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Frequently Asked Questions


When does registration open?

Fall registration opens on April 1, 2019 and will close at midnight on September 6, 2019. We highly encourage all families interested in playing to sign up soon.  Every season, we get calls after registration closes – so Don’t wait!

When does the season start?

Season starts on Sunday, September 22, 2019 and ends Sunday, November 3, 2019

How much is PICK6 Youth Flag Football Registration?

Cost: PreK/TK (ages 3-4) to 6th grade: $119 (Early Bird Registration: April 1st to May 14th is $109)
 

What does the registration fee include?

  • Official NFL team identified reversible jersey (Yours to keep!)

  • Official NFL Flags (Yours to keep!)

  • 7 games (Including playoffs and championship) Except for Pre-K and Kinder)

Refund policy - NO refunds after September 6, 2019.

*Late registrations will not be refunded
*There is a $15 processing fee for all refunds
*Refunds will be by check
*Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing refunds

If registration has closed, can I still register my child?

In most cases, yes, however late registration is at the discretion of the League/Coaches. Although PICK6 does not charge a "late fee", an expedited shipping cost for the jersey and flag will apply. Please contact us for more details at [email protected] or at (562) 744-3560. 

I just registered for the upcoming season, what happens next?

You will receive an email confirmation from the league. You should hear from the league or coach at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the season advising you of practice location, date, and time.

 

How are players placed on a team?

Friend requests and Coach requests (every effort will be given to accommodate your request but REQUEST ARE NOT GUARANTEED). The remaining players will be placed on a team according to school affiliations, geographic location or randomly placed.

 

Team Sponsorship

Our league does not require candy/raffles/car washes as some leagues; instead, we require a company Sponsorship to help offset the costs to parents. The registration fees for PICK6 does not cover all of the costs to participate, and this is where the Team Sponsorship picks up. Many employers participate in local sponsorships, so if any additional information is requested for PICK6, feel free to contact us at: [email protected].

What is the Team Sponsorship used for?

Items like team medals/trophies, playoff/championship fees and equipment incidentals are purchased with Sponsorship monies, so these funds are critical to the performance of the league.

How much is the Team Sponsorship?

Currently, each team has a minimum $75 Sponsorship requirement. As compared to other local leagues, our requirement is significantly lower. Some leagues require a $250+ per team sponsorship. Teams will not be issued jerseys until the sponsorship form is completed and all sponsorship money turned in.

How does my team go about getting this Team Sponsorship?

Gaining sponsorship can be as easy as visiting a local establishment that you frequent, and asking them to fund your teams’ requirement. Some parents work at companies that also sponsor; pleasei check with your Human Resources department. Generally speaking, companies like sponsorships because they receive a tax deduction for giving them. It is also a good way to keep costs down, and free up time for busy families from having to pay a higher registration fee, or doing candy/raffle sales. If at anytime, an establishment needs something in written form about PICK6, please contact us at: [email protected].

Can I "buy-out" of the Team Sponsorship?

If your team does not want to get the Team Sponsorship, your team can unanimously decide to buy-out. The requirement must be equally divided among parents, and paid by the due date -- check with your coach for this date. Remember, everyone on your team must agree to this.

Photos:

I know some leagues will have a photographer come out to take photos/video for marketing purposes, is this the case with your league?  Yes, from time to time we will have a company send out a photographer to take photos and/or video tape our league for marketing purposes.

See disclaimer below:

Photography: By participating in the PICK6 Youth Flag Football, I am agreeing to have my child photographed, interviewed and/ or video-taped by league approved photographers/videographers for use in promotional materials, brochures, pamphlets, websites or social media to help promote the league. It is against PICK6 Youth Flag Football policies for any parent, relative or otherwise to photograph or video tape another player or team other than his/her own. Violation of this rule will result in immediate dismissal from the league with no refund. Videotaping: By signing below, you agree that you and any of your guests understand that the only videotaping allowed, is the videotaping of your own child or relative. Absolutely NO videotaping of warm-ups, practices, or any games where your own kids are not playing. Violation of this rule could result in immediate expulsion from the league with no refund.

 

DIVISIONS:

PreK/TK (3-4 year olds), Kindergarten, 1st - 2nd Grade, 3rd - 4th Grade, and 5th - 6th Grade. Kids can also “play up” a division (within reason, pending league approval) to play with friends. A child can NOT “play down” no matter the circumstance. Divisions are determined by grade/age and not by size. *Please note that the age and/or grade may be confirmed by the league at the Association discretion and refunds will not be provided for this disqualification from play due to falsified information.

TEAM REQUESTS:

If your child wishes to be on a specific team, or play with a specific friend, please mention it in the "Friend or Coach" requests section on the registration form.

ROSTERS:

Rosters will be locked a few days after registration ends. Teams are selected by the league and generally carry between 8-10 kids, subject to the coach’s discretion, and number enrolled. Smaller teams are preferred, but with kids playing multiple sports, teams need to make sure they can afford to miss a player or two.

 

SCHEDULE:

Games are on Sunday afternoonsTeams begin practicing in September. The season schedule will be posted online once field space is completely confirmed, which unfortunately isn’t generally until a week or so before the season starts.

WEATHER:

Will games still be played if it rains -- hard? In most cases, games will still be played during light rain. If it begins to rain "hard", the league may deem it a safety concern, and may cancel the game(s). When in doubt, feel free to contact us at (562) 744-3560. 

If a game is canceled due to weather or other unforeseeable circumstances, all efforts will be made to reschedule that game. However, due to time restraints and/or field usage conflicts, some games may not be made up.  It will be the decision of the League Administration when and if the games are made up. Special circumstances may be taken into consideration.

PRACTICE:

Generally, teams practice once a week, for 1 to 2 hours – depending on the team, age group and coach. Location will be selected by the coach based on participant location. Teams will start practicing in early September.

GAME LOCATION / TIMES:

Games are played at Stephen Foster Elementary, located at 5223 Bigelow St, Lakewood, CA


Any further questions, please contact us at [email protected] or at (562) 774-3560.

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