Welcome to Bay State No-Contact Flag Football League 2020 Season.
As we are all well aware of we are in unprecedented times and dealing with many different variables that literally change on a daily basis. We have state and local agencies to deal with and many, many safety guidelines. To run the league safely and correctly, the proposed start date has been moved back to Sunday 9/27.
With the new guidelines just released by The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, we have put together the protocols for 2020 Bay State No-Contact Flag Football Season. The protocols have been added to the website. We are very excited to get the boys and girls back on the field. With most private schools not letting any outside groups on their campus, we were fortunate to secure Victory Field in Watertown for the fall season.
BFFL Youth Football Clinic
The official start of the BFFL will be Sunday 9/27 at the Victory Field, 40 Orchard Street in Watertown.
ALL PARKING will be at the Watertown Public Works Department, 124 Orchard Street in Watertown.
Because of the Covid-19 Protocols, this year the clinic is MANDATORY.
CHECK IN YOUR BELTS & FLAGS, FIND OUT YOUR TEAM, GET YOUR NFL JERSEY, MEET YOUR COACH AND PARTICIPATE IN THE CLINIC AND SHORT TEAM PRACTICE
The first regular season game is scheduled for Sunday 10/4 and it all goes as planned the last game will be Sunday 11/22.
The Schedule for week #1 will be posted online by midnight on Thursday 10/1.
Within a few days of the clinic we will email everyone with the times for each team at the clinic.
INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR THE FALL 2002 SEASON
- All players, referees, coaches, on field supervisors and spectators will need to wear masks once they leave their vehicle
- All players will need to wear gloves
- Only 1 family member other than the player can attend the game (State of Massachusetts rules)
- We will have league personal on the field, in the stands in the parking lot assist with social distance rules
- For the actually playing the game, once the ball is snapped to start the play and until the whistle blows to end the play, the game will be played as normal a as normal BFFL No-Contact game was played before.
- Please check out all of the new protocols on the Rules/Covid-19 Protocols section of this website.
UPDATED 2020 BFFL Divisions
With the lack of ability to play many sports (including contact football) we have been inundated with requests for high school players to play. To assist as many players as possible to play, we have opened up registration for ALL high schools players to participate.
These are the 2020 Updated BFFL Divisions:
Division 4 – Grade K -2
Division 3 – Grades 3-5
Division 2 – Grades 6-8
Division 1 – Grade 9-12
2020 BFFL FALL REGISTRATION
Because of Pandemic, we wanted to get the full go from both the state and local authorities before we solicited and new players to register. That being said, because of the guidelines for this fall we can only play 2 games on the field at the same time (instead of 4 or 5 games. Therefore, we will definitely be limiting the number of players that can play this fall. So if you want to register a player, do it today.
The last few weeks registrations have been coming in very well.
If you do want to register your son and/or daughter, online registration is open and you can register by going to 2020 Fall Registration section of this website.
REGISTER TODAY AND DON’T BE SHUT OUT
**** Also, we are looking for coaches. Please email us at Belmontflagfootball@gmail.com if you want to coach and/or you know someone who does want to coach this fall.
If anyone has any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact (email or call) us.
We look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday 9/27.
Bay State NO-Contact Flag Football Leaguel