The FFWCT sanctioning program is a way for leagues and tournaments across the country to be a part of our Battle™ Circuit series of tournament events feeding into our National Championships for January 17-20, 2019 in Orlando, FL. Below is a breakdown of what benefits and requirements are part of the program!
If you’re interested in submitting one or more of your leagues or tournaments to become an official Sanctioned Event partner, fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you ASAP!
Battle Points & Rankings – Your league or tournament results will be included in our yearly Battle Points program that is a huge draw for teams to participate, along with added to our rankings for teams participating in our event!
Honor Your Officials – After each of your sanctioned tournament or league seasons, your organization may select a top official to be honored by the FFWCT to officiate at our National Championships next January 17-20, 2019, including free room and board for up to 4 nights! Each official will be thanked via our social media and announced of their award as well as receiving a commemorative coin that will be given out at Nationals! Travel and transportation must be booked by November 15th, 2018 to hold their spot once awarded!
Get Promoted – As a sanctioned partner or official hosted Battle event, the FFWCT will add you to our event calendar and/or sanctioned leagues page with a link back to your website, blast your event out to one of our Facebook/Instagram/Twitter accounts (over 100,000 combined social media followers), list you on a monthly email blast and more!
Event Insurance – No insurance? No problem! Average insurance can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars per season or event, but as an official FFWCT Sanctioned league or tournament organizer you can request inclusion in our $1,000,000 liability insurance program free of charge to be used for facility rental and other uses! Simply request your certificate with information on who to be named on the document within 3 weeks of the event being held!
Combine with other Point Systems – Already giving out points or bids as part of a sanctioned USFTL, TAFF or other governing body’s organization? No problem! Our sanctioned events are not mutually exclusive, and we have no problem you working with us and other organizations even within the same event. Our requirements and benefits make it easy to combine with others.
Get Paid to Send Teams – For sanctioned league and tournament organizers, we’ll also provide you with an exclusive code to share with your players when you promote our National Championship tournament that we’ll provide a giveback to your organization when used! Earn as much as $50 per team that signs up using your code for select events just for sharing!
Earn Additional Revenue – Interested in exploring opportunities to increase your event revenue through merchandising, sponsorship, housing options, registration, website and other ways to also provide a higher quality event? We can help, and will set up a personal consultation to see what your pain points are and how we can help!
Brand Awareness – The Flag Football World Championship Tour has quickly established itself as a market leader in the sport of flag football. Becoming a sanctioned league or tournament instantly adds credibility along with benefits for participating that enhance your event and differentiate you from your competitors! Select organizations can apply to host official Battle branded events as well, contact us separately for more information!
Paid Bids – For every approved sanctioned league you manage, you are responsible for providing a minimum of one 1/2 bid for divisions. For all approved sanctioned tournaments you manage, you are responsible for providing a minimum of one 1/2 bid for divisions with 7 or less participating teams, or a full bid for divisions of 8 or more teams. All bids will feed into next years Battle National Championships in Orlando on MLK weekend, January 18-20, 2019.
Team Membership – All adult teams are required to pay a $30 membership fee per year for leagues or tournaments. Once results are submitted for receiving points and bids, organizer will be billed for bids plus any membership fees for teams not already signed up for the year.
Website Promotion – All sanctioned events must have a website to promote from, no exceptions. All we ask is on your homepage you include your Sanctioned Event seal with a link back to our website, along with on each event information or registration page which will add legitimacy to your event and provide information on what that means to your players. Leagues with facebook pages only may be considered so contact us to apply!
Keep Accurate Records – As part of our ranking system, we require each event to submit the following information for each participating team within one week of the league or tournament end date: Team Name, City/State for each team, captain name, captain phone, captain email, Final Standings per division. Without that information, rankings cannot be calculated properly and will not be included.
Hosting a local tournament or league in your area and want to provide points and bids to your teams for participating? Apply below!
Want to tap into the Battle™ brand to host an official regional qualifier on our Battle Circuit with assistance marketing and promoting from the FFWCT? Apply below!