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Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated: 05/25/2018 at 11:24

​​​​​​​Is your organization a non-profit?

Yes, we are a 501c3 non-profit organization. 

What is the cutoff date for age requirements?

The cutoff date for all age groups is August 1st of the registration year. 

** Senior players that turn 13 on or before December 31st are not eligible **

What are the age requirements per division (using cutoff date 8/1)?

Flag: 5-6 years old

Freshman: 7-8 years old

Sophomore: 9 years old

Junior: 10 years old

Senior: 11-12 years old

What are the maximum weight restrictions per division?

Flag: N/A

Freshman: Max 120lbs

Sophomore: Max 140lbs

Junior: Max 160lbs

Senior: Max 180lbs

How long is the season?

The regular season runs from the last week in July through the last week in October.  There will be two weeks of playoffs following the end of the regular season and finally a SuperBowl which is played the weekend before Thanksgiving.

2018 Season Dates:

7/23 - Broncos Camp

7/30 - First Practice

8/18 - First Game

10/27 - Last regular season game

11/3 - 11/10 - Playoffs

11/17 - SuperBowl

What equipment is provided by the league?

The league will provide practice pants/jersey, game pants/jersey, shoulder pads, helmet, chinstrap and mouth guard.  Parents will only need to provide cleats for your player.  Parents are welcome to purchase different mouth guards or additional practice pants if needed.

** All equipment must be returned at the end of the season, except for the game jersey and, of course, the mouth guard **

Do we have any other financial or volunteer responsibilities?

No.  Due to the generosity of our sponsors there are no additional fees, fundraisers or volunteer time required.  Just enjoy watching your child play football or cheer.

When and where do you practice?

The Broncos practice days/times are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-7:30PM at Centennial Park next to Friendswood Junior High.

** The first two weeks of practice (prior to the start of school) will be 2-hours long and extended by two additional days **

Where do you play games?

FYFA is part of the South Texas Youth Football Association (STYFA) which includes Friendswood, Pearland, Angleton, Bay City and Brazosport (Clute).  While some travel will be required we will play the majority of our games at home which is at Centennial Park next to Friendswood Junior High.

What time are the games?

The games are played in age order starting at 9AM. 

A typical Saturday would look similar to this:

Flag 9-10AM

Freshman 10-12PM

Sophomore 12-2PM

Junior 2-4PM

Senior 4-6PM

Do you offer flag football to kids 7 and older?

No, not in the fall. 

** We do have a Spring 7on7 non-contact program for 4-7th graders **

Can my child play in a division below his age?

No, for safety reasons we do not allow players to “play down” a division; no exceptions.

Can my child play in a division above his age?

Yes, we allow kids to “play up” if the parents desire.

** Kids that do not make the minimum weight requirements are required to play up **

Is there a “try-out” for the league?

No, we do not require players to “try-out” to play for the Broncos.  If you register (and meet the age/weight restrictions) you will be placed on a team via draft.

** We do hold a “Broncos Camp” in late July to allow the coaches to view the players before drafting **

How do you select the teams/how does my child get placed on a team?

Since we are an “open-enrollment” organization and do not require players to try-out, we use the following method:

  • Review our registration in late June/early July and determine how many players we have for each age group
  • Identify how many teams are necessary to ensure we have 18-25 kids per team
  • Select individuals that can serve as a GM (General Manager or Head Coach) for each team
    • We start with individuals who have coached with Broncos before, then we look for those who have expressed an interest in coaching and finally we work on recommendations from board members and friends of the organization.
    • All GMs must be voted in by the FYFA board
  • Allow all GMs to attend the Broncos Camp to evaluate all players
  • We draft teams on the days following Broncos Camp
  • GMs will make contact via phone and/or email to all parents to let them know which team they are on

Are there minimum play rules for games?

Yes, STYFA requires that each player get a minimum of 12-plays before the end of the fourth quarter.  We have trained ADs on the field to ensure each player is counted appropriately. 

** There are penalties in place for coaches that fail to meet this requirement. **

Are there positions available for assistant coaches?

Yes, the tackle teams have 1-GM and 4-Assistant coaches (5 total).  The Flag teams have 1-GM and 2-Assistant coaches (3-total). 

** Assistant coaches are selected by the GM **

Do your coaches get screened/have a background check?

Yes, all coaches must successfully pass a background check prior to the first practice. 

Do your coaches get training?

Yes, all coaches must successfully complete the USA Football "Youth Tackle" or "Flag" certification program prior to the first practice.  More info on this program can be found at https://www.usafootball.com/

  • This program includes training in
    • Blocking/Tackling safety
    • Proper hydration
    • SCA/Concussion recognition
    • Basic coaching skills

What if we have an issue with one of our coaches?

If the issue is with an assistant coach you should first try to speak with your GM (head coach).  If you are not comfortable speaking to them or if your issue is related to the GM you can contact your Division AD (a board member in charge of the division).

  • If you do not get a satisfactory response you may immediately escalate to the Vice President of Operations or the President of the chapter.
  • A general contact email is also available at fyfa.broncos@gmail.com

** We know that issues related to our children can become very tense.  However, please work to remain calm and respectful when interacting with coaches/board members.  Likewise, the coaches/board members should be treating you with respect. **

Who are your board members?

2018 FYFA Board Members

  • President: Eddie Ray
  • Vice President, Operations: Ryan Butler
  • Vice President, Fields/Facilities: Randy Brister
  • Treasurer: Daniel Garbarino
  • Secretary: Randy Herman
  • Concessions: Ben Speer
  • Equipment: Terry Hendrix
  • PR/Sponsorship: David Davis
  • Flag AD: Brian Putnum
  • Freshman AD: Owen DeLuca
  • Sophomore AD: Enrico Obregon
  • Junior AD: Steve Clark
  • Senior AD: David McElwain