Author: Travis Burnett

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The Case for Flag Football as an Olympic Sport

The Olympics are unlike any other sporting competition on the planet. For 16 days, over 300 events representing 35 sports and every country on the planet compete to take home their prized medals, and I have looked forward to watching the Summer Olympics every 4 years since as far back as I can remember. But there's always...

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QUIZ: How well do you know Flag Football?

You think you know the sport of flag football? Since originating in the mid 1900's, flag football has recently risen in popularity to levels not seen since the NFL was involved in the late 1990's. With a variety of formats, rules and events being run across the world, there's alot to the sport that even some...

Rocksolid partners with the Flag Football World Championship Tour to promote Youth Safety

The Flag Football World Championship Tour hosts some of the largest flag football tournament events in the world, and Rocksolid has partnered with their flagship event Battle Orlando to provide soft-shell helmets at a reduced price for all participants! All youth divisions will be required to wear Rocksolid soft-shell helmets while playing, a move the FFWCT...

Battle Orlando Questions & Answers

The Battle Orlando $30,000 flag football tournament's registration opens tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov 1st) at 3pm EST, and we've had a couple questions asked lately that we wanted to address below with important information regarding registration, team rosters, payment and more! Let us know if you have any other questions we can address by posting in our...

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Battle Bama Schedules

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]UPDATED: Playoff Brackets below! 4man A 4man B Double elimination starting with Sinister vs. NFE at 9am on Field 4. 7man   8man   Below are the schedules for Battle Bama for Pool Play tomorrow! Playoff brackets will be posted and emailed out to each team and player who registered online tomorrow night, as well as on all our social media pages! FIELD LAYOUT   4v4   7v7 8v8 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Battle Bama Questions & Answers

The Battle Bama $15,000 flag football tournament is just around the corner on October 15-16, and we've had a couple questions asked lately that we wanted to address below with important information regarding registration, team rosters, payment and more! Let us know if you have any other questions we can address by emailing travis@ffwct.com! If you...

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The Rise of Womens Flag Football

“This is a man’s world – but it wouldn’t be nothing, nothing without a woman or a child.” echoes like a reverberating time machine. While many sports have accepted and embraced the participation of women, American Football remains a game reserved for only the overly-testosterone induced, jock; however like fleeting moments brushed away by the ticking...

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Kill Zone – 8on8 Flag Football Plays

Kill Zone is a modification of one of our teams most effective 8on8 flag football plays, with multiple options short, deep and on the run. It's highly effective with an above average runner as your primary QB (check out these QB tips here), but you don't have to be the best athlete in the world to...

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MOB – 5on5 Flag Football Plays

MOB is one of the most popular 5on5 flag football plays where handoffs & running are allowed, as it is extremely versatile, simple and effective.  Almost every team you face will switch to a zone flag football defense against a 4 bunch formation, typically a 2-2 or 3-1, which makes handoffs & throwbacks more difficult to...

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USFTL Announces some HUGE Changes to Next Years National Flag Football Tournament Event

The USFTL just dropped a big news announcement yesterday, announcing that it's annual USFTL National Flag Football Tournament Championships, typically held in Orlando, Florida, would be moving to Tampa starting this year! Below is the official announcement! MAY 13th, 2015 - Steep in tradition, the USFTL National Championship is the largest adult flag football event in the country and...

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What Makes a Good Flag Football Game Official?

By Darin Wissner - It's Just A Game Events Flag Football game officials get very little respect. In many cases, they haven't earned it.  Often, organizers simply ask their friends.  “It’s easy man! You know football, right?” Then these friends are put in to tough predicaments right away.  “Man, that is face guarding! You can’t do that.  That’s...

Best Flag Football Routes Tree

Guide to the Ultimate Flag Football Routes Tree

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Running flag football routes isn't too different from running traditional football routes, but there are some nuances & differences, along with common terms and names for them that many new players aren't familiar with.  Here is a list of 22 flag football routes, a football route tree that you can reference and some information to help...

