National 7v7 Football Association announces first wave of 2013 events

Bradenton, Fla. (December 5, 2012) – The National 7v7 Football Association (NFA7v7) has announced its first wave of local sanctioned events and IMG 7v7 Regional Championships in 2013. Regional champions qualify for the IMG 7v7 National Championships at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., June 28-30, 2013. Events are assigned numerical star rankings (two through five stars) based on geographic location, tournament execution and strength of field. A two-star event meets basic operational standards and demonstrates an opportunity to grow. A five-star event, currently only the IMG 7v7 National Championships, portrays exceptional operational standards, provides multiple extracurricular and educational opportunities for players, coaches and parents, and demonstrates a national-level strength of field. The numerical star ranking for local sanctioned events is indicative of the number of teams that receive invites to their respective Regional Championship.

Partial 2013 NFA7v7 Schedule:
IMG 7v7 Southeast Regional Championship – IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla., April 27-28
IMG 7v7 West Regional Championship – Redondo Beach, Calif., May 4-5
IMG 7v7 Central Regional Championship – Knoxville, Tenn., May 11-12
IMG 7v7 Midwest Regional Championship – Chicago, Ill., May 18-19
IMG 7v7 Northeast Regional Championship – Philadelphia, Penn., May 25-26

PA Swag Northeast Elite 7v7 Tournament – Plymouth Whitemarsh H.S., Plymouth Meeting, Penn., April 13-14
Heartland Elite 7v7 Shootout – Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo., April 27

AIRO HS 7v7 South FL Regional Qualifier – TBA, March 2
AIRO HS 7v7 North FL Regional Qualifier – TBA, April 13-14
Core 6 Athletes 7v7 Shootout – Westmont Yard Indoor Complex, Westmont, Ill., April 14
Next Level Training 7v7 Qualifier – John Tartleton Park, Knoxville, Tenn., April 20

Established in the summer of 2012, the NFA7v7 is a membership-based body providing players, parents and coaches access to high-quality 7v7 football events sanctioned by the body and governed by consistent operational guidelines and rules of play. NFA7v7 creates an environment in which members can maintain their conditioning, focus on skill development, continue organized competitive play, and gain increased visibility outside of their regular football season. NFA7v7 also adds a training and recruiting education component to help players in their quest to reach the next level.

NFA7v7 membership is open to event organizers, coaches and players. Event organizers gain access to online registration, a dedicated tournament micro-site, standardized operational guidelines and rules for 7v7 football play, signage for each event, online media credentialing, and promotion of their events throughout the Association’s calendar. Coaches gain the ability to register their teams in NFA7v7-sanctioned events, as well as access to team-only webpages and coaching education materials. Players receive personal profiles, access to recruiting education resources, as well as insurance at official sanctioned events.

To apply for an official event sanction or to learn more about member options within the Association, visit: or call 866-300-4408 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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