Individual (Free Agent) / Small Group FAQ

  • I want to start playing sports, so how do i find or get on a team?

    Click on the Sport registration, register as an Individual Player, submit payment and FXA will place you on a team of other individuals or an existing team.

  • Can I join with friends and be put on the same team?

    Absolutely!  If you want to join with 1 or more friends but don’t have enough players for a full team simply use the Small Group Registration option.

  • I just signed up as an individual player – when will I find out my team info & game schedule?

    Individual player team assignments are usually announced about 5-10 days before the start of a season. You will receive an email within a week after registration closes with your team information, game schedule, & field locations.  In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected]  Your team will need to agree on a Team Name and Shirt Color so start thinking now!

  • I’m a guest player, where do I complete the Player Waiver registration that’s required before I can play?

    Each guest / substitute player must complete the Player Waiver registration under the Current & Upcoming Leagues before they participate in any game.

Corporate / Company Team FAQ

  • Can the out-of-county fees be waived for our company team if our corporate address is based in Fairfax County?

    The $30 per player out-of-county fee will be waived for any team comprised entirely of full-time employees from one Fairfax County-based company or a team comprised entirely of full-time employees of the County of Fairfax. Any such business must submit a list of all roster names as written verification. This list must be on company letterhead and signed by a representative of the business who is not on the team as a player or manager.

Sponsor Bar

  • What is a Sponsor Bar?

    FXA offers a fantastic sponsor bar program that provides $200 off team fees, up to 16 free team shirts (you choose shirt color), and food/drink specials. This is a place for all teams to hang out after the game and get food or drink specials. Click here for a list of sponsor bars and the specials they offer.

Team FAQ

  • How do we enter our game score?

    The captains must log into their account and select My Dashboard. From their Dashboard, click on the Team Name then click on the Report Score button to enter the game score. Please enter both team scores, then click Submit.

    It’s a very easy process, so please enter the game score within 3 days after the game date. If the score was entered by the other captain first, and you believe it to be incorrect, please use the “dispute score” button or email us at [email protected]

  • Our game score is not correct, how do we get it changed?

    Send an email to [email protected] with your team name, your opponent’s team name, and both scores, so we can confirm this information with the referees and then update 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.

  • When does the outstanding team fee get re-assigned back to the team captain to pay?

    If a team captains uses the player payment team registration, the players have up until the league start date to make payment. Any fees owed the day after the league start date will be re-assigned to the captain, and he/she will be responsible for paying the outstanding amount owed in full within 3 business days. Any outstanding fees that still remain after 5 days from the league start date will result in upcoming game forfeits until the team balance is paid.

  • Can a player be listed on 2 team rosters in the same league or a different division?

    Absolutely not. This rule is in place to keep the league fair. A player may sub for another team ONLY if they are short players, otherwise that player will be suspended for up to 2 games for playing with another team. Any player caught listed on 2 rosters will not be eligible to participate in ANY playoffs for that season. A Sunday Morning league and Sunday Night league are considered two different leagues.

  • Is there a minimum or maximum # of players for a team roster?

    Yes, here is a breakdown of the roster’s minimum & maximum.  Please note, you can use subs throughout the regular season as needed (must complete the waiver)

    Football = Minimum is 9 Players, Maximum is 18 players

    11v11 Soccer = Minimum is 14 Players, Maximum is 22 players

    8v8 Soccer = Minimum is 9 Players, Maximum is 16 players

    Softball = Minimum is 13 Players, Maximum is 20 players

    Basketball = Minimum is 5 Players, Maximum is 12 players

    Kickball = Minimum is 10 Players, Maximum is 20 players

    Volleyball = Minimum is 6 Players, Maximum is 12 players

    Bowling = Minimum is 4 Players, Maximum is 8 players

    Dodgeball = Minimum is 8 Players, Maximum is 16 players

    Teams that do not have the minimum # of players on their team roster will not be eligible for playoffs and are subject to forfeiting all season games.

  • How do we add players to our team roster?

    The team captain can send player invites thru their dashboard. Additionally, the player(s) can visit the league registration page, and click on Join Existing Team. The captain will then have to approve the player to add them onto the roster. All players must be added onto the roster by week 2 of the season.

    Remember, roster checks will be performed during the playoffs.

  • How do we remove players from our 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 [email protected] with “Sport” Player Removal in the Subject Line, and we will remove them from your team.

    Remember, roster checks will be performed during the playoffs.

