All teams invited are subjectable to a first come first serve basis. A down payment of $300 will solidify their position in the tournament. Balance must be settled by November 1st or eligibility will be revoked without refund of down payment.
No- All teams will be submitting a copy of their actual League Roster with League signatures, along with the roster we require. If an athlete is not on the league roster- the athlete can not play.
All validation must be verified by closing of registration day for all tournaments. (Only tournaments during November 23-25 will have until 1 hour prior to game time) PFHOFA Operations team can assist and confirm all needs prior to registration due date.
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.
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.
The rules can be found here!
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, verified by operations team with multiple league references). 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 injury).
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 unless conducted by limitations on number of kids allowed per team under league rules. (although teams may limit size). 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 in-state 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. There are other criteria that we review but these are helpful guides for interested teams and choosing the division in which you qualify. No travel team will be accepted as a candidate for a league team, if they travel outside their state for regular season play. Only the National Director has the ability to determine validity of travel to team classifications. All travel teams will be considered as an All – Star team.
If a team has a league mandated cutoff year for age that is different than stated in the rules for the Pro Football Hall of Fame World Youth Championship rules, and is documented with a hard copy of the bylaws, confirmed by league officials (not affiliated with the targeted organization) The adjusted age cutoff can be amended up to but no more than 4 months of the stated July 31st date. Grade based leagues will be allowed a cutoff date per player of up to but no more than 4 month grace period, of 7/31.
Waivers will be sent to the coach and team manager in the registration packet. Forms can be submitted electronically or turned in at the designated regional tournament check-in.