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One Team Youth announces the Under the Lights National Championship powered by Under Armour

Hosted at IMG Academy in Brandenton, FL from July 26-28, 2024, the tournament will feature league champions from across the United States and Canada.  

  • There is a $600 tournament fee for invited teams to participate. 

  • There are 4 divisions:

    • K-2nd Grade

    • 3rd-4th Grade 

    • 5th-6th Grade

    • 7th-8th Grade

  • Each division will have a 16-20 team max

  • Team registration will be accommodated on a first come first served basis.  Once a division reaches capacity.  No other teams will be allowed to register.

  • Teams are responsible for their own travel expenses.

  • Each player will receive a National Championship Tournament shirt.

Under the Lights Flag Football powered by Under Armour is a national youth flag football league for kids in K-8th grade.  We place an emphasis on promoting a competitive, confidence building, non-contact experience for both boys and girls of all skill levels. 
For more information or to find an Under the Lights location nearest you visit:
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Tournament Format

*Subject to change

All games will be 6v6 and follow the National Under the Lights Flag Football powered by Under Armour rule book. 

Click here for a copy of the rules.

July 26, 2024

  • Team Registration (COACHES ONLY) - 5:00pm-6:30pm

       (Location: Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy)

  • Coaches Meeting - 6:30pm-7:00pm
    (Location: Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy)

July 27, 2024

  • Round robin games begin at TBD

  • Each team will play three games

  • Seeding for Championship Tournament determined after all games have been completed

July 28, 2024

  • Single elimination tournament play begins at TBD

  • Championship games in the afternoon

Winners of the National Championship Tournament will receive Under Armour swag bag

Frequently Asked Questions
How many players can be on a roster?

  • ​A team may have a maximum of 12 players on their roster.

Can I add a player to my roster from another team?

  • Yes, as long as they are a participant in the most recent season of Under the Lights Flag Football presented by Under Armour.

  • If coaches choose to add players to their roster, it is the coaches' responsibility to make sure the new player has a same color Under Armour Locker Tee jersey.  The new jerseys DO NOT have to have the UTL logo on them.   

What do we wear?

  • All teams will be required to wear their Under the Lights Flag Football league issued uniform.

How do you determine and verify the age/grade of the players?

  • A player's grade is based on the grade they are in for the 2022-2023 school year.  As part of the team registration, coaches will complete a roster. 

Will food and drink be available?

  • Yes.  IMG Academy will be providing a series of food trucks and services on tournament days. There will also be water
    stations in between fields for the players to hydrate.  Outside food and drinks are not permitted.  Players can bring a personal water bottle. 

Where can I find restrooms?

  • Restrooms will be available throughout the fields and IMG Academy facilities.

Is there a charge for parking?

  • TBD

Where are the playing fields?

  • IMG Academy, 5650 Bollettieri Blvd, Bradenton FL 34210

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