Sherman Oaks, CAUSA 91423
July 6, 2012
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We are a diverse group of flag football fanatics. We welcome novice & experienced adult players of all ages. Our motto is safety first, then sportsmanship, fun, exercise, & competition. Come make new friends, have fun, and get great exercise at the beach. No fees or donations required! FREE Gatorade & energy bars. We use high quality flags. Our wrist coaches help novices catch on quickly and simulate a real NFL game because we use real NFL plays. Our rules GUARANTEE that men & women receive the ball equally. Our concise rules create a fun and competitive game.
We are located at the corner of NAVY STREET and OCEAN FRONT WALK. You cannot miss us if you walk up NAVY STREET towards the beach. Our football fields are set up BETWEEN the volley ball courts and the ocean. We are literally at the boarder of Venice Beach and Santa Monica beach at the very end of the Venice boardwalk where the street vendors stop. You can use the address below for mapping purposes.
100 Oceanfront Walk
Santa Monica, CA 90405
PAY PARKING: The easiest, nearest, most abundant, and least expensive parking is located at the Santa Monica beach parking lots. The lot starts at KINNEY STREET and NEILSON WAY and continues NORTH for several blocks. It only costs $1 per hour to park there and you may park for up to 3 hours. Our games never last for more than two hours so you will be good with 3 hours including your walking time to and from the game. It is only a 6 minute walk from the parking lot to our game field. The parking machines accept credit cards, change, and one dollar bills. To get to the game walk South on NEILSON WAY and then West on NAVY STREET down to OCEANFRONT WALK (and the beach).
FREE PARKING: There is free street parking wherever available, but the best place to find free parking is located right around the GOLD’S GYM located at 360 HAMPTON DR., VENICE, CA 90291. It is a 10 minute walk to our game field from Gold’s Gym. To get to the game walk North on HAMPTON DRIVE, West on ROSE AVENUE down to OCEANFRONT WALK (and the beach), and then North on OCEANFRONT WALK to the end of the Venice boardwalk.
WHAT TO BRING:
Bring a good sportsman's attitude!
Bring sunscreen if needed.
BRING WATER, BUT WE PROVIDE FREE ICE-COLD GATORADE AND WATER FOR ALL MEMBERS.
I will also have a first aid kit on hand for minor injuries.
IF YOU ARE ABLE, PLEASE ARRIVE ON THE FIELD BY 10:45 AM SO YOU CAN GET TO KNOW THE OTHER PLAYERS AND WARM UP BEFORE THE GAME; BUT LATE ARRIVALS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!
THERE IS NEVER A CHARGE TO MEMBERS FOR THIS MEETUP!!!!!
We will play rain or shine, unless it is unsafe.
Please RSVP as early as you are able. This also encourages others to attend.
We all get busy and our schedules change, but please update your status to NOT GOING if you have already RSVPd, but later cannot attend.
This is a recreational non-contact game. You should make every attempt to avoid collisions with the opposing players. We are not professional players getting paid to take injurious hits.
Feel free to message me, Josh Grey, if you have any questions. You can also add a question to the message board for the entire group to see.
BASIC RULES OF THE GAME:
We play a respectful and fun style of flag football with NO taunting or other aggressive behavior. We are here to have fun and make new friends. We genuinely welcome everyone, but if you have a bad temperament then you are probably better off playing somewhere else.
Play will start at the 5 yard line. Teams have 4 downs to reach midfield; then another 4 downs to reach the end zone.
The offense may rush at any time outside of 5 yards from the 1st down or end zone.
Females are required to handle the ball in the ratio (at least) equal to the number of women on the team. For example, if there are five players on a team including one female, then the female must throw, run, or attempt to catch a pass on at least 20% of the downs. This guarantees that all females are included in the offensive side of game.
Men are worth 6 points when scoring a touchdown. To encourage the involvement of women in scoring plays, women are worth 9 points for catching, throwing, or running into the end zone.
Teams can go for 1, 2, or 3 points after a touchdown; 1 point from 5 yards out, 2 points from 10 yards out, and 3 points from 15 yards out.
The defense may rush after a 3 second timer count or a 7-one thousand verbal count. The defense may blitz 1 time every 4 downs. To protect the Quarterback from hand and arm injuries, once a rusher crosses the line of scrimmage, he/she may only go for the QB's flag and may not attempt to bat the football.
WE PLAY NO CONTACT FLAG FOOTBALL! That means we do not allow tackling, pass interference, illegal contact, or contact blocking.
A tackling and/or pass interference call will be made anytime a player makes contact with another player primarily with his shoulder, elbow, or forearm.
An illegal contact call will be made if an offensive player attempts to use his/her body as a weapon against a defensive player.
We do not allow contact blocking, but players may screen block. This means you are allowed to stand still in place to create an obstacle for the defense.
Penalties will be enforced for tackling, pass interference, illegal contact, and illegal blocking.
Both offense and defense can make foul calls. All players should respect and not argue over each other’s calls. An organizer will resolve any disputes.
You may review our detailed rules by clicking the “Pages” button.
PLEASE DON'T FORGET:
If you have RSVP'd, but later can not attend, please change your status to NOT GOING.
Sunscreen & water are recommended.
Please be on time. However, we do understand that this is sometimes difficult; especially for those who are attending for the first time. New attendees and existing members are still welcome if they are late.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK & WAIVER AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS:
Our flag football games are fun, provide good exercise, and are designed to be as safe as reasonably possible. However, there is a risk of injury or even death in all sports and especially football. You must understand the risks of playing this game and agree to the waiver below before playing. You should also have health insurance and/or be able to afford medical care if needed.
Please read this information carefully!!! All new participants will be required to sign this agreement before participating in their first game.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK: I fully understand the risks and dangers to me and others, from both expected and unexpected factors, due to participating in sports events and other activities organized by Joshua Grey and Los Angeles Co-Ed Flag Football. I am voluntarily participating in these events based upon my own judgment. I am not making this decision based upon the rules, equipment, facilities, and conditions provided by Josh Grey and Los Angeles Co-Ed Flag Football. Therefore, I voluntarily assume any and all risks, including, but not limited to, injury (including death), loss, or damage to me and/or my property due to any and all causes regardless if it is or is not caused by the negligence of others.
WAIVER AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS: I recognize and acknowledge that there is a risk of physical injury to participants in this activity, and I voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of any and all injuries, damages or loss, regardless of severity or whether caused by the negligence of others, that I may sustain as a result. By signing up for and participating in this activity I am expressly assuming any and all risk and legal liability of participation, and I am waiving and releasing all claims for injuries (including death), any damages, or loss which I might sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with this activity, including, but not limited to injuries that occur during an event or activity and those that may occur while traveling to and from events or activities. I further agree to release and waive any right to sue Josh Grey, Los Angeles Co-Ed Flag Football, its organizers, members, volunteers, other participants, sponsors, and advertisers.
SEVERABILITY: If a provision of the Assumption of Risk or Waiver And Release Of All Claims is or becomes illegal, invalid, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, that shall not affect the validity or enforceability in that jurisdiction of any other provision of this Agreement.
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