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Pack Flag Football League (PFFL) - The Beast of the East Bay

8-Weeks . 4-Packs . 1 BEAST OF THE EAST

Come represent your Pack against in the rest of the East Bay. 4-Packs from around the East Bay go head-to-head for the right to call themselves the Beast of the East Bay Champions!

The Fall League runs for 8-weeks (9/12-11/06). Each Pack practices 2-days/week. 1-practice during the week in their home city, and 1-practice on gameday 1-hour before kick-off at the gameday site.

Competing Packs: 

  • The Bayside Pack (Oakland)
  • The Diablo Pack (Walnut Creek)
  • The North Pack (Martinez)
  • The Tri-Valley Pack (Pleasanton)

Age Divisions:

  • 10U (Ages 8-10)
  • 13U (Ages 10-13)
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Pack Flag Football League (PFFL) - The Beast of the East Bay
Hosted by Pack Football Club & Skyhawks Sports

League Schedule/Format:

This league runs for 8-weeks (9/12-11/06) and includes 16-practices and 8-games. Team's practice twice per week, once during the week and once on game-day, 1-hour before kick-off.

Competing Pack's:

  • Bayside Pack: Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Hayward, Oakland, Piedmont, San Leandro
  • Diablo Pack: Danville, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek
  • North Pack: Antioch, Brentwood, Concord, Hercules, Martinez, Pittsburg
  • Tri-Valley Pack: Dublin, Fremont, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon

*Cities are just recommendations. Participants are allowed to register for whatever Pack is most convenient for them.

League Locations:

Weekday practices will be held in that Pack's home city. You can see the exact field once invited to the TeamSnap page.

  • Bayside Pack: Oakland Area
  • Diablo Pack: Walnut Creek Area
  • North Pack: Martinez Area
  • Tri-Valley Pack: Pleasanton Are

Sunday practice/gameday locations move throughout the East Bay

There will be 4 fields set-up at each High-School. You will be able to view which field your child is playing on each week via the TeamSnap Calendar.

Practice Schedule:

Weekday Practices: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location: - Practice in your Pack's home town
    Mondays - Tri-Valley Pack Practice
    Tuesdays - Diablo Pack Practice
    Wednesday - Bayside Pack Practice
    Thursday - North Pack Practice

Sundays Practices: 10:00am-11:00am
Location - Practice is at the Gameday location

Gameday Schedule:

  • Week 1 (09/18) – Preseason - Oakland Tech High School, Oakland*
  • Week 2 (09/25) - Pool Play – Las Lomas High School, Walnut Creek*
  • Week 3 (10/02) - Pool Play - Foothill High School, Pleasanton*
  • Week 4 (10/09) - Pool Play - Alhambra High School, Martinez*
  • Week 5 (10/16) - Pool Play - Oakland Tech High School, Oakland*
  • Week 6 (10/23) - Pool Play - Las Lomas High School, Walnut Creek*
  • Week 7 (10/30) - Playoffs Rd1- Foothill High School, Pleasanton*
  • Week 8 (11/06) - Bowl Games - Alhambra High School, Martinez*

*Locations pending district approval - Locations have not yet been confirmed. Exact field locations will be released on TeamSnap 1-month prior to the season start date.

Teams and Divisions:

Your child will be placed into 1 of 2 divisions based on age. 10U is for kids ages 8-10. 13U is for kids ages 11-13. Both divisions are COED. Age cut-off is 01/01/2022
 

Tournament Schedule:

Week 1 is Preseason scrimmages. Games results will not count towards league standings.

Weeks 2-6 is pool play. You will play another team in your division each week. Results from the 5-game pool play will determine your rank in the play-offs.

Week 7 is Rd1 of the playoffs. 1-seed v. 4-seed & 2-seed v. 3-seed

Week 8 is Bowl Games. Your performance in the play-offs will determine which Bowl Game you play in. All teams will play in a bowl game regardless of record.

