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State of Michigan COVID 19


THE 2020 SPRING SEASON HAS BEEN POSTPONED INDEFINITELY.

UPDATED JUNE 1ST, 2020

Unfortunately, even with today's announcement that outdoor crowds of up to 100 people are allowed, effective immediately. Whiter announced that games are allowed as long as coaches, spectators, and participants not from the same household can maintain a distance of six feet from one another at all times.  How can participants plan flag football while maintaining a six-foot distance at all times? We are bummed. 

We wanted to say thank you for holding on to hope as we tried to pull off our upcoming league for your family. When we made the decision in early April to extend the league into mid-June, we were optimistically hopeful, we could make this happen. Unfortunately, at this point it makes it logistically impossible to move forward with a league implementation plan. 

Please know we are not owned or operated by the NFL.  We are a small business dedicated to providing great youth sports programming to the communities we operate in.  Our team is made up of salaried employees who began working on your child's playing experience as far back as December, when had to procure the fields, create marketing materials due to the schools in early January, secure contracts, build the registration platform to open by January 1st, etc.   

We wanted to take a quick moment to explain how partial credits have been established. You see, for us, your entry fees are what pays our salaries, rent, utilities, etc. We are not a park and recreation department that uses your tax dollars to cover overhead. We are also not a nonprofit that has a backend of volunteers donating their time to run this league. 

In addition to wages, many league expenses have already been incurred for partial services rendered. Our general liability insurance has already been paid, background checks have been processed, field permits obtained, teams have been formed, etc. Unfortunately, these outlays are nonrefundable. At this point, the only expenses outstanding are basically field rental, officials, site directors, and awards. 

As a community program, National Flag Football operates each location on very small margins. Hopefully, you can now understand why we are not able to provide full credits or refunds given how close we were to kicking off the season.

Below you will find a few different options that we have available.

Full Future Credit (minus uniform): (amount varies depending on your league location) credit good for a future season of play.

Refund: (Amount varies depending on your league location) refund issued to the credit card used to register (per player).

Donate Your Registration:  The donated funds will be used to offer scholarships for those in need and ensure the quality of the program you are used to is maintained into the future.   Many families have chosen to donate their registrations and we truly appreciate those who have offered this and thank all of you in advance!

We understand you may not be pleased with these options. Trust us, neither are we. The last thing we wanted to do is let this virus be the reason we let you down.  These are not pleasant conversations to have. We are just trying to keep our league afloat while not ruining our reputation with you or any of our customers. Any additional guidance you could provide would be appreciated. We know we don’t have all of the answers for getting through this one. 

Although we know some of you may not agree with the above options, we are trying our best to do what we can, be fair, and accommodate your family during this unexpected pandemic.  We hope this gesture, illustrates our transparency during these difficult times.  

We will all be back on the field before you know it and appreciate the game even more. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these most extraordinary times.

From our family to yours, we hope you are staying healthy, safe, and happy. 

If you registered for:

TOUCHDOWN FOR TOTS PROGRAM - CLICK HERE

ANN ARBOR/SALINE LEAGUE - CLICK HERE

BRIGHTON LEAGUE - CLICK HERE

CANTON LEAGUE - CLICK HERE

CLARKSTON LEAGUE - CLICK HERE

DEARBORN LEAGUE - CLICK HERE

EAST GRAND RAPIDS LEAGUE - CLICK HERE

FARMINGTON LEAGUE - CLICK HERE

GRANDVILLE LEAGUE - CLICK HERE

LAKE ORION LEAGUE - CLICK HERE

LIVONIA LEAGUE - CLICK HERE

MACOMB LEAGUE - CLICK HERE

NORTHVILLE/NOVI LEAGUE - CLICK HERE

ROCHESTER LEAGUE - CLICK HERE

ROMEO LEAGUE - CLICK HERE

SOUTH LYON LEAGUE - CLICK HERE

UTICA LEAGUE - CLICK HERE

WALLED LAKE LEAGUE - CLICK HERE

WARREN LEAGUE - CLICK HERE

WOODHAVEN LEAGUE - CLICK HERE



4.7.20


National Flag Football Families,

After another three weeks, it appears our lives are still adjusting to these “stay-at-home” orders issued by state governors and elected officials across the nation and globe. With all the unknowns surrounding COVID-19, there are increased levels of stress, burdens, chaos, and emotions. As families, friends, and communities, it is essential that we keep communicating and displaying hope.