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Base Crack Layers – 7on7 Flag Football Plays

Base Crack Layers from our 7on7 flag football plays collection is a fairly simple play to run and execute that has several options with easy reads.  Lining up in a traditional 2 blocker 3 receiver set, the quarterback sprints to his right immediately at the snap, while the slot receiver steps inside to pick the rusher...

Funny Flag Football Team Names

45 Funny Flag Football Team Names

Do you have an adult flag football league or tournament coming up and looking for some creative or funny flag football team names? Some of these were scoured from other suggestions thrown out out across the webisphere, others are my creations or personal favorites of tournaments past. Hopefully one of these will help! (Updated 2/20/2018) FUNNY FLAG FOOTBALL TEAM NAMES Multiple...

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Top 12 Traits of Youth Flag Football Coaches

Coaching kids is a pretty big deal. After all, you’ll be teaching them not only football, but teamwork, success, failure and life lessons all at the same time. We polled youth flag football parents on the top 12 traits they felt all youth football coaches should possess. Let us know what you think in the comments below! Make...

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Oopty – 8 on 8 Flag Football Plays

Oopty is one of my all time favorite 8 on 8 flag football plays, and works extremely well in long distance situations.  Upon sending [3] in motion, most teams will try and employ a zone defense, typically with 1 safety over the top, and 2 in the short zone with one of them taking away the inside...

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Bunch Iso Blender – 5 on 5 Flag Football Plays

Bunch Iso Blender from our 5 on 5 flag football plays collection is a great all around play that can be effective against just about any defense you'll come up against.  Your Center and [2] routes will be your primary reads.  Out of this formation, many teams will lock up the [3] and play a combination of 2-1...

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Bunch QB Wheel – 5 on 5 Flag Football Plays

The Bunch QB Wheel from our 5 on 5 flag football plays collection is one of our favorite plays to use against an overly aggressive rusher and a defense that likes to play man defense.  There are a couple variations you can use out of different formations to get a similar result, but the idea is always the...

Crossover – 8 on 8 Flag Football Plays

The Crossover from our 8 on 8 flag football plays collection is designed to be run out of a sideline stack formation with 4 on 4 style bunch offense in the middle. This play is designed to beat both a man and zone defense, faring particularly well against a zone cover 2 by drawing the right corner and safety's attention...

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5 Flag Football Tips for Beginner Quarterbacks

Have you played quarterback in the past but are new to flag football? Or maybe you've been playing flag football for awhile and are just now trying out the quarterback position?  Here are some basic flag football tips for new and beginner quarterbacks to help set you on the right track. Find a ball that’s right for you Sounds...

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Tight Under – 4 on 4 Flag Football Plays

The Tight Under from our 4 on 4 flag football plays collection is set up to coax the defense into locking up the solo receiver, and playing inside out on the center/2 combo, or going straight zone across the board.  In either situation, the 2 should come open late or the center should be wide open early. It's a great play...

Flag Football Hip Moves for Beginners

Hip moves don't come naturally, and when you start playing flag football, the biggest thing to focus on that's a big change from normal football: don’t flag guard. It is a natural reaction for everyone and takes a little bit of time to get used to not doing it. Once you perfect the art of not stiff arming...

Speed Shoots – 7 on 7 Flag Football Plays

The Speed Shoots from our 7 on 7 flag football plays collection is a quick hitting play that is designed to get the ball out of the quarterbacks hands into his playmaker's as quickly as possible.  There's not much time to take a snap under center, but if the speed route isn't immediately openeither or the slants are next...

Wheelie – 8 on 8 Flag Football Plays

The Wheelie from our 8 on 8 flag football plays collection is a great example of a go-to play out of a very tough to defend formation with an athletic team and a mobile quarterback.  It excels at getting your players into space, running a zone-beating 3+ player flood route to each side of the field...

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