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Next Level Sports

Next Level Flag Football - Oakland

Next Level Flag Football @ Laney College, Oakland, CA

How you can support Next Level Sports Foundation's First 100% Free Site!

"It is our mission to create the opportunity for all families throughout the Bay Area to play Next Level Flag Football. We feel that it is our responsibility to offer this league to children in the city of Oakland." Patrick Walsh - President NL Sports Foundation

At Next Level we build community...

And now thanks to our City of Oakland partners and Coach John Beam at Laney College, our vision of creating community through Flag Football is becoming a reality in Oakland.

 We are thrilled to announce our first 100% Free Site for Oakland Families in need! 

The league will be operated by the legendary Head Football Coach at Laney College, John Beam. Teams will be coached by the Laney College Eagle football players and other local High School Student-Athletes. 

But we need your help to ensure these children have an opportunity to play!

We are now taking corporate and personal donations.


Next Level Sports Foundation is a recognized 501c3 (46-2161844) and all donations are tax deductible.

"We can't explain to you how excited we are to offer this program to the children in Oakland. Coach John Beam, who has given his life to kids in Oakland is the perfect partner to assist in executing our vision and purpose of this league."


$100 - Fund a  Full Uniform
$250 - Fund a Player
$1250 - Fund 1/2 Team (5 Registrations)
$2500 - Fund Full Team (10 Registrations)
Program Sponsorship Opportunities - Ask us for details!

We are grateful for your contribution and thank you for bringing the gift of Next Level Flag Football to those who will benefit from it the most.

General Overview of League Operations:

  1. NL Flag operations from January through early March with a 10-week season schedule (2 scrimmages, 6 regular season games, 2 playoff games).
  2. All Games are on Saturdays.
  3. Practices and Games are on the same day - parents need only allocate a 2-hour window of availability for their child's involvement.
  4. Equal playing time on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball.
  5. Each game is played 5 versus 5, non-contact, on a 40 yard long field - 4 games operate at the same time on full-sized football field.
  6. Our Middle School Division Grades 6-8 will be full 7 on 7 Football played on 1/2 the field. 
  7. Parent volunteers ASSIST our Student Athlete Head Coach/Mentors
  8. Teams are comprised of 10 players maximum.
  9. Participation includes custom jersey, shorts, use of flags and some other new elements.

Site Logistics & Schedule:

All games located at Laney College in Oakland, Ca. 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 Football Season

Kindergarten/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 Football Season (Subject to Change)

Week 1: Scrimmage Week: Saturday, Jan 13th 
Week 2: Scrimmage Week: Saturday, Jan 20th 
Week 3: Game 1: Saturday, Jan 27th
Week 4: Game 2: Saturday, Feb 3rd
Week 5: Game 3: Saturday, Feb 10th
Week 6: Game 4: Saturday, Feb 17th
Week 7: Game 5: Saturday, Feb 24th 
Week 8: Game 6: Saturday, March 3rd
Week 9: Playoffs Round #1: Saturday, Mar 10th
Week 10: Championship Saturday, Mar 17th

Site Director's Bio:  John Beam

Coach John Beam is starting his 15th year at Laney College, where he has been the Offensive Coordinator, Head Football Coach, and Athletic Director. During his 15 year tenure, the Laney Eagles have gone to 10 bowl games, 
 and produced over 100 Division 1 college athletes.   Before Laney, Beam coached at Skyline High School for 22 years; 17 as the Head Coach and 5 as the Defensive Coordinator. During his time there, he won 18 championships, had 4 undefeated seasons, and produced close to 100 division 1 college athletes.  Beam has worked for the National Football League as the Regional Director of the Junior Player Development Program as well as the High School Player Development Program. He implemented the Oakland Raiders Youth Skills Camp Director, creating a positive football experience for the Raider Nation.  He is excited about partnering with Next Level Flag Football and bringing this exciting program to Oakland.

Registration Listing

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There are no programs or divisions available at the moment. Please contact your club administrator with any questions.