FALL 2017 FNL Season FAQ’s
When does the season start?
Practices start the week of August 14th. Games start September 8th will end in mid November.
Are there any Summer camps or clinics?
Friday July 14th at 5:00-6:30 p.m. @ RB High School (Football Stadium) The RBHS Varsity Football staff will be conducting an AWESOME Football Skills Clinic for the players in Friday Night Lights. The cost is $35 and you can register online at nsdfnl.com by clicking the registration tab.
Where are the games?
Games are at Rancho Bernardo Community Park.
Where and what time will practice be?
That is up to your coach. Each team practices once per week, for about an hour. Most practices will be around 4 or 5 o’clock. Most coaches and teams do not have access to fields with lights.
When are the games?
Games are generally on Friday Nights. The younger divisions play earlier. For example, most Kinder/ 1st/2nd graders play at 5 p.m. There could be a few Thursday games, but it’s rare. The 6th graders and older play around 7:30 p.m.
What equipment do I need?
Cleats, mouthpiece, solid colored shorts (same as the rest of the team) with no pockets.
How can I volunteer to coach?
Send an email to email@example.com with the subject “Head coach.” Indicate what grade your player is in when you volunteer. Also include your cell phone, zip code, your player’s grade and what school your player attends. You can also request to be a Head Coach during the online registration.
Can I request a friend?
You may request as many friends as you would like. Groups of 3 or more friends will not be placed on the same team unless a parent is willing to be the head coach.
Can I request a coach?
No. You can request players.
How much does it cost?
$195 to register. Optional shorts cost $17 (Coaches order those).
Is the uniform provided?
Once the $250 team sponsor fee is turned into the league, your team will receive its jerseys. FNL shorts are optional, and your coach can order those.
Is there playoffs?
If we have a Kindergarten ONLY division…the Kindergarten division will not have playoffs. All other players 1st grade-8th grade have a single elimination playoff tournament after the regular season.
What is the sponsor fee?
The sponsor fee is $250 per team. If the team is unable to find a local business or individual willing to sponsor the team, the $250 is divided by the 7 or 8 players. Once the sponsor fee is turned in, the team receives its jerseys.
When I will hear from my coach?
Coaches will get their rosters in Mid-late July and will begin contacting players soon thereafter. If you haven’t heard from your coach by August 1st 2017, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I sign up?
You can sign up by going to www.nsdfnl.com and clicking on the registration tab.
Is it too late to get a refund?
No refunds after May 30th 2017.
Does every division get a participation trophy?
Kindergarten,1st/2nd Grade players ALL receive trophies. 3rd-8th Grade division players only receive trophies if they earn 1st or 2nd place in their conference.
Can my child play if he gets injured and is wearing a cast?
Are Dogs allowed on the fields at the games?
For the safety of others, DOGS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
How are sponsors recognized if they are not on the back of the jerseys?
Sponsors are recognized on our website and we put out an all league email listing all sponsors and asking for league members to patron them. They also receive a plaque at the end of the season.