Coronavirus Situation

March 26th, 2020

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Parents and Guardians,

We realize at a time like this there are far greater concerns than spring flag football. We never thought we’d say this, but we look forward to the day when we’re receiving emails about questionable referee calls.

As of today, we plan to complete a full spring season. However, we ask for your patience as we are at the mercy of local schools and parks & recreation departments in our respective communities. Due to the continued uncertainty, we hesitate to give exact dates and will update this page and send emails with developments.

What If The Season Gets Pushed Back Further?
We are making contingency plans for later start dates (starting in late April – mid May) that include double headers and playing into mid-late June. If we reach a point that it’s not feasible to offer our spring season we’ll offer families the chance to transfer funds to a future season.

What If We Cancel Spring 2020?
Again, our goal is to provide a full season as of today. We will transfer your funds in full to a future season — Fall 2020, Indoor 2020 or Spring 2021.

What If I Ask For A Refund?
As with all small businesses and community organizations, we’re devastated by all of these events. Before this crisis occurred we had already committed registration funds to uniforms, staff, marketing, insurance and venue rentals.

Our communities will thrive again. We are a team and we will win this fight together. We appreciate your patience during this brief pause.

Flag Football Fanatics

 

March 12th, 2020

Parents and Guardians,

We wanted to inform everyone regarding the current situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Daily developments in the news has created an environment of uncertainty. In this time of uncertainty, We want to assure you that Flag Football Fanatics has the health and safety of your child / family as our #1 priority. FFF is taking the following measures for the upcoming spring season:

  • Due to the recent news, The season has been pushed back to the weekend after Easter, April 18 + 19.
  • We will have an equipment pick up (location TBD) in early April. Only coaches (or one member for your team) are instructed to pick up the equipment.
  • FFF Players and Coaches will not participate in pre-game or post-game handshakes, fist bumps, or high fives with opponents¬† or referees.
  • Coaches do not take the player’s flags home. All players must take their own flag belts home after initial meeting.
  • Opposing teams must observe the games from opposite sidelines and limit close contact with groups
  • FFF Players must bring their own water to every practice and game. Players and Coaches, please do not share water.

In addition, we recommend the following:

  • We recommend coaches use a disinfectant wipe to clean the balls and flag belts.
  • FFF Players and Coaches should follow the CDC guidelines for prevention, which include:
    • Stay home when you are sick or feeling ill.
    • Wash your hands more often with soap and water for at least 25 seconds, and dry your hands thoroughly. If soap and water are not available, us an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

By making these simple adjustments, we feel confidently that the spring season will be our best yet! Thank you all for your patience and understanding during this time.

Respectfully,

Flag Football Fanatics