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April 1, 2020

An update from

Santa Barbara Friday Night Lights

Our hearts go out to everyone who has been impacted by this global crisis. These are challenging times to say the least and the uncertainty of when life will return to normal is difficult for us all. The day we get to see the kids back on the field running and playing flag football with their friends will be a great day. It will mean that we got through this difficult time and our community of friends and family will once again be together on Friday nights. Let's hope we get there soon!


Many leagues including FNL will be working with the city parks & rec department to reserve a tentative future schedule and lock down some field space in hopes we are able to resume a late spring season. Honestly we have no idea what to expect so we are just being optimistic and hopeful. As you know the situation is fluid so FNL will continue to reevaluate the Spring season as we get closer to the end of April. We do have the ability to resume our Spring league and playoffs in May and June, if life returns to normal by then.


Be well and stay healthy!

--Santa Barbara FNL

March 1, 2020

UPDATE:  A message from Santa Barbara FNL:

In light of the recent developments around the coronavirus and the recommendation of local health officials, Santa Barbara FNL has suspended our Spring season. These are unprecedented times for all of us as our daily lives have been put on hold. I know we all look forward to resuming our normal activities and to get the kids active and reconnected with their friends.

Our #1 goal is to resume the FNL season as soon as it is safe and all state and local authorities are in agreement.  With that in mind we are looking at a lot of different and creative solutions that will allow us to complete the Spring season at some point in the near future. Obviously, many of the scenarios have to do with pushing out the season well into May/June once we get the green light from all government authorities that it is safe to resume.  The health, safety and well being of our kids and our community will always be a top priority of Santa Barbara Friday Night Lights. Thank you for your understanding and support of our Flag Football program.

Stay healthy!


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

Spring 2020

Important Update / Field Conditions & Closures

Attention FNL Families: Always assume that all GAMES ARE ON, unless it's noted right here on our website.  Our first concern is to make sure the kids can play safely. Santa Barbara FNL is required to follow the City procedures on field conditions and closures. We may not know if games are on or off until 2:00pm on Fridays. Below is the process that the City uses with all leagues:

From Santa Barbara Parks & Rec:  To all regular user groups for City fields. With the rainy season heading towards us we wanted to send out this email to inform/remind you of the City’s policy on rain outs. Before/during/after a weather event, Parks and Recreation Supervisors determine if and when fields should be closed due to rain, puddles or soggy areas. All field closures are posted on the Sports Section website at www.TeamSideLine.Com/SantaBarbara. Please be checking TeamSideLine no later than 2pm if you are unsure if the fields will be closed or open. 

If the fields are closed, Santa Barbara FNL will post the information right here on its website no later than 2pm on Fridays. FNL will do its best to work with the city to secure new dates for make up games. If you have any questions, please email 

This is Friday Night Lights


Spring 2020

Ted and Nevin Pallad



Season runs 2/28-5/8

Practices begin after 2/3

Opening Night Friday, February 28th

Play with friends, neighbors & classmates!

Weeks: 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/15, 3/20, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1 & 5/8

*Some games scheduled for Sunday, March 15th. Date used to avoid playing later in the season and/or field closures due to weather and field conditions. No games on spring break 3/27. 

Games 6 -vs- 6

5 Divisions:  K,   1st/2nd,   3rd/4th,   5th/6th,   7th/8th 

Non Contact for fewer injuries.

Every team makes it to playoffs!

Top 2 teams invited to participate in our SPRING TOC. (Tournament of Champions). Best teams compete against 17 FNL Leagues throughout California.

Play skills positions- QB, WR, RB, DB

Only 1 practice is allowed each week.

8 or 9 team rosters.

Everyone plays 3 out of 4 quarters!

Games on Friday Nights* at Dwight Murphy and Pershing Park

FNL Spring game times run from 4:15pm - 8:45pm

No parent volunteer requirements.  Games only use professional, paid officials.


Santa Barbara Friday Night Lights.  Guaranteed 100% FUN!