Next Level Sports

Next Level Flag Football - San Mateo

 

Next Level San Mateo @ Serra High School

We are back for our 6th official season of Next Level Flag Football in San Mateo!  2018 will mark our third year of expanded play with 16 teams per Grade Division (except for our Kindergarten Division) operating at Serra High School, Aragon High School, San Mateo High School and College of San Mateo.  Priority Registration will open on April 1st for all returning players. 2018 Kindergartners may also begin registration on April 1st!

General Registration will open on April 15th for all non-returning players. Any non-returning player registration received from April 1st through April 15th (prior to 12:00 noon) is subject to cancellation and refund.


Site Logistics, Location & Schedule:

All games located at Brady Family Stadium at Serra High School, College of San Mateo and other local high school fields (Hillsdale HS, San Mateo HS, Woodside HS).

Official Game Schedule: 2018 Flag Season

Week 1: Sunday, Jan 14th
Week 2: Sunday, Jan 21st
Week 3: Sunday, Jan 28th
Week 4: Saturday, Feb 3rd or Sunday, Feb 4th - (Super Bowl Sunday - NL Attempts to move games to Saturday 2/5 - TBD)
Week 5: Sunday, Feb 11th
Week 6: Sunday, Feb 18th
Week 7: Sunday, Feb 25th
Week 8: Sunday, Mar 4th
Week 9: Sunday, Mar 11th
Week 10: Sunday, Mar 18th
*All teams play all 10 games


Practice & Game Times: 2018 Flag Season (Times and venues are subject to change)

We will attempt to adhere to this base schedule/philosophy "Practice and play on the same day at the same time." Parents - our goal is to maintain this core NL Philosophy but you should expect to play on multiple fields: Serra High School, Aragon High School, San Mateo High School, Woodside High School, and CSM, so we can accommodate all families interested in playing NL Flag Football in San Mateo.

Kindergarten - 8:00 AM Practice/9:00 AM Game (San Mateo High School)
1st Grade - 9:00 AM or 10:00 AM Practice/10:00 AM or 11:00 AM Game (San Mateo High School)
2nd Grade - 11:00 AM Practice, 12:00 PM Game (Serra or San Mateo High School)
3rd Grade - 11:00 AM Practice, 12:00 PM Game (Serra or Aragon High)
4th Grade - 12:00 PM Practice, 1:00 PM Game (Serra or Aragon High)
5th Grade - 1:00 PM Practice, 2:00 PM Game (Serra or Aragon High)
6th Grade - 2:00 PM Practice, 3:00 PM Game (Serra or Aragon High)
7th Grade Passing League - 9:00 AM or 10:00 AM Practice/10:00 AM or 11:00 AM Games (College of San Mateo)
8th Grade Passing League - 11:00 AM Practice/12:00 PM Games (College of San Mateo)

Please be flexible/Stay Tuned for Announcements regarding schedule - Field Dependent!

General Overview of League Operations:

  1. NL Flag operations from early January through mid-March with a 10-week season schedule (1 scrimmage, 7 regular season games, 2 playoff games).
  2. Games are on Sundays with exceptions for Super Bowl Sunday (sites vary based on field availability, check the schedule below).
  3. Practices and Games are on the same day - parents need only allocate a 2-hour window of availability for their child's involvement.  Practice hours take place immediately prior to a participant's scheduled game time.
  4. Per NL Flag rules, equal playing time is governed on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball and shall be administered by the Student Head Coach/Mentor and Parent Volunteer(s).
  5. Each game is played 5 versus 5 in a non-contact environment.  Field length is 40-yard long field - up to 4 games operate simultaneously on the same regulation football field.
  6. Parent volunteers are to ASSIST our Student Athlete Head Coach/Mentors and ENABLE them to at as Head Coaches of their respective teams.
  7. Teams are comprised of 12 players maximum.
  8. League Fees: $275 - fees are inclusive of a participant's custom jersey, shorts, use of flags, and other offerings.
  9. Uniform Delivery - fees for home delivery of a participant's uniform are included in the League Fees.  NL will again be SHIPPING UNIFORMS DIRECT TO HOME this season!  Delivery will occur via USPS and a valid USPS delivery location is required. 
  10. NL 7th/8th Passing League implements a traditional High School/NCAA 7-on-7 environment - expansion from 5-on-5 environment used from K - 6th divisions.


2018 Registration Status - Check Here for Registration Totals throughout the Season.

Registration for the 2018 Next Level Flag Football season in San Mateo will open on April 1st at Noon for Priority Registration. General registration will open on April 15th at Noon for the general public. Please remember to register early as we can not hold spaces due to limited space.

Coach Walsh's Bio & League History

Coach Patrick Walsh is the Head Football Coach at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, CA. He is also the President of Next Level Sports Foundation which operates the Next Level Flag Football site at Serra High School (and locations throughout the Bay Area). Coach Walsh has been coaching football for 19 years and just completed his 15th year as Head Coach at Serra. In his 16 year career at Serra HS, Coach Walsh has won 5 WCAL Titles and 2 CCS titles. Coach Walsh's true passion is the development of kids of all ages. Football has been the medium that has helped Coach Walsh reach many young people. His impact and influence stretches from mentoring Kindergartners through to High School Student Athletes...AND parents of all ages.

Serra High School is where Next Level Flag Football began its initial operations. Five years ago, Coach Walsh and partner/Next Level Board Member Lance Smith had a vision to create a great and unique youth sporting experience that is second to none. Together Coach Walsh and Coach Smith have not only built a tremendous youth sports league but a thriving community for all NL participants and their families! The Serra/San Mateo Location is now heading into its' 6th full season and has sold out in each of the previous 5 seasons.

Registration Information

San Mateo - 2018 NL Flag Football

Player registration for the 2018 Next Level Flag Football season at Next Level San Mateo.

San Mateo - Kindergarten Division

Registration Dates: 04/01/2017 to 01/23/2018
Start and End Dates: 01/14/2018 to 03/18/2018

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$275.00

San Mateo - 1st Grade Division

Registration Dates: 04/01/2017 to 01/23/2018
Start and End Dates: 01/14/2018 to 03/18/2018

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$275.00

San Mateo - 2nd Grade Division

Registration Dates: 04/01/2017 to 01/23/2018
Start and End Dates: 01/14/2018 to 03/18/2018

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$275.00

San Mateo - 3rd Grade Division

Registration Dates: 04/01/2017 to 01/23/2018
Start and End Dates: 01/14/2018 to 03/18/2018

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$275.00

San Mateo - 4th Grade Division

Registration Dates: 04/01/2017 to 01/23/2018
Start and End Dates: 01/14/2018 to 03/18/2018

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$275.00

San Mateo - 5th Grade Division

Registration Dates: 04/01/2017 to 01/23/2018
Start and End Dates: 01/14/2018 to 03/18/2018

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$275.00

San Mateo - 6th Grade Division

Registration Dates: 04/01/2017 to 01/23/2018
Start and End Dates: 01/14/2018 to 03/18/2018

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$275.00

San Mateo - 7th Grade Division

Registration Dates: 04/01/2017 to 01/23/2018
Start and End Dates: 01/14/2018 to 03/18/2018

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$300.00

San Mateo - 8th Grade Division

Registration Dates: 04/01/2017 to 01/23/2018
Start and End Dates: 01/14/2018 to 03/18/2018

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$300.00