2016 NIRSA National Flag Football

This tournament is not restricted to regional tournament champions, league champions or limited to a certain number of teams from any one school. It is open to junior colleges, community colleges, four year universities, and military teams.

NIRSA Flag Football Photos

UWF Recreation & Sports Services has captured some amazing moments during the NIRSA National Flag Football Tournaments and we want to share them with you.

Click here to view our snap shots from the NIRSA National Flag Football Tournaments. 


Photo Album

NIRSA Flag Football Book

NIRSA Booklet 2017

UWF Recreation & Sports Services has recorded the amazing accolades and participants during the NIRSA National Flag Football Tournaments and we want to share them with you.

Click here to view our Booklet from the NIRSA National Flag Football Tournaments. 


Booklet 2016


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Dear Flag Football Participant:

This is an invitation to participate in the 2016 NIRSA Championship Series Flag Football National Championships hosted by the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida.

Divisions of Competition:

COLLEGE - All team members must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours for Fall Semester to qualify for Men, Women or Co-Rec at the Collegiate level. Dates of play for College will be January 6-8, 2017. There is a mandatory captain's meeting for Collegiate teams, which will be held at 6:45PM on January 5th at Ashton Brosnaham Park.

OPEN - All other participants are invited to participate in the Open Men's Division. This includes teams with faculty / staff member or military applications. Dates of play for Open will be January 7-8, 2017. 


Games will be played under NIRSA rules. This will be a 3 or 4 team pool play tournament with the top two teams out of each pool advancing to a single elimination playoff. We will be guaranteeing a 2 game minimum to all teams. Men's / Women's rosters are limited to 15 players and co-rec rosters are limited to 16 players. Rosters must be received no later than Wednesday, December 7th at 5:00pm.

Entry Fee

Entry fee is $400.00 per team. All entry fees must be processed through IMLeagues.com no later than Wednesday, December 7th at 5:00pm. Fees are not refundable unless there are teams on a waiting list. There will be a late fee of $50 assessed to teams who pay after December 7, 2016.


All tournament events will take place at:

Ashton Brosnaham Park 
10370 Ashton Brosnaham Drive
Pensacola, FL 32534


Registration Process for Collegiate Teams

All registrations and payments will be processed through IMLeagues.com. Please follow the steps below to get your team signed up to compete for a National Championship!!

1. Go to IMLeagues.com

2. Click on the National Flag Football link and then click the division that your team will be competing in (ie Men, Women, Co-Rec, or Open).

3. Choose "Register / Signup" in the upper right hand corner and then select "Create Team."

4. Select "Create Account," in the blue box at the top of the screen or "Login," If you already have an IMLeagues account.

5. You will be prompted to enter your team information and process your payment.

6. Once your team is registered and paid for in IMLeagues, you will need to print and fill out the Player Certification Form below:‌

2016 Player Certification Form

7. Once your team is created and registered each member of your team must register on IMLeagues.com in order to complete the "Waiver," and "Code of Conduct" forms.  They can simply "Join a Team," once their account is created.

**Every Collegiate Player must have health insurance to participate. Don't have health insurance? NIRSA offers options, the link is on the right side of the page. Please contact NIRSA directly if you have any questions about health insurance.

8. Mail the Player Certification form to:

Jake Rowland
1521 Stefani Circle
Cantonment, FL 32533

Troubles with IMLeagues? Try following the steps below for help adding to the team. If you don't find the answer to your question there, try chatting with IMLeagues staff at the bottom of any page!

If you do not have an existing IMLeagues account. Go to www.imleagues.com/nirsa:

  • Click on the “Create Account” button.
  • Input your information.
  • You are registered with the NIRSA Championship Series.
  • Find your team under the respective league/sport.
  • Click “Join Team” and fill out the required forms

If you have an existing IMLeagues account, log into your account and follow the instructions below:

  • There is a grey line on the top of your page that reads "Home", "Player Card", your school name, and a down arrow. Click on the down arrow.
  • Click on "Add Another".
  • In the network section, there is an open field. Type "NIRSA Championship Series" in the box.
  • Click on the resulting name, "NIRSA Championship Series".
  • Find your team under the respective league/sport.
  • Click “Join Team” and fill out the required forms

Please contact Jake Rowland at intramurals@uwf.edu or (850) 474-2539 if you have any other questions regarding registration!!

Open Tournament Information

Dear Captains,

On behalf of the University of West Florida, we would like to invite you to join us at the 2016 NIRSA Championship Series Flag Football National Championship held here in sunny Pensacola, Florida. Games will take place on January 7th and 8th. The entry fee is $400 per team. This year there will be a $1,000 First Place Cash Prize!!! If your team is interested in participating please fill out the roster form ‌ and send it 2016 Open Team Entry Form to intramurals@uwf.edu.

We will send the pool play schedule out to all captain's by 5:00PM on Friday, January 6th. Please note that all Open teams will play their first game on Saturday morning, January 7th

Every member of your team will need to fill out a waiver, which is attached to the entry form. These waivers can be mailed in or brought to the tournament. However, every participant will need to have a waiver on file before they can play.


Please send in the Open Team Entry Form or Register your team on IMLeagues.com. You will register using a credit card and pay a $50 deposit at the time of registration. Your card will be charged the additional $350 if your team registers for the tournament and does not show up to play. Teams have until Thursday, January 5th at 5pm to notify us if your team cannot play in the tournament. The card on file will be charge the remainder of the entry fee if you do not notify us before January 5th or if payment is not received before your first game.

Thank you much and we hope to see you in Pensacola in. Have a great day!

** Only the first 24 teams are guaranteed entry into the Open Tournament!!


Hotel Information 

The NIRSA National Flag Football Championships has partnered with RoomRoster for the Championship's hotel bookings. Teams looking for accommodations for the NIRSA National Flag Football Championships are required to book through the RoomRoster system and stay at an Official Championship Hotel. Teams should not contact or book through official hotels directly.

Shortly following registration the following will take place:
1.) Your teams will be uploaded into RoomRoster’s accommodations platform.
2.) At this time, Team Managers/Contacts will receive an email notification inviting them view the inventory available at Official Championship Hotels.
3.) Team Managers/Contacts will view the inventory at Official Championship Hotels and can arrange a block of rooms for your team, as well as, reserve their own room. The block of rooms will be put on a no-obligation courtesy hold for 10 days.
4.) Team Managers/Contacts will send information about the team’s block and how to reserve individual rooms to each member of the team.

If you have any questions please contact Taylor Longfield and Daniel Wigfield. They are the dedicated RoomRoster Event Managers for the NIRSA Flag Football Championship and can be reached at: 1-888- 723-2064 x 232 or taylor.longfield@roomroster.com or 888-723-2064 x 241 daniel.wigfield@roomroster.com


2016 NIRSA National Official Application 

Thank You

Thanks to the Institutional Registration supporting the NIRSA National Flag Football Championships:

Georgia Southern University




If you have any other questions, please contact Jake Rowland at 850-474-2539 (intramurals@uwf.edu) or Jessica Coleman at 850-474-2486 (jcoleman@uwf.edu) .

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