FAQs | FXA Football - Co-ed, Men's, & Women's Leagues
FXA Football is Northern Virginia's (VA/DC/MD) Largest Co-ed, Men's, & Women's Adult Flag Football League with over 480 teams & 7,680 players annually. We offer Team & Individual (Free Agent) Registrations for our Spring, Summer, Fall, & Winter Seasons.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

ROSTER FAQs
Manager's Log in to view Team Roster before Season Starts

To log into your team page to view your roster before the season begins, follow the instructions below:

  1. Before you can log in, you need to make sure that you are listed as the Manager or Coach for your team.
  2. Enter your email address and password in the top right corner of the website. Once logged in, single click on the TEAM INFO tab, and let the page refresh
  3. Then scroll back over the TEAM INFO tab and select Roster from the dropdown list (which now appears)
Edit Shirt / Jersey #s on Roster

To edit the Shirt/Jersey #s on the Team Roster, you must be listed as the Manager or Coach for your team and follow the instructions below:

  1. Enter your email address and password in the top right corner of the website
  2. Click on the TEAM INFO tab
  3. Select your Season, League, then your team name
  4. Click on ROSTER from the dropdown list
  5. Click on the 01 box in the top right corner
  6. Select your team name, and uncheck the "Assign Jersey numbers from previous season"
  7. Edit each players jersey number, and click submit
  8. DO NOT CHANGE THE POSITION. Every person on the roster is a PLAYER, except for the Team Manager or Coach.
Add Players to Team Roster

To add additional players to your roster (Minimum roster size is 8 players, Maximum roster size is 20 players) follow the instructions below:

  1. Captains need to send each player the Player Registration links (Male & Female Links) that was provided in the team registration confirmation email. Please note there is an In-County and Out-of-County (additional $30) registration link.
  2. Players must complete this Self Roster Registration (which will also serve as their Player waiver & Release Form) and select the appropriate team name before the season begins.
  3. Any player that registers after the season (not your team's 1st game) has started will incur a $10 Late Fee.
  4. The Registration Links close after the 2nd week of the season (not your team's 2nd game), and rosters are locked for the remaining regular season and playoffs
  5. Captains can view their roster after the season starts by clicking on the Roster Icon. To view the roster before the season starts, see the "Manager's Log in to view Team Roster before Season Starts" FAQ
  6. The max # of roster players is 20 per team.

To add additional players onto the team roster after week 2 when the registration links have closed, follow the instructions below:

  • Have the player use the below links to register. Please note, they will be charged the $10 late fee.
  • The team manager has to send an email to football@fairfaxathletics.com explaining why the player needs to be added onto the team roster (Replacing an injured player, problems with registration, etc).
  • FXA Football will review the registration, and will reply back to your email if the player has been approved or denied being added onto the team roster.
Remove Players from your Team Roster

If you need to remove a player from your roster, please email each player's full name, email address, and your team name to football@fairfaxathletics.com with Football Player Removal in the Subject Line, and we will remove them from your team.

Remember, roster checks will be performed during the playoffs.

INDIVIDUAL (FREE AGENT) FAQs
General Individual (Free Agent) Info

You can only register 1 individual per registration. If you want to register another person, you must go through the entire registration process again, only entering their contact information. You are able to pay for multiple registrations using the same PayPal Account.

Please accurately list your Skill Set (Beginner, Intermediate, or Expert) and Preferred Position (QB, WR, RB, Defense) so we can evenly distribute players on each Free Agent team

We need two (2) volunteers to be the Captain and Co-Captain of each Free Agent team, so if you're interested, there's a question during registration that will allow you to volunteer

Each Free Agent team will need a Team Name, Shirt Color, so get creative and have a few ideas ready to suggest to your new team.

I just completed the individual registration. When will I be placed on a team?

Within 10 days after registration closes, you will receive an email with your team assignment.

I just completed the individual registration, but I'm now wait listed. When will I be placed on a team?

If we are able to place you onto a team, then you will receive an email asking for you to log back into your account to finalize payment. Once payment is received, then we will send you an email with your team assignment.

