HP Sports NFL Flag Football
League Mission Statement:
HP Sports NFL Flag Football is a league dedicated to “Creating Competitive Christian Athletes”. Our goal of "Creating Competitive Christian Athletes" will be accomplished by building each player’s self-esteem, teaching each player the physical and mental fundamentals of each sport, giving each player equal playing time, teaching good sportsmanship and the value of playing as a team. Each player will receive a reversible NFL jersey and a set of NFL Flags. Each player also receives a FREE membership for USA Football Membership.
During this league, players should increase their knowledge of the game, develop new friendships with other players and coaches, and feel they are an important member of the team.
HP Sports is focused on allowing players to have fun, while learning the physical and mental fundamentals of the game, rather than simply focusing on winning and losing.
Our goal is to provide your child with a positive sporting experience that will help develop their love for God and athletics.
We have partnered with League Apps and this is the program you will use to register your child for all of our leagues. You will be able to see your game schedule, picture schedule, award ceremony, standings, team messages, and communicate with your coach and teammates through this app. You can also select to receive text messages from HP Sports to be notified about canceled games/practices due to weather or notification of special events.
WHERE: Practices & Games will be held at Highland Park Church – Family Ministries Building.
Spring season runs from March-May
Fall season runs from October-December.
REGISTRATION FEE: $78 per player
*Space is limited and registration will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: We will end registration once each division has reached capacity. This may vary depending on the division, so we encourage everyone to sign up as soon as possible.
COACHES: We are always looking for motivated coaches. All coaches must complete a local and national Level III background check.
UNIFORM INFORMATION: HP Sports will provide each player with a reversible NFL jersey, set of NFL flags, and a free USA Football membership.
SKILLS TEST/EVALUATIONS: Prior to each season, we hold player evaluations so coaches can see each player’s skill level. This greatly assists us in creating evenly matched teams for the season. We strongly encourage every player to attend to help us create competitive games over the course of the season in each division. Specific date and time information regarding evaluations will be emailed after completion of registration.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE: Each team will practice 1 day a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday). *Practices will begin the week after player evals. All practices will be held at 6:00pm or 7:00pm depending on team placements and will last one hour. We DO NOT hold practices on Wednesday’s or Sunday’s for the rec league.
GAME SCHEDULE: Each team will play at least 1 game per Saturday, 7 games minimum during the season season. Superbowl and playoffs will follow the regular season. All games will last one hour.
PICTURE DAY: Is the second week of each season. Schedule will be on your calendar in league apps once you are placed on a team.
AWARDS NIGHT: A special event designed to thank the participants, volunteers, and sponsors that helped make our season a success. Each player is encouraged to wear his / her uniform. Every player who attends the Awards Night will be honored.
We now offer competitive tournament team opportunities as well. These teams will travel around the State of Florida and participate in various tournaments including the regional tournament with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.