We are all frustrated, angry, scared, and disappointed in our spring pertaining to academics, school activities, family events, and sports. We are all fighting the same culprit: COVID-19.
Our spring season is sadly postponed until Sunday, June 14, 2020, when most schools would typically end. Since many of our community fields, both school district and parks are closed during this time, this seems the safest approach. Governor Whitmer issued the Executive Order (2020-21) to stay at home from March 24 – April 14; She has also hinted that this may be extended. On April 2, she issued another Executive Order for all Michigan schools to conclude for the remainder of the year.

The health and safety of our flag football community is vital, and we will not compromise this for any reason. Therefore, we are postponing the season until the “stay-at-home” order is lifted by governments (both at state and national levels), and it is safe to play, build relationships, learn life skills, and establish a sense of normalcy again.

Unless the Governor amends or rescinds the current executive order, here is the revised schedule:

  • Week One: June 14
  • Week Two: June 21
  • Week Three: June 28
  • Week Four: July 12
  • Week Five: July 19
**There will be one week with a doubleheader so all six games can be scheduled.

We realize these are not the dates you signed up for, but none of us anticipated COVID-19 and its deadly wrath and destructive path. As we know it this year, all events and activities are shifting and adjusting; these are changing lives as we know it and even what we don’t know yet. Therefore, we want to give our young athletes hope to a great flag football season, even though things may be slightly different.
  
We together encompass safety, love for the game, desire to make friends, and instill life lessons. We can do this! So, let’s plan for the future, hope for the best, and get through these tough times in the moment!

See you on the field, and in the meantime, enjoy the jerseys and flag belts. If your young athlete has not received them yet, they are on their way.


3.23.20

National Flag Football Families,

We hope you and your family are doing well. We know these are crazy times, and we are sure you have a ton of questions; flag football is probably not in the top 100.  However, we just wanted to give you a heads up on where we stand at the moment. 

Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order. The order will be effective for at least the next three weeks. Following the CDC's guidelines and recommendations, we may need to postpone all leagues as necessary to a starting date that aligns with both the CDC, state and local municipalities. The good news is that we will not be canceling our leagues.

In the end, we are at the mercy of the school districts and parks and recreation departments of the communities that we operate in. Due to the fluidity of this situation, we will keep you updated with the latest developments. 

At this point, credits for future seasons will not be given, for we are in a wait and see mode. On the bright side, your uniform and equipment has been received and packed. We are working with our carriers to see an effective solution to get you your gear so that you can begin practicing and playing at home.

Over the course of the next couple of weeks, we will send some emails in regards to practice drills you can work on with your athlete in preparation for the upcoming season.

We are a team. We are all in this together. Everybody can play their part. Please look out for your friends and neighbors as you protect your family. 



3.13.20


Hello National Flag Football families,

National Flag Football is closely monitoring the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, which was first reported in the Hubei province in China and has now spread to a growing number of countries, including the United States.  As always, our priority is the safety of our players, families, community, and staff.  

This week, many communities are eliminating large gatherings of people, temporarily shutting down fields, and advising members to stay home.  In support of these initiatives, we have decided to take a moment to evaluate the current situation surrounding flag football. 

This brief pause will allow us time to evaluate and process the current situation more thoroughly and to receive guidance from our community partners, local school districts, and elected government officials. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide you with frequent updates on the logistics of the upcoming season.  The Spring season is not cancelled; however, in the event it is necessary, it may be postponed.  

In the meantime, The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is the same as preventing the cold and flu, and include:

1.    Frequently wash your hands with soap and water.

2.    Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

3.    Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

4.    Stay home when you are sick.

5.    Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

6.    Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces with regular household cleaning spray or wipes.

7.    Follow the CDC's  (Center for Disease Control) recommendations for using a facemask.  The CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory disease, including Coronavirus.  Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms to help prevent the spread of the disease.

CDC: Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Coronavirus Website

CDC: Talking with Children about Coronavirus Disease 2019

Due to the fluidity of this situation, please remain patient as we are making decisions related to individual leagues on a case by case situation.  We will rely highly on the local municipalities' guidance for many of these decisions and will apprise all future changes as soon as we are made aware of them.

We appreciate your participation in the league and will again be as transparent as possible while we work through this Coronavirus Pandemic.

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