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Battle Orlando Player Spotlight: Patrick Henderson – C – Georgia United

Leading up to one of the biggest flag football tournaments of the year, Battle Orlando, we’ll be doing a player spotlight series featuring players signed up and ready to go for the $30,000 tournament event next Memorial Day in Orlando, Florida! Want to create your own player card and possibly be featured for one of our player spotlight articles? You must be registered for Battle Orlando first, then fill out this form and we’ll create one for you shortly! Patrick Henderson  |  C – Georgia United – Atlanta, GA Q) Give us a little info on your flag football experience, how long you’ve been playing, teams you play for, what positions you play, etc. I started playing flag back in 03 with 1st and Goal 7man team and after a few years of 7man I migrated over to the 8m...

Battle Orlando Player Spotlight: Diere “Fresh” Franklin – Quarterback – Looney Tunes

Leading up to one of the biggest flag football tournaments of the year, Battle Orlando, we’ll be doing a player spotlight series featuring players signed up and ready to go for the $30,000 tournament event next Memorial Day in Orlando, Florida! Want to create your own player card and possibly be featured for one of our player spotlight articles? You must be registered for Battle Orlando first, then fill out this form and we’ll create one for you shortly! Diere “Fresh” Franklin |  Quarterback – Looney Tunes – Dallas, TX “Fresh” off a recent 8man screen state championship, and with multiple other local and national championships under his belt, here’s is a little insight and advice from Diere “Fresh” Franklin on his years play...

Battle Orlando Player Spotlight: Kasey Denesevich – Safety – All TDs

Leading up to one of the biggest flag football tournaments of the year, Battle Orlando, we’ll be doing a player spotlight series featuring players signed up and ready to go for the $30,000 tournament event next Memorial Day in Orlando, Florida! Want to create your own player card and possibly be featured for one of our player spotlight articles? You must be registered for Battle Orlando first, then fill out this form and we’ll create one for you shortly! Kasey Denesevich  |  Safety – All TDs – Lauderhill, FL Q) Give us a little info on your flag football experience, how long you’ve been playing, teams you play for, what positions you play, etc. I’ve been playing for give or take 10 years, I play for my original team All TDs when we can if not I’ve ...

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 been something missing. One of the United States most popular sports, and a top 10 sport throughout the world, it looks as though tackle and flag football could be Olympic sports by the year 2024, but issue obstacles still remain for that to become a reality. First we’ll walk through some reasons why the road to getting American Football included into the Olympics has not been an easy journey, followed by why we believe flag football to be the logical solution...

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 hardcore players and fans may not know! Put your knowledge to the test now by taking the 20 question quiz below!

Tips & Tricks for traveling to USFTL Nationals for DIRT CHEAP

It’s almost the BEST time of the year for any flag football player! No not Thanksgiving & no it’s also not Christmas. It’s almost time for the world’s largest flag football tournament, USFTL NATIONALS!!! Players from all around the world are gearing up to compete for the world’s ultimate title of becoming the USFTL Nationals Champ. Nationals is 2nd to none in terms of scope and competition & this year looks to continue that legacy. With Nationals comes travel expenses & planning! Here are some Tips & Tricks for traveling to USFTL Nationals for DIRT CHEAP. 1. Flying Into the Cheaper Airport! An easy quick trick for flying to USFTL nationals is simply flying into a different airport. Although the tournament location is at the Otis M. Andrews Sports complex which is in Plant C...

Battle Orlando featuring High School 7v7 and Top US Athletes

Battle Orlando may be 2017’s premiere nationally televised High School 7v7 tournament & here’s why it’s a MUST GO for any student athlete looking to get recruited! Elite National Competition The biggest problem any student athlete looking to get recruited faces from a college scouts prospective is being evaluated based on assumption. College scouts have to evaluate a player’s performance at 7v7 tournaments and essentially guestimate how that player would POTENTIALLY match up against other top athletes from around the country. It’s often rare when players from multiple regions get to play other athletes from the other end of the country. Battle Orlando looks like that’s going to change that problem. This is one of the earliest chances parents, coaches, & student athletes will have t...

Why Battle Orlando is a MUST-GO Family Vacation & Youth Tournament all in one!

All across the country families are starting to plan their summer vacations while trying to juggle summer sports, work schedules & every parent’s dream, to relax! It’s no question this is a hard task to execute for any family. Well the Flag Football World Championship Tour may have a solution for you & your family! Battle Orlando will feature youth flag football teams from all over the country for both boys & girls with age groups consisting of 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, & 18U. Not only will the tournament feature kids from all over the country & of all ages but, it will also be a great way for families to kick off the summer. The tournament will take place May 26-28 (Memorial Day Weekend) 2017 in Orlando Florida. Yes, Orlando Florida! The home of some of the world’s m...

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 hands of time – times are changing. In the game of adult competitive flag football, two organizations have pioneered the incorporation of women’s and coed flag football. The USFTL and Hike it and Spike it are two organizations that host two of the largest participation of Women’s flag football in the country. In 2014, the USFTL fielded twenty coed teams and thirty-six Women’s flag football teams at their National Tournament. The Gridiron Gazet...

Coach is QB: A New Format for Youth Flag Football Tournaments

There is a new style of youth flag football tournaments popping up primarily along the west coast but now venturing into other parts of the country that has people talking.  It’s a format they call “Coach is QB” where the coach is, you guessed it, the QB!  They run from 6U all the way up to 14U, with 5 youth players on defense, and 4 on offense along with the coach who quarterbacks the team. It’s straight passing only, with a 5 second timer to throw the football so he still has to rely on his arm only, but the ability to physically play and participate in the events with their kids and players has a lot of people really loving this unique style.  We sat down with the guys at Coach is QB to ask some questions about what they’re doing and how to get involved! Fl...

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 P.I., throw the flag you moron!” Is face guarding a penalty?  It’s legal in the NFL and college, but not in high school, which begs the question, outside of your local rules, what rules do you fall back on, NFL or high school?  I guarantee your buddy who you just employed to be a flag football official will have no clue and you, the tournament coordinator, probably do not know either. So that being said, here are some things I look ...

Tackle vs. Youth Flag Football: Which one and why?

By Darin Wissner with Just A Game Events Youth tackle football is not as dangerous as the news labels it to be.  I am not going to bore you with statistics, but the fact is, that your 8-year old son just doesn’t get hit hard enough to get concussions!  Half the kids on defense don’t want to lay your son out in the first place, they’re just running around like cockroaches when the lights get turned on.  Of course, there is that ONE 8 or 9-year old defensive stalwart who is foaming at the mouth to knock your kid loopy, but just block him, or at the very least, get in his way!  The entire offensive line, or those who WANT to block, just need to all gang up on the foaming of the mouth linebacker. We all know the numbers are down in youth tackle football participation.  It is actually sig...

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