Hello CJT Flag Football Families- Returning, New and Potential Families!
If you can believe it- it is time to register your son or daughter for the 2019 Flag Football season. We are excited for another great year. Below is some key information on the CJT Flag football program- whether you are new to the program or a returning family, this information should help you answer some commonly asked questions regarding flag and the season. The goals for the flag program are very simple, we want all players to have fun while learning a little bit about football. This year Paige Nardi and Paul Kasischke will be the Flag Football Co- Directors for the 2019 season.
CJT is excited to announce that we will have three age divisions for flag; 5/6, 7/8 and our newest division 9/10.
Registration is now open for all flag divisions!
Register at caryjrtrojans.com
Here is some general information on Flag Football:
- This year we will have three league divisions! We will continue with our 5/6 league and 7/8 and will now offer a 9/10 league option!
- Open to Boys and Girls
- There is no weight restriction
- The flag football season runs from Mid-August to early November
- All levels will kick the season off on August 7th at 5:30 pm at Deer Path elementary school.
- Practices are set by the head coach but are typically twice a week.
- For our 5/6 and 7/8 levels- Prairie Ridge and Lake in the Hills/Algonquin is once again participating in the CJT Flag Football Program (Fox Valley Flag Conference) this year, so each team will play away games at PR High School and LITH Sunset Park. Home games will be at CJH.
- For our 9/10 levels- We will be joining Lake in the Hills/Algonquin and Grant Jr. Bulls Dogs. Games will be either at CJH or LITH Sunset Park. There may be a couple of games held at Grant.
- All games are Saturday Mornings/early afternoon and a schedule will be provided in Mid-August.
- All Head Coaches will contact team members after the kick off on August 7th with practice information.
- For all levels there are playoffs and a Super Bowl. At the 5/6 level as has been the tradition, the Super Bowl will be played at the Wescott Family Field at the Cary Junior High. Field availability will dictate the final date (availability is dependent on the tackle football program playoff schedule).
- New for 2019 all players must participate in player evaluations for team placements and parity. Dates for evaluations will be August 4th 10:00 am- Noon and August 5th 5:30-6:30 at the CJT near the Football/Baseball fields. You only need to attend one of the sessions and your child will be evaluated for about 20-30 mins.
A few things to prepare your child for flag:
- Your player is required to have a mouth guard and rubber cleated shoes.
- Your player will receive a CJT flag football jersey at one of the first practices.
- Practices and games could be HOT when we start, so please be sure your child brings lots of water. It is important to have your player drink plenty of fluids throughout the day to keep from getting dehydrated. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate.
- Mosquitoes are particularly bad in August/September. Apply sunscreen/bug spray prior to practices and games as needed.
- Footballs for practices and games are supplied by the Cary Jr. Trojans, however, it is always good to have a football at home. At the flag level, we use the Wilson-K2 or the Nike-PeeWee.
- Notify your coach and the Directors of Flag Football, Paige Nardi and Paul Kasischke, of any medical issues that need special attention.
- You will be notified of any practice and game cancellations by your coach (i.e. weather conditions).
As parents, we ask the following:
- Please try to get your child to and from practice and games on time. We know this can be difficult at times and impossible at other times. If you know your child will be late or won’t be able to make a practice or game, please let your coach and/or team mom know in advance if possible.
- One parent/guardian/adult designee must be at every practice and game.
- Get involved in your players football experience. This may be helping out at practice, playing catch in the yard or simply asking about his/her position and what his/her assignments are. Kids love it when their parents get involved.
- During games please remain in the spectator area away from the sidelines. Only coaches are allowed on the field and sidelines during games. Violation of this rule will result in a team penalty.
- Please provide positive support to all players during games and practices. Should a parent be given a warning during a game from the referee, the head coach could be suspended for that game and the following game. PLEASE BE A GOOD SPORT AT ALL TIMES!
- There should be no contact (physical or verbal) with the referees. If you disagree with a call, please discuss it after the game with your coach or the Directors. Any parent that interferes with a game and a referee could be suspended for that game, subsequent games and banned from all remaining games.
- Let your coach know if you have a problem. Same holds true if your child is not happy about something. Your coach needs to know if there are problems right away. With this age group, a very small thing can cause a child to become upset. These problems can be fixed very easily if we know about them.
- Help out with the team as much as you can. We have a number of items that require parent involvement. The more help the better at this level.
We are looking forward to a fun and rewarding season. Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Paige or Paul.
Paige Nardi and Paul Kasischke
CO-Directors of Flag Football