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PICK6 Flag Football in San Pedro

NFL Flag Official League

Frequently Asked Questions

                         SAN PEDRO - SPRING SEASON 2024

PICK6 Flag Football Socal has a Zero Tolerance Policy against Abuse

What's new at PICK6?

As we continue to grow, every effort is made to ensure that safety is the priority while remaining as competitive as possible for the athletic growth of our participants. This is why we have changed over to a 5v5 format, and also why we are changing to age vs. grade divisions.

Why 5v5 vs. 6v6 format?

5v5 means five players per team on the field at a time. By changing to 5v5, our league is in better alignment with other NFL Flag leagues. Since safety and spacing is always a priority on the field, changing to five players may seems small, but makes a big difference. Also, at the end of the season, our teams will not have to make any roster or player adjustments in order to easily transition to external tournaments.

Why age vs. grade divisions?

In the past, grade divisions can cause both a perceived and real inequities. Grouping participants by grade can cause hardships because their grade can be a selected grade advancement, or hold-back, which means they may not be equally yoked with others in the same division. By switching to age, it instantly creates a better safety-net since participants are more likely to be of similar size and physical abilities than if they are of the same grade. Also, age divisions can easily transition to external NFL leagues and tournaments just as the 5v5 change. Players can also “play up” a division (approved by the league) to play with friends.

Note: League reserves the right to merge age divisions if we have low or high registration in specific divisions. Our goal is to have teams as small as possible!

We've also made some enhancements to ensure that participants are getting documented playtime. More of this will be part of our Coaches training and in our rule-book and will be enforced.

When does registration open?

SPRING registration opens on Sunday, October 1st, 2023 and will close at midnight on Sunday, February 25th 2024.

We highly encourage all families with youth (boys & girls) interested in playing to sign up soon.  

Every season, we get calls after registration closes – so Don’t wait!

When does the season start?

Season starts on Friday, April 5th and ends Friday, May 31st, 2024

What is the PICK6 Flag Football SoCal registration fee?

Cost: COED -  Age 4 and under (PreK)  & Age 6 and under (TK/Kinder)  Only $124 &  Age 14 and under - Only $175

Cost: ALL GIRLS - Age 14 and under & High School (9th - 11th grade) - $80


What does the registration fee include?

1. NFL FLAG performance team identified reversible jersey - Yours to keep!

2. NFL FLAG flag belt - Yours to keep!

3. Mouthpiece

4. Year end trophies for 1st and 2nd place in each division (not including 4U and 6U)

5. Referee Fees

6. League Insurance

7. Game Field Fees

* 8 -10 players per team

Games played for 4 and under/6 and under & ALL Girls 14 and under & High School (9th - 12th grade): 6 games

Games played for 8 and under -14 and under: 8 games including playoffs, and Super Bowl

Refund policy - NO refunds after Sunday, March 10th, 2024.

After this date, refunds will NOT be issued as the league will start to incur many

expenses in preparation for the upcoming season.  Expenses being incurred,

but not limited to are: Uniforms, Field permits, Insurance, Acctg., Website fees,

credit card fees, mktg, labor, etc.

*Late registrations will not be refunded
*There is a $15 processing fee for all refunds
*Refunds will be by check
*Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing refunds

NEW - What division should I register my child in? (COED):

4U - Kids age 3-4 (generally PreK)

6U - Kids age 5-6  (generally Kinder)

8U - Kids age 7-8  (generally 1st/2nd grade)

10U - Kids age 9-10  (generally 3rd/4th grade)

12U - Kids age 11-12  (generally 5th/6th grade)

14U - Kids age 13-14  (generally 7th/8th grade) A player can play at 14 years, but only if he/she is in 8th grade. Players must not be in a grade higher than 8th grade.


Divisions are determined by age and not by size. Please note that the age will be confirmed by providing the players BIRTH CERTIFICATE during the registration process. Refunds will not be provided for any disqualification from play due to falsified information.

For example, if your child turns 9 on Sept 15th, he/she will still be eligible to play in 8U, since he/she was 8 on Sept 1st. However, if your child turns 9 on August 31st, he/she will play in 10U. Kids can also “play up” a division (not in 4U or 6U, unless approved by the league) to play with friends. A child may NOT “play down” no matter the circumstance.


NEW - ALL GIRLS divisions:

 *14U - Kids age 11 -14 (generally 5th - 8th grade)

High School age 15 - 17 (generally 9th - 12th grade)

*Subject to change based on the number of sign ups


Divisions are determined by age and not by size. Please note that the age will be confirmed by providing the players BIRTH CERTIFICATE during the registration process. Refunds will not be provided for any disqualification from play due to falsified information.

For example, if your child turns 9 on Sept 15th, he/she will still be eligible to play in 8U, since he/she was 8 on Sept 1st. However, if your child turns 9 on August 31st, he/she will play in 10U. Kids can also “play up” a division to play with friends. A child may NOT “play down” no matter the circumstance.

NEW - Are Birth Certificates required?

Birth Certificates will be required to show proof of players age. You will not be able to complete the registration process without uploading the birth certificate. There will be no exceptions! This instantly creates a better safety-net since participants are more likely to be of similar size and physical abilities than if they are of the same grade.

If registration has closed, can I still register my child?

Yes, if space is available. There will be a $35 late fee added to the registration cost. If jersey's have been ordered, an expedited shipping cost for the jersey and flag will apply. Please contact us for more details at [email protected]

How are rosters created?

Rosters will be created within a week of registration ending. Teams are created by age, coach/friend request, school affiliations, geographic location or randomly placed by the league. Teams generally carry between 8-10 kids, subject to the coach’s discretion, and numbers enrolled. Smaller teams are preferred, but with kids playing multiple sports, teams need to make sure they can afford to miss a player or two. 

