Winter Kickoff Tournament
The Winter Kickoff is single day double elimination flag football tournament taking place on Saturday, December 8th or Sunday, December 9th at East River Park. We will have a tournament each day and teams will be able to select their date preference during registration.
We will be offering both 7v7 and 8v8 divisions, select your preference during sign up. (see below for more information on the differences between 7v7 and 8v8).
Tournament Format –
Four team double elimination bracket. (Format will vary depending on number of teams).
Tournament will be play under NYC Flag Football rules, available to view here.
The tournament fee is $240 to register a team.
$30 to sign up as a solo player and be added to a team.
Last day to request a refund is November 23rd.
For any other questions please email email@example.com.
Explaining the Divisions:
8v8 Ground – Each team has three downed lineman on either side of the ball. On Defense, they don’t have to rush but they do need to line up across from the O-Line. O-Linemen are NOT eligible receivers. We do allow contact blocking in this league that must be above the waist and below the neck. You must be facing the person you are blocking as we do not allow blocks to the back or side. QB’s can take the snap under center and a running game is often used to compliment the passing game.
8v8 Air – Same open hand blocking rules as our standard 8v8 league, but linemen are ELIGIBLE RECEIVERS.
7v7 Eligible– Traditional flag football, non contact blocking. Similar to basketball, you work to establish a position to where the opposing player has to go around you to get to the ball. You must have 4 offensive players on the line of scrimmage to have a legal formation and the QB must take the snap directly behind the center in a shotgun formation. To be successful team usually work in short passes, trick plays, lateralls and pitches. A direct run game is difficult as you are not allowed to directly block players.
For a full list of rules click on the rules link on the homepage.
Free agent sign ups –
Solo players or small groups without a full team can sign up as Free Agent players. You will either be added to a team looking to round out their roster or added to a team of Free agent players like yourself.
If you are siging up with a friend or small group you’ll be able to include that information during sign up to make sure we place you on the same team.