In the summer of 2020, USA Football will host a national flag football championship titled, “The One.”
Being held July 24-26, 2020 at Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, Ind., The One will be among America’s largest youth and adult flag tournaments, drawing teams from a national series of sanctioned tournaments and at-large entrants. This also marks the first time in USA Football’s 18-year history that it will sanction flag tournaments nationwide.
The One will feature 15 divisions from age seven to adult, with each team guaranteed to play a minimum of four games. The divisions are as follows:
In addition to teams earning full or partial bids to The One through USA Football-sanctioned tournaments, youth and adult flag teams interested in competing in the annual championship are eligible for at-large entry and can register to participate. For more information on The One and how to register, click here.
Both youth and adult flag football tournaments can earn USA Football sanctioning. While the number of general-sanctioned tournaments will be unlimited, eight youth and five adult tournaments will be recognized as qualifiers.
General tournaments receive:
Qualifier tournaments receive all the above plus:
For a full list of requirements and benefits of USA Football’s sanctioned tournament series, click here.
“Our flag football sanctioned tournament structure will set a new standard in quality within our sport’s community and enhance the experience of each competing athlete,” said USA Football Senior Director of Football Operations ERIC MAYES. “We look forward to the structure’s ultimate culmination when we welcome teams from across the country to Central Indiana next summer for three days of elite competition at a world-class venue.”