Friday Night Flag Football FAQs

Who can play Funsports Friday Night Flag Football?

Boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 15 may play.  Players will be placed on teams based on their age during the calendar year in which the season is played.  The age is based on the player's age as of September 1.

PeeWee Division: Ages 5-6

Rookie Division: Ages 7-8

Junior Division: Ages 9-10

Senior Division: Ages 11-12

Pro Division: Ages 13-15

Is this a co-ed league?

Yes, Funsports Friday Night Flag Football is available to both girls and boys between the ages of 5 and 15.

When is the Flag Football season?

Funsports Friday Night Flag Football offers two seasons.  The Spring season usually runs from April until June, and the Fall season normally takes place between September until November.

Where and when are the games played?

There will typically be one game each week on Friday evenings between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. at either Jim Brown Field / Manhasset Valley Park in Manhasset, NY or Harbor Links Field No. 4 in Port Washington, NY.  Directions to these fields are available on the Home page of the Funsports website at

How many games are included in the season?

There are typically 6 games per regular season followed by playoffs which consist of an end of season single-elimination tournament for all divisions.  Schedules for the regular season and playoffs are posted on the Funsports website.

How do I register?

Click on this link Funsports Registration to get to the Funsports registration page and please follow the instructions.

How much does it cost to register?

The registration fee is $150 for one child and $280 for two siblings.  A third or fourth sibling can join for free. Registering children of a head coach or assistant coach are also eligible for a $10 discount per child.

Funsports will also provide a $10 discount for early registration.  See website for details.

What equipment does my player need?

We recommend each player use a mouth guard and cleats.  (Please note that metal cleats are not permitted). Game jersey and flag belt will be provided by Funsports. Replacement jerseys and/or flag belts can be ordered through our website.  

Is a uniform provided?

An NFL sponsored flag football jersey is provided to all players.  Every player must wear his or her jersey tucked in at all times during games.   

Who coaches the team? Can I volunteer to coach?

We welcome coaches, and if you don’t have experience, we will support you, and give you the tools you need.  Typically, the more parents that volunteer, the more positive experience the players will have throughout the season.  If you would like to coach a team, if you have questions about coaching, or if you would like to participate as an assistant coach, please contact us at

Each team will need at least one parent to volunteer to coach.  Parents may also volunteer as assistant coaches if they do not have the time to be head coach.

Also, the children of participating head coaches and assistant coaches are given a $10 discount on each participating child’s registration fee.  

What is the minimum and maximum number of kids per team?

The game is played with 6 kids on offense and 6 kids on defense.  Game rules can be located on our website at

We encourage anyone registering as a team to have a minimum number of 8 persons on its roster to ensure that there are some substitutes, and a maximum limit of 12 players on its roster to ensure that each and every child gets sufficient playing time.  These minimum / maximum limits also enable the league to have an even number of teams in each division which helps facilitate the scheduling of regular season and playoff games.  Moreover, the league has the discretion to add a player or two to each team where appropriate.

Will there be scheduled practices?

The head coach for each team will be responsible for coordinating and scheduling practices at a mutually convenient time for the players of that team.  Alternatively, head coaches may hold a practice before the scheduled game at the field where the game is going to be played.

What happens when a game is cancelled due to inclement weather?

Typically, games are only cancelled due to rain, lightning, or other inclement weather.  If inclement weather is expected, Funsports will do its best to notify all coaches and players as soon as practicable under the circumstances by text, e-mail and/or by posting a notice on the Funsports website.  If such announcements cannot be made in advance of a scheduled game, the referee may cancel / call the game at the field.  Games cancelled due to inclement weather will be rescheduled, if possible, subject to field availability.  

Funsports normally issues announcements by text, e-mail or posts alerts on its website concerning any scheduling changes, cancellations, playoff schedules and matchups, or rescheduling of games due to inclement weather.

Can I sponsor a team or make a donation to the league?

Yes, and we are most grateful to our local business partners.  Please contact us at to discuss sponsorship or other opportunities to cooperate within the community.

How do I contact you if I have additional questions?

Please e-mail us at or call us at (516) 900-2FUN.

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