Fri, Jan 13 - Sun, Jan 15 2017

46th Annual National Flag Football Championships,

Tampa, Florida, United States Tampa, Florida, United States
3 Sponsors Confirmed

  • About the event

    The USFTL National Championship Tournament began on November 25th, 1971 as a tournament to showcase the best post-collegiate and club flag football players in the country. Since that time, it has grown into one of the largest adult/youth flag football events in the nation; featuring four levels of championship competition and 13 different styles of play.

    The primary function of the tournament serves as a culturally significant role of fostering the community spirit of the game and sportsmanship, as well as showcasing the best talent in the country. 

    Each team is scheduled to play a minimum of 3 games over three (3) days in a round robin format. National Champions are declared in all divisions of play.

    Why should you sponsor?

    As a long standing 501c3 non profit charity, our National Championship being THE largest adult flag football event in the country, is a no brainer for a sponsor to get on board.  Flag football is the fastest growing amatuer sport in the country right now, with the NFL funding more and more research into concussions and symptoms, more people are recognizing the same fun, but safer alternative to tackle and are turning to flag football.  The majority of our 25,000+ memebers are in the 21-35 year old demographic with it being 80% men & 20% women.  With such an uptapped market in an up and coming sport, it is a great choice in allowing us to showcase your product, service, or brand.

    The USFTL adult National Championship Tournament is made up of 4 divisions of over 13+ styles of play, and brings in 413+ teams, from 32 states, and 5+ countries.  We expect no less than 11,000+ players and 4,000 family, fans, and friends to gather in our facility over a 3 day period.  In combination with, an additional 250 or so - vendors, staff, officials, volunteers, and coaches will be in attendance throughout the weekend. Additionally, local flag football enthusiasts will be in attendance based on the success of regional support and our citywide marketing efforts with Tampa Bay Sports Commission and Plant City Parks and Recreation.

    Mario Durastante II

    The USFTL was incorporated as a 501c-3, non-profit membership based corporation on May 17th, 1989. In 1988 Michael Cihon, of Mentor, OH founded the USFTL after the NTFL went out of business. The first ever USFTL event was held on August 6th & 7th, 1988 “Denver, CO 7-Man Touch Football NIT”. The first ever USFTL National Championship Tournaments were held on November 25th, 26th, & 27th, 1988 in Columbus, OH (7-Man Touch, 8-Man Flag and 7-Women Touch) and Shreveport, LA (7-Man Screen Flag).

    The USFTL National Championships were quickly recognized as the premier flag football association for men, women, & youth.

    The mission of USFTL is to ensure a unified and responsive organization that develops and promotes the sport of flag football by providing services to its members and programs to inspire participation and team building skills, while preserving the integrity of the game.
    USFTL is accomplishing that mission and serving more than 30,000 members through programs and services. USFTL is expanding education programs for youth and adult coaches, officials and players including; player/team development, its websites (www.usftl.com and www.usftlyouthflag.com) a print rulebook that is distributed bi-annually to some 350,000 players, coaches, referees, and recreation departments - worldwide, and from the numerous events we run around the country. We focus our programs on sportsmanship and safety through a national code of conduct and a partnership with the NFL, with their Heads Up Concussion Program and Play 60 Initiative.

    The USFTL National Headquarters are located in Mentor, Ohio and features a 3 office administrative center as well as flag football memorabilia, flag football store, warehouse, and National Hall of Fame Wall. USFTL employs 5 staff members at its national office, and benefits from regular volunteer and intern assistance.

    The USFTL manages the largest attended and most amount of adult flag football events in the country, along with multiple regional team events, as well as coaches and officials education clinics.

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  • 10000+ attendees expected

    50% Male Attendees

    50% Female Attendees

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