Sports

About Central Sports

Fun 

We strive for all our sports to be fun! Statistics show 75% of kids who quit sports by the age of 14 do so because it is no longer fun. From practices to games to devotionals, we want Central sports to be a fun experience for the players. God is the creator of fun and we want learning about Him and His son Jesus to be fun.

Growth

Our goal is that each player grows in the sport. We want them to develop skills, talent, sportsmanship and discipline throughout the season and be a better player from week 1 through week 10. We also want the players and parents to grow in their relationships with Christ throughout the season. If the player or family doesn’t know Jesus, we want them to come to know Him by the end of the season. If they already know Him, we want that relationship to be deepened during the season.

Respect

Part of the game in each sport is an opponent. We want all players to play to win while respecting their opponents during each game. Modeling and teaching sportsmanship in an important part of all Central sports programs. Jesus told us to love others (John 15:12), even our enemies (Matthew 5:44)

If you have any questions about our sports programs, please contact the Family Activities Minister, Bill Wise, at .

Football

LEAGUE INFORMATION
  • Flag Football is open to children 4 years - Kindergarten
  • 7 on 7 Football is open to children 1st grade - 6th grade
  • SOFT SHELL HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR 7 ON 7 FOOTBALL. THEY WILL NOT  BE PROVIDED.
    • You can purchase one here.
  • For those who have transferred Soccer fees to Football, please check "in person" on the registration form and type "transferring money from soccer" in the allergies section. 
  • You must attend one of the evaluations in order to play Central Sports Football. 
    • Saturday, July 25th 9:30 AM - 11 AM
    • Saturday, August 1st 9:30 AM - 11 AM
    • Saturday, August 8th 9:30 AM - 11 AM
  • Online registration closes at 11:59pm on Thursday, August 6th. 
  • In person registration closes at the last evaluations on August 8th but the prices will be $125 for the first kid and $115 for each additional kid. 
  • Practices begin the week of Monday, August 31st. 
  • The first game will be on September 19th and the last game will be on November 7th.

REGISTER HERE 

For more information about the Central Sports Football League, read our FAQ sheet or contact Tyler Denton at

RULES UNIQUE TO CENTRAL SPORTS

Game Rules

  • Kindergarten Division will play with flags.
  • 1-3rd Grade and 4-6th Grade Divisions will play 7 on 7, single hand touch football.
  • The offensive team begins the game and second half by taking possession of the ball at the starting-yard line.

 

End zone Zone 3 Zone 2 Zone 1

1-3rd & 4-6th Field

End zone End zone

K & Under Field

Down Format

  • In the Kindergarten division,the offensive team has four plays to gain a first down by crossing midfield. Once a team crosses midfield, it has four plays to score a touchdown.
  • If the team fails to cross midfield in four downs or score a touchdown, the other team takes possession on its own 5-yard line.
  • In the 1st-3rd and 4th-6th grade divisions, the offensive team has 3 plays to gain a first down or a touchdown by crossing the first down lines, or to score a touchdown.
  • On fourth down, a team has two options.
    1. A team may attempt to gain a first down or a touchdown. If a team fails to convert on fourth down, either by scoring or picking up a first down, the defensive team gains possession on the starting-yard line and 2 points.
    2. A team may “punt” as its fourth-down play by notifying the referee. In this case, the ball will be placed on the starting-yard line and there will be a change of possession.

Game Clock

  • (4) 8 minute quarters with a running clock and a 4 minute halftime
  • Substitutions will be briefly made at the conclusion of each quarter
  • There are no timeouts during the game
  • There is a 30-second play clock that starts after the referee spots the ball for play and blows the whistle.
  • The game clock only stops at the conclusion of quarters, halftime and for injuries. 

Game Format

  • Devotion will be led over the PA system. The teams need to meet at midfield. Warm up time will be completed before then.
  • Visiting team calls the coin toss. The winning team chooses to play either offense or defense first. The team that plays defense at the start of the first half will play offense at the start of the second half.
  • The team with possession at the end of the 1st and 3rd quarter will maintain possession at the start of the next quarter.
  • Kindergarten division is 6 v. 6 while 1st-3rd and 4th-6th grade divisions are 7 v. 7.
  • 4th-6th grade can have ONE coach in the huddle for the first TWO games. Kindergarten and 1st -3rd grade can have ONE coach in the huddle throughout the season.