  • 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 at the bottom of the website. 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.

  • Can we change our team name or shirt color?

    Yes, team captains now have the ability to change the team name and shirt color when in their dashboard on the website. Once logged into in their dashboard, select your team, click on Edit Profile. All information must be finalized before the 1st week of games.

  • How do we add or update Shirt/Jersey #s on the Soccer or Basketball roster?

    Team captains no longer have the responsibility to add or update roster #s, this now must be done by the individual player. He/she must log into their account and select My Dashboard. From their Dashboard, click on Edit Registration Settings (for each team listed), then update the Shirt/Jersey #. All shirt/jersey #s must be finalized before the 1st week of games. Any player that does not have a shirt/jersey # listed on the roster prior to the game WILL NOT be eligible to play. Again, permanent shirt/jersey #s are only required for soccer and basketball.

  • What happens if both teams wear the same shirt color?

    If both teams playing against each other wear the same color jersey/shirt, the AWAY Team (1st team listed on the scheduled) is responsible for changing to a different colored jersey/shirt. A pinnie can also be used.

  • Which Division is right for my team?

    If a team captains uses the player payment team registration, the players have up until the league start date to make payment. Any fees owed the day after the league start date will be re-assigned to the captain, and he/she will be responsible for paying the outstanding amount owed in full within 3 business days. Any outstanding fees that still remain after 5 days from the league start date will result in upcoming game forfeits until the team balance is paid.

  • Can I add/sync my team schedule into my calendars?

    Absolutely!  Visit your league schedule page, and on the right side (on desktop) you’ll see SCHEDULE SYNC.  Click on the blue ADD TO CALENDAR button.

  • How many teams make the playoffs?

    The number of teams that qualify for the playoffs vary by sport, division and season.  We typically take the top half teams in each division for the playoffs.

  • Will our team players be notified if our game is rained out or cancelled?

    If for some reason a game needs to be cancelled, all roster players will receive an email or text message (if enabled) notifying you on the status of your game. Please note, every attempt will be made to play the game.

  • What are Out-of-County Fees?

    Any player that lives outside of Fairfax County will have to pay a $30 out-of-county fee for all Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, and select Basketball leagues in accordance with Fairfax County regulations. *Please note, the out-of-county fee(s) will be waived for any team comprised entirely of full-time employees from one Fairfax County-based company or a team comprised entirely of full-time employees of Fairfax County. See above Corporate/Company Team FAQ for more information.

  • Are there Late Fees if we make payment after the league start date?

    Yes, if a player registers after the league start date, they will incur a $10 late fee when registering for the team or as a sub.

    If a team captain does not pay the Full Team payment by the league start date, they will be charged a 10% late fee each week until the team fee is paid in full. FXA also reserves the right to forfeit any upcoming games until the team fee has been paid in full.

League Info FAQ

  • How long do your seasons run?

    Most FXA sports play 8 game regular season games plus playoffs if teams qualify, but we do offer a few sports that play 6 or 7 game regular season games plus playoffs if teams qualify.

  • Where are the games played?

    FXA plays on turf / grass fields and courts throughout Northern Virginia. For a list of fields and directions please refer to the Locations tab on the league website. Fields vary by sport, season and league.

  • How often are games played?

    Each league plays 1 game per week, but sometimes we do have to schedule double headers to keep the season on track.

  • What seasons do you play?

    FXA has leagues year round. We offer Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter leagues starting every couple of weeks. If you miss a start date, don’t worry there is another league starting soon.

  • How competitive are the leagues?

    To keep competition evenly matched, FXA offers several different divisions (Social, Casual, Competitive, & Elite) for teams ranging in skill sets. All games are officiated by qualified & experienced referees / umpires.

  • What is the average age of players?

    We have teams and players of all ages from 21 to 65, but the average age of players tends to be in their 20’s and 30’s. You must be at least 18 to play in FXA.

  • What happens if I get injured?

    Players participate in FXA at their own risk. Athletic or event endeavors can be inherently dangerous. FXA does not provide health insurance to any players and does not refund players’ fees if they are injured. Players understand the risks and should think twice about playing if they do not have health insurance coverage.

Weather Policy FAQ

  • What is your weather cancellation / delay policy?

    All FXA Sports 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 30 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. When a game is cancelled, emails & text messages (if enabled) will be sent to all roster players when games are cancelled. It will also be posted on the website, with an orange Rescheduled box next to the game.

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