Can teams add players to the roster after submitted?
No, to be fair to all teams, you can not add new players after submitting the roster!
If a player is missing any validation information at bookcheck- can they play?
They will have up to 2 hours prior to the start of their game to present the missing data or they will not be able to play.
Who books hotel rooms for teams?
Each team is responsible to book their own room at one of our Stay-To-Play hotels listed on our website. We arranged for discounted rates at these hotels for our athletes and families and are constantly updating the list as new options become available.
What paperwork is needed for the team?
Once teams are registered with a deposit made, they will receive an email packet which includes all of the paperwork that needs to be completed. Regional calls will be made as a Help Tool to guide team moms/managers through the process. It is important to get the information completed as quickly as possible so you can focus more on the game.
Please Note: For 2017 championship event, there are two divisions –
all-star and team. The all-star division is made up of groups that solicit
top athletes, conduct try-outs and typically play post-season football
after the group’s athletes are done with the regular season. Most all-
star teams are made up of top kids from the region but there is no
geographical boundary or limitation.
For the team division, the focus is on the “organic team” and the main
requirement is that the roster is the same roster from the beginning of
the season to the start of our regional event. There is no allowance for
adding an athlete during the season to improve the team (it is
acceptable if an athlete does not play in every game as long as he is on
the original roster filed with the league). Teams are allowed to add
younger athletes from the same program to play with the team (as we
know some teams lose an athlete to another sport or to late season
Although the event looks at multiple criteria to determine
consideration for the “team”, below are other considerations:
Our teams do not cut kids or hold tryouts (although teams may limit
Our teams typically play in a league (although some teams can simply
play in tournaments as long as they satisfy the other requirements).
Our teams typically include athletes from a defined region (although
teams may pull from a large region).
Our teams typically play on one team (although we understand that
many kids may play on a middle school team and a local league team).
Team sites and materials are helpful to review but not conclusive. Many
programs talk about attracting top kids and many programs feature
organic teams and post-season all-star teams for kids whose teams not
qualify for post-season play (which we encourage).
There are other criteria that we review but these are helpful guides for
interested teams and choosing the division in which you qualify.
Is there a gate fee at the National Championship?
Yes, there is a $10 per day fee or a $25 weekend pass fee. Purchased at the venue. It transfers between all three game locations.