Scoring

All Divisions

  • Touchdown: 6 points
  • Extra point: 1 point (from 5 yd. line) OR 2 points (from 10 yd. line)
  • 1-3rd and 4-6th Divisions ONLY
  • Interception: 3 points (no points for INT on Extra Point)
  • Turnover on downs: 2 points

Offense

  • A minimum of three players must be on the line of scrimmage at every snap.
  • The referee will spot the ball on the line of scrimmage.
  • Only one player can be in motion when the ball is snapped.
  • In the 4th – 6th grade division, the ball must be snapped between the legs to begin play.
    • Kindergarten and 1st-3rd grade players may use the side snap.
  • Before handing off or passing, the quarterback must have complete possession of the ball.

Running the Football

  • The person who receives the snap from the center (under-center or shotgun) is considered the quarterback and cannot run the ball across the line of scrimmage.
  • A pitch from the quarterback can be executed immediately after the snap or on a delay (similar to the option play without the quarterback being able to advance the football).
    • The quarterback is the only player who can make the pitch. The pitch can occur at any time while behind the line of scrimmage.
    • Once the pitch is received, the ball carrier can run the ball, hand-off the ball (behind the line of scrimmage) or pass the
  • Direct handoffs behind the line of scrimmage are legal. Multiple handoffs may be used. After the ball crosses the line of scrimmage, handoffs and laterals are not permitted.
  • A player receiving a handoff or pitch can pass the ball (halfback pass) from behind the line of scrimmage.
  • A ball carrier may not dive. A dive will result in a penalty.
  • The ball carrier’s hips determine the spot of the football when a flag ois pulled or a touch is made, not the location of the football.

Receiving the Football

  • All 6 or 7 players are eligible to receive passes. The quarterback becomes eligible after a handoff or pitch.
  • A completion consists of a receiver gaining control of the football while having at least one foot in bounds.
  • If a player catches a pass with his knee(s) on the ground, the play is dead and the ball is spotted at the point of the completion.
  • All forward passes can be completed behind or beyond the line of scrimmage. Only one forward pass can be completed per play. Once the ball leaves the quarterback’s hand, the defender can make a play on the ball.
  • The quarterback has 7 seconds to throw a pass. If a pass is not thrown within 7 seconds, it is treated as an incomplete pass (loss of down). A handoff or pitch will end the 7-second pass count.

Dead Balls

  • Play is ruled dead when one of the following occurs:
  • The ball carrier is touched with one hand of a defender.
  • The ball carrier steps out of bounds.
  • The ball carrier’s knee hits the ground.
  • A touchdown or safety is scored.
  • A pass falls incomplete.
  • At the point of an interception. When the defense intercepts pass, the play is whistled dead.
  • The ball hits the ground as a fumble. The ball will be spotted at the point of the fumble.

Defense Basics

  • Teams may play man-to-man, zone defenses or combination of both.
  • Interceptions may not be returned. 3 points will be awarded and the defensive team gains possession at the starting-yard line.
  • Rushing the Passer
  • Kindergarten Division
    • A beanbag will be placed 7 yards away from the line of scrimmage. Only 1 player may rush, and only if they are behind the bean bag before the snap.
  • 1-3rd and 4-6th Divisions
    • There is no rushing. The quarterback has 7 seconds to pass or hand off the ball.
    • Once the ball is handed off or pitched, the 7-yard rule is no longer in effect, and all defenders may cross the line of scrimmage to pursue the ball carrier.

