Season Kickoff Jamboree around the middle of July.

 

How many days a week is practice?

There are normally 2 weeknight practices, plus Saturday mornings.

 

How long is practice?

Approximately 2 hours

 

What days is practice held on?

Normally Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

 

Where is practice held?

Mostly at Veterans Park.

 

When are games?

Games can be anytime on Sunday mornings or afternoon.
*Sometimes games are schedule on Friday or Saturday nights.

 

My child plays flag football and is considering joining. Is football safe?

Our club practices “heads-up” tackling and other safety protocols. Generally speaking the risk of injury in football is less than in other sports.

 

Are the Coaches Certified?

We have wonderful coaches. All of our coaches are required to be certified by USA Football. They participate in a number of clinics prior to the season that reinforce both safety, and fundamentally sound instruction. We are also fortunate to have a number of former NCAA players and current High School coaches involved with our coaching staffs.

 

How do I register?

You can register here on our website. Click on Registration in the menu above.

 

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

Send us an email or hit us up on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.