Frequently Asked Questions
Posted May 24, 2018

How long is the season?

  • The Season will start officially July 9th (First day of practice)
  • Practice – Typically, coaches practice three days a week up until the first game, then cut down to just two days a week
  • Game – Only one game per week
  • Regular season - Our first scheduled game will be August 11th; if no delays due to weather will end October 13th
  • Cheer-off – 10/21 (Polk City)
  • Post season - Will update soon
    • o 10/27 (Auburndale) 4 vs. 5
    • o 10/28 (Patriots) 3 vs 6
    • o 11/03 (Duff) 2 vs 7
    • o 11/04 (Duff) 1 vs LS
    • o 11/10 (LG) 2 Vs Highest Seed 
    • o Superbowl – 11/17/2018 (Bartow)
    • o EOY Banquet / Celebration – 12/07/2018


Book Checks 

  • Please have players in books from oldest to youngest in numerical order
  • Proof of grades - All seniors have to provide high school schedules or report card
    • o A player may not be above the league age of 14
    • o A maximum of three 9th graders may be on the roster of each senior team
    • o The following players are not allowed to participate
      • 10th, 11th, or 12th graders
      • pre-college, current college, or former college
      • former or retired NFL
    • NLVFL scheduled book check dates is 08/04/2018. Players that can’t attend on that day can attend another book check session. You know that you will be book checked after the scheduled group is complete. Book check dates and locations are the following,
      • o LG – July 30th
      • o Polk City – July 31st
      • o Auburndale – August 2nd
      • o Duff- August 4th
      • o Patriots – August 5th
      • o Bartow – August 7th
      • o School Starts


  • Are there other fees outside of the registration fees? (e.g. uniforms, mandatory clinics)

o   Equipment

    • Chin Strap for helmet- Kids often want their own chin strap for helmets. 
    • Cleats – for games and practice
    • Game Socks  
    • Gate Fee – There will be a $3 gate fee for adults and $2 for kids under 3 on game day;fees go up $1 during post season


    • Are games local or is there travel involved with this league? In the Fall, we travel. In the Winter, all games are local


Field Location - Are all practices at the same field?  Yes, they are. (2020 Duff Road, Lakeland Fl, 33810)