Typically the way you would enter a recreational sports league would be to reach out to your friends and build a team. That's not how we operate. Coaches will start their teams with 3 “core players" and then draft the remainder.
Two weeks from today - on August 5th 2017, the debut season of the Upstate Flag League will get underway with Day 1 of it's combine. The combine will consist of drills designed to showcase player skills for coaches who will draft their teams the following week. Players wanting to play in the Upstate Flag League should register for the combine online prior to the event. There is no cost to participate in the combine however; players must pay for the season by the second day of the combine if they want to be drafted. Any players who do not get drafted will receive a full refund. Players will not be able to join teams after the draft except in specific, limited circumstances defined in the rules.
In addition to the combine events going on day 1, Albany Firebirds & AFL legend Touchdown Eddie Brown will be in attendance for a little while to kick of the weekends events. Eddie will speak briefly to the participants and maybe even catch a few passes from the QB's in attendance.
While players are not required to participate in combine events to play, we do want all players to attend. Minimally, they need to get sized up for jerseys, give us jersey number preferences, get weighed, measured and photographed for their player profile. Players will want to have their profiles completed with accurate information as they begin to accumulate highlight reels, stats, and player awards.
At the time of this writing we have 9 teams ready to be filled out via the draft. We still do not have enough players to fill 9 rosters. Don't be shy - go ahead and sign up for the combine. We're doing things differently, but we're all still rec players.
Lastly, players can play for free, we're giving out raffle tickets to sell. Just contact us via email, twitter or facebook to setup a time to pick them up.
08/05 - 7PM-10PM - Combine Day 1 - Sportsplex of Halfmoon, Clifton Park
08/06 - 9AM-12Noon - Combine Day 2 - Sportsplex of Halfmoon, Clifton Park
08/13 - 12Noon - completion - Draft - Trick Shot Billiards, Clifton Park
09/09 - Week 1 Games - Halfmoon Town Park, Clifton Park
Night Owl Contracting to give $350 cash prize to Spring 2018 Upstate Flag League Offensive Lineman of the Year.
The end of season award voting will begin Monday, 11/06.
A round robin scrimmage will give coaches an opportunity to see what free agents have to offer.
Salih Banks First Overall Pick in 2017 UFL Draft.
The draft and season have been pushed back one week.