Can I Get Placed on the Same Team with a friend or group of friends?

If you would like to be placed on the same team with a friend(s), there's a question at the end of registration that will allow you to list their name(s).

IMPORTANT LEAGUE FAQs
What Division is Right for your Team?

Tuesday Night Co-ed League

  • Social Division - This division should be played by recreational players only and allows players new to flag football & less experienced players to play a fun game without the intensity or pressure of winning.
  • Casual Division - This division should be played by experienced (youth, high school, or college) players or very athletic players that are looking for a competitive game built around other strong teams.
  • Competitive & Elite Divisions - These division are our most intense and competitive divisions. With experienced teams and players, this division offers a consistent high level of play and very competitive games, best suited for players who have played organized flag football for more than 4 years and are in good physical condition.

    *The Tuesday Night Elite League Champions Play for Free Next Season!

    Thursday Night Co-ed League

  • Social Division - This division should be played by recreational players only and allows players new to flag football & less experienced players to play a fun game without the intensity or pressure of winning.
  • Casual Division - This division should be played by experienced (youth, high school, or college) players or very athletic players that are looking for a competitive game built around other strong teams.
  • Competitive Division - This division is our most intense and competitive division. With experienced teams and players, this division offers a consistent high level of play and very competitive games, best suited for players who have played organized flag football for more than 4 years and are in good physical condition.

    Saturday Morning / Early Afternoon Co-ed League

  • Casual Division - This division should be played by recreational players only and allows players new to flag football & less experienced players to play a fun game without the intensity or pressure of winning.
  • Competitive Division - This division should be played by experienced (youth, high school, or college) players or very athletic players that are looking for a competitive game built around other strong teams.

    Sunday Morning / Early Afternoon Co-ed League

  • Casual Division - This division should be played by recreational players only and allows players new to flag football & less experienced players to play a fun game without the intensity or pressure of winning.
  • Competitive Division - This division should be played by experienced (youth, high school, or college) players or very athletic players that are looking for a competitive game built around other strong teams.

    Women's Saturday Afternoon League

  • This division is non-contact (except at the line) and should be played by recreational players only and allows players new to flag football & less experienced players to play a fun game of football.

    Men's Wednesday Night League

  • Casual Division - This division is non-contact (except at the line) and should be played by recreational players only and allows players new to flag football & less experienced players to play a fun game of football without VFFA Rules.
  • Competitive Division - This division uses VFFA Rules (Bump-n-Run, FGs / PATs, & Kick-offs) and should be played by experienced (youth, high school, or college) players or very athletic players that are looking for a competitive game built around other strong teams.

    Men's Thursday Night League

  • Casual Division - This division is non-contact (except at the line) and should be played by recreational players only and allows players new to flag football & less experienced players to play a fun game of football without VFFA Rules.
  • Competitive Division - This division uses VFFA Rules (Bump-n-Run, FGs / XPS, & Kick-offs) and should be played by experienced (youth, high school, or college) players or very athletic players that are looking for a competitive game built around other strong teams.

    Men's Sunday Night League

  • Casual Division - This division is non-contact (except at the line) and should be played by recreational players only and allows players new to flag football & less experienced players to play a fun game of football without VFFA Rules.
  • Competitive Division - This division uses VFFA Rules (Bump-n-Run, FGs / PATs, & Kick-offs) and should be played by experienced (youth, high school, or college) players or very athletic players that are looking for a competitive game built around other strong teams.
  • Elite Division - This division uses VFFA Rules (Bump-n-Run, FGs / PATs, & Kick-offs) and is our most intense and competitive division. With experienced teams and players, this division offers a consistent high level of play and very competitive games, best suited for players who have played organized flag football for more than 4 years and are in good physical condition.

    *The Men's Sunday Night Elite League Champions Play for Free Next Season!

