National Tournament

NEW DIVISIONS OF PLAY OFFERED: We will offer 8 divisions of play based off of a grade format. You must sign up for the division of the highest graded player on your team based off of the 2016/2017 school year.

DIVISIONS INCLUDE:
* 1st Grade and younger
* 2nd Grade and younger
* 3rd Grade and younger
* 4th Grade and younger
* 5th Grade and younger
* 6th Grade and younger
* 7th Grade and younger
* 8th Grade and younger

Please keep in mind, that NFF reserves the right to combine or modify divisions if necessary.

Proof of Grade is REQUIRED to participate in this tournament.  If you can not provide proof of grade, you will not be allowed to participate. If are you are caught with an ineligible player on your team, your entire team will be removed from the tournament, without refund.

AWARDS: Division Champions will receive INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS.  The team will also receive a FREE PAID bid into the 2017 Mike. S. Malia National Flag Football Championships to DEFEND their title!Division Runner ups will also receive consolation awards.

ENTRY FEE: $395 per team (+ processing fee)

GATE FEE: There will be a gate fee to enter the park of $5 per car + $1.25 per person (paid to Broward County for field maintenance) upon arrival.

CONCESSIONS: Food is allowed in the complex. However, food trucks will be on sight all weekend long.

DEADLINE: Monday, December 12th, 2016

TOURNAMENT APP: We have created a tournament app so that you can follow all of the action including check in times, schedules, score updates, and playoff brackets.

Please keep in mind that the schedules are listed under the Tournament Information section.

 Click Here if you have an iphone to download this app from itunes.

 Click Here if you have an android to download this app from google play.

HOTEL STAY: All teams staying at a hotel for this event are REQUIRED to use RoomRoster for their bookings. RoomRoster provides our teams with a user friendly, quick and convenient process for team registration, accommodation, roster management, and communication.
 Hotels Plus by RoomRoster will provide all of our out of town teams:
* Access to team friendly hotels with the best amenities.
* Pre-negotiated team group rates.
* No obligation courtesy holds.
* Coaches have access to real time updates to monitor team room pick up.
* Easy access booking links a self-managed, user friendly platform for team management.
Any questions regarding bookings can be handled by contacting our dedicated RoomRoster event manager, Taylor Longfield at taylor.longfield@roomroster.com or 888-723-2064 ext. 232.

WHO IS MICHAEL S. MALIA?: Often referred to as “Coach Mike”, Michael S. Malia coached for National Flag Football from 2010 – until April 2nd, 2016 when he unfortunately passed away from a heart attack at the age of 43. Mike leaves behind Jennifer Malia and son Owen. Mike was one of the greatest souls to walk this earth. When coach would walk into a room of total strangers, he would work tirelessly to ensure that everybody was having a great time. Through his hilarious jokes and endless stories, he was sure to leave a positive impact on everybody that he encountered.

Coach Mike and our Executive Director, Bryan Ledin, met in 2010 when they were both assigned to same flag football team in Michigan to begin their coaching careers. Since the moment those two met, they were inseparable on the football field, participating in over 20 sessions of flag football together, including capturing numerous charity,  state and regional titles. Partial proceeds from this tournament will be donated to the Michael S. Malia Foundation which will be formed to allow for children, no matter their financial situation to have the ability to play the game he loved so much. With this tournament, we honor you coach!