Flag Football Policies


Weather Cancellations

Caution is recommended when deciding to play in extreme heat and/or during unstable storm conditions. The decision to play or not to play ultimately rests with the player or parent/guardian.

Extreme Heat

Programs will run regardless of temperature and/or humidex. During extreme heat coaches will break for additional water breaks.

Snow Day Cancellation

Youth Leagues may be cancelled due to the weather conditions at the facility. The decision to cancel leagues will be made at 2pm on the day and communicated via Social Media and email to all participants. Unfortunately, no credit or refund can be provided for cancelled clinics or games.

Rain, Thunder & Lightning

Programs will run in the rain.

In cases of unstable storm conditions programs will be cancelled at the field using the Flash to Bang 30/30 Rule” method. With this method the seconds are counted from the time a flash of lightning is seen until a clap of thunder is heard or vice versa. When this number is 30 seconds or less, the program is cancelled and evacuation of the field will begin immediately. Programs may not be re-started for at least 30 minutes. If "Flash to Bang" is 30 seconds or less between 5:15pm and 6:45pm, the 5:45pm programs are cancelled. If "Flash to Bang" is 30 seconds or less between 6:15pm and 7:45pm, the 6:45pm programs are cancelled. If "Flash to Bang" is 30 seconds or less between 7:15pm and 8:45pm, the 7:45pm programs are cancelled. Cancelled programs will be called by the Program Supervisor using whistles and/or air horn. Classes cancelled due to thunder and lightning will not be made up.


Field Closures

Programs that operate on rented properties (City, school board or private fields) may be closed for reasons outside our control. Grass fields are closed due to rain and/or field conditions and turf fields may be closed due to flooding. If facilities are closed classes and games are cancelled and will not be made-up.


Make-up Policy

Due to the nature of the facilities, schedules and outdoor programs, missed classes and games are not able to be made-up.


Field Safety​

Fields are rented from third parties who maintain varying degrees of cleanliness and safety. Although we make reasonable efforts to provide a safe environment there is still risk and parents/guardians are required to monitor their "non-participating" children while at the facilities. In particular, parents/guardians are asked to keep their children away from any structures and off goal posts, nets & fences at all facilities.


First Aid Supplies

First aid kit supplies may be found in the large marked bin at the central area and contains band aids, cold packs and other supplies.


Player Equipment

BRACES & CASTS

  • Sport-specific (light weight, smooth, soft exterior, plastic) and (bubble) wrapped (metal and plaster) braces & casts are acceptable if they provide sufficient cushion and safety to other players.
  • Aggressive, sloppy and/or dangerous play while wearing a brace or cast is not acceptable. Players wearing a brace or cast assume all liability to the safety of themselves and all other participants as a result of their choice.

JEWELRY

  • Necklaces, bracelets and chains must be removed.
  • Removal of all piercing and body jewelry is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for all players. Referees will not turn away players with taped piercings and body jewelry, however, if a player wishes to play with jewelry (however concealed) they assume all responsibility and liability to the safety of themselves and all other participants as a result of their choice.

EYE WEAR

  • Active Sports Eye wear with a head strap is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for players who require corrective eye wear. Referees will not turn away players who do not have Active Sports Eye wear, however, if a player wishes to play with glasses they must have a head strap and they assume all responsibility and liability to the safety of themselves and all other participants as a result of their eye wear choice.

CLOTHING

  • Head coverings may be worn although it is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED the fabric of such be elastic and tight fitting so as not to become a strangulation and/or tripping hazard. Players wearing head coverings during play assume all responsibility and liability to the safety of themselves and all other participants as a result of their clothing choice. Referees will not turn away players who wear head coverings.
  • Shorts, track pants and/or leggings are the preferred clothing while playing, however, players may choose to wear alternate/additional clothing during play as long as the player is clearly identifiable as to which team they belong and have their number clearly visible on their back. It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that if a player wears a skirt, the length should not fall below the ankle and be appropriately designed and worn so as not to become a tripping hazard. Players wearing skirts during play assume all responsibility and liability to the safety of themselves and all other participants as a result of their clothing choice. Referees will not turn away players who wear skirts.

Cancellations

Cancellations before the first day of the session are refundable less $100 (plus HST) cancellation fee.


Memberships

Facility memberships expire on August 31st. They are non-refundable and must be renewed annually.


Waivers

Players must be registered with a completed waiver to participate and play.


Age Requirements & Playing Up

Players may play in a higher division if they wish, and girls may play in any boys league.


Coach Requests

Coaches are predominantly College & University students with ever-changing schedules. We ask our coaches to commit for the full season but this is not always possible and occasionally coaches will change mid-session.

Coaches are assigned to our programs based on availability, experience and program needs. Assignments are done just before each new session. You may request a specific coach but it can never be guaranteed.


Friend Requests

Players may make one reciprocal friend request where both players request each other. Multiple friend requests cannot be accommodated to allow coordinator to fairly balance teams.


Behaviour Expectations

Repeated inappropriate behaviour may result in expulsion, and loss of deposits and payments from the facility, leagues and programs. Soccer World reserves the right to refuse future registration to these persons and/or teams.