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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2018 FLAG FOOTBALL SEASON!
Please see below for program details and links to registration pages...

Priority Registration - 2018 Flag Football Season:

Priority registration for all Next Level sites will open on April 1st, 2017.  Priority registration will be granted to all returning players at their respective playing location* for the 2018 season. The priority registration window will be 14 days, from April 1st through April 15th 2017. General registration will open to the public on April 16th, 2017 at 12:00 a.m.

1. If you are a 2017 Registrant in Next Level Flag Football - You have a guaranteed spot for 14 days in Next Level Flag Football in 2018.
2. Your guaranteed spot is ONLY for the location that you are currently Registered in 2017. 
3. Next Level Sites Sell Out - there is nothing we can do to add legacy families once the league is sold out. We get this question all of the time, "Is there anything you can do...INSERT REASON...to get us into the league." Answer, "There is nothing we can do. Once we sell out, we sell out."

We highly recommend securing your place for the 2018 NL Flag Football season during the Priority Registration window. Many of our programs sell out quickly - best not to wait...

Next Level Flag Football - Program Overview:

The Next Level Flag Football program is currently entering it's 7th 'official' season with over 20 locations throughout the Bay Area and site locations in Las Vegas (Bishop Gorman High School), Central California at Cal Poly (with Cal Poly football staff and players!) and in Southern California (Mission Viejo High School, Centennial High School - Corona, and Cathedral Catholic High School - San Diego) 

Next Level Flag grew it's roots in early 2010 when some local neighborhood kids got together one rainy Sunday afternoon with Coach Patrick Walsh in a gym at Serra High School in San Mateo. Several years later, NL Flag is on the campuses of 20 prominent high schools in the Bay Area and headed to more campuses for the 2018 Next Level Flag Football season.

Further, we are thankful to all the communities that have formed through our first 6 years of running the Next Level Flag Football program. We look forward to the growth of the program in our current communities and beyond!

General Overview of League Operations:

  1. NL Flag operations from January through early March with a 10 week season schedule (1 scrimmage, 7 regular season games, 2 playoff games).
  2. Games are on Sundays at most sites (Bishop Gorman plays on Saturdays)
  3. Game times are adjusted or moved on Super Bowl Sunday
  4. Practices and Games are on the same day - parents need only allocate a 2-hour window of availability for their child's involvement.
  5. Next Level is a Co-Ed League - boys and girls of all experience levels are welcome
  6. Equal playing time on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball
  7. Each game is played 5 versus 5, non contact,  on a 40 yard long field - 4 games operate at the same time
  8. Parent volunteers ASSIST our Student Athlete Head Coach/Mentors and our Site Directors
  9. Teams are comprised of up to 12 players per team
  10. Early Bird Cost Period: Varies by site - Please see below. Cost includes: Personalized 1st Class Nike Game Jersey, Shorts, Mouthpiece, Game Bag and Flags
  11. Early Bird Cost Period will end on December 1st, 2017

General Overview of League Principles:

  • Community Centric League - Kids play with their friends, classmates and/or buddies! Parents get to enjoy weekend games within their social circles or create new ones. Why not be able to hang out with your friends while enjoying the game of  flag football?
  • Site Directors - Each Next Level location is staffed and operated by one of the best High School and College football coaches in the Bay Area - and beyond. Next Level only partners with the best quality coaches/mentors in your communities. Each Site Director acts to oversee and guide each location and their own Student Athletes. 
  • Student Athlete Head Coach/Mentor - All teams within Next Level Flag Football are coached by Student-Athletes in their respective communities with oversight and training from their Site Director (their Head Football Coach). Our young athletes have a 'different voice' and influential element outside of the normal parental coaching element.
  • Kids First Organization - The focus at Next Level is on (1) the youth participants, (2) the High School student athlete coaches.....(X) Everyone else! The league appreciates all the parental support it receives from Parent Assistant Coaches to Team parents to Grandparents making sure their Grandchild can get to a game. But the focus is on the kids!
  • Open League Participation - NL Flag is open to both boys and girls from Kindergarten to 7th Grade (8th Grade in some locations via other programs). Any previous football experience is NOT REQUIRED! There are no tryouts, there are no combines...
  • Grade Based League - We firmly believe having participants play within their grade level accomplishes the most 'symmetry' within an age range. We have acute perception of where children advance both socially, athletically and behaviorally. We feel kids are best served in the game of football with kids of their relative development - grade based leagues match this better then other methods.
  • Kids Will Be Known - Personalized Nike Jersey - League President Patrick Walsh like's to say, "you child will be known and will be loved!" To create a unique bond with the league and their peers, each child will be embraced as an individual - they will begin each season with a personalized jersey (choice of number and name listed on the back) which will represent them as an individual. Wear them to school, wear them to the supermarket...just wear them proudly!
  • One Trophy League - Next Level is a 'one trophy league', only one team will go home with the Champions trophy at the end of the season. There are many of life's best lessons learned via winning, losing and competition. Our league supports recognition and support of character, but not artificial support provided by a trophy merely for 'participation'. 
  • Unique Balance - This league was formed through many elements, inclusive of 40+ years of youth sports involvement as players, coaches, parents and everything in between. The most difficult achievement is a balance between competition and maintaining proper perspective in youth sports (yes, even for you parents!). Our league, the rules which govern it, along with our staff constantly evaluate and alter our course to achieve this balance.
  

Bay Area Locations: 

Next Level Flag @ Mountain View (St. Francis HS)
Next Level Flag @ San Francisco (St. Ignatius College Prep)
Next Level Flag @ San Jose (Archbishop Mitty HS)
Next Level Flag @ San Jose (Bellarmine College Prep)
Next Level Flag @ San Mateo (Junipero Serra HS & Various Locations)


East Bay Locations

Next Level Flag @ Concord (De La Salle HS)
Next Level Flag @ Danville/San Ramon (Monte Vista HS/Dougherty Valley HS)
Next Level Flag @ Pleasanton (Foothill HS)


North Bay/Coast Locations

Next Level Flag @ Marin (Marin Catholic HS)
Next Level Flag @ Mill Valley (Tamalpais HS)


Central Coast Locations:

Next Level Flag @ Salinas (Palma School)
Next Level Flag @ San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly)

Stockton Locations: 

Next Level Flag @ Stockton (St. Mary's HS)


Southern California: 

Next Level Flag @ Corona (Centennial HS)
Next Level Flag @ Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo HS)
Next Level Flag @ San Diego (Cathedral Catholic HS)

Las Vegas Locations: 

Next Level Flag @ Las Vegas (Bishop Gorman HS)


Hawaii Locations: 

Next Level Flag @ Honolulu (Saint Louis School)


Contact:

At any time or for any reason, should you desire to contact Next Level with a simple question (or a complex one!), please do not hesitate. We believe in 'over communication' to assist parents navigate their ever-increasing demands on time. We believe it is not hard to return an email or a phone call. Well, occasionally it is but we promise we will.

Patrick Walsh - patrick@nextlevelflag.com
- For general league questions, operations at Serra High School or general business/partnership inquiries.

Lance Smith - lance@nextlevelflag.com
- For general league questions, league operations, marketing questions, site operations at Marin/San Francisco/other site locations or general business inquiries.

Chick Walsh - chick@nextlevelflag.com
- For East Bay site operations at Danville/Pleasanton/Concord (at De La Salle HS)/Dublin/Dougherty Valley site locations.

Chris Vasseur - vass@nextlevelflag.com
- For rostering, jersey/uniform orders or changes, registration and technical questions.

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