Field/ Team Responsibilities:
Please Check Information Table first thing every day for any updated changes
Every player must officially register at the Meet & Greet
Each team is required to provide their own Flag - A-Tag WFVS Sonic Belts. You may purchase belts at our information table, but supplies are limited. To order call: Flag - A- Tag at: 800-527-7510 # 7433 Speak to Evan when ordering and tell him you are an IWFFA member for the discount price, or call IWFFA office in the future for special member price.
Teams need to supply their own to designate their 3 offensive line players. We suggest you use the mesh type to show player numbers and sleeveless, so they are not so hot. If you do not have your own, you may purchase at information table.
Each team is required to provide their own Wilson TDJ or Duke leather football (no other ball is allowed to be used). Footballs may be purchased at our information table throughout the tournament. $40 to non-IWFFA members /$35 for IWFFA members.
Each team has one person to vote for their team and opposing team's MVP offense and defense and to also rate the official's performance of the tournament. Score cards may be picked up and returned at the information table.
Due to the enormous amount of games, the tournament cannot provide enough people to run the chains. Therefore, as in the past, each team is responsible to provide two volunteers to run the chains during their own games. Please have your chain people report to the head official on your field of play, 15 minutes prior to game time to acknowledge that they will do the chains. We appreciate your cooperation to ensure that the games will run smoothly and on time.
Ice Water for the players not to use
as a cooler!
Water for players is available at each bench. We ice down the water to keep it cold, and we DO NOT WANT these coolers to be used for anything other than the water and ice we put in them. Please do not put your own sodas or drinks in these coolers. The water gets dirty and is not fair for next team playing on field (yuck!).
We arrange permits to sell merchandise on the field. If you have goods that you would like to offer spectators and participants, we welcome you. Please call our office to make arrangements. We appreciate your cooperation by making previous arrangements with the tournament committee. Violators with no permit to sell their goods will be asked to leave the vicinity .
Liquor on the field
We strictly enforce the law and prohibit consumption of any alcoholic beverages on the public field. Violators will be given a summons and asked to leave the premises if caught drinking alcohol at field.
Teams are responsible for their sidelines or else they will be penalized. This includes behavior of their team and their fans. 15 yard penalty for unsportlike behavior.
Keeping it Clean
Last year, the crowds were very clean and kept the place clean. We ask players and spectators to continue the great job. You may dispose your garbage in trash cans located all around the complex, and recycle your recycables (plastic bottles, papers, etc.) in the designated areas. If there is a bag getting full, please let us know and we will change it tell us at the info table. We greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness and help.
We will have security people at the field this year and hope that should they have to speak to anyone, that they only have to ask once. Please abide by our security, directors, officials, volunteers and be nice to the other teams. Thank you for doing this.
Field Coordinators - Our "Mini
Tournament Directors on each field"
These volunteers will hold team rosters (to check all players), medical forms (in case of injury), report any incidences, gather all-star nominees from official's, check the water, ice and cup situation, and more. This year, our field coordinators will also keep stats to decide who our ALL Star team will be. If you have any questions or input regarding the tournament, you may go to them.
Officials Headed by Brian Johnston
All our officials this year have been brought in from other states and countries. They have years of experience, excellent reputations and all participated in our officials clinic to make sure penalty and rule interpretation are consistent on all four fields. They come from: Illinois, Georgia, New York, Denmark, Scotland, Canada and Sweden. We have gone to great lengths, time, energy and money to bring in this new team of officials to insure the quality of the event. Each official will be identified with numbers on their shirts to make ranking officials easier. Special thanks to the City of Key West for sponsoring our officials and to all the officials who make this event a great one.
Any injuries must first be reported to our field coordinators. If you need to go to hospital and can be driven, we will take you there. The cost of ambulance to take a person with broken finger, is very expensive. And of course, if you need an ambulance, we will call for you.
We use win / tie / loss record during first round of tournament to advance teams into play off games. Win = 3pts / Tie = 1 pt / Loss = 0 pt. Teams with highest amount of points will advance. If a tie exists we go to criteria for tie breaker
Criteria for Tie Breaker will be as follows:
1) Offensive points Defensive points (the teams with higher number advances)
2) Team with least amount of defensive points
3) Team with highest amount of offensive points.
4) Should a tie still exist we will run the GAME Tie Breaker rule as in a game and the two teams will play each other from the 10 yard line.
During play off games we need to determine winners and so GAME Tie Breakers will be used to determine a winner and loser. If after game time, there exists a tie, ball will be taken from the 10 yard line (see rules).
Tournament Ranking Point system
Teams accrue points during their tournament play: Each win during the tournament will offer 2 pt. / Each tie will offer 1 pt. Teams who come in first in their entire division will receive an additional 3 points / All teams who participate will receive 1 point (regardless if they win or lose any games). Their total number of tournament points will be tallied after tournament and used to rank among other teams and other sanctioned IWFFA tournaments.
Division of Play
What ever division your team plays in during the Key West tournament, will decide which division your team will be ranked for remainder of that year as your team competes in other IWFFA sanctioned tournaments. If you have entered in beginner division in the Key West tournament you will continue to be ranked in that division no matter what additional IWFFA tournament you play in.
Teams with 3 or more tackle players (we will take names from 2002-2003 rosters of the existing tackle leagues to determine) must play in Highly Competitive Division.