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New Flag Football for Central Student ~ Starts this THURSDAY!

posted Sep 2, 2011, 2:06 PM by Cheyne Murray   [ updated Sep 6, 2011, 8:55 PM ]
FIRST PRACTICE on Thursday 5:15 @ Tierra Linda, with all practices on T, TH starting at 5:15 @ TL

Football FAQ

1. How much does it cost to participate.

There is no fee. However a requested donation of $125 is suggested to help cover referee services and jersey cost. Checks should be made to TL/CLC Athletics.

2. What additional equipment is required?

A mouthpiece is required for games. ($5.00 at Big 5 sporting goods) Suggested equipment would be cleats. Optional equipment would be soft knee and elbow pads.

3. Who is eligible to play?

Al students enrolled in grades 5-8 at Central, SCCLC and Tierra LInda are eligible to play. This is a co-ed league. If your child is younger, they may want to consider through the San Carlos Parks and Recreation, which has NFL flag football for ages 7-14.

4. When is the season?

The season starts 9/26, ends  with playoffs 11/1 - 11/4. 1-2 games a week will be schedule in the Art David Athletic League. (ADAL)

5. What forms do I need to fill out?

CMS Clearance Forms


Coaches Questionnaire

6. When will practices be?

Practices are currently scheduled for 5:15 - 6: 45 at Tierra Linda Middle School.

7. When will games be?

This will be determined by the league. They have not made the determination yet. However, we will be playing at other schools as our fields are so impacted with other fall sports.

Games will typically be on weekday afternoons.

8. What is the game like?

This is 9 on 9 football. Fast-paced and high scoring. Games last about 1 hour. These is no game clock, but 15 plays are allowed per quarter. The field size is approximately 75 yards long and 40 yards wide. This style of football is a limited contact sport. Blocking above the waist with open hands is allowed. Three players on the offensive line are not eligible to receive a pass. Laterals are allowed and the quarterback can also run with the ball. There are no fumbles. When the ball hits the ground, the play is dead.

9. What can I do to help?

We need drivers to games. Also, I would appreciate any parents willing to help coach the 20+ kids we are expecting. No experience necessary, but some football knowledge is useful.

10. I have more questions, who do I ask?

Contact Head Coach Michael Takamoto,, 650.279.1147