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Welcome to the 2019 Tournament Circuit 

HAWAII

January 26th - 27th:  Kapolei Regional Park

LOS ANGELES

February 16th - 17th: Great Park, Irvine, CA

Las Vegas

April 27th - 28th:  Charlie Frias Park

BAY AREA

May 11th - 12th: TBA

NEW ORLEANS

May 18th : New Orleans Saints Training Facility

SAN DIEGO

FINAL QUALIFIER

June 14th-15th

NATIONAL 5V5 CHAMPIONSHIP

June 16th

 

Las Vegas
5v5 & 7v7

April 27th & 28th, 2019

Charlie Frias Park

Gamebreaker Helmets/helmet rule

Gamebreaker Helmets are required and must be rented or purchased through Hard Count Athletics (unless the players already own them) to ensure consistent safety standards. At registration, the coach must show proof of Gamebreaker Helmets for each of the players; otherwise helmets must be either rented or purchased onsite.

On the field of play, they must have the helmet ON and STRAPPED UP!! There are no exceptions.  Any player not wearing a helmet or one that is not strapped will have a 15-yard penalty and loss of down. 

WHY GAMEBREAKER HELMETS?  SCROLL DOWN & SEE BELOW

Tournament Details

THIS TOURNAMENT IS OPEN INVITE!! ANYONE CAN ENTER A TEAM. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO QUALIFY FOR THIS TOURNAMENT.

Format:  4 game guarantee. This is a two-day tournament where all teams will be playing both days. Teams will compete in a three-game round robin (Saturday) followed up with a single elimination playoff bracket (Sunday). Round robin play will determine bracket seeding.

Awards: Division champions will receive team awards and paid bid into the National Championship in San Diego, on June 16th, 2019.

Rosters/Waivers: All Rosters, Parental Waivers, uploaded photos of each player and uploaded birth certificates must be completed through the Zorts System.

5v5


Divisions: Open to teams and leagues that want to compete

5v5: 6u, 7u, 8u, 9u, 10u, 11u, 12u, 13u and 14u 

Age as August 1, 2018: Birth Certificates are required for age verification.

Entry Fees:

  • $400.00 per team until February 17th
  • $450.00 per team until March 17th
  • $500.00 per team until April 19th

Helmets: Gamebreaker Helmets are required and must be rented or purchased through Hard Count Athletics (unless your players already own them) to ensure consistent safety standards .

Deadline: To register for this event is Friday, April 19, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. Pacific time, or when full.

 

For more information regarding the tournament, please contact Greg Williams at  info@hardcountathletics.com.
 

7v7


Divisions: Open to teams and leagues that want to compete

7v7 Youth: 10u, 12u, 14u ,15u, and High School divisions

Age as August 1, 2018: Birth Certificates are required for age verification for youth divisions.

High School Division School ID required for verification.

Entry Fee:  $650

7v7: High School division

Entry Fee:  $650

Hotel

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Why Gamebreaker Helmets?


VIRGINIA TECH HELMET LABORATORY TESTING

“There’s a risk of injury in any sport, but protective equipment can reduce that risk significantly,” said Steve Rowson, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics and the Virginia Tech Helmet lab’s director. “Our job is to get independent, evidence-based information out there to players, coaches, and parents, so that they can choose the equipment that’s most effective…”

The most common head injuries in 7-on-7 football are when two opposing player's heads collide when both are going for the ball or when players are attempting to break up a pass or make a tag.Gamebreaker headgear is designed to reduce the impact force from contact that may be generated by contact such as head to head, -knee, or -shoulder. 

Virginia Tech Helmet Lab created a custom impactor used to test headgear under head-to-head conditions which are known to be associated with the highest risk of concussions in soccer.* The test consisted of two NOCSAE head and neck configurations representing the average male. Headgear was positioned on the heads and impacts were made to the side and back of the head at three different velocities. Each test was performed twice on each sample headgear. The same test was conducted on bare heads (without headgear) to be used as the control scenario. Results of the headgear were compared to the results of the bare head impacts which determined the final STAR rating. 

Hard Count Athletics is one of the first organizations in the United States to mandate a soft shell helmet for its athletes’ protection. Helmets must meet the following requirements/standard. As of publishing this standard, only Gamebreaker/Adidas softshell helmets meet the following guidelines. 

Gamebreaker Helmet Standards 

1.  4-star and 5-star rating from Virginia Tech Lab
2. 95% head coverage (Not including face)
3. NO metal or hard-plastic component parts (Strap buttons, etc.)
4. NO sharp or hard edges, and/or anything that could cause harm to the player wearing headgear or any other player.
5.  A non-metallic fully functioning retention system (Chin Strap).
6.  Provides $2,000,000 product liability insurance coverage with Hard Count Athletics as named additionally insured

* Virginia Tech Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics laboratory performs testing for tackle football helmets which the NFL, NCAA and NFHS use based on NOCSAE standard requirements. To date ,NOCSAE has not established a standard for 7on7 Football, Soccer or any other field sport utilizing a soft shell helmet.  Currently, NOCSAE is performing the largest field study to date with over 2,000 athletes taking part

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Hard Count Athletics

Hard Count Athletics was founded in January 2014 by the founding fathers of NFL Flag San Diego, with the spirit of inspiring and challenging our youth.  Our mission is to educate, encourage and strengthen them into premier athletes and exceptional people. We offer football skills camps that go beyond basic field drills, focusing on finite details of the game and its unique positions. Our VIP Experiences within the camps give unparalleled access to elite athletes and show kids firsthand that if you work hard, anything is possible.

We are the only organization to offer campers the opportunity to learn from true pros including Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh Steelers), Tyrann Mathieu (Arizona Cardinals), Patrick Peterson (Arizona Cardinals), Cam Newton (Carolina Panthers), Josh Norman (Washington Redskins), Phillip Rivers (Los Angeles Chargers), Eric Weddel (Baltimore Ravens) and more. 

In addition to the 10 skills camps we operate in 6 cities with 5,000 campers annually, we also organize training programs and professionally run 5-on-5 and 7-on-7 flag football tournaments in various regions throughout the United States to include a National Championship tournament to be held this year on July 14, 2018 at Ford Center at The Star.

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