FREE beach flag football @ 11 AM W/ THE LONGEST RUNNING FLAGFOOTBALL GROUP IN LA
UP TO 3 FIELDS...6 TEAMS...AND 60 PLAYERS...THE LARGEST and LONGEST CONTINUOUSLY RUNNING WEEKLY FLAG FOOTBALL GROUP IN THE COUNTRY! 2 FREE "PICK-UP" GAMES PER MEETUP GUARANTEED. RSVP NOW TO ATTEND! Even Covid-19 couldn't kill this group!
FIELD SETUP BEGINS AT 11 AM. GAMES BEGIN AT 11:30 AM. ARRIVE EARLY TO STRETCH, WARM UP, & MEET PEOPLE! REMEMBER TO BRING WATER!
"Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority." - Vince Lombardi; namesake of the NFL Championship Super Bowl Trophy
WHAT TO BRING: • Bring a good sportsman's attitude. • Bring sunscreen if needed. • Bring water, but we also provide ice-cold water and snacks at all games.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Please RSVP as early as possible. This encourages others to attend. If you've RSVPd yes but later cannot attend, then please change your RSVP to NOT GOING.
MAIN SAFETY RULES: WE PLAY ABSOLUTLEY ZERO CONTACT FLAG FOOTBALL! All players should make foul calls when appropriate. Players should respect and not argue over calls. An organizer will resolve any disputes. 1) NO MOVING BLOCKS: Screen blocks only. This means you must stand still in place to create an obstacle for the defense AND the opposing players must have time to adjust to your screen. 2) NO OVER THE BACK PLAYS: The space above a player is theirs alone. You may not leave your feet to come over or through the back another player. 3) NO HANDS UP PAST LINE OF SCRIMMAGE: To protect the QB from hand/arm injuries, once a rusher crosses the line of scrimmage, they may only go for the QB's flag and may not attempt to bat the football or block the pass. A penalty will be called if a defender raises his hands after crossing the line of scrimmage. Any offensive gain will be kept. 4) NO CONTACT WITH A DEFENSELESS RECEIVER: A player is defenseless until they have caught the ball and become a "runner." This penalty is called when a defensive player closes on a receiver from behind too fast and makes contact with with a receiver as the receiver turns to run up the field.
BASIC RULES: We play 100% no-contact flag football with NO taunting or other aggressive behavior. We're here to have fun and make new friends. Play will start at the 5 yard line. Teams have 4 downs to reach the halfway point; 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. Men receive 6 points for a TD. To encourage the involvement of women in scoring plays, women receive 6 points plus an automatic 2 point conversion. In addition, female players are guaranteed to receive at least 3 "targets" per game. A target is when a player is the primary receiver or runner during a play. Teams can attempt a 1 or 2 point conversion after a male touch down; 1 point from 5 yards out and 2 points from 10 yards out. The offense can only run ONCE per four downs. The run can be used to avoid a rush, the blitz, or gain yards -- but it can only be used once. Players can NOT run within five yards of a first down or touch down. This reduces player contact. The defense may rush after a 4 second digital timer count or a 7/1000 verbal count. The defense may blitz 1 time every 4 downs.
FREE PARKING: The best place to find free parking is on 2nd, 3rd, or 4th street near the corner of Marine Street. If you walk up Marine toward the ocean you will walk straight into our BEACH FOOTBALL FIELD.
PAY PARKING: There is metered parking on Main Street just North of Marine Street, or you can park all day for $9 ($12 between Memorial day and Labor day) at the Rose Street beach parking lot. Drive down Rose toward the beach and you will drive directly into the parking lot. Walk North up the boardwalk in the direction of the Santa Monica Pier. We will be on the sand just North of the parking lot in front of lifeguard tower 29.
YOU ARE AGREEING TO THE FOLLOWING BY ATTENDING OUR MEETUP. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY!!! Our flag football games 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 and agree to the waiver below before attending. You should have health insurance and/or be able to afford medical care if needed.
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 Santa Monica Co-Ed Beach 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 Joshua and Andrea Grey and Santa Monica Co-Ed Beach 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 and Andrea Grey, Santa Monica Co-Ed Beach 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.
PLAYING THE FIELD, the reality TV show made about our group, is available to stream FREE on AMAZON PRIME. Synopsis: Members of the largest flag football group in the world score on and off the field at the most popular beach in the USA. LINK TO WATCH: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B07XVTVZYQ/ref=atv_un_jhj_c_OcGi58_brws_2_1
GROUP HIGHLIGHT VIDEO: https://youtu.be/T_P1aZngf8A
OUR ANNUAL WATER BALLOON/CAPTURE THE FLAG GAME: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8OElhGS-64
OUR "TRON" NIGHT FOOTBALL GAME: https://youtu.be/hDUMagrHy8Y
KENNY MAYNE (FROM ESPN) JOINED US FOR A GAME. CHECK OUT HIS HIGHLIGHTS: http://youtu.be/MUvYJc-5uZc http://youtu.be/Gokpr8Fui_Y
OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS WE'VE GIVEN AWAY OVER $10,000 IN FREE PRIZES TO OUR RECORD HOLDING MEMBERS.
