FALL FNL WEEKS:
9/6, 9/12, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/6, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1*
Opening Night: 9/6, Playoffs: 10/25, Championship Games: 11/1
*Please understand that these dates may change due to: weather, field conditions, SBCC field schedule, City Parks & Rec conflicts..etc.
* EXPERIENCED PAID GAME OFFICIALS
Thank you for signing up for our Fall FNL season. If you missed registration, unfortunately our league is now sold out. Please consider joining us in the Spring! Registration will begin in November. If you would like to be placed on our waitlist, please EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org with the following info: Player name, grade and school. If you are able to coach a team in the fall, please let us know that as well. Thank you!
FALL 2019 INFORMATION
400+ PLAYERS. 40+ TEAMS. 10 WEEKS. 9+ GAMES. 7 FIELDS.
READY FOR FALL
Please sign up early and avoid the waitlist.
Want to build a team? Have your son or daughter ask up to 5 of their friends and classmates to play on a flag football team this Fall! Remember only 5 players may be of the upper grade in your division. If you only have a few kids that want to play on your team, don't worry, FNL will ADD the right balance of players to your team so that you have 8.
Signing up a single player? Perfect! FNL will always try to place each player on a team with kids in similar schools and neighborhoods. Feel free to request specific kids by name or a specific coach. Although we can’t make any guarantees, we promise to do our best to honor requests. If a requested team is full, we’ll move on to place your child on a team from the same school.
MAKING THE GAMES THIS FALL EVEN MORE FUN!
Parents, players and coaches all agree that it is not fun for anyone to watch a team get crushed on the field by their opponent. Fact is that there will always be some teams better than others, however, to limit this unbalance, FNL has initiated the following new rules effective Spring 2019:
NEW 5/3 RULE: A team may have no more than 5 players from the higher grade in their division. Fall Divisions are: K/1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, 7th/8th. FNL is confident this grade-balance will allow teams to be evenly matched and our games fun for all. The 5/3 Rule will NOT apply to any FNL Team that has been playing together in Friday Night Lights for 3 or more consecutive seasons with the same roster and same head coach. These teams will be grandfathered in, and allowed to continue playing with their current roster.
20/2 RULE: When a team is ahead by 20 points or more, the referee will reduce the winning team's downs from 3 to 2. The stronger team will have 2 downs to make a first and 2 downs to score. Once the game is less than 20 points apart, their downs immediately return to 3 downs.
Santa Barbara FNL is a FUN league, not only for the kids, but parents too! Join us this Fall and see what FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS is all about!
We guarantee you (and your player) will love it!