  • Championship Bowl Game: Winner of 1-seed v. 4-seed game (vs.) Winner of 2-seed v. 3-seed game
  • 3rd Place Bowl Game: Loser of 1-seed v. 4-seed game (vs.) Loser of 2-seed v. 3-seed game

League Registration & Friend Requests:

Play with your friends, classmates, and teammates.  Registration closes on 9/12, or when the Pack is full. Until that time, invite your friends to join. Friends Requests can be submitted at check-out.

Registration fee is $325 for 8-games and 16-practices.  All players receive an Alpha Pack Hooded Flag Football Jersey.

Pack Staff and Parent Volunteers:

Each Pack will be coached by one of our professional club coaches. If parents want to help, they can volunteer to be an assistant coach or team manager.

Assistant Coaches: Assist your head coach during practices and games. No prior football coaching experience is needed to volunteer. This is a great way for parents to gain some valuable Football coaching experience for working with their kids and/or coaching their own team. Learn how to install and offensive/defensive playbook, call plays, and teach position specific skill-development through play.

Team Manager: Will assist the Head Coach off the field by communicating with other parents on TeamSnap and helping with gameday carpool, half-time/post-game snacks, team social events, etc.

There are two ways to sign-up to be a Parent Volunteer Assistant Coach or Manager:

  • Sign-up online at www.packfootballclub.com/ You can do this as part of your child’s registration process, or by click the volunteer opportunities tab on the website. 
  • E-mail League Director - Ryan Douglas - at [email protected]

Assistant Coaches must complete a Play For A Stray volunteer packet in order to work with the players on the field. This pack will be e-mailed to you and includes:

  • COVID Vaccination Card
  • TB Risk Assessment
  • National Background Check
  • Youth Volunteer Waiver and Publicity Release
  • Pack Football Club Code of Conduct


Program Philosophy:

The Beast of the East Bay League is designed for intermediate to advanced Flag Football players. If your child is a beginner, we would recommend signing up for one of our NFL Flag or Gridiron Leagues.

Our 5 v. 5 games are fast-paced, high-scoring, and focus on developing their skills and confidence through PLAY! These games are as much fun as they are to play! Small roster sizes means maximum action for all players. Your whole family will love it!

This program will get your child ready to take their next step in Football, whether that happens to be tackle or flag. Our knowledgeable staff work with each player to develop their physical skills while teaching them to strategy necessary to showcase those skills in a real game environment. Through our practices and league play, your child will gain a mental and physical competitive advantage on the gridiron. Pack Football Staff and Parent Volunteers work together to ensure a safe, positive and enriching experience for all players. This is not a “Free play/playground ball” league. Players will be coached on both sides of the ball, using real playbooks, to ensure they gain the Skills, Confidence, and Passion to become a better player/person on and off the field. Come experience the Pack Football difference. Bring your friends or come make new ones.


Development Objectives:

Above the Shoulder Development Objectives:

  • Offensive positions and formations
  • How to run an offense using a real playbook and play-calls
  • Offensive team and position specific strategy
  • Defensive positions
  • Defensive zone vs. man concepts
  • Defensive team and position specific strategy
  • How to run a defense using a real playbook and play-calls
  • Teamwork & Problem Solving
  • Sportsmanship & Integrity
  • Leadership & Motivation
  • What it means to be Relentless
  • Confidence & Self Esteem
  • Responsibility to the team
  • Respecting the ROOTS (Rules, Officials, Opponents, Teammates, Self)
  • The ELM Tree Culture (Effort, Learning, Make Mistakes)


Below the Shoulder Development Objectives:

  • Balance and coordination
  • Range of motion and flexibility
  • Fitness and agility
  • Footwork and jumping
  • Power and explosiveness
  • Conditioning and endurance
  • Position specific skill development
  • QB – Throwing technique (upper body and lower), power, accuracy, how to read a defense, progression reads, play-calling, etc.
  • RB – How to take a hand-off, juke moves, elusiveness, catching out of the backfield, reading a defense, etc.
  • WR/TE – Proper catching form, route running, highballing/catching the ball in traffic, run after catch, route concepts, etc.
  • C – Snapping, reading a defense, audibles, route running, etc. – centers are eligible in this league.


