2017 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.

Tournament Program | Competition Info | College Registration | Open Registration | Hotel | Officials & Staff


NIRSA National 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.

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NIRSA National Flag Football Tournament Program

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2017 Tournament Program

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Competition Information

Dear Flag Football Participant

This is an invitation to participate in the 2017 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 the Collegiate Division will be January 5-7, 2018. There is a mandatory captain's meeting for Collegiate teams, which will be held at 6:45PM on Thursday, January 4th at Ashton Brosnaham Park.

OPEN - All other participants are invited to participate in the Open Division. This includes teams with faculty / staff member or military applications. Dates of play for the Open Division will be January 6-7, 2018. 

Rules

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. Collegiate Rosters must be received no later than Friday, December 8th at 5:00pm.

Collegiate Participant Eligibility

Entry Fee

COLLEGE - Entry fee is $400.00 per team. All collegiate entry fees must be processed through IMLeagues.com no later than Friday, December 8th 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 8, 2017.

OPEN - Entry fee is $400.00 per team. The registration deadline is Wednesday, January 3, 2018. You will 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 4th 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 4th or if payment is not received before your first game.

Location

All tournament events will take place at:

Ashton Brosnaham Park 
10370 Ashton Brosnaham Drive
Pensacola, FL 32534
 

Collegiate Team Registration

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 and submit it by December 8th:‌

2017 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. By December 8th, mail the Player Certification form to:

Chris Adams
712 Underwood Avenue, Apt 800D
Pensacola, FL 32504

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:

-At the top of your page, it reads "Home" along with your school name with a down arrow. Click on the down arrow.
-Click on "Add Network".
-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 Chris Adams at intramurals@uwf.edu or (850) 474-2521 if you have any other questions regarding registration!!

Open Team Registration

Dear Captains,

On behalf of the University of West Florida, we would like to invite you to join us at the 2017 NIRSA Championship Series Flag Football National Championship held here in sunny Pensacola, Florida. Games will take place on January 6th and 7th. 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 entry form ‌and send it to intramurals@uwf.edu or register your team on IMLeagues.com by Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

2017 Open Entry Form

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

Waivers
Every member of your team will need to fill out a Participant Waiver, which is also 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.

Payment

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 4th 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 4th or if payment is not received before your first game.

Thank you much and we hope to see you in Pensacola!

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

Hotel Information

 

 

‌The NIRSA National Flag Football Championships has partnered with RoomRoster to bring hotel accommodations to travel teams for this event.

Teams are able to book any hotel of their choice through the Team Profile. Once the hotel is contracted and ready for booking, a link will be sent to the Team Manager to forward to all team members in order for them to reserve their room from the Block created by the Team Manager. 

For teams looking for help blocking rooms.

e-mail teamsupport@roomroster.com

For general inquiries and reservation support please contact

1-888-723-2064 or by email via support@roomroster.com

Best of luck at the tournament!

 

Officials and Staff

2017 NIRSA National Official Application

Staff Application

Questions

Contact Chris Adams (850-474-2521) or Jake Rowland (850-474-2539) by phone or email intramurals@uwf.edu with any questions.

Institutional Registrations

Thank you for your support and commitment to the NIRSA Championship Series!

InstitutionSponsorship Level
Georgia Southern University Silver
The University of Maryland Bronze
Louisiana State University Bronze

Sponsor

Pensacola Sports


Thank you for your dedication in making Pensacola the home of the National Flag Football Championships!

Sponsor

Whataburger


We appreciate your continued support of the National Flag Football Championships!


Chris Adams- Competitive Sports GA

Chris Adams

Graduate Assistant
Tournament Registration
850-474-2521
intramurals@uwf.edu

Jake Rowland, head shot, Competitive Sports GA

Jake Rowland

Graduate Assistant
Tournament Information
850-474-2539
intramurals@uwf.edu

Jessica Coleman, Assistant Director

Jessica Coleman

Assistant Director
Tournament Information
850-474-2486
intramurals@uwf.edu

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