    *Assumes 10 or more teams play in the Elite Division

How to Add Player Stats

To enter Player Stats, you must be listed as the Manager or Coach on your team roster and follow the instructions below:

  1. Click on “Sign in” at the Top Right Corner and Enter your email address and password
  2. Click on the TEAM INFO tab
  3. Your team should already be selected. If not, select your Season, League, then your team name
  4. Scroll over the TEAM INFO tab again, and select “Results”
  5. Click on the (middle) white graph icon
  6. Enter stats for each player, one category (Offensive, Defense, QB, Special Teams) at a time, then click Save at the bottom. (For example, enter all your Offensive stats for each player, then click save. Next, enter all of your Defensive stats for each player, then click save. Moving from one category to another without clicking save will cause you to lose everything you entered)
  7. DO NOT CHANGE THE POSITION. Position must show as "Player" for each member.
  8. The Top 20 Players for each league can then be found here on the main page of the website

Only the Manager or Coach (listed on the Roster) can enter Player stats.

Game Score Updated / Correction

Send an email to gamescore@fairfaxathletics.com with your team name, your opponent's team name, and both scores, so we can confirm this information with the referees and then enter the scores.

Teams have 2 weeks (14 days) to inform the league of an incorrect score posted to the website / standings. If they find the error after 15 days, the league cannot guarantee the score will be changed.

Change our Team Name or Shirt Color

Yes, just send us an email to football@fairfaxathletics.com and we will update the information on the website. All information must be finalized before the 1st week of games.

Shirt Color Conflict

If both teams playing against each other wear the same color jersey/shirt, the Home Team is responsible for changing to a different colored jersey/shirt. A pinnie can also be used.

Team Attendance Feature

The team attendance function will allow team managers and coaches to poll their players for attendance at future games and practices.

From the Team Schedule page, coaches will find a magnifying glass icon that reads "Attending." Once the magnifying glass icon has been selected, the resulting page will display three columns, Attending, Not Attending, and No Response. If this is a new event, or responses have not been captured, all individuals associated with the team will be displayed beneath the No Response column.

Choosing the email button above each of the columns will allow the coach or team manager to send an email to that group of people. When choosing the email button above the No Response column, this will generate an automatic email to all of the individuals in that column. The receiving individual will receive an email with the event information and two links: "I'm In" and "I'm Out." Selecting "I'm In" will place this individual in the Attending column on the Attending section of the Schedule page. Selecting "I'm Out" will place the individual in the Not Attending column.

Starting a New Team & Need Players

We want to start a new team this year, but need more female (or male) players? Can FXA provide me with free agents?

Possibly, but first we suggest checking the Free Agent Player List. If no free agents are available, then we suggest putting an ad on Craig's List or Sportsvite.com asking for players. If that doesn't work, then send us an email asking for players. Typically after registration has closed, we receive emails from people looking to join a team.

Player Waiver & Release Form for Guest / Substitute Players

Each guest / substitute player must complete the Player Waiver & Release Form before the team's first game. The waiver form can be found here: http://waiver.fxafootball.com

Once this online waiver is completed, you will never have to complete another Fairfax Athletics waiver again unless your personal information changes (Address, Email Address, Cell Phone #, etc). This waiver will then be archived in our system and will be used for all Fairfax Athletics sports and social events.

*Please Note - If a player uses multiple email addresses (work & personal), they need to enter all email addresses in the email field, separated by a comma.

Find a Team's Schedule

To see the weekly schedule for a particular team, click on the "Master Schedule" from the vertical menu bar on the left side of the page.

To see the season schedule for a particular team (or division or all teams), click on "TEAM INFO" tab from the horizontal menu bar at the top of any page. Once there, first select "Schedule" from the vertical menu bar on the left side of the page and the Current Season & Year as the season on the left-most drop down menu. Next, select the desired League from the middle drop down menu (e.g., Tuesday Night Co-ed League) and then select the desired Team from the far right drop down menu.

POLICY FAQs
Weather Cancelations / Delay Policy

All Fairfax Athletics leagues adhere to Fairfax County policy regarding severe weather (thunder, lightning) which all players, coaches, managers, and referees are responsible for implementing. It is a requirement that if any individual involved with the League--including non-playing spectators--sees lightning or hears thunder, they must bring it to the referee's attention immediately. EVERYONE shares in this responsibility.

