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Who Can Play?
Reston Youth Association’s (RYA) Youth Flag Football for Spring 2019 is open to boys and girls from ages 5 to 17.  A child’s eligibility is based on their age on or before March 9, 2019.
 
What are the Fees?
Every effort possible is made by RYA’s Youth Flag Program to keep costs low, while maintaining excellence in youth sports.  The 2019 Spring Flag fees are as follows:

  • Early Bird fee till 1/18/19: $90

  • Regular fee till 3/1/19: $100

  • Late fee till 3/18/19: $110

How do I register?
You can register at www.restonseahawks.org/Registration or by clicking the “Register Now” button on the right side of the screen.

What equipment do I need to bring?
Only a mouth guard is required to participate in the practices and games.  Football cleats are encouraged, but not required.  Your registration fee includes a team jersey and a set of flags.
 
How do you keep the teams “even”?
We want the league to stay competitive and evenly matched so that all the players can enjoy the game of flag football.  Before the season starts we will hold an assessment that rates players with the goal of placing them on the most appropriate team.  The kids will perform agility and speed drills that help establish their current athletic ability.

The dates for Spring 2019 Flag assessments will be announced soon.  All registered players must attend one of the assessment sessions to be placed on a team..

How can I request my kid to play with their sibling, friend, or coach?.
Please mention any special requests during the registration process under special requests.  We will try our best to honor your request, but we cannot make any guarantees..

What are the age divisions?.
We have 4 age divisions (subject to change based on the number of registrations received and the age of players)

  • 5 – 8 year olds

  • 9-10 year olds

  • 11-12 year olds

  • 13 – 17 year olds

Where and when will we practice?
All games and practices will take place at Langston Hughes Middle School turf field, Reston, VA.  Teams will practice for two hours per week, during the hours of 6pm - 8pm on a weeknight.  The exact day and time will be provided by your child’s coach once teams are formed.

When do the games start?
The first regular season games will start on Saturday, March 30th.   Please note, that the Spring 2019 season will run from Saturday March 30th – Saturday June 8th. .

What is the refund policy?
Teams will be created after our skills assessments in March.  After this date, all refunds will be charged an administration fee.  After games begin no refunds will be given. Please email the RYA Flag Co-Commissioners, Theresa Boulware boulwaretheresa@gmail.com and/or Angela Jackson mrsangelajackson171@yahoo.com

Do you need volunteers?
Reston Youth Association is an all volunteer, non-profit organization.  We depend on community and parent volunteers to be coaches, assistant coaches, and referees.  If you would like to volunteer as a coach or assistant coach please register at www.restonseahawks.org/registration  If you would like to volunteer as a referee, please contact  ryadirectors@gmail.com

In addition, all head coaches receive one free registration (for their own child), based on the # of teams they coach for the Spring 2019 season.  For example, if you are head coach of two (2) teams this season and you have two (2) children – then both of your children will play for free this season.  Please email the RYA Flag Co-Commissioners, Theresa Boulware boulwaretheresa@gmail.com and/or Angela Jackson mrsangelajackson171@yahoo.com, for additional information. .

What if I have questions?
You can email any questions to ryadirectors@gmail.com