FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
What is FamilyFantasySports.com?
The first fantasy sports site dedicated to family play where grownups and kids play together. We bring the family into the fun!
Is it Free?
YES. Our games and content are FREE.
Who Plays FamilyFantasySports.com?
Join the thousands of people who are playing Family Fantasy Sports. With over $40,000 in prizes, including a Grand Prize of $25,000 for college savings, Family Fantasy Sports is appealing to anyone who wants to ease the burden of education costs and have fun with their friends and family.
Some of our most popular groups include:
- parents and children
- entire families
- friends & classmates
- students (elementary school through college)
- religious groups
- camp friends
- youth groups & organizations
- law firms
- Fortune 500 companies
- clubs & teams
What are Fantasy Sports?
Fantasy sports are games where participants (fantasy owners/general managers) build a team that competes against other fantasy teams. The fantasy owner’s team is made up of players and/or teams from across professional sports leagues. Each team’s performance is determined by the performance of the individual players or teams from professional sports leagues that the owner has on his/her roster.
Who can play at FamilyFantasySports.com?
Our site and leagues have been to created provide fun, interactive games and activities for grownups and kids to share. Dads and moms and their kids spend time and play at FamilyFantasySports.com. Uncles, aunts, cousins, teachers, students, mentors, clergy members, clubs, and summer camps are active on our sites as well.
For all of our leagues, each team must have at least one player (email registration) over the age of 13.
Can beginners play?
Yes, our leagues are designed for new, as well as experienced players. Check out our Fantasy 101 page for beginner’s guides to playing fantasy sports.
What is the difference between a ‘public’ and ‘private’ league?
Both types of leagues are free and follow the same rules – from drafts and points to playoffs and prizes.
Public leagues are open to anyone to join, though some public leagues to have simple requirements. For example, our Mother-Son Leagues and Father-Daughter Leagues require that all teams be comprised of a Mom & Son or Father & Daughter. All public leagues have 10 teams per league for football 2008. Click here to join a public league.
Anyone can set up a private league and invite their friends/family members/classmates and others to join. In order to join a private league, a player must be invited. For example, a little league team may create a private league for team members and their parents play together or an office manager may create a private league for her colleagues (and her colleagues’ kids) to play fantasy football together. The person who creates the league will send invitations via email. Click here to create a private league.
Are there prizes?
Yes. We will award weekly and Champion’s prizes during the NFL 2008 season on FamilyFantasySports.com. Our prizes are focused on kids and families and are offered in the following categories: Kids Health & Fitness, Education, Family Fun & Entertainment, and College Savings. We will be announcing prizes as we get closer to kickoff!
What else can kids and grownups do at FamilyFantasySports.com?
Our company is dedicated to offering interactive games, activities, and content that helps create strong, healthy relationships between kids and grownups. From math learning tools based on fantasy sports to history and geography fun through NFL cities and mascots, our team is continually finding and creating offerings for interactive fun. Our mission is to create ‘family friendly’ games and activities that parents and caregives can enjoy with their kids.
Additionally, we offer tools and information for grown ups who are parents, coaches, teachers, mentors, and others interested in building confident, healthy and intelligent kids.
What is a 529 College Savings Plan?
A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged investment vehicle in the United States designed to encourage saving for the future higher education expenses of a designated beneficiary (a child, grandchild, niece, nephew, etc.). It is named after section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code.
The money put in a 529 (including select FamilyFantasySports.com prizes for Football 2008), grows tax deferred and funds withdrawn and used for educational expenses (tuition, room & board, books, etc.) are tax exempt.
For more information on 529 accounts and college savings visit the College Savings & Family Finance section of our Grown Ups Blog.