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We have numerous resources available to help you understand our guiding principles as well as to give you a better understanding of what this great game of flag football is all about. This is your hub for all Parent, Coach, Player Resources plus First Down Flag Football Policies and Guidelines. 


GENERAL INQUIRIES
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments pertaining to First Down Flag Football, please email us at [email protected]

PARENT RESOURCES
This section will help you understand the values and principles that we govern this organization by.

1. Frequently Asked Questions– So fill me in! Tell me what I should know about this league.

2. Football Uniform Sizing Chart

3. Cheer Uniform Sizing Chart

INTERESTED IN COACHING?
We hope so! There is no greater bond that you will form with your child then through coaching them in youth sports. We will walk you through everything that you will need to be a successful coach in this program. No experience is necessary. Just great moms & dads that are willing to learn, and pass on their understanding of the game to a bunch of eager little boys and girls who are looking to a have great time playing the game of flag football or participating in cheer.

1. Background Check Procedure – Every head coach must pass a background check. Click here to see what’s involved in this process.

2. Coaches Code of Conduct – Just to make sure our philosophies are in line with each other, here are our policies in regards to coaching etiquette in this league.

3. Abuse/Molestation Policy – Volunteering to coach is a serious responsibility. It is our job to help you understand all aspects of this position so that you are always observant and aware of possible dangers.

4. First Down Flag Football Concussion Training (Click Here)– To coach in our program, every coach must understand the dangers and warning signs of concussions. Therefore, it is required to that you take and pass the First Down Flag Football Concussion Training which is based on the CDC Heads Up Concussion test. It's a 30 minute video with a quiz at the end of each chapter. To take this test, you must be registered to coach in our program.  Please click on the hyperlink, enter the season in which you are participating and enter your email.  Once the test is completed, your profile will automatically update and you will be one step closer to being a First Down Flag Football Volunteer Coach. 

5. Coaching Tips and Principles – Sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of the purpose of our responsibilities as a coach. Here are some basic understandings of what we are looking for from a quality coach in this program.

COACHING RESOURCES  
This section is designed to assist coaches with their understanding of the game of flag football.

1. Drill Book – Here you will find numerous drills that you can use during your practices. Try incorporating a few of these into each practice that you hold.

2. Sample Playbook – There are numerous plays that you could come up with. Really, its limited by your imagination. However, when developing your own playbook, please keep in mind your player’s skill sets as a playbook should be customized individually or tweaked for each team that you coach.

A. Lombardi Playbook (1st Grade and Younger)

B. Shula Playbook (2nd and 3rd Grade)

C. Madden Playbook (4th Grade and Older)

3. USA Football Playbook STS - Plays incorporating most formations including Spread, Trips, and Stacked formations.

4. USA Football Playbook SS - Plays incorporating most formations including Strong and Split formations.

5. Practice Video – This is a great tool to understand how to teach various fundamentals through a practice setting.

6. Rulebook 4.0 – This is the official rulebook of the National Flag Football League.

7. First Down Flag Football Video Library - Teaching drills, ideas, concepts, strategies, plays, and a whole lot more!

FOOD FOR THOUGHT? 
Below we have included some thought-provoking topics that we wanted to share with you. 

1. How adults take the joy out of youth sports (CHANGING THE GAME PROJECT) by John O'Sullivan

2. What are Eli Manning 's thoughts about flag football? 

3. How does spring flag football help fall tackle players?

TERMS AND CONDITIONS; PRIVACY POLICY; WAIVERS; AND NFF POLICIES
This section provides all users of the NFF website and those registering and/or receiving services from NFF with the governing National Flag Football Terms and Conditions, National Flag Football Privacy Policy and all other required Waivers and Policies governing the NFF Website and NFF’s services.  NFF requires all Parents/Guardians registering their child/ward to receive services from NFF to read and agree to all the National Flag Football Terms and Conditions, National Flag Football Privacy Waiver and all other Waivers and Policies included in this section as an express condition of registration. 


1. First Down Flag Football Terms and Conditions

2. First Down Flag Football Privacy Policy

3. Refund Policy

4. Force Majeure Policy

5. Personal Information Policy

6. Photography & Multimedia Policy

7. NFL Flag Player Registration Agreement

8. Falsifying Information Policy

9. First Down Flag Football Liability Release Waiver

10. Weather Policy

11. Communicable Diseases Waiver

12. 2021 Spring Jersey, Flag, and Merchandise Policy

13. Parent Code of Conduct

14. Parent and Athlete Concussion Information Sheet

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