Parents, athletes and coaches,
When does registration open and end?
Registration will open January 16th, 2023 at 9 AM and will end on March 10th, 2023 at 5pm. Due to jersey ordering and anticipated shipping delays we will not be accepting late signups—so sign up today!
Evaluation/draft dates and times?
3/13/2023: 6U @ 5:30 pm, 8U @ 6:30pm
3/14/2023: 10U @ 5:30 pm
3/15/2023: 12U @ 5:30 pm
3/16/2023: 15U @ 5:30 pm
3/16/2023: Make up day for all age groups @ 6:30pm
Draft will be held for (HEAD COACHES ONLY) at Palm Harbor Grill on 3/18/2023
6U @ 8 am
8U @ 9 am
10U @ 10 am
12U @ 11 am
15U @ 12 pm
When is the Spring Season?
Spring season will run from 4/8/2023 to 6/3/2023. There will be a league wide bye week on 5/27/2023. On 6/3/2023 will be our playoff and championship night, which we are hoping will be bigger and better than ever! Please set aside that date on your schedule for a fun-filled day with the Mad Dogs family!
How Much is Mad Dogs?
Price is $175 for the first child then $15 off for any additional. We also offer discounts for anyone who wishes to be a head coach.
Does Mad Dogs offer sponsorships for kids in need?
We want everyone to be able to play in Mad Dogs! Thanks to our generous sponsors, we get to help families who may not be able to afford the full registration. If you know of someone who wants to play but money is the obstacle, please have them call (386) 597-0215.
When is Practice?
Practice is 2 days a week on average. Days are set by your head coach.
Where is Practice?
Ralph Carter Park.
ALL GAMES WILL BE AT RALPH CARTER PARK WITH CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT AT INDIAN TRAILS!
What team am I going to play for?
Mad Dogs will be following a draft format for player selection once again this season. Head coaches will be allowed to reserve any of their own children and those of their one assistant coach. The rest of the players will be selected in the league-wide draft before the start of the regular season. Starting this season, team moms will be selected after the draft process from the team’s roster.
How does the draft work?
More information will be coming about dates and times for the process this season, but (for those who were with us in fall and winter) the draft will work similar to last season—we will have multiple evaluation days to “scout” players. All new and returning athletes (including reserved/slotted players) must attend. Following the evaluation, we will have a league-wide draft where coaches will select their players. The results of the draft will be final.
Can I Coach or Be a Team Mom?
YES! If you’re at all interested in coaching or volunteering, please sign up. We will find a spot for you! All we require is a background check (which you pay for and is offset by your registration discount). Please go to our website and click coaches and you will see the background check.
What will I need to buy for my child to participate?
The only required equipment for Mad Dogs is the team jersey and flags (both of which we issue as part of registration) as well as a mouth guard and shorts without pockets—both are needed for safety purposes. We also strongly recommend football cleats. All of the above can be purchased easily on Amazon or at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Daytona. Every once in a while they’re stocked locally at Target/Walmart, but do not wait until the last minute to grab them!
What else can my child do to get ready?
Mad Dogs is a “competitive” flag football league. We absolutely exist for every child to play, learn the game and have a great time, but the purpose of the league is to push every athlete to get better. That can start today! Get your young athlete off the couch now, get them moving. If they’re playing another sport, great! If not, start walking, running, biking, swimming, playing catch, doing body-weight workouts like pushups/squats/jumping jacks. Talk about good hydration and nutrition. Remember, doing these activities WITH your young athlete is going to be a lot more effective at getting them going than just telling them to do it. YouTube is a pretty great resource for beginner football drills and “speed/agility sets” are an inexpensive purchase on Amazon.
Thank you, and we’re looking forward to a great season!
Mad Dogs Flag Football of Palm Coast