PENALTIES

  •  Defense
    • Encroachment: The penalty is 5 yards from the line of scrimmage and REPLAY OF DOWN.
    • Illegal Rush
    • Kindergarten Division
      • When a defensive player, who is not the rusher, crosses the line of scrimmage while the quarterback still has possession of the ball.
    • 1-3rd and 4-6th Divisions
      • Enforced when defensive players cross the line of scrimmage while the quarterback still has possession of the ball.
      • The penalty is 5 yards from the line of scrimmage and REPLAY OF DOWN.
    • Interference
      • The penalty is 10 yards from the line of scrimmage and an AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN.
    • Illegal contact
      • Pulling the jersey, holding, blocking, pushing.
      • The penalty is 10 yards from the line of scrimmage and an AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN.
    • Illegal flag pull
      • Before the receiver catches the football.
      • The penalty is 10 yards from the line of scrimmage and an AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN.
    • Diving
      • Diving toward the ball carrier to pull a flag
      • The penalty is 10 yards from the spot of the foul and an AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN.
  • Offense
    • Illegal motion
      • More than one person moving.
      • The penalty is 5 yards from the line of scrimmage and REPLAY OF DOWN.
    • Illegal formation
      • Not enough men on the line of scrimmage.
      • The penalty is 5 yards from the line of scrimmage and REPLAY OF DOWN.
    • Illegal pass
      • A pass is thrown after the ball carrier has crossed the line of scrimmage
      • The penalty is 5 yards from the line of scrimmage and a LOSS OF DOWN.
    • Delay of game
      • The penalty is 5 yards from the line of scrimmage and REPLAY OF DOWN.
    • Flag guarding (for Kindergarten division only)
      • Intentional or unintentional use of the arm to prevent the flag from being pulled.
      • The penalty is 5 yards from the spot of the foul and a LOSS OF DOWN.
    • Illegal use of the hands
      • Blocking (stiff arming in Kindergarten Division)
      • The penalty is 10 yards from the spot of the foul and a LOSS OF DOWN.
    • Diving
      • Diving toward the end zone or first down.
      • The penalty is 10 yards from the spot of the foul and a LOSS OF DOWN.

 

PRACTICE INFORMATION

Practices are once a week on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday evenings beginning on August 31st. All practices and games take place at the Central soccer fields.

GAME SCHEDULES

All games will be held on Saturdays, beginning on September 19th, from 8 AM - 1 PM at the Central soccer fields.
Check back for additional information.

Coach Resources
  • If you'd like to coach with us, fill out this form and email it to .
  • 2020 Football Manual 

Volleyball

LEAGUE INFORMATION
  • Open to girls 1st - 6th grade
  • For those who have transferred Soccer fees to Volleyball, please check "in person" on the registration form and type "transferring money from soccer" in the allergies section.
  • You must attend one of the evaluations in order to play Central Sports Volleyball. 
    • Saturday, July 25th 1 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Saturday, August 1st 1PM - 2:30 PM
    • Saturday, August 8th 1 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Online registration closes at 11:59pm on Thursday, August 6th. 
  • In person registration closes at the last evaluations on August 8th but the prices will be $125 for the first kid and $115 for each additional kid. 
  • Practices begin the week of Monday, August 31st. 
  • The first game will be on September 19th and the last game will be on November 7th.

REGISTER HERE

For more information about the Central Sports Volleyball League, read our FAQ sheet or contact Tyler Denton at .

General Rules of Volleyball

  • Ball that lands on the line is in.
  • Serve that does not go over the net is a point for the other team.
  • Ball that lands out is a point.
  • Serve that strikes the net and goes over is a live ball.
  • Serve that strikes the antennae is out.
  • Ball in play that strikes the ceiling/basketball goal/sound equipment but remains on your side is a live ball.
  • Ball in play that strikes the ceiling/basketball goal/sound equipment and goes over the net to opposing team is considered obstructed and a dead ball; point for other team.

Rules Specific to Central Sports

  • Player rotates in at server position only and rotates through all positions on the court.
  • Player may not serve more than 3 points in a row (side-out awarded).
  • Rally scoring
  • Zone serving (see following entitled section).
  • No chanting during the opposing team’s serves.
  • Serve that is missed (‘whiffed’) is replayed.
  • One time out per game
  • Lifts are called for the 4th-6th grade division
  • Devotion for all teams and parents given at the beginning of each game

 

 

