2021 Fall Season Information
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All teams will play at least 6 games in the regular season. The top 4 teams in each Division will play in a single-elimination tournament, while teams not in the tournament may play "fun" games against other lower-placed teams. The fall season will start September 11 and end on October 30. All games will occur on Saturdays, with make up games possible on Thursday and Friday nights. More information is below.
For players in K-8th grade, teams will consist of no more than 10 players and it is a 5 on 5 format.
Friend and Coaching Requests:
The NVFFL strongly encourages playing with friends and works hard each season to make sure it can honor all friend requests. But, the best way to ensure that you get to play with requested friends is to coach a team! Coaches will have at least 5 player requests honored for their 10 player team. There may be more requests that are honored based on player evaluations, but only 5 are guaranteed.
There will be player evaluations this fall season. Dates for player evaluations will be out soon. But even with player evaluations, it is very possible that one team in each division goes undefeated and one team doesn't win a game all season long. This has happened with and without player evaluations and in leagues where there are drafts.
In addition, the NVFFL cannot place your player on a team based on a desired practice location or day of practice. This is entirely up to the coach, and they have a very limited schedule to work around multiple player requests. If you have a demanding schedule, it may be best to look for a coach that can fit your schedule, coach yourself, or possibly look to hold off on registering your player to play.
Coaches are in control of when and where to practice. Teams can practice once a week and are limited to one hour.
Game Location an Times:
All games will be played at the Virginia Hills Baptist Church at 6507 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, 22310. Games will generally occur every Saturday anytime between 8am and 5pm, and the NVFFL works to try and have each Division play around the same time each week. But, this is not a guarantee, so please be flexible as your game times may vary week to week.
In addition, should there be a need to make up any cancelled games, make up games will be scheduled on future Saturdays as time allows. If a Saturday is not available, games will be made up on Thursday or Friday evenings between 6-8pm.
Weather and Cancellations:
The NVFFL hates to cancel games, but it is necessary from time to time. We will play through rain, wind, cold and heat, but we will postpone games due to lightning. Should there be a need to cancel any games, the NVFFL will send an email out to all coaches and parents.
In general, refunds will not be available once equipment is purchased for your player. This being said, we pride ourselves on working with families and making sure their experience is positive. Should an unforeseen situation arise, we are more than willing to work with your family regarding a full or partial refund.
Playing During the COVID Pandemic
Fairfax County has a few COVID guidelines in place this fall season. In short, all vaccinated individuals are encouraged to wear masks but are not required to do so. All those who are not vaccinated are required to wear a mask. Players who are not vaccinated do not have to wear a mask while playing, but are required to wear a mask while on the sideline and walking to and from the field.