Welcome to the

Flag Football

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR

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GET TO KNOW FFWCT

The Flag Football World Championship Tour is on the forefront of pushing the sport for Olympic inclusion, runs the largest flag football tournaments in the world and is the most followed brand in the sport.

TOURNAMENTS

Our 2020 World Championship in Orlando set a record for our sport with over 620 teams in attendance over 3 days, across 30 different divisions, with over 10,000 room nights accounted for by the county of Kissimmee.

NATIONAL TEAM

The Flag Football World Championship Tour has been instrumental in assisting running the events for selection and assisting with the National Team program for the past 3 years with a goal of pushing towards Olympic inclusion.

ATMOSPHERE

Our events are more than just another tournament. We try to create a festival style experience that includes sponsors, vendors, and other activities at each of our events to appeal towards travelling teams. 

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HOW WE GOT HERE

BIRTH OF A MOVEMENT

Founded in August 2015 as an event marketing company, the Flag Football World Championship Tour was built by two former players with creative, marketing and entreprenuerial backgrounds with a goal of uniting the sport of flag football under a single brand. We began by recruiting the top independent flag football tournament events in the nation to agree to partner under the FFWCT umbrella, allowing us to bring major sponsorship value to the events collectively and better market the events to players nationwide.

2015

THE FIRST TOUR

We launched 2016 with our first of 10 events featured on the Flag Football World Championship Tour, a 350 team event partner in Tampa, helping increase his registration by over 20% in 2 months and secure over 15 sponsors and vendors to enhance the event. We launched our first owned and operated tournament in Foley, Alabama that October, featuring over 30 teams all travelling in for our first tourism based event. By December we had travelled to, marketed and increased revenue and participation for events in 10 different states including Illinois, Washington, Georgia, Nevada, New York, California, Ohio, Texas, Alabama and Florida.

2016

PUTTING FLAG FOOTBALL ON THE MAP

With the success of our Alabama tournament, we launched our first major cash prize event in Orlando for Memorial Day in 2017, which would eventually become our flagship event. The event exploded to 225 teams and put us in the spotlight as one of the top flag football organizations in the United States. It also brought us national recognition from teams, cities and facilities nationwide who began to bid for our events to try and drive tourism to their locations which would become a staple of our business model in the sports tourism market. We brought all of our events in-house from this point forward, only including fully owned and operated events on our tour.

2017

OLYMPIC ASPIRATIONS

Having established a strong track record as a top organizer and influencer in the sport, we set our eyes on one of our top goals which is to help drive the sport towards Olympic inclusion. We partnered with USA Football to help select and manage the Team USA men’s and women’s team for the IFAF World Championship event held that August. We hosted the selection event and helped guide both teams in Panama City, Panama to dual gold medals for the first time in IFAF and U.S. history. We also engaged USA Football in a contract to begin developing the official governing body for the sport of Flag Football.

Our events continued to see tremendous growth as well, expanding our tour to over 20 events, continuing to grow our National Championship, and establishing the first true open invitation World Championship for youth and adults in Indianapolis. We partnered with the largest youth flag football league and tournament operator in the world to help create a major youth series feeding into our 2019 National Championships underneath the FFWCT brand and umbrella.

2018

SETTING THE BAR

Our 2019 FFWCT Battle Orlando National Championships exploded into the largest flag football tournament in history, hosting 700 teams across 4 different facilities in the Orlando area, with 179 youth and 521 adult teams represented from all across the world. We expanded our regional event series as well to over 40 owned and operated or sanctioned events all feeding into our tour series. We also secured major grants from multiple states for continuing to grow our events to new heights. 

2019

GROWTH & EXPANSION

2020 saw huge growth despite COVID, kicking off the year with a new record 600+ adult teams the our Orlando World Championships. Continual efforts were made towards establishing the official governing body, standardizing rules across all formats, continuing to develop our sanctioning and membership model and looking to expand into leagues to feed our event series even further. 

2020

NATIONAL GROWTH

Kicking the year off with our Panama City Beach World Championships was our first 7 day, 2 weekend event and a huge success. Every tournament saw significant growth with people hungry to play and travel again post-Covid. Partnering with USA Football to help them scout and develop their National Team program through our tournament series carried all the way through both men's and women's Gold Medals in the IFAF World Championships that December.

2021

NEW HEIGHTS & DIRECTION

We kicked off 2022 setting a new all-time record with over 780 teams in attendance at our Tampa World Championships for youth and adult in January. We added a dozen events to our schedule nationwide and were able to jump into many new markets successfully. We saw the World Games come to the United States where our men's and women's teams won Gold and Silver respectively. We ran our first full Summer of youth camps with over 30 nationwide. In the Fall of 2022, we made a huge decision to rebrand under the USA Flag umbrella, a move that will help us continue to expand the sport for future Olympic inclusion!

2022

OUR EVENTS

We run many regional tournaments every year, along with  Majors and 1 National Championship culminating in the largest flag football tournament of the year, our World Championships every January.

MAJORS

GUARANTEED SEEDING QUALIFIERS

600-1200 Estimated Peak Saturday Room Nights
90% Friday / 50% Sunday Capacity

New in 2021, we introduced a mid-tier pair of events that each were over 200 teams in attendance. These events are official qualifiers that guarantee top 4 seeding for our World Championships, higher cash prizes than regionals at high priority locations!

SCHEDULED 2022 LOCATIONS

Charlotte, NC

Arlington, TX

Orlando, FL

Mesquite, NV

NATIONALS

CHICAGO, IL • SEP 2-4, 2022

1500-2000 Estimated Peak Saturday Room Nights
50% Thursday / 90% Friday / 60% Sunday Capacity

In the final major stop prior to the World Championships, the National Championships will provide teams with their last chance to “punch their ticket” to the 2023 World Championships. 250+ teams will venture to Chicago, IL from all over the country to crown a National Champion.

TOURNAMENT FACTS

WORLDS

TAMPA, FL • JAN 12-15, 2023

2500-3500 Estimated Peak Thursday/Friday/Saturday Room Nights
80% Thursday/ 100% Friday/Saturday / 60% Sunday Capacity

The 2023 Flag Football World Championships, hosted in Tampa, FL, will play host to over ~800 of the world’s top teams from the United States, Canada, Panama, Mexico, Denmark, Bahamas, UK, Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico and others competed for over $50,000 and the title of World Champion!

TOURNAMENT FACTS

WHY FLAG FOOTBALL

YOUTH

Youth flag football is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, and especially true here in the United States. Our events cater to both recreational and elite teams, and where youth players go their parents, siblings and relatives will follow.

HIGH SCHOOL

At the high school level, flag football is now a varsity girls sport in many states, including Florida, Nevada, Alaska and several others and is expected to grow exponentially now that there are collegiate scholarships made available as of the spring of 2021.

COLLEGIATE

At the collegiate level, flag football is played nationwide on college campuses as an intramural sport, but also just took the leap as a varsity sport for the NAIA schools with other conferences sure to follow!

ADULT

For adults, the sport has never been bigger! With tournaments and leagues exploding nationwide for men and women resulting in the largest events in history and continuing to grow quickly!