1st-3rd Grade Division

4th – 6th Grade Division

Ball Size

-Volley Lites

-Standard Size

Game Format

-Two 18 minute games -No score kept

-2 sets (games) to 25 points -1 set (game) to 15 points

-Must win by two points

Zone Serving

-2 ft zones – 12 total zones

-Serve is allowed from in front of 10 ft line

-After two successful serves, moves back to next zone for third attempt

-Start serving in last successful zone

-5ft zones – 5 total zone

-Serve begins at 10 ft line

-After each successful serve, moves back to next zone

-Start serving in last successful zone

Overhand Serves

-Behind 30 ft line

-Behind 25 ft and 30 ft line (Zones 5 or 6)

 Play Time/Line-up Rotation

  • Every player rotates in at server position and rotates through all positions on the court to ensure equal playtime.
  • Evenly divide (as much as is possible) game starts
  • Evenly divide (as much as is possible) coin toss callers
  • If a player is late, you can have them sit out until their turn in the rotation or you can slip them in right away. Just be consistent!
  • Start of game – if your team didn’t win the toss, you must rotate before serving

Zone Serving: 1st – 3rd Grade Division

Lines that are 2 feet apart will be taped on the court; creating 12 serving zones.

  • Each player should begin in a zone that is the furthest from the net that they can consistently, successfully serve. 1st-3rd grade division can begin anywhere, including in front of the 10ft line.
  • If the player has two successful serves, then the player will move back one zone for the third serve attempt.
  • When the player rotates around for their next serve attempt, they start in the last zone in which they were successful.
  • Overhand serves from the 30 foot line (back line)

 

Zone Serving: 4th – 6th Grade Division

Lines that are 5 feet apart will be taped on the court, creating 5 serving zones.

  • Each player should begin in a zone that is the furthest from the net that they can consistently, successfully serve. 4th-6th grade division will begin at 10ft line.
  • If the serve is successful, player moves back to the next zone for next serve attempt. The player will move back one zone for every successful serve attempt until they side out (3 serves) or possession turns over.
  • When the player rotates around for their next serve attempt, they start in the last zone in which they were successful..
  • Overhand serves from the 25 foot line (4th zone) or 30 foot line (back line/5th zone)

 

PRACTICE INFORMATION

Practices are once a week. Practices are held on either Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday evenings starting on August 31st. All practices and games take place in the FLC gym.

GAME SCHEDULES

All games will be held on Saturdays, beginning on September 19th, from 8 AM - 1 PM in the FLC gym.
Check back for additional information.

Coach Resources

Basketball and Cheerleading

LEAGUE INFORMATION
    • Open to children 1st - 6th grade
    • Registration for the 2020/2021 season is open!
    • Register here
    • Registration costs $80 for the first child and $70 for each additional child.
      • Registration costs will increase on October 12th to $100 for the first child and $90 for each additional child. 
    • Every registrant must attend one of the following evaluation dates to play in our league:
      • Sunday, October 11th, 2020 from 2:30 - 4pm
      • Sunday, October 18th, 2020 from 2:30 - 4pm
      • Sunday, November 1st, 2020 from 2:30 - 4pm

Central Sports Basketball Rules

PRACTICE INFORMATION

Practices are once a week on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday evenings. Practices will run from November 30th, 2020 to February 25th, 2020.

GAME SCHEDULES

All Games will be held in the FLC Gym on Saturdays from January 9th, 2021 to February 27th, 2021.

Basketball Game Schedule
Cheer Game Schedule
Basketball & Cheer Picture Schedule

Coach Resources

Soccer

LEAGUE INFORMATION
    • Open to children aged 4 - 6th grade. 
    • Registration for the 2021 season will open in late 2020.

Adult Wiffle Ball League

Important Dates

  • Check back later for important dates

What is Wiffle Ball?

Wiffle Ball is a variation of the sport of baseball designed for indoor play in confined areas. The game is played using a perforated plastic ball, a pitching machine, and an official Moonshot bat.

How much activity is there?

The only movement that takes place will be in the field. There is no base running. Players will have to throw the ball at a 5X6 ft first base to determine if the batter is out or safe.

Do I need to provide any equipment?

Central will provide all of the equipment. Bring tennis shoes and athletic apparel.

How do teams work?

Teams will consist of 5-8 players. Only 5 will be in the field at a time, but teams may rotate players in the field. All 8 players can be in the batting lineup with no rotation required.

A player does not have to play every game, but will be expected to pay for an entire season.

If you have further questions, contact Tyler Denton at .