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It's time to get the kids on the field to run, throw and catch! Reserve a spot for the FNL Spring season- registration going on now! Teams will be formed soon and one practice a week is allowed at this time.  Teams of only 6-8 kids will continue to practice until opening night (hopefully by late March!) Zero risk/No payment required until game weeks are approved by local authorities and the CDC. Once teams are allowed to compete... parents will have the opportunity to pay & play, or choose not to participate. For now.... let's get these kids out on the field with their friends, neighbors and classmates!  They deserve to play!
Sign up and register using the link below
for the FNL Spring league. AVOID THE WAITLIST


Attention Parents: When you sign up and register for our upcoming season, you will need to make an account with our new registration vendor called 'LeagueApps'.  We are no longer working with SportsEngine.  If you are having any issues with registration, please email us   


Boys & Girls grades K-10th get ready to for the

Spring 2021 Season!

6 Divisions: 

Kinder Only.     1st/2nd.     3rd/4th.     5th/6th.     7th/8th.     9th/10th.


FNL's ability to have small teams on large outdoor fields definitely make our play safer, however there will be new standards in place beginning this Spring that follow the safety guidelines provided by the CDC and local officials. Our 'Return-to-Play' plan and procedure is posted here on our website. We've been working with many youth sports organizations as well as the Coalition For Youth Sports, which run some of the best youth sports leagues across the Country. We put together a plan that will help keep our families, players & coaches safe. 

Here are just a few of the major adjustments and safety precautions we've put in place:

Santa Barbara FNL Spring protocols:

1) Significantly limiting the number of teams participating. 

2) Reducing the number of fields to allow for social distancing. 

3) Potentially limiting the spectators to immediate family only.

4) Maintaining a consistent roster of 6 - 8 kids per team.

5) Staggering game times on Friday nights.

6) Providing Hand Sanitizing Stations at the entrance and exit at both Dwight Murphy and Pershing Park.

7) Signage reminding players and families how to stay safe while on the field.


Greetings from Santa Barbara FNL!

We hope this email finds everyone well and that our young athletes have successfully navigated the beginning of their school year.

As the NFL returns, it brings us hope thatFNL will find a way back onto the field real soon! We are still 'on-hold' with city officials to play any games here in Santa Barbara but our permits have been submitted and our plan to safely return to the field following all CDC guidelines has been completed. Our small teams of 6-8 kids playing on new, larger outdoor fields makes our program safer than many other youth sports leagues. As the health of our community continues to improve, so do our chances to get the kids out on the field

Some organizations are offering 'training leagues /practice-only programs' without being allowed to play any games. If we get early field access and approval for training & practices, we will let everyone know and begin to build teams so kids can start to practice and benefit from physical activity! 

Currently, FNL has hundreds of kids already signed up to play this Fall. As a reminder, we will be limiting the number of teams and participants so we highly recommend signing up today to avoid our waitlist. No payment is required until we officially get the green light from officials to play games. At that time, families will have the final opportunity to decide if they want to play! NO RISK TO SIGN UP NOW. We miss the kids so much and we are ready to get them safely back on the grass to play some flag football! [More information below...]


Hey Parents....WE GOT YOU!

FNL's first and foremost priority is the health and safety of the kids and families in our community. After carefully reviewing the guidelines established by the state of California and Santa Barbara County, we believe that we can operate in a safe manner under the right conditions.(see FNL Return-To-Play). Due to COVID-19, FNL wants to limit the number of players participating in the Spring 2021 season which is why registration will end on January 15th. Until we get final approval to play, we are allowing parents to register their son or daughter without making any payment. Once city and state authorities approve the season, your card will then be processed at the early registration fee of $200 (K), or $225 (1st-10th). 


Santa Barbara Friday Night Lights

(Specific dates pending City and State approval).

 **SPRING 2021 SEASON **

February 2021 - May 2021

Reserve your spot.

No risk. No money down. Save your spot

Play with friends, neighbors & classmates!

Games 6 -vs- 6

5 Divisions

K,   1st/2nd,   3rd/4th,   5th/6th,   7th/8th , 9th/10th

Non Contact for fewer injuries.

Every team makes it to playoffs!

Play skills positions- QB, WR, RB, DB

Only 1 practice is allowed each week.

8 player team rosters.

Everyone plays 3 out of 4 quarters!

Games on Friday Nights* at Dwight Murphy and Pershing Park

FNL Game times may run from 4:15pm - 8:45pm

Games only use professional, paid officials.

Santa Barbara Friday Night Lights. 

Guaranteed 100% FUN!

FNL 2020


Spend your Friday nights with FNL this Spring.  Earn up to 5 hours of community service each night!


Ted and Nevin Pallad


Family Dinner Project 2020

FNL Family Dinner Project. To support local families here in Santa Barbara County every Friday Night, we are delivering a FREE DINNER to 1 lucky family every week. We are just trying to provide some smiles and some fun for family's on Friday nights!

Santa Barbara FNL Refund Policy

All refund requests must be received in writing by Dec. 1st for Spring Season, May 15th for the Summer Season and June 1st for Fall Season.  After these dates, refunds will not be issued as the league will start to incur many expenses in preparation for the upcoming season.  Expenses being incurred , but not limited to are: uniforms, field permits, insurance, acctg.,website, credit card fees, mktg, labor, etc.  For more information please review our policy below or email FNL at  Thank you for your understanding.