The State of Alabama Flag Football Championships will be hosted in Montgomery, AL December 3-4, 2016. The Format has been upgraded to guarantee a 3 game minimum instead of a 2 game minimum. This year there is also no additional cost to pay the officials for each game played. Just show up, show out, and Win! Cash Payout for Tourney Champions and Runner's Up has now been added for teams interested in participation. Champion Payout is $1,000, Runner's Up $600. This is in addition to winning the Paid Bid to the National Championships in Tampa, FL. January 2017. Tournament registration will increase to $500 on November 1, 2016 so you are encouraged to register before November 1, 2016 and save $50 on registration fees. We have had inquires from teams outside of Alabama about participating but we prefer to crown true Alabama teams as Alabama Champions.
Some of the FAQs we have been asked include what type of flags are needed, roster size etc. Below we have answers for some of the basic questions we have been asked:
Flag-A-Tag 3-Flag Belt Flags Format: Pool Play (3 Game Guarantee)
Roster Limit: 30 Players
1-2 place Team awards
All Tournament awards
More information will be shared with teams as we started to get closer to tournament time but please if you have questions about anything don't hesitate to ask. We have enjoyed tremendous response during the past few weeks and we thank you all for your interest. For teams to register, email us here at [email protected] with your team name, what style of play you will be playing, if you are from a college/university please let us know which school, if it is a community recreation league please share that information also because as we have stated the school or league with the most representation will receive a small financial recognition on behalf of Emerge Inc., so Intramural Directors and Recreation Directors we hope you have a vested incentive to inform teams in your leagues about this Tournament. WE STILL HAVE OPENINGS FOR REFEREES AT THIS TIME. PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING A REFEREE FOR THIS TOURNAMENT.
There will be a Champion crowned for each style of play held during tournament play. If we only have 64 7- man squads to register, we will go with 64 7- man style only. We anticipate having representation from all of the styles listed on our flyer - 7-man, 7-woman, and 9-man. We are even open to co-ed and 8-man teams. Each winner will receive a bid to the USFTL National Tournament in Tampa, Florida January 14-16, 2017 http://www.usftl.com/nationals/ . In addition to the automatic bid to the USFTL National Tournament hotel accomodations will be secured and paid for covering 2 nights stay (A limit of 3 rooms per night will be paid for by Emerge Inc.), team and individual trophies will be awarded, and Championship T-shirts and Sweatshirts will be given. The Tournament has a generous roster of a 30 player limit. Teams of course are responsible for their own uniforms. Tournament staff has updated the minimum game guarantee for each team from 2 games to 3 games guaranteed. On Saturday December 3, 2016, teams will play in a round robin bracket. Teams that advance to Championship Sunday on December 4, 2016 will all face single elimination.
Please do not hesitate to email us if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to having a wonderful tournament and meeting you all!
Emerge Incorporated is a program that provides services to high school students in Central Alabama, the Black Belt counties, and the River Region/Montgomery area. Our focus of service is providing Leadership Development, Character Education, and College and Career Exploration. We are able to positively enhance the students, their families, and in essence their communities by stressing the impacts they can have by virtue of their leadership, by being strong advocates among their peers, and striving to further their education via college or entering the workforce as a highly skilled employee.