Do you allow Coach and Friend Request?

Yes, if your child wishes to be on a specific coach or friend, please mention it in the "Coach or Friend" requests section on the registration form. Please note: once teams have been formed we will not be able to rearrange players to accommodate any late request. Every effort will be given to accommodate a Coach/Friend request but REQUEST ARE NOT GUARANTEED

What jersey size should I order?

We encourage parents to order at least 1 size up, as kids may grow from the time you register to the time we place the jersey order.
NFL Flag will not accept returns or exchanges. Please make sure to order the right size. If a jersey is to be re-ordered due to a parent ordering the wrong size, the re-order fee is $55 plus shipping and handling.

I just registered for the upcoming season, what happens next

You will receive a confirmation from the league. You should hear from the league or coach at least 3-4 weeks prior to the start of the season advising you of practice location, date, and time.

How safe is PICK6 Flag Football SoCal?

While no athletic league can guarantee any amount of safety because players movements can be unpredictable, our league is as non-contact and is safe as a game of tag, and many would say it has less injuries than soccer. Flag football is mainly about strategy, and some of our most successful players have developed agility and speed over brawn. Our league is geared toward player safety and most of our coaches have experience with full contact football so they know how to train the players to play the game safely. In an effort to further our safety standards, we have partnered with GameBreaker to obtain headgear (soft helmets) for those who are looking for extra protection. Headgear is not required to play but can be purchased at Players are also covered with a $1,000,000 general liability insurance policy when they register with PICK6.

What is a Team Sponsorship:

Our league does not require candy/raffles/car washes as some leagues; instead, we require a company Sponsorship to help offset the costs to parents. The registration fees for PICK6 does not cover all of the costs to participate, and this is where the Team Sponsorship picks up. Many employers participate in local sponsorships, so if any additional information is requested for PICK6, feel free to contact us at: [email protected]All Sponsorships to the league are non-refundable.

What is the Team Sponsorship used for?

Items like team medals/trophies, playoff/championship fees and equipment incidentals are purchased with Sponsorship monies, so these funds are critical to the performance of the league. This fee DOES NOT cover the jerseys.

How much is the Team Sponsorship?

Currently, each team (not player) has a minimum $155 Sponsorship requirement. As compared to other local leagues, our requirement is significantly lower. Some leagues require a $250+ per team sponsorship. Teams will not be issued jerseys until the sponsorship form is completed and all sponsorship money turned in.

How does my team go about getting this Team Sponsorship?

Gaining sponsorship can be as easy as visiting a local establishment that you frequent and asking them to fund your teams’ requirement. Some parents work at companies that also sponsor; please check with your Human Resources department. Generally speaking, companies like sponsorships because they receive a tax deduction. The registration cost to join our league does not cover all expenses, so sharing this expense with a sponsor .is also a good way to keep costs down, and free up time for busy families from having to pay a higher registration fee, or doing candy/raffle sales. If at anytime, an establishment needs something in written form about PICK6, please contact us at: [email protected].

Can I "buy-out" of the Team Sponsorship?

If your team does not want to get the Team Sponsorship, your team can unanimously decide to buy-out. The requirement must be equally divided among parents, and paid by the due date -- check with your coach for this date. Remember, everyone on your team must agree to this.

Are there any perks for coaching?

Yes, coaches will receive the below:

1. Will pick the day, time, and location for practice

2. Pick NFL Team Name & Jersey's (if available)

3. Coaches meeting with commissioners to review rules, practice tips, etc.

4. Usages of the Mojo app: Team group chats, practice/game schedule and Game Day live streaming.

5. It's exciting, fulfilling, and gives you the opportunity to teach skills to a new generation of players.


Will games still be played if it rains -- hard? In most cases, games will still be played during light rain. If it begins to rain "hard", the league may deem it a safety concern, and may cancel the game(s). When in doubt, feel free to contact us at (424) 241-0437. 

If a game is canceled due to weather or other unforeseeable circumstances, all efforts will be made to reschedule that game. However, due to time restraints and/or field usage conflicts, some games may not be made up.  It will be the decision of the League Administration when and if the games are made up. Special circumstances may be taken into consideration.


Generally, teams practice once a week, for 1 to 2 hours – depending on the team, age group and coach. Location will be selected by the coach based on participant location. Teams will start practicing in early March.


Games are on Friday evenings at 4:45pm and 5:30pm for 4U/6U; 4:45pm and 6:20pm for 8U - 14U. Teams begin practicing in March. The season schedule will be posted online once field space is completely confirmed, which unfortunately isn’t generally until a week or so before the season starts.


Games are played at Field of Dreams 501 Westmont Dr., San Pedro/Los Angeles, CA 90731


I know some leagues will have a photographer come out to take photos/video for marketing purposes, is this the case with your league?  Yes, from time to time we will have a company send out a photographer to take photos and/or video tape our league for marketing purposes.

See disclaimer below:

Photography: By participating in the PICK6 Flag Football SoCal, I am agreeing to have my child photographed, interviewed and/ or video-taped by league approved photographers/videographers for use in promotional materials, brochures, pamphlets, websites or social media to help promote the league. It is against PICK6 Flag Football SoCal policies for any parent, relative or otherwise to photograph or video tape another player or team other than his/her own. Violation of this rule will result in immediate dismissal from the league with no refund. Videotaping: By participating in the PICK6 Flag Football SoCal, you agree that you and any of your guests understand that the only videotaping allowed, is the videotaping of your own child or relative. Absolutely NO videotaping of warm-ups, practices, or any games where your own kids are not playing. Violation of this rule could result in immediate expulsion from the league with no refund.

Any further questions, please contact us at [email protected]

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.

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