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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

SPRING 2018 FNL Season FAQ’s

When does the season start?

Practices start in Early February. Games start Late February/Early March season will end in mid-late May. 

 

Are there any Winter camps or clinics?

We will be announcing our Winter clinic soon.

 

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 4 p.m. or 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 nsdfnl@gmail.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 January and will begin contacting players soon thereafter. If you haven’t heard from your coach by February 1st 2018, please email nsdfnl@gmail.com 

 

 

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 Jan 15th, 2018. 

 

 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?

No. 

 

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.