Sports & Leagues

Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District are proud to offer a wide variety of adult and youth sports programs. We pride ourselves on providing safe, fun, and memorable experiences bring people together in the spirit of the game.  To view Athletics & Adventure Classes, click here.

The Jr. NFL Flag Football Program is the premier flag football league for boys and girls ages 6-14 years old. The program teaches youth the fundamentals of football, good sportsmanship, and teamwork through practices and games. The goal of the program is to educate its participants in the game of football as well as teach skills and lessons that help them succeed both on and off the field.

Our Mission

To provide youth an opportunity to play and grow in a family-friendly environment.

Our Philosophy

The Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District believes that participation in youth sports and recreation builds positive self-esteem; promotes underlying values like sportsmanship, hard work, respect and camaraderie; and contributes to social, emotional, and physical development. We aim to provide programs to young people of all backgrounds that emphasize participation, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun, placing less emphasis on the competitive aspect of sports and focusing instead on the process of growing and learning together. We expect all participants, parents, and coaches to support this philosophy.

League Overview

Divisions (All CO-ED)

  • Ages 6-8
  • Ages 9-11
  • Ages 12-14

Practices & Games

  • Practices are held two times a week (days & times coordinated by head coach)
  • The majority of games are held on Saturday mornings starting at 9 a.m.
  • Mouth guards required at all practices & games
  • Each participant will receive a jersey of their NFL team
  • Footballs provided by the league

Game Schedules

Visit our Team Sideline page for game schedules and league-wide updates.

Important Dates (2023)

  • Registration Deadline - TBA
  • Mini Camp / Evaluation - TBA
  • Scrimmages - TBA
  • Opening Day Games - TBA

Coaches & Referees

Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District accepts applications for dedicated Volunteer Coaches and Referee’s to assist with our Jr. NFL Flag Football Program. As a coach, you will be responsible for teaching kids not only the game of football but also sportsmanship, teamwork, equality, and the fun of playing organized sports!

Coaches

We are looking for coaches for the following age levels: 5-7 years, 8-10 years, and 11-14 years. In order to provide the best possible experience for our kids, your commitment to the program is essential.

Volunteer Coach Job Description

Referees

As a referee, you will be responsible for ensuring the rules of the game are followed and the game play is fair for all of those involved.

You must be able to understand the rule book and be able to make snap judgments and be confident in your calls. You will be tested at times by the players and coaches and you should be able to explain your call and stand behind your rulings. You need to work well with the other referees and be able to relate well with the players.

Incentives

Head coaches will receive a free registration for one child. One assistant coach per team will receive half off of registration for their child.

Requirements

Training will be provided for these volunteer positions and no previous coaching experience is required. However, basic knowledge of football is required. Coaches and referees are required to meet the following criteria:

  • Endure light to moderate physical activity, exposure to heat and inclement weather. 
  • Be committed to building positive relationships with parents, players, other coaches, and staff.
  • Lift or carry 20 lbs.
  • Hearing and speech adequate to communicate in person and over the phone. 
  • Vision adequate to monitor children and read the fine print. 
  • Be able to comprehend the rules of football and understand the complexity of the game.
  • All coaches and referees will be required to pass a live scan fingerprinting and background check.
  • Volunteers must be willing to commit to coaching the full season.

Fair Oaks LacrosseFO Lacrosse Logo

The Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association (NCJLA) is the regional governing body and league in which the Fair Oaks Lacrosse Club participates. The Fair Oaks Lacrosse Club’s programs operate on volunteer efforts and are funded through participating families.

Fair Oaks / Orangevale Little LeagueFOVLL Logo

The Fair Oaks/Orangevale Little League is a not-for-profit organization providing Little League Baseball for the Fair Oaks and Orangevale areas. Registration is open for the Spring or Fall for the the Spring Baseball season.

Fair Oaks Soccer Club

The Fair Oaks Soccer Club is a non-profit, community-based youth soccer program that offers the children of Fair Oaks Soccer Club LogoNE Sacramento a quality opportunity to participate in recreational and competitive soccer leagues.

American River Girls Softball

The American River Girls Softball Association (ARGSA) is a non-profit organization (#1848578 - formerly Orangevale and Fair Oaks Girls Softball Associations). It is supported solely by volunteers and self-funded through community support from local businesses and individuals.

  1. Davey King

    Recreation Supervisor