When do we register, and how much does it cost?
Registration runs from March 1-April 23. The cost is $95. If your family has not paid the annual $15 PBGYAA fee for 2018, you will need to add that when you register. If you do not live within incorporated Palm Beach Gardens, there is an additional $40 non-resident fee.
How do I register?
Click this link to get to the PBGYAA Blue Sombrero registration page, and follow the instructions: Blue Sombrero link to REGISTRATION.
What is your league’s refund policy?
It is the policy of the PBGYAA that a $10 Blue Sombrero fee, the $15 YAA fee, and the $40 non-resident fee are non-refundable once a participant has been registered.
Flag football will refund the remainder of the fees until evaluations have been completed, at the request of the participant’s family. No refunds will be given once a player has gone through evaluations.
When do you play?
Our season begins in May and runs through June. There are typically two games per week during the season: one weeknight game and one weekend game. Rainouts will be rescheduled based on field availability.
How long is the season? Are there playoffs?
The regular season runs through the third week of June. Playoffs and championship games are currently scheduled be the last week of June.
Where do you play?
All of our games and practices are held at Mirasol Park in Palm Beach Gardens.
What kind of time commitment does flag football require?
There will be two weeks of practice time scheduled before the first games. Practice times are assigned by the league and organized by the coach and, like games, will last about an hour. Teams will play two games each week during the season. Weekday games are held Tuesday-Friday and will start at 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30 p.m. (older age groups typically start later). Weekend games will start at 8:00 a.m. on Saturdays with the last games starting at noon. Practice sessions during the season are at the discretion of the coach.
What are the age divisions?
We have four divisions: Freshman (5-6 years old); Sophomore (7-8 years old); Juniors (9-10 years old); and Seniors (11-13 years old). A child’s age group will be determined by his or her age on September 1 of the preceding calendar year (for the 2018 season your child’s division will be based on their age on 09/01/17). **Please note that the age for each division is your child’s age on 09/01/17 and that they may be one year ahead of the listed ages by the time the season starts. Blue Sombrero will automatically default you to the correct age division based on your child’s birthday.
Is this a co-ed league?
Yes. Flag football is open to girls and boys. Freshman and Sophomore divisions are co-ed while the Junior and Senior divisions have a boys division and girls division.
I’d like to coach. How do I volunteer?
We welcome coaches, and if you don’t have experience, we’ll support you, and give you the tools you need. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer as a coach, assistant coach or team parent, or indicate your interest on your registration form.
Can I sponsor a team or make a donation to the league?
Yes please! We depend upon and most grateful to our local business partners. Please contact board member Mike Diaz at email@example.com.
How do I contact you if I have additional questions?
Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org