Winter League 2023 Starts December 2nd
– The next 8on8 adult flag football in the JFFL will be the Spring League begins Saturday, March 12th.
-If you don’t have a team or plan to start a team(with 7 other friends) and are a free agent player looking to get on a team, then you’re invited to come out to a JFFL practice and bring any interested friends:Go to the Contact Us tab and fill out the Free Agent Sign up form.
*Open practice times are TBA, if you can’t make it, but still want to play, let me know.
*Positions are: OL, WR, QB, DL, LB, DB…always a premium for OL and DL.
*If you do choose to play, cost for an individual $30 Plus $5 League registration fee. You’ll play as a Free Agent until a Manager signs you to his roster. Women are also welcomed to play in the league.
If you were inquiring to bring a team out, then read the rest below and let me know (otherwise ignore it)…if you want to put a team together, but can’t get it done for the December 2nd Winter League, then your next opportunity will be on March 12th for the Spring League, start organizing now, it’ll be here quicker than you think.
-To enter a team:
1)Reserve a spot by informing me and let me know your team name and colors (unless undecided).
2)Attend the manager meeting TBD . Make your payment of $450.00 at the meeting or make arrangements with the treasurer(Dave).
-Season consists of 6 games planned for December 2nd – January 6th 2024 (5 regular season games and 1 Bowl game). Dates can change due to unforeseen circumstances.(rain outs, etc)
-Postseason Bowl Game will be determined by your level of play during the regular season to best match you up with a similar level team.Trophies awarded to all Bowl winners. Bowl winning team photo’s posted on website and Facebook site and photo emailed to the players on the winning team….
What level of play is your team:
A-Elite: top of the line, has all or most of the intangibles.
B-Competitive: not quite top level, yet.
C-Recreational:new teams, returning teams that haven’t played in 2 or more yrs or current teams that are not yet at the A or B level.
D-Armchair: new teams or not much, if any, flag football experience…playing just for fun.
-Game times can start as early as 9am with last game starting at 4pm. Scheduling requests (time range due to work, time for a given date due to an event, etc) would need to be submitted before schedule is completed.
-Roster size limit is 20 players. Can start season with 8 players and add new players every week, except Bowl Week (unless approved by the JFFL Athletic Commission in order to prevent a forfeit, teams want to play)
-Games played in Modesto,field location will be first emailed to the Managers. Then to the rest of the league through a bulk email send off. Be sure we have your correct email so your not missing important information.
-If a team doesn’t have 8 players to start, then they can pickup a player(s) from another team for that day only.If you have a player(s) show up after start, picked up player(s) can remain in game until legally rostered player is ready to enter the field. To prevent forfeits, teams can start with just 4 players. (eg: team A can play with 4 against team B with 5 on offense and 6 on defense, until late players arrive)
-Flags: bring your own, or provided by JFFL to new teams $10 deposit, $10 returned after game if all flags returned. Returning teams will be charged $5 so you’ll receive $5 back from your $10 deposit.
-Jerseys or shirts must be same color and no smaller that 6″ #’s on both front and back, visible to officials from afar and have sleeves at least 4″ long. Numbers will be painted onto shirt if you have no # on it.
-Athletic Commission meeting: after last game of day to discuss player discipline issues if any, to determine suspensions or expulsion.
-Lineups will need to be submitted to the scorer’s table before game begins, any new players will need to sign roster/liability exception before taking the field of play.
-If you are interested in participating as a team, or as an individual go to the Contact Us tab and fill out the Free Agent section….individuals without a team will be contacted by participating teams that need players.
This is a not for profit league, your fee only pays for the privilege to participate.