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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 has seen huge growth despite COVID. We are currently working 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. Each year we have seen tremendous financial and event growth and believe that trend will continue exponentially into the future.

2020

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!

OUR EVENTS

We run many regional tournaments every year, along with 2 Majors and 1 Nationals culminating in the largest flag football tournament of the year, our World Championships every January.

REGIONALS

JANUARY - DECEMBER, 2021

San Diego Surf & Turf Regional • Oceanside, CA • 2/14/2020
Gulf Shores Surf & Turf Regional • Gulf Shores, AL • 3/20/2021
Atlanta Regional • Atlanta, GA • 4/17/2021
Galveston Surf & Turf Regional • Galveston, TX • 4/24/2021
DMVFFL East Coast Nationals • Richmond, VA • 5/1/2021
Minneapolis Regional • Minneapolis, MN • 6/12/2021
Fort Collins Regional • Fort Collins, CO • 6/12/2021
Dallas Regional • Dallas, TX • 6/26/2021
Canton Regional • Canton, OH • 6/26/2021
Philadelphia Regional • Philadelphia, PA • 7/3/2021
Chicago Regional • Chicago, IL • 9/25/2021
Ohio State Championships • Columbus, OH • 11/6/2021
Panama City Beach Regional • Panama City, FL • 11/14/2021
San Diego Beach Tournament • Oceanside, CA • 11/20/2021
Texas State Championships • Dallas, TX • 12/11/2020

MAJORS

GUARANTEED SEEDING QUALIFIERS

New in 2021, we are introducing a mid-tier pair of events that will be projected to hit 200-300 teams each. These events will be official qualifiers that guarantee top 4 seeding for our World Championships, higher cash prizes than regionals at high priority locations!

SCHEDULED DATES & LOCATIONS

ARLINGTON, TX • MAY 28-30, 2021

Charlotte, NC • JUL 17-18, 2021

NATIONALS

LAS VEGAS, NV • AUG 27-29, 2021

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 2022 World Championships. 400+ teams will venture to sunny Las Vegas from all over the country to crown a National Champion.

TOURNAMENT FACTS

  • World’s 2nd largest flag football tournament
  • 6,000+ Athletes
  • 10,000 total in attendance
  • 20+ states in attendance
  • Over $50,000 in Cash Prizes
  • International teams in attendance

WORLDS

PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL • JAN 9-18, 2021

The 2021 Flag Football World Championships, hosted in Panama City Beach, FL, will play host to 500+ of the world’s top teams. Teams from the United States, Canada, Panama, Mexico, Denmark, Bahamas, UK, Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico & others will compete for over $50,000 and the title of World Champion!

TOURNAMENT FACTS

  • The Worlds Largest Football tournament of any kind
  • Over 95% travel-in rate
  • 10,000+ Unique Athletes
  • 20,000 total participants & spectators
  • Members of the US Men’s & Women’s National participate
  • Over $50,000 in Cash Prizes
  • 3,000+ in attendance for Media Night pre-tournament

CVB SUPPORT

We are looking for an opportunity to put a 2020 or 2021 event in your area! Here are some of the things we need or would like that would make our chances of putting on a very successful, highly attended and well-traveled event in your city!

FACILITY & SUPPORT

MINIMUM BID REQUIREMENTS

For all Major, National and World Championships, we are looking to be able to host our event with full field costs covered, including field striping, field maintenance and cleanup. Regionals it is preferred but negotiable.

NUMBER OF FIELDS NEEDED

  • REGIONALS: 2-6 Fields
  • MAJORS: 6-10 Fields
  • NATIONALS: 10-20 Fields
  • WORLDS: 15+ Fields

Based on full size 120×50 yard minimum field dimensions.

FACILITY REQUESTS

PREFERRED ASSISTANCE

2-3 BOTTOM LINE RELIEF ITEMS

If there are benefits the local CBV or venue can provide to help offset additional costs for running our event that will be a big bonus when considering future event locations.

MARKETING BUDGET

We are marketing & advertising specialist at heart so we know and value the importance of creating quality & engaging campaigns that allow players, families & spectators to get excited about travelling to your destination. Any additional marketing budget you can pass along or assist with things like local advertising and awareness will be considered.

RELIEF OPTIONS

PREFERRED SUPPORT AREAS

Below are typical event expenses for regional, national and world championship tournaments where a venue or CVB may provide relief.

  • Official Site Visit
  • Security provided
  • Athletic Trainers & Medical
  • Hotel Rooms Provided
  • Golf Carts
  • Field Striping & Clean-up
  • Tents, Tables & Chairs
  • Staff Meals & Water
  • Parking & Gate Fees
  • Rental Vehicles
  • Volunteer Assistance

OUR REACH

We built the FFWCT on the concept of not only running great events, but making sure our marketing and creative are top notch and bring a level of professionalism to the sport that has been lacking.

SOCIAL

130,000+ FOLLOWERS

The Flag Football World Championship Tour focuses our marketing efforts heavily in social media, building a community of followers that are actively engaged and plugged into our every move across multiple channels. We opened 2016 with less than 5,000 total followers, experiencing tremendous growth over the year.

WEBSITE

45,000 MONTHLY VISITORS

Our website focuses on developing our community with regular content for players, coaches and officials with an easy way to get event information.  We’ve experience 100% growth in visitors and total website hits in the last 12 months and over 45,000 hits on average per month, peaking around major events.

EMAIL

25,000+ SUBSCRIBERS

We send regular email blasts sent to an active and opted in group of fans, coaches, players and organizers promoting FFWCT activity, sponsors and general flag football information. Our database features over 25,000 active subscribers.

OUR SPONSORS

Over the years we have had the opportunity to partner with everything from global brands to local vendors and sponsors where we work to create a mutually beneficial relationship we can all benefit from! Below are some of those partners!

FAQ'S

Here are some of the most common questions we get asked!

We do have a housing group we work with and have minimum rebate requests and room blocks. We can work with a venue’s housing group but prefer not to if at all possible.

Very few of our events are stay-to-play, however it can be an option especially for youth only events.

No we do not require a bid fee, only a rights fee due after signing depending on the event size.

For our tournaments, teams usually travel up to 4 or so hours for regionals, 5-12 hours for Majors and world wide for our national and world championships.

SUBMIT A BID

To submit a bid, fill out the form below and we will get back to you ASAP with questions, comments or to set up a call for a further discussion.

  • Organization Info & Primary Contact

  • Primary Venue

  • Alternative Venue

  • Event Details

  • Please send us a brief description of any details that may help in our selection process, additional dates and availability, contributions, relief, etc!