LEAGUE RECORDS: (60 minutes games unless specified):
MOST CONSECUTIVE WINS BY A QB: 17 by Josh Grey from April 2nd to May 23, 2015
MOST CONSECUTIVE GAMES THROWING A TD: 1,400 (and counting) by Joshua Grey
HIGHEST CAREER QB WIN PERCENTAGE: 83% by Joshua Grey
MOST TOUCHDOWNS CAUGHT IN A GAME BY A FEMALE: 5 by Coriann Bright AKA "Bright Lightning" 4/12/15 (Josh Grey/QB) 4 by Meredith C. Wilson 1/5/14 (Josh Grey/QB) 4 by Meredith C. Wilson AKA "Queen Meredith" 9/1/2013 (Kaker/QB)
MOST TOUCHDOWNS CAUGHT IN A GAME BY A MALE: 7 by Sam Tannenbaum 1/24/15 (Tony P./QB) 6 by Sam Michie 10/12/14 (Tony P./QB) 5 by Rory Stillman (2013) (Kaker/QB) 5 by Dustin Olive 12/15/13 (Kaker/QB)
MOST INTERCEPTIONS CAUGHT IN A GAME: 6 by Sam Tannenbaum 1/31/15 6 by Sam Tannenbaum 1/24/15 5 by Jason Dion Long 12/9/17 4 by Mike Jackson and Jeremy Bardsley (2015)
MOST EXTRA POINT INTERCEPTION RETURNS IN A GAME: 4 by Dario Gentiletti 2017 3 by Jason Dion Long 12/9/17 3 by David Washington 6/20/15 2 by Matt McCarthy 5/5/13 and Dustin Olive 9/1/13
MOST SACKS IN A GAME: 5 by Billal Masood AKA "Sack Master" 11/18/17 4 by Weyd-Anne (TWICE) 3 by Demetrius S. (in consecutive games) 5/17/15
MOST TOTAL SCORES IN A GAME (NOT BY A QB): 10 by Sam Michie (6 TDs and 4 2 pt conv.) 10/12/14 (Tony P./QB) 8 by Sam Tannenbaum (7 TD & 1 pick 6) 1/24/15 (Tony P./QB) 7 by Dustin Olive (5 TDs & two 2 pt conv.) 12/15/13 (J. Kaker/QB) 5 by Coriann AKA "Bright Lightning" (5 TDs) 4/12/15 (J. Grey/QB) 5 by Meredith C. Wilson (4 TDs and one 2 PT Conversion) 1/5/14 (J. Grey/QB)
LONGEST SCORING RUNS IN A GAME: 45 yards by Carnell Harris 7/6/13 45 yards by Joshua Grey 8/18/13 45 yards by Jonathan Kaker 5/11/14
LONGEST TOUCHDOWN PASS IN A GAME: 65 yard pass (in the air) from John Manoogian to Nate Chapman 4/24/16
LONGEST SCORING PLAYS IN A GAME: 65 yard TD (in the air) from John Manoogian to Nate Chapman 4/24/16 57 yards on an interception by Josh Grey and a lateral to Matt McCarthy for a one point conversion 4/7/13 56 yards on a pick six by Fernando Lopez 2/23/13 & 2/30/13 49 yards on a pick six by Valarie Manon 5/23/15
LARGEST COMEBACK BY A QB FOR A WIN: 24 points by Josh Grey 6/9/13
MOST TOUCHDOWNS IN AN OFFICIAL 60 MINUTE GAME BY A QB: 9 by Josh Grey 12/16/12 (first ever 9 TD game) 9 by Joey Davenport 4/21/13 9 by "The Kake Show" 10/12/14 8 by Jona Xiao 11/30/14 8 by Kevin Brown 1/18/15
MOST POINTS IN A GAME: (60 min) (NOT BY A QB) 48 by Sam Tannenbaum (7 TD and 1 pick 6) 1/24/15 (Tony) 45 Coriann Bright (5 TD's) 4/12/15 (JG) 40 by Sam Michie (6 TD 4 extra pts.) (10/12/14) (Tony) 38 by Meredith C. Wilson (4 TDs and one 2 PT conversion) 1/5/14 (JG) 36 by Meredith C. Wilson (Four TD's) (K) 34 by Dustin Olive (5 TD's and two 2 point conversions) 12-15-13 (K)
MOST TEAM POINTS IN CONSECUTIVE GAMES: 1) 60 & 60 by Joshua Grey, (QB), Andrea Grey, Thomas Zarnoch, Jonathan Tinajero, Sam T., Mike B., Eddie Soule, Jay Cee, Max McNally 2) 54 & 53 by Joshua Grey (QB), Andrea Grey, Meredith Wilson, and Jay Hernandez 1/5/14
MOST POINTS IN A GAME BY A QB: 100 by the Jonathan Kaker (90+ minute game) 100 by Tony P. AKA "Big Tony" (90+ minute Game) 81 by Joey Davenport 4/21/13 (w/ old 9 PT female TD rule) 72 by Jona Xiao 11/30/14 (w/ old 9 PT female TD rule) 61 by Josh Grey 2/2/14 60 by Josh Grey 12/16/12 60 by Josh grey in consecutive games 3/7/20
Only player to score a pick six and a defensive (3 pt.) interception conversion in the same game: Sam Michie