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Shawn Smith

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Phone: 817-690-8458


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Flex Football FAQ's

By American Flex Football 09/19/2017, 3:15pm CDT

FAQ

What is Flex Football? Flex Football is a transitional game that offers a realistic football experience at all levels. Strategically designed to fit right in the middle of flag and tackle, Flex football is 9 on 9, non-impact style of football created by former NFL players. Certified & background checked Coaches for all leagues & players

How is it played? 9 v 9 semi contact football without head impact. 3 down linemen, 5 eligible receivers & a QB on offense. Along with 7 skill players and 2 D-Ends of defense. Traditional point values and first downs. Blocking and blitzing allowed but limited per our rules that are focused on safety and development of the player.

Why are former NFL Players promoting Flex Football? Flex Football, powered by Rocksolid, is authentic to football. Our team is made of up ex-NFL athletes and those who want to see our sport thrive at a time when the future of football seems uncertain. Our nationwide growth and expansion in the flag and tackle markets soon made it apparent that there was a void between the two that needed to be addressed on multiple fronts. Flex Football bridges the gap between flag and tackle for the first time. Flex is inspired by the NFL’s approach to practice, where for years, pro teams have utilized our soft-shell pads – allowing for high-tempo, low-impact, assignment and scheme focused practices. Based on these principles, Flex Football is the ideal experience to develop true football fundamentals. The value likes in the development of advanced football skills while keeping the head out of the game.

How will Flex Football provide a “player progression” through the sport? Flag players are lacking the fundamental skills needed to safely and comfortably transition to tackle football and tackle players are unnecessarily exposed to dangerous situations by starting tackle at an early age. Flex Football adds to the overall experience of the youth athlete by offering another fun way to be introduced to the sport or to continue developing skills year-round.

Why is there padding involved if there is no tackling? NFL teams regularly wear our soft-shell protection system year-round to eliminate repetitive sub-concussive blows, while continuing to get better at their craft. Using that concept, we are creating an opportunity for young athletes to work on the fundamental football skills, including blocking at the line of scrimmage, down field blocking and even bump and run coverage on the outside.

Won’t kids want to tackle since they have pads? Our rules and your coaches will not allow that to happen. Furthermore, introducing soft-shell shoulder pads and soft-shell helmets at a young age helps establish and promote that padding, whether hard-shell of soft-shell is not made to be used as a “weapon”. Having athletes reenforce the fundamental breaking down and pulling a flag or two hand touch with gear on, Flex Football will be instilling a natural path to proper tackling technique when the athlete returns to tackle football or is ready to start tackle football for the 1st time.

How will this compete with our organization’s existing programs? Flex Football is designed to complement your existing programs – flag, tackle, 7v7 or any form of football. If your organization is primarily flag football, Flex Football will be the next step to work toward. Flex Football will retain and grow your registration numbers in age groups your league may or may not already be offering. If your organization is primarily tackle football, Flex Football will attract more first-time participants, allowing both the parent and participant to choose the appropriate platform for their skill level. Flex Football will also provide the year-round platform for your current players to get better at their craft.

How was the rule book designed? Our Flex Football rule book was designed by former NFL players, specifically with our youth’s development in mind. We incorporated rules that promote the development of crucial skills. For example, we allow, but limit, the amount of blitzing, so that multiple positions can develop skills needed in all forms of football. Blockers need to block and a young developing QB needs to feel a safe amount of pressure to step up and make a throw successfully. Various point of emphasis were incorporated into our rule book to help the young athlete build a football foundation.

What football foundation does Flex build? The value lies in the development of advanced football skills, while keeping the head out of the game. It develops skills like run and pass blocking, pass rush, defeating blocks, bump and run / press coverage, wide receiver releases, QB passing mechanics with gear on, running and catching with gear on, breaking down while approaching the ball carrier.

2 locations in DFW / More info at 817-690-8458 (call or text)

Registration Policy & Refunds

REFUND POLICY

The policy of American Flex Football is to issue no refunds after a child has played in a sanctioned game or practice. Full refunds are only given within 7 days of registration. After 15 days of registration, only 50% of the refund will be given. No refunds are given after 30 days of registration. There will be a $10 fee applied to all refunds. Additional charges will occur if uniform items have already been ordered.

Combining Divisions: ***Please understand, at the discretion of American Flex Football, may combine age divisions if there are not enough players in one division to be held on their own. No refunds will be given due to American Flex Football combining divisions***

PRIVACY POLICY

American Flex Football  only collects personal information when you request our services and only uses the information collected to provide those services for you. If you choose to make a purchase, you will be asked to provide contact information (such as your name and shipping address) and financial information (such as your credit card number and expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to process your order. American Flex Football handles all of this data with the utmost confidentiality.

THIRD PARTIES

Any personal information provided will not be traded, rented, sold or otherwise shared with anyone outside of American Flex Football, or used for reasons beyond those contemplated in this statement. From time to time, we may engage third parties to process your information on our behalf; however, none of American Flex Football affiliates (such as our credit card company) have permission to retain, share, store or use personal information for any reason other than providing the requested service.

SECURITY

To prevent unauthorized access, disclosure and improper use of your information, we have established appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial safeguards to protect the information we collect in accordance with our privacy policy.

Your payment and personal information is always safe. Our Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read over the internet." (etc.)

Furthermore, your credit card number, expiration date and CSV code is never stored in our systems.

 

CONTACT US WITH QUESTIONS

Call us at 817-690-8458 and leave a message if you have any questions. Someone will call you back within 48 hours during the season. Or email us at shawn@americanflexfootball.com 

For Billing Inquires please call:
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American Flex Football Location & Divisions

Field Locations- Keller Sports Park 1 Line Drive Way, Keller 76248 & Foro Sports Club at 14725 Preston Rd, Dallas TX

League Dates:   Season starts Sept 16th 2018

FLEX FOOTBALL DIVISIONS FOR FALL 2018

 

Divisions (current grade as of July 1st 2018)

 

8U Division   Player is 8 yr old or 7 yr old as of 7/1/18

 

10U Division  Player is 10 yr old or 9 yr old as of 7/1/18

 

12U Division   Player is 12 yr old or 11 yr old as of 7/1/18

 

 

 


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