When a member of the referee crew sees lightning or hears thunder, or is alerted to such by a player, coach, manager, or spectator, the referee will immediately suspend play for 20 minutes. Everyone MUST clear the field and retreat to the parking lot. Anyone who remains on the pitch after the referee has ordered everyone off the field acknowledges that they do so at their own risk and that neither the League nor the referee crew assigned to the match can be held responsible or any injuries occurring as long as play is suspended. At no time may an individual ask the referee to ignore the lightning or thunder or insist that play be allowed to continue.

The referee will wait 30 minutes from the last flash of lightning or peal of thunder. Each time lightning re-appears or thunder is heard, the referee MUST re-start the 30 minute clock. There are NO exceptions to this waiting period. Once 30 minute pass with no additional thunder or lightning, the referee will resume play with the appropriate re-start from when play was suspended.

Because the League must operate within the constraints of field permits, the referee has the authority to shorten the halves of the game to try and complete the game or to cancel the match in its entirety.


For Questions about Game Cancelations:

FXA Hotline: 703-382-9111 x20
*Please call the Hotline at least 15 Minutes prior to your scheduled game for updated status.

Fairfax County Field Closures Hotline: 703-324-5264

Fairfax County Athletic Field Closure Status Website

Game Cancelation / Reschedule Policy
  • Games may be cancelled due to existing weather conditions, dangerous or unplayable field conditions, facility constraints, etc. FXA staff makes every effort to play all scheduled games, thus we will not cancel games until absolutely necessary. Therefore, if you call the FXA Hotline to find out if the fields are open and/or games are canceled, remember we will not update the hotline until close to the start of the game. With that said, we will update the hotline as soon as we have updated status.
  • If the games are canceled, FXA will update the hotline immediately. FXA will then change the status of the field to Closed on the website, which will send out an email to all roster players letting them know the game is canceled. It is still the captain's responsibility to inform all teammates of the cancellation. If a game is cancelled on site, FXA will attempt to contact those teams still scheduled to play the remainder of the day/night. Depending on the time of cancellation, some teams will have to be notified on site. If we do cancel, follow next week's schedule unless otherwise notified, (i.e. if June 20th games are cancelled, teams should follow the June 27th schedule for their next game). The games that are cancelled will be made up towards the end of the season if time allows.
  • In extreme circumstances, FXA reserves the right to run a shortened season without a refund. FXA will make every attempt to get all regular season games played, however for every two (2) game cancellations due to weather, the season may be shortened one (1) regular season game. FXA also reserves the right to schedule games on days other than your regularly scheduled league day/night if necessary.
  • These policies are designed to make the league run as smoothly and safely as possible, and provide continuity for its participants. Each player in the league is responsible for this information: please advise your team of these rules / league policies and thanks for playing.
Refund Policy

Absolutely no refunds, credits, vouchers, or transfers to a future season, no matter the circumstances (includes, but is not limited to illness and injury), within two weeks (14 days) of the originally posted start date of the class or league. There will be a $15 processing fee for individuals and a $50 processing fee for teams for ALL refunds requested more than 14 days prior to the originally posted start date of the league or class. There will be a $25 fee for any returned checks.

ALL SOCIAL EVENTS/PARTIES/OUTINGS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, NO MATTER THE CIRCUMSTANCES.

Please send an email to refund@fairfaxathletics.com,and if the refund is approved, we will process the refund with 15 business days.

Forfeit Policy

If your team needs to forfeit a game for whatever reason, please email or text us within 6 hours before your Monday - Friday game time and 24 hours before your Saturday or Sunday game time. Email is football@fairfaxathletics.com, Text # is 703-382-9111

Otherwise the penalty is $100, and will need to be paid before your next game. This will now give you leverage to hold your players accountable for attendance. THESE PENALTIES WILL BE ENFORCED!