Fall Season Cancelation FAQ's

On Tuesday August 18, 2020 National Flag Football decided to cancel it's fall season of play. Here is the communication that was sent out: 

Over the past few weeks, our staff has been hopeful and working hard to prepare for a fantastic fall season on the field.  However, COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc in our communities and across our great nation.  Sadly, with daily positive cases remaining uncomfortably high, we are still in a state of uncertainty.

As you can imagine, we work with numerous local and state municipalities, in addition to many governing bodies and state athletic associations. We rely on their knowledge and guidance to ensure quality programming and, most importantly, to ensure our players’ safety.

At this point, even with our return to play protocols in place, we feel the health and welfare of our players could be compromised. It’s abundantly clear at this point that there are still too many potential medical risks at stake for us to proceed with running a season.  

Per our “NO RISK REGISTRATION” refund policy, you will obtain a full refund. We only ask for your patience as we will begin this manual process over the next few weeks.

We are saddened by this decision and share your disappointment, but the safety of our players and your family is of the utmost importance to us. Over the next few months, we will work diligently on preparing for the best spring season ever.

Many of you have questions and so we wanted to use this FAQ page to try and answer some of the most common. However, if you don't find your answer here, please contact our office so that we can assist you. 

Q: I have a spring season registration that was given as a credit for fall. Will it be refunded or rolled into credit for spring?

A: Your spring credit is applied to your account and can be used anytime for any National Flag Football event.

Q: My child is aging out for spring 2021, can we have a refund? (are we or can we extend to 9th graders?)

A: Yes, if your child is aging out, you may get a full refund. However, please keep in mind that we will be offering flag football for high school players beginning spring of 2021.

Q: There are other NFL Flag leagues in our area, why are they running and you are not?

A: Each league is independently operated. We feel as the leader in the space, that we cannot adequately protect all of our players and families from the unknown health risks that are present. Our position is that if we can’t 100% shield our teams while playing a game, then we have no business running youth programming at this time. Even with our return to play protocols, there are way too many questions and concerns that lay in the path to a reasonable return to play offering. While we understand this is incredibly disappointing, we feel it’s the correct call at this time.

Q: Our kids are back to school, other sports leagues are operating... Why are we not playing?

A: Our decisions are not based by league location. With so much decisiveness, we looked at our entire infrastructure within each state and made our decisions accordingly. There is simply too much debate and uncertainly to risk the health of our players and their families just so our youth can play a game that we all love. There are way to may variables that could lead to an unfortunate season that simply are just not worth the risk.

Q: Why does full refund not include all the money I paid?

A: The fall NO RISK registration basically covers all of the monies you paid this season. Credits from the spring can’t be paid out because that money was spent. However, all of the fall money that you just paid to register will be refunded to you. The only two exceptions are processing fees, and any donation that you made which you paid to the National Flag Football Association. Besides that you will receive your entire amount back this season.

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