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Q.  How will I contact my child's coach?
A.  Coaches and teams will be listed on the website prior to 1st week of practice.

Q: About DSYS Flag Football 

A: DSYS partners with Manassas Youth Football League to take advantage of their experience and size in order to provide the best experience for our players.  The Manassas Youth Football League is a coed flag football league that has been operational since the spring of 2002 and was started to enhance the fall football program by giving coaches and players a chance to work on skill development. It is also used to introduce new coaches into the program and evaluate them based on their overall abilities. Furthermore, flag football also provides an opportunity to allow potential tackle players a chance to have a non-contact type of football experience and aid them in their decision whether or not to try tackle football in the fall.  There have been many other organizations that have partnered with MYFL over the years (SYA, GHYFL, American Pride, others) and total number of fielded teams was 120 in 2011.

Q:  When will registration for the Spring season begin?
A:  Registration opens the first week of January.  


Q. Why do you have a waitlist?
A: In order to ensure we have enough coaches for all the teams, we must managed registrations with a waitlist.  As soon as additional coaches sign-up for that age division, players will be removed from the waitlist.  The best way to make sure everyone can play is to register as a coach.

Q.  Who is eligible to register in DSYS?
A.   Registration is open to all of Loudoun County boys and girls. You must be 5 years old as of Jan. 1 & no older than 16 as of October 1st.


Q.  How do I register?
A.  Click Here and look for correct Flag registration. 
After registering, please be mindful of emails that might come from the League Athletic website.  This is our only communication method with you if there is a problem. 

Q.  What type of I.D. do I need?
A.  There are no I.D. Requirements for Flag.


Q.  Is a medical physical required to play?
A.  No, there is no requirement for a medical physical to play.

Q. When does practice begin?
A.  Practice begins the first week of April.  No more than 3 days of activity is allowed per week, including games.  DSYS recommends coaches hold 2 practices a week so players that are playing other sports will be able to attend at least one of them.


Q.  What days of the week are the games played?
A.  Games are played on Sunday mornings and afternoons.    

Q. What times and where will practices be held?
A.  Practice fields have not been allocated by the county yet but all practices will be in the Dulles South area. Practice times will vary depending on a coach's schedule but will usually be between 6pm and 8pm.

Q. When and Where will our GAMES be played?
A.  Game locations are TBD
.  Games will start no earlier than 10am and no later than 7pm.  Games are officiated by Fairfax County Field Officials Association following modified NFL Flag rules.

Q. What is the age group and game structure?
5-6 Age Group (U6): Play 5 vs 5 on a reduced size 30 x 60 yard field
7-8 Age Group (U8): Play 5 vs 5 on a reduced size 30 X 60 yard field
9-10 Age Group (U10): Play 7 vs 7 on a regulation youth football field
11-12 Age Group (U12): Play 7 vs 7 on a regulation youth football field
13-16** Age Group (U15): Play 7 vs 7 on a regulation youth football field
**players eligible to play in Fall Tackle Weight division are eligible to participate.

Q.  How will I contact my child's coach?
A.  Coaches and teams will be listed on the website prior to 1st week of practice.

Q. What Equipment is provided and what do I need to purchase?
A. DSYS will provide the flags and a jersey for each participant.
You need to purchase: Athletic supporter and cup (if desired), Mouth Piece, Cleats

Q.  What size footballs do you use?
A. 

U6

K2 or "Pee Wee"

U8

K2 or "Pee Wee"

U10

K2 or "Pee Wee"

U12

TDJ or "Junior"

U15

TDY or "Youth" (NFHS H.S. size also allowed)


 

 

 

 

 

 

Q. What are the rules for your league?
A.  U6 & U8 Rules
, U10, U12, and U15 rules

Q. How are the teams drafted?
A.  Each coach can lock 4 players for U6 & U8 teams and 6 players for U10, U12, U15 teams.  The process for "Coach Locking" a player requires both the Coach and the family to email the request to the Flag Commissioner.  Through evaluations and player draft club officials will assign other players in an equitable way to available teams. 

Q. What teams make it to the Championship Tournament?
At the end of the season, a Championship Tournament will be played to determine the champion in each age group or division. In the 5-6 and 7-8 age groups, there will be one champion in the entire age group. In the 9-10, 11-12, 13-16 age group, there will be one champion per division, unless all the teams are of equal skill level. Tournament participation is based on the number of teams in an age group, except for the 5-6 division. All teams in the 5-6 division will play in the tournament regardless of their overall records.