Coronavirus Situation

April 24th, 2020

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Prevention Methods – CDC
State of Ohio COVID-19 Updates
State of Kentucky COVID-19 Updates

Dear Flag Football Fanatics Families,

We would like to thank each one of you for your patience and understanding during this uncertain time. As each of you know, COVID-19 has been a vicious enemy wreaking havoc against businesses big and small. Our organization had been holding out hope that we would be able to deliver our Spring 2020 season, but we must ultimately respect the decisions of our Governor and the Department of Health in proceeding with the cancellation of our spring season. 

The truth is, we are devastated. The Spring 2020 season was set to be our LARGEST season to date and we were filled with excitement! On the field, we were unveiling more uniform designs, videographers were hired for each city, new socks and shorts, new footballs and new flag belts. Off the field, we had revamped our website with a more streamlined way of viewing stats, scores and standings. There was so much to be excited about this season, but we’ll have to wait to unveil all of this next season. 

This decision was not easy. The simple truth is that we miss the whistles, the cheers and most of all, the smiles from the kids.

Fall 2020 – The grade divisions will be frozen. Meaning, teams will compete based on the 2019-20 school year. This will allow our 8th graders not to miss out on their final season. (Example: If your child is in 2nd grade currently and he/she will go into the 3rd grade — that child will play in 1st-2nd grade division for Fall 2020.) 

Parents will have the option to transfer this season’s registration to the Fall 2020 or Spring 2021. This will allow kids that play tackle football or other sports in the Fall to participate. **Please Complete The Link In Your Email** If the link is not completed by 4/30/2020 we will automatically transfer your fees in full to Spring 2021.

Please direct any questions or concerns directly to us info@flagfootballfanatics.com

Our communities will thrive again. We are a team and we will win this fight together. Until the next huddle, stay safe and healthy!


Respectfully,
Flag Football Fanatics

 

April 10th, 2020


Talking with Children about Coronavirus Disease – CDC
Prevention Methods – CDC
State of Ohio COVID-19 Updates
State of Kentucky COVID-19 Updates

Dear Flag Football Fanatics Families,

Wow – life is sure looking different these days. A few months ago, we were making plans for our spring season, dreaming of sunshine and warmer weather. And now schools are closed, businesses are shuttered and we’re practicing “social distancing” and feeling lucky if we find toilet paper at the store.

It’s scary. It’s strange. But it will pass.

We want you to know that we are here for you now during these uncertain times and in the future when life gets back to normal. For 11 years, the Flag Football Fanatics organization has been focused on the greater good of our community. That has never been truer than today. We know that there is light at the end of the tunnel and we want to be there for your kids when we emerge from that tunnel.

This means that we will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow the lead of health professionals and our government leaders. The health and safety of the public is our top concern. We are also dedicated to providing the highest quality youth flag football program for your kids – as we always have. We know that this situation will be resolved – the only question is when? Our organization has made the decision to adapt to this situation and remain dedicated to executing a fantastic spring season of flag football – – because we KNOW that our kids will be ready to get out on that field, score touchdowns and celebrate with their teammates!

We appreciate your patience and support as we continue to navigate this situation as a team.  We are truly all in this together and we can’t wait to see the joy on each child’s face when they are back in their element – enjoying their childhood and playing the game we all love!

Respectfully,

Flag Football Fanatics

 

March 26th, 2020

Talking with Children about Coronavirus Disease – CDC
Prevention Methods – CDC

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