Welcome to the 2020 Registration with Hopkins Football League!
K-2nd Grade (Lombardi) Flag Football - $85 with practices/games on Saturdays.
3rd-4th Grade (Shula) Flag Football - $100 with practice one day per week with games on Saturdays.
5th-6th Grade (Madden) Flag Football - $100 with practices two days per week with games on Saturdays. There will not be an option for Tackle at the 5th/6th grade level but registration currently has questionaire for tackle. Please fill out for future years to determine tackle interest in 2021.
7th Grade Football - The 7th grade program is tied to the Varsity program and this has been delayed to spring. Fall football for 7th and 8th grade will be run as Flag/Flex football option (7v7) and tackle program will not be offered through HFL. If a parent/player insists on playing tackle, a waiver can be provided by HFL to play in neighboring LMAA organizations (St. Louis Park, Minnetonka, Wayzata, or Edina). The 2020 Flag Season option will be priced at $100.
Flag registration fee includes use of flags and equipment and field rental over the course of the year. Players will receive a reversible flag football jersey to keep. If a player has a jersey from the 2019 season, the parent may elect to receive a voucher for the team store.
Additionally, parents are required to fulfill a volunteer shift during the 2020 season. More information will be forthcoming on volunteer options and requirements. Volunteer roles are presented on the Guardian Information page of the sign up.
When will HFL/Varsity Program have information on season/COVID status? - HFL will follow the lead of the Varsity program with our Junior High Program (7th & 8th Tackle) and lower divisions. The MSHSL announced that the varsity program would be moved to the Spring. Because our Junior High program is linked with the Varsity, this means that items related to running that program (coaches, fields, transportation) will not be available for the 2020 season.
What is the deadline for signing up? - The deadline for signing up will be extended until Labor day but the date for consideration for friend requests/school team formations will be August 17th.
What happens if the season gets cancelled due to COVID? – Short answer, refunds will be given but it depends on the time of year and how much of the season has been progressed. If it is cancelled before the start of the season the third week in August, a full refund will be given. If cancelled after this date, registration fees will be adjusted accordingly to account for field rental, insurance costs, etc.
Is there an option for a modified season? - Yes, there is a potential to have HFL provide a modified option for football this fall if parents want to. Flag football could go to smaller groups working out on skills developments (i.e. higher emphasis on practice than games).
Will there be any special equipment required? – This is unknown but most of the COVID information out will likely requires gloves and perhaps facemasks. This is unknown at this time and more information will be coming out soon. This would be in addition to the mouthguard previously required by HFL and cleat recommendations.
How are teams formed? Flag football teams are formed with buddy requests and schools in mind. We do our best to pair kids with their friends first while keeping the team small. Teams are then formed by evening out teams to ideal team size numbers.
If my child has a Flag Football Jersey from 2019, can they reuse? - Yes. New this year, parents have an option of reusing jersey from last year. If the parent takes this option, a voucher for the jersey cost will be issued to allow purchase of alternate HFL apparel at team store. This option is presented in the registration form for kids in K-6th grade.
If my child needs a Flag Football Jersey, does my registration cover this? Yes. Registration includes jersey for Flag Football. The Tackle Program registration also covers jersey for program.