What to Bring/Wear:

  • Cleats – Must be rubber soled cleats (metal spikes not allowed). Baseball and Soccer Cleats are fine.
  • Football Gloves – Recommended but not required
  • Soft Shelled Helmet - Recommended but not required
  • Mouthguard - Recommended but not required
  • Plenty of water – Drinking fountains are turned off and sharing water is not allowed
  • Pack Uniform – All players will be given a Pack Football hooded uniform which they must wear in its entirety for each game. Any additional clothing/accessories must go on under the uniform.


Giveaway Items:

All participants will receive:

Alpha Pack Hooded Uniform (Jersey & Shorts) 

  Division champions (1-team/division) receive a Pack Football Championship Dog Tags! 


Rules and Regulations:

We follow NFL Flag 5 v. 5 non-contact rules.  You can view the NFL Flag rulebook via the link below:

https://nflflag.com/flag-football-rules


Team Culture:

Our team culture is the ELM Tree

  • Effort
  • Learning
  • Make Mistakes

In order to play on a Pack Football Clun Team, everyone must agree to our ELM Tree Team Culture. You are going to make mistakes and you have to be okay with that because we are going to learn from those mistakes. Most importantly we will always give maximum effort.  


Team Life Skills:

The Life Skills that we teach through Football include:

  • Respect, Sportsmanship, Leadership, Confident, Responsibility, Teamwork, and Integrity


The ROOTS of the Game:

Alpha Pack players, coaches, and parents/spectators, always show respect and demonstrate sportsmanship to the ROOTS of the game.  

  • Rules
  • Opponents
  • Officials
  • Teammates
  • Self


Team Rules:

Our Team Rules are simple but closely regulated.  

  • Be Nice
  • Be Safe
  • Have Fun!


Check-In/Out Protocols:

All players are currently marked as Child Check-In/Out, meaning they can check themselves in and out from practice without a parent. If you would like to change your child to PARENT Check-in/out, please e-mail your head coach. PARENT Check-Out players will need to stay on the field with a coach until a parent or authorized adult comes and physically checks them out with a coach. Once again, all players are a CHILD Check-In/Out unless the parents requests they be changed to PARENT.


COVID Protocols:

Covid protocols may change throughout the season based on CDC guidance/protocols. At this time, face coverings are optional for players and spectators during practice and games. All spectators should remain socially distanced when possible on the sideline.  Parents are required to answer the Health Screening questions for their child prior to the start of each practice.

We know that it is tough to know when to keep your child home. What constitutes close contact?  What constitutes a COVID symptoms?

All we ask is the you communicate with us, often and truthfully.

Our General Manager, Lyndsey Park, will make all COVID decisions regarding our team. If you think your child may have been in close contact, or may be showing early signs of symptoms, please contact Lyndsey Park before bringing your child to practice. When is doubt, CALL LYNDSEY! She will let you know whether or not to bring your child to practice:

Lyndsey Park: 

Coaches cannot and will not make COVID related decisions regarding the team. You must contact Lyndsey.


Concussion Awareness:

Concussions are possible in all sports, not just TACKLE football. While Flag Football is statistically one of the safer sports, there is still a risk of concussion. Pack Football follows "Heads Up: Concussions in Youth Sports" protocols. The Fact Sheet for Youth Sports Parents can be found via the following link:

https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/pdfs/youthsports/parents_eng.pdf

If your child has sustained a head injury or is suspect of having sustained a head injury, they cannot Return-To-Play until they have visited a licensed health care professional for evaluation and clearance, AND parents and signed a head injury information/awareness sheet. 


Communication and Contact Information:

All communication for the Alpha Pack Academy will be done via TeamSnap. Make sure you take some time to update your families accounts and add all the numbers/e-mails that you wish to receive our alerts, reminders, and updates.

Club President, Billy Goldstein (aka Coach Billy Bob)

League Director, Ryan Douglas (aka Coach Dougie)

General Manager, Lyndsey Park (aka Coach Tweety)


Attendance:

You can mark your child’s availability on the TeamSnap App. We assume all players will be attending each week. If your child is sick, going on vacation, or absent for any reason, please be sure to mark that you will not be attending on the app, or notify your coach. We do not refund for days missed.

We are looking forward to a fun and active program with your child. Thank you for choosing Pack Football Club.

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