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Next Level Flag Football - Cal Poly



Next Level Flag Football in San Luis Obispo - Cal Poly

Next Level Flag Football at Cal Poly will be entering its third season for 2018!  We are thrilled to partner with the two biggest and best programs in all of the central coast: Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo High School. Next Level Flag Football @ Cal Poly will be our first college site in our five years of operations. The Cal Poly football staff, led by Coach Jim Craft, and the San Luis Obispo High School staff, led by Head Coach Pat Johnston, are joining forces to create the most unique youth sports model in California. The Head Coaches of each team will be members of the Cal Poly Football team and will be assisted by a member of the San Luis Obispo High School Football team! The Cal Poly and San Luis High School Student-Athletes will share Offensive and Defensive Coordinator responsibilities. With Coach Craft and Coach Johnston leading the charge, and combined with our NL Philosophy of creating a "Kids First" organization, we are confident your young student-athlete will have the time of his/her life! Many of our sites in the Bay Area are already sold out...don't delay and register today !


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 10 players maximum.
  8. League Fees: $225 - 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.

Site Logistics & Schedule:

All games located on the NEW Cal Poly State University Doerr football field.  All scheduled games will be played unless canceled due to extreme weather and/or other circumstances making gameplay unsafe or hazardous. Precaution will be taken for the younger age groups.

Practice & Game Times: 2018 Flag Season (Subject to Change)

Kinder/1st Grade Division - Practice: 9:00 am, Game: 10:00 am
2nd Grade Division - Practice: 9:00 am, Game: 10:00 am
3rd Grade Division - Practice: 10:00 am, Game 11:00 am
4th Grade Division - Practice: 10:00 am, Game: 11:00 am
5th Grade Division - Practice: 11:00 am, Game: 12:00 pm
6th/7th Grade Division - Practice: 11:00 am, Game: 12:00 pm

Game Schedule: 2018 Flag Season (Subject to Change)

Week 1: Sunday, Jan 14th (Scrimmage Week)
Week 2: Sunday, Jan 21st
Week 3: Sunday, Jan 28th
Week 4: Sunday, Feb 4th (May move to Saturday due to Super Bowl Sunday)
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 (Playoffs - Round #1)
Week 10: Sunday, Mar 18th (Playoffs - Finals)
*All teams will play all 10 games

Registration Status

Registration for the 2018 Next Level Flag Football season will open on April 1st at Noon for Priority Registration. Registration will open on April 15th at 12 pm for the general public. Please remember to register early as we can not hold spaces due to limited space.

 

Site Director Bio: Jim Craft - Offensive Coordinator / Offensive Line Coach @ Cal Poly

Coach Craft is entering his 5th season at Cal Poly as the Associate Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator ( Offensive Line). He played Tight End at Portland State University under current Cal Poly head football coach Tim Walsh before he started his coaching career. Coach Craft has years of experience as an offensive coach with stops at: Portland State, Pacific University and now Cal Poly. Coach Craft, his wife, and three kids reside in San Luis Obispo. Coach Craft is thrilled to have the opportunity to bring the successful Next Level Flag Football Philosophy to Cal Poly. He is most excited about connecting Cal Polys best Student-Athletes with great families from Paso Robles to Arroyo Grande and beyond!


Assistant Site Director Bio: Pat Johnston - Head Football Coach @ San Luis Obispo High School

Coach Pat Johnston is a former Cal Poly QB, and is the Head Football Coach at San Luis Obispo High School.  Coach Johnston began his football career in his hometown of Carmel, CA.  After a record-setting career at Carmel High School, he joined the team at Cal Poly, where he played from 2004-2006.  In 2007, he joined the coaching staff under Rich Ellerson, working with the QB's through the 2008 season.  In 2009, Johnston was hired by new Head Coach, Tim Walsh.  When hired by Walsh, Johnston switched sides of the ball, and began coaching in the Defensive Secondary, as well as on Special Teams.  He was hired by San Luis Obispo High School as Head Coach in early 2014.  The Tiger Football program is on the rise, and very excited to be joining with Cal Poly and Next Level Flag Football!

Registration Information

San Luis Obispo - Cal Poly - 2018 NL Flag Football

Player registration for the 2018 Next Level Flag Football season at Next Level San Luis Obispo, with games played at Cal Poly.

San Luis Obispo-Cal Poly - 1st/Kinder 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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$225.00

San Luis Obispo-Cal Poly - 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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$225.00

San Luis Obispo-Cal Poly - 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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$225.00

San Luis Obispo-Cal Poly - 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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$225.00

San Luis Obispo-Cal Poly - 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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$225.00

San Luis Obispo-Cal Poly - 6th/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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$225.00