Frequently Asked Questions For Free Agents Fall 2023
1. How does the Free Agent program work?
First, sign up. There is no commitment and we evaluate your responses and put you in a pool of other FAs that are interested in our league. We form teams with this pool of players or assign them to teams looking to round out their roster. Once you are assigned a team, our expectation is for FAs to finish off the season with their team.
2. When does the season start?
Our Fall season starts in September and we stagger opening games to accommodate team schedules. Scrimmage games are open to all new players and current teams prior to the first official Sunday of the season. This may vary, but we give you plenty of options to get in as much practice and scrimmages prior to the start of the season. This year, Free Agent Draft and Captain’s Scrimmages will start Sunday, September 10. It will be held at Brighton with an anticipated start between 8:00 and 11:00 am. The exact schedule will be announced via email.
3. When do I have to register?
Waiver and registration must be completed prior to the first Draft, scrimmage or orientation of new players. We discourage showing up to your first game since we can not guarantee you a spot on a team unless we have acclimated you to your new teammates and the rules of our league.
4. What division can I play in?
We evaluate the statements you made about your experience and also see how you perform with other FAs during the the scrimmage games. The scrimmages are a round robin format so we can pair and see what new FAs gel with each other. We have workouts with team captains and QBs as well. QBs are the hardest position to fill – if you think you can handle the commitment and captain a team as a QB, we want to hear from you.
5. Can a friend and I join together and play on the same team?
Yes. We encourage this. But we’ve been very successful with forming teams and letting the “team first” mentality take over. And if you have only have 5 players, we can round our your team with 3 to 4 free agents to complete your roster.
6. How old do you have to be to play?
This is a men’s league and the average age of our players is between 25 and 35. You have to be at least 18 years old to participate in the league.
7. Where are the fields?
We are permitted for fields throughout Boston. Sundays we play at our home field Cleveland Circle in Brighton (Cassidy Park) as well as Dally Field on the Charles River. We move to Charlestown for the remaining season and the playoff tournaments.
8. What time are the games?
Your games will always be from 830 to 1pm. We try to finish before NFL games during the fall. Once the end of season tournaments start, games can go until 3pm to 4pm.
9. How do I Register?
Note: Since we started the free agent program around 2005, we’ve had 4 teams win their division or come in second place: Reservoir Dogs, Boston Raiders, Prime Time, D.K.X. These teams have remained in our league and continue to build and pick up FA year after year. Most recently, M-Dubs won the Fall 2016 Rec Division and Sons of Dothraki won in 2018. Add Hustling Russells and Atomic Dog Fall 2023 and Club Babaloo Spring 2023.