FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

*E-mail Carl (Carl@flagstarfootball.com) with any other questions

Can I register an entire team?

Yes. We’d prefer that. If you have a group of players you’d like to register, e-mail us directly (carl@flagstarfootball.com) and we’ll create a personalized registration page for your crew!

Even if you only have 4-5 kids, drop us a line. Creating your own registration page helps make sure we place you all together!

But I don’t have an entire team! Can I still register to play? 

Most likely, yes. In our first season, priority placement goes to pre-formed teams, but we do accept “free-agents”: players who register by themselves or with small groups of friends.

When you register, list your friends names or indicate your “free-agent” status under “team preference.” We’ll place you all together and work hard to find you a team.

When do the boys (and girls!) practice? 

Practice time is built into our Sunday schedule. For the 2nd-7th graders, there’s a half hour practice window before the game begins. This half-hour gives coaches the chance to run drills, draw-up plays and put them immediately into play.  K-1 is a little different (see below).

We’ve used this format for years now. It’s by far the most effective use of players’ time (and attention spans!).

Isn’t K-1st Grade a little young for flag football?

No way! Our K-1 divisions end up being the most fun. They’re a mad-house, but we have plenty of coaches, referees and volunteers to keep the program on track.

Their hour-long sessions will be divided between drills, stations and games. In the first couple weeks, we’ll take a little bit longer with the drills and play relatively shorter games.

As the season goes on and the teams learn the structure, we’ll cut back on practice time and extend the game times to ~30-40 minutes.

My son isn’t the best athlete and he’s never played flag football. Will he be left behind?

Absolutely not. Bring us your outgoing and your shy. Your great athletes and your children with two left-feet. Flag Star Football welcomes all kids who want to participate!

Our league is designed for every level of experience and every level of athleticism. A good portion of our players are football-fanatics, but just as many are first-time players. They’re kids who haven’t shown interest in sports and need something to get them out of the house. All are welcome.

Should I choose the parent or professionally coached team? 

That’s entirely up to you. Both are great. The majority of parent-coach registrants have a specific parent in mind, so they know who’ll be coaching their team. If you want the parent-coached option but don’t have a team, we’ll try to place you on a roster when registration closes.

Pro-coaches are people we hire and train. They’re usually in their mid-to-late twenties, former athletes, and passionate about sharing their love for the game.

Neither option is better or worse. We monitor our pro-coaches a little bit more closely, but you can expect all coaches to bring positive, constructive energy to the field each week.

Where exactly will you play?

We are, as always, fighting for field space. Sometimes we don't know our field assignments until weeks before the season. 

We do make this promise, though: if you register and end up unhappy with the field location, you can withdrawal from the league with a full refund. We don’t anticipate fields being a problem. 

Flag Star Football is the absolute highlight of our sports schedules. Every time we step on the field, there’s a ton of positive energy, great coaching and — most importantly — FUN!
— Keirsten Campbell

"WE ARE BEYOND THRILLED WITH FLAG STAR - - it's exceeded all our expectations.  

It is by far the most organized, well-managed league we have ever joined.  The coaching has been top-notch and and our son has learned an incredible amount since he first started playing.  But most importantly, he has fun!"
- Jennifer Bernstein | McLean, Va

"I can't tell you what a GREAT time our boys had - one of Sam's best birthdays ever.  Your coaches were just amazing - they actually put in more time than expected.  And we really appreciated their efforts to keep everybody interested and included - we had several absolute beginners, but the coaches helped them join right in.

WHAT AN AWESOME THING YOU ALL HAVE GOING."

-- Anne Morrison | Falls Church, Va

"THIS WAS A HIT WITH BOTH OF OUR GUYS.

Josef (3rd grade Ravens) had an incredible experience.  The coach set an exceptional example of how to try your hardest while having fun, encouraging your teammates, brushing off disappointment to get ready for the next play...I could go on with more examples; he was an exceptional coach, and we are extremely grateful to have Josef see him as a role model.

Jeremy (6th grade Raiders) thoroughly enjoyed his experience and looked forward to seeing coach Justin and his teammates (a great group of boys) each week.  Coach seemed to be the perfect fit for this team and for Jeremy- he was low key, low stress, emphasized working together, celebrating together and picking each other up after a tough play. 

And not to leave out the other guys -- the refs were professional, very positive, and brought a great energy to the field!"

- Trista Giacalone


"The COACHES HAVE BEEN GREAT AT FINDING THE BEST WITHIN THE KIDS and teaching them football skills, plays and strategy, as well as long-term skills such as teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership. The league is very well-organized, lots of communication, and great value for the price.

WE CAN’T WAIT FOR NEXT SEASON TO START!"

- Laurie Plishker




After School Programs

Flag football is a fun, safe way for kids to get outside and play. 

Not to be confused with our Flag Football League (held on Sundays), our after school programs are midweek sessions of skills, drills and scrimmages. Programs are set up between Flagstar DC and each individual school. 

This is a low-pressure environment, and all are welcome. Boys and girls. Athletes or bookworms. Rookies or Pros. All you'll need are a pair of cleats (although sneakers will work), a bottle of water and a positive attitude!

 

Waynewood Elementary School

This after school program will be run at the Waynewood campus field on selected Wednesdays.  The program will include one hour sessions of drills and scrimmages.  

Wednesdays from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, with 8 total classes. 

Dates: 

April 13, 20, 27

May 4, 11,  18,  25

June 1, 8

Cost: $175 for the entire program