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When does the season start?

Practices start in mid-late January. Games start mid-February 2019. The season will end in mid-May. 


When is the optional One-Day Clinic?

It is January 26th from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Magnolia Elementary School in Carlsbad and costs and additional $45. 


I have a football player and I would like to have his/her sister cheer for him/her. Is that possible?

The cheerleaders practice from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. on Thursdays at Magnolia Elementary in the auditorium. They cheer on Fridays at pre-determined fields. As the program grows, we hope to be able to accommodate more parents with sibling’s interests in FNL, be it football or cheer.


Where are the games?

Games are at 3-4 different locations in Carlsbad. Traditionally, FNL has used Poinsettia Park, Alga Norte Community Park and other schools/parks in Carlsbad.  


Where and what time will practice be? 

That is up to your coach. Each team practices once per week for about an hour. Most practices will be around 4:00 or 5:00 pm. Most coaches and teams do not have access to fields with lights.


When are the games?

Games are generally on Friday Nights. The younger divisions play earlier. For example, most 1st/2nd grade and kindergarten games are at 4:00 or 5:00 p.m. There could be a few Thursday games as well. 5th/6th and 7th/8th grade division games usually start around 7:30 or 8:30 p.m.


What equipment do I need? 

Cleats, mouth guard, solid-colored shorts (same as the rest of the team) with no pockets or stripes/designs.


How can I volunteer to coach? 

Send an email to and cc with the subject "Head coach". Indicate what grade your player is in when you volunteer. Also, include your cell phone number, zip code, your player’s grade and what school your player attends. You can also request to be a head coach during the online registration.


Can I request a friend? 

You may request as many friends as you would like, however, friend requests are not guaranteed. Groups of 3 or more friends will not be placed on the same team unless a parent is willing to be the head coach.


Can I request a coach?

No. You can request players.


How much does it cost?

$225 to register. Optional shorts cost $18 (Coaches order those). 


Is the uniform provided?

Once the $260 team sponsor fee is turned into the league, your team will receive its jerseys. FNL shorts are optional, and your coach can order those.


Is there playoffs?

Kindergarten does not have playoffs. All other divisions (1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th and 7th/8th grade divisions) have a single elimination playoff tournament after the regular season.


What is the sponsor fee?

The sponsor fee is $260 per team. If the team is unable to find a local business or individual willing to sponsor the team, the $260 is divided by the number of players. Once the sponsor fee is turned in, the team receives its jerseys.


When I will hear from my coach?

Coaches will get their rosters in mid-late January and will begin contacting players soon thereafter. If you haven’t heard from your coach by Feb 1, 2019, please email


How do I sign up?

You can sign up by going to and clicking on the registration tab.


Is it too late to get a refund?

No refunds after November 30, 2018.


Does every division get a participation trophy?

Kindergarten and 1st/2nd division players ALL receive trophies. 3rd/4th, 5th/6th and 7th/8th division players only receive trophies if they earn 1st or 2nd place in their conference.


Can my child play if he gets injured and is wearing a cast?



Are dogs allowed on the fields at the games?

For the safety of others, DOGS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED.


How are sponsors recognized if they are not on the back of the jerseys?

Sponsors are recognized on our website and we put out an all-league email listing all sponsors and asking for league members to patron them. They also receive a plaque at the end of the season.


Can we personalize jerseys?

Placing first names, nicknames or last names on the back of jerseys is solely up to the discretion of the team and is NOT included in the cost of the $260 sponsorship fee. 

Below are some local businesses that can help you out:

Fully Promoted/EmbroidMe -191 N El Camino Real #202, Encinitas

Fully Promoted of Oceanside - 4095 Oceanside Blvd, Oceanside 

Gold Line Printing & Embroidery - 3251 Rancho Famosa, Carlsbad

Sport About - 681 Encinitas Blvd #311, Encinitas

This list of companies is provided only as a convenience and NCCFNL is not responsible or liable for any resulting transactions or outcomes.