Flag Football returns this Saturday, October 12th at 10:00AM! The forecast looks great and it should be a wonderful morning for some football!
IMPORTANT MUST READ NOTE:
We have been going strong with over 100 Meetups for 2 years and have over 250 members, which is absolutely amazing! I'm delighted to see so much flag football enthusiasts in Nashville.
Rather than having some unorganized, unfriendly, and down right-lame pick up football, this group's football is very organized, fun, friendly, yet competitive. That was my intent when I started this.
However, this all comes with a price (unfortunately). For too long it's basically been me (and a few others) fronting the cost of the equipment. There are fees associated with this site. Paint is extremely expensive. Flags need to be replaced. Footballs, cones and jerseys all cost money. I don't mind spending additional time to organize this group; from the site, to painting the fields, to the scheduling and emails, but it's not fair to me or the people that have chipped in to continue to pay for it while everyone else "goes along the ride for free."
THEREFORE, THE FOLLOWING RULES WILL GO IN EFFECT IMMEDIATELY
DUES: If you do not pay the Group's Membership dues, you will not be allowed to play.
To clarify any questions you may have regarding the dues; it costs $40 per year. That's not per calendar year, rather, your personal yearly mark of joining this particular Group. If you don't know your anniversary date, you can look at your profile and find out when you joined. And again, if you are new and are "checking it out for the first time," you don't need to bring your dues. But if you start coming out (more than once), you are required to pay. And to remind you once again, you do not need to bring me all $40 unless you want to. Basically you can "pay a few bucks" each time until you reach $40. If you have been part of this group for over a year, you should be working towards your "second $40."
I keep detailed records of everyone's contribution so if you don't know how much you've contributed so far, ask me and I will tell you. Please don't force me to start bringing a list and taking "roll call" each week; but I will if required. If you are "due," then you will need to pay accordingly, or you may be asked to sit out.
RSVPs: If you do not RSVP, you will not be allowed to play.
As stated, both the Church and I REQUIRE an RSVP to play as it's a release of liability. In addition, the RSVP will give me an exact number of players so I know how many fields to paint. If the weekly Meetup is limited to a selected amount of players, and you don't RSVP on time before it fills up, you may get on the waiting list, show up, and if we can work you in, we will, but we can not guaranty a spot.
Do not RSVP "YES" and then pull a no-show. I understand "stuff happens," and will make exceptions, but if this becomes a habit, you may be asked to leave the group.
You must show up and be ready to play by 10:00 am.
Again, I understand "stuff happens," but please respect everyone's schedule and show up on time. If we start and you show up late, we'll do everything we can to work you in, but don't get mad if you're sitting on the sideline for a bit. If other people show up on time, so can you.
Thank you very much to those individuals who are contributing, RSVP'ing, showing up on time, and keeping this great group going. Hands down this is the best "bang for your buck" flag football option in the city. We play tons of football for basically pennies. I've played on nearly a dozen teams and three different leagues in the past year, so please trust me when I say this.
I hope you can understand the situation and appreciate this group and are willing to "play by the rules." If so, thank you. If not, this group is not for you.
Looking forward to a great Saturday.
This is a private property and by accepting to play Flag Football at the Church via this Meetup Group (whether you RSVP or not), you agree to and accept the following terms: In consideration of being permitted to use the facilities at Belle Meade United Methodist Church, 121 Davidson Road, Nashville, TN ("Church"), by joining Meetup.com/NashvilleFlagFootball ("Group"), when choosing to participate in Group activities via "RSVP" or unannounced participation, I hereby execute this Release and Waiver of Liability on behalf of self and my guests and assume full and complete responsibility for any injury, accident, illness, or medical expenses that may occur while I am on the Property and relinquish any and all rights I and my guests have now or may have in the future against Church, Group Organizer(s), and any of their affiliates arising out of